#10806 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Support for Archibald Applebrook's Adventure

Reported by: Director84 Owned by: digitall
Priority: low Component: --Other--
Keywords: game-request Cc:
Game:

Description

Hello!

I just wanted to bring up another great and funny 3rd person "point and click" adventure game from 1995, which definitely should be supported by ScummVM, since it is not really playable anymore: Archibald Applebrook's Abenteuer.
https://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/archibald-applebrooks-abenteuer

With some tweaking it does run in DOSBox, however loading and saving is broken there (meaning you cannot play it through, unless you have very much time at hand in one sitting...), and there are some performance lags, sometimes jittery audio and occasional game freezes. Not to mention the troubles of setting it up to eventually work to that degree in DOSBox.

Getting the game to run in ScummVM would be an elegant solution, and I think it is absolutely worth being added to the list of supported games.

You may check out what it is like here: https://youtu.be/ItPRfQj6dUc

Since the game is in German only, a few words in this language:

Liebe Leute, ich fände es toll, diesen Spaß aus meiner Kindheit nochmal zocken zu können. Habe viel gelacht damals, aber möchte mir ungern extra dafür nochmal einen 486er mit DOS anschaffen...
Das Spiel hat einen besonderen Humor, schöne Grafiken, lustige Rätsel und - wenn es mal in Gang gekommen ist - eine packende Story.
Ich bin sicher, dass sich viele Leute freuen würden, dieses Spiel ihrer Sammlung hinzufügen zu können, und dass es sicher neue Fans gewinnen würde.

Ich weiß nicht, wie groß der Entwicklungsaufwand für eine Unterstützung dieses Titels wäre; ich kann mir aber nur schwer vorstellen, dass sie dafür eine komplett neue Engine entwickelt haben.

Vielleicht mag sich ja mal jemand dieses vergessenen Kleinods annehmen, und den Aufwand taxieren. Möglicherweise wird ja dann ein Projekt draus.

Without endorsing illegal copies, you will need a copy of the game to work on it.
So, for development purposes only, you may download it here: http://www.monkeygames.uz/game/archibald-applebrooks-abenteuer

If you need an original CD, I only have one of it and I am rather unwilling to give it away. :-] But I will, if there is no other way.

I hope you will find this game worth being supported and someone starts working on it!

Change History (2)

comment:1 by digitall, 12 months ago

Component: Common--Other--
Keywords: game-request added; new game Applebrook removed
Priority: normallow

comment:2 by digitall, 12 months ago

Owner: set to digitall
Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

Closing as WONTFIX.

@Director84: Please read these FAQ to understand why:
https://www.scummvm.org/faq/#2_2
https://wiki.scummvm.org/index.php/Copyright_FAQ

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