If you are looking for an alternative to scummVM, the first version of the ResidualVM port on Nintendo Switch comes from the developer usineur.ResidualVM is a reimplementation of the game engine that allows you to play 3D adventures like Grim Fandango, Escape from Monkey Island, Myst III and The Longest Journey.
|Grim Fandango||Escape from Monkey Island||Myst III||The Longest Journey|
|TO||Use the object / Talk to the character||Default action||Left mouse button|
|B||Examine the object||Right mouse button|
|X||Open inventory||(+ hold R) Skip the dialogue|
|Y||Collect item / Put away item||Skip scene / Open menu|
|+||Open the menu||Open the ResidualVM menu|
|L||Skip script||Open the menu|
|R||To run||Key modifier (ex: hold R + X)|
|ZL||Skip the dialogue|
|ZR||Use the object / Talk to the character|
|Up||To move on||Move objects up|
|Down||Lowered||Scroll down the objects|
|Right||You are right|
|Left D-pad||Move character||Move camera / cursor|
3. Running GrimE games
3.1. Required files
For both Grim Fandango and Escape from Monkey Island, you will need the original game files and the official update patch.
3.1.1. Grim Fandango
You will need to copy the data files from your Grim Fandango CDs into a directory. In particular, you will need:
LABfiles from both CDs.
- A copy of the Grim Fandango 1.01 EXE update. The patch can be downloaded from: https://demos.residualvm.org/patches/gfupd101.exe
3.1.2. Escape from the monkey island
You will need to copy the data files from your Escape from Monkey Island CDs to a directory. In particular, you will need:
M4Bfiles from both CDs. One of the files is easy to lose: it
local.m4bis located on CD1 in
Monkey4/MonkeyInstall. Note: the file
voiceAll.m4bis repeated on both CDs. Use the copy from the first CD, it contains all the required voice data.
Texturesdirectory, combined from both CDs. While copying, rename the
FullMonkeyMap2.imtfrom CDs 1 and 2 respectively.
Moviesdirectory of each CD.
- A copy of the Escape from Monkey Monkey Island EXE update. You will need a specific patch for the EMI version you are using:
- “EFMI Installer” if you have the Mac version of EMI.
3.1.3. Escape from Monkey Island (PS2)
You will need to copy the files from your DVD Escape from Monkey Island to a directory. In particular, you will need:
M4Bfiles from the DVD.
3.2. Running the game
- Prepare the game directory as specified above.
- Open ResidualVM.
- Select the directory you created in step 1.
If you want to play with the software rendering, consult the configuration section below or use the game settings to disable 3D acceleration.
When starting the game for the first time, ResidualVM will perform a complete check of the integrity of the game files. This may take some time, but will not happen again later. This prevents incompatible game data bugs and helps us find game variants that we are not aware of.
Guide on Nintendo Switch
- Extract the contents of the archive into
- See the README and this link for game installation instructions
- First public release