ResidualVM is a sister project to ScummVM. It is program that runs various adventure games from different companies. It started as a program to run LucasArts adventures using the GrimE scripting language, but it has since grown to include many more games. Grim Fandango, Myst III, and Escape from Monkey Island are completable in the latest unstable daily builds, and the first two are officially supported in the latest official stable release, 0.2.0.

I could never get Grim Fandango to work on any computer I owned that was not running Windows 95 or Windows 98. Since I really don't want to downgrade, and I don't want to hassle around with getting Windows 95 working in DosBox, I really appreciate this program. Grim Fandango is one of my favorite adventure games of all time. You can see a screenshot of the ending of Grim Fandango using ResidualVM here.

There is now a modification of ResidualVM called Grim Mouse that lets you play through Grim Fandango completely with a mouse. The direct control of Grim Fandango was always awkward, and I definitely missed the mouse control of the earlier LucasArts games when I played it. Now Grim Fandango can be played in the same manner as the SCUMM games, which makes it way more enjoyable. :)

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