Take the 2-minute tour ×
Arqade is a question and answer site for passionate videogamers on all platforms. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I've got a modern PC running Windows 7 x64. How could I go about obtaining, and playing Day of the Tentacle?

share|improve this question
5  
Awesome question. Now I feel like playing Day of the Tentacle. –  Pandincus May 6 '11 at 18:02
    
Oh, once you get it, go in Ed's bedroom and hit the TV 3 times and play Maniac Mansion! I know I would, right away! :) –  MPelletier May 6 '11 at 18:02
    
Why do people ask the questions I know the answers to when I'm at work? :P –  user2974 May 6 '11 at 22:31
3  
@MPelletier: As long as you're not playing on ScummVM. The original DOS version will let you play it but ScummVM won't since it will only work outside the game. –  Jeff Mercado May 7 '11 at 18:38

4 Answers 4

up vote 54 down vote accepted

First, you'll want to grab a copy of ScummVM. DOTT (as well as a bunch of other adventure games from that era) all run on a common game engine. ScummVM is a modern implementation of that game engine which has been ported to pretty much every platform under the sun.

Next, you'll need a copy of Day of the Tentacle's data files. (monster.sou, tentacle.000, and tentacle.001) These come from the original game CD, which you'll need to obtain through whatever method you prefer. Once you have them, just click "Add Game" in ScummVM and browse to the directory they're found in.

share|improve this answer
6  
This seems the best method, for any ScummVM based game. It also seems possible that the original install CD could be made to work using its own DOS-version of the ScummVM player, using DosBOX. –  Warren P May 6 '11 at 15:30
2  
Just saw they have an Android version of ScummVM! I know what I'm doing when I get home :) Thanks, you get a "I helped someone relive their youth and all I got was this lousy t-shirt" t-shirt! –  Alex May 6 '11 at 16:51
    
I also had a lot of fun playing the old classics on my Wii (Homebrew Channel + ScummVM needed for that) with the Wiimote on my TV. –  enricog May 6 '11 at 16:54
    
@Alex: I used to play DoTT all the time on my WinPhone using ScummVM. Awesome! Though it works better with some games than others. Luckilly DoTT is completely playable. –  System Down May 6 '11 at 18:25
    
I wouldn't be surprised if LucasArts planned on making a remake of DotT like it did the first two Monkey Island games, but due to a CEO change last year, it may not happen. They released a bunch of games they didn't plan on remaking on Steam (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, Loom, The Dig...) –  user2974 May 6 '11 at 22:30

You can play it on a modern PC and operating system using ScummVM, this works for many, if not most adventures of that time.

share|improve this answer

If you'd like, DOSBox also runs really well and is crossplatform too. I use it on my Linux machines to play Commander Keen, Dark Forces, Full Throttle, etc.

share|improve this answer

You can buy it and play it on Steam or you can use ScummVM as the previous posters suggested. ScummVM is definitely better than DOSBox for old Lucasarts games.

share|improve this answer
    
I could not find it on steam –  jumpdart Apr 8 '13 at 14:04
1  
I couldn't find it on steam either –  Reboog711 Jul 15 '13 at 1:58
    
It isn't on Steam –  Assylum Jan 27 at 18:12

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.