Use this tab to the GUI tab to change the look and feel of the ScummVM graphical user interface.

From the Launcher, select Global Options, if necessary click the > scroll arrow until the GUI tab is visible, and then select the GUI tab.


The GUI tab in the global settings

All settings can also be changed in the Configuration file. The configuration key is listed in italics after each setting description.


Changes the visual appearance of the ScummVM Launcher


GUI scale

Scale the ScummVM GUI to be bigger or smaller. Using a larger scale can help to make the text easier to read when using ScummVM on a big screen.


GUI renderer

Defines how the ScummVM GUI is rendered; normal or antialiased.


GUI language

Chooses the language of the ScummVM Launcher.


Switch the ScummVM GUI language to the game language

If ticked, the Launcher language is the same as the game language.


Use native system file browser

Uses the system file browser instead of the ScummVM browser.


Always return to the launcher when leaving a game

If ticked, removes the Quit option from the Global Main Menu. Only the Return to Launcher option remains.


Ask for confirmation on exit

If ticked, a confirmation dialog appears when you choose Quit or Return to Launcher from the Global Main Menu.


Update Icons

Click on the Update Icons button to download new or updated artwork for game icons. ScummVM will scan to find applicable icons; once these have been found, click on the Download button in the pop up window to start the download. Click the Hide button to close the window and continue the download in the background. Use the Cancel download button to cancel the download.


The Update Icons window

The icon packs can also be downloaded manually from and must be placed in the Icon Path. The packs are incremental and you need all of them to have all the available icons and not just the most recent pack.