Understanding the interface¶
The main ScummVM window is called the Launcher. The Launcher opens whenever you start ScummVM, unless you launch a game directly from the command line. Use the buttons on the bottom left of the screen to toggle between list and grid view.
The games list¶
The pane on the left, when the Launcher is in list view, shows the games list, which shows all the games that have been added to ScummVM. The games list usually offers some additional information about each game, such as original platform and language. To highlight any game on the list, type the first letter(s) of its title, or click on it.
In grid view, all game icons are in the pane below the buttons, and show the game artwork. See Update Icons for information on how to update these. Use the Icons per row slider at the bottom of the page to change the size of the icons. Click on a game to select it. Click on the play icon in the pop-up menu to start the game, the gear icon to open the Game Options menu, or the export icon to load a saved game.
The search box¶
The search box lets you filter the games list. It is located at the top of the page next to the magnifying glass icon. The filter is applied as you type, and is not case sensitive. To clear the filter, click X.
There are many ways to filter games. For example, you can type “Monkey Island” to locate all “Monkey Island” games on the list, or you can type “lang:de” to find German games. For a comprehensive look at how to use the search box, check out our Understanding the search box guide.