[SWITCH] ResidualVM V0.4.0git-1 Released

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
Virtual keyboard
+ 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
Left Go away
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:

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:

  • All  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.
  • The  Texturesdirectory, combined from both CDs. While copying, rename the  FullMonkeyMap.imtfiles to  FullMonkeyMap1.imtand  FullMonkeyMap2.imtfrom CDs 1 and 2 respectively.
  • The  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:
language URL
English https://demos.residualvm.org/patches/MonkeyUpdate.exe
Portuguese https://demos.residualvm.org/patches/MonkeyUpdate_BRZ.exe
German https://demos.residualvm.org/patches/MonkeyUpdate_DEU.exe
Spanish https://demos.residualvm.org/patches/MonkeyUpdate_ESP.exe
French https://demos.residualvm.org/patches/MonkeyUpdate_FRA.exe
Italian https://demos.residualvm.org/patches/MonkeyUpdate_ITA.exe
  • “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:

  • All  M4Bfiles from the DVD.
  • Folders Videos,  demos,  jambalay,  lucre,  meleeand  monkey.

3.2. Running the game

  1. Prepare the game directory as specified above.
  2. Open ResidualVM.
  3. Click  Add Game....
  4. Select the directory you created in step 1.
  5. Click  Start.

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 /switch/
  • See the  README  and this  link  for game installation instructions



  • First public release