Broken Sword

Please check your e-mail for instructions as to how to obtain The Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars. When you have the .rar file of the game, unarchive it using a program such as WinZip.

In order to play this game, you will need to download and install ScummVM, which is a program that plays games designed with the LucasArts SCUMM engine on any computer platform. ScummVM is available at http://www.scummvm.org/downloads/ . You will also need the optional cutscene pack for The Broken Sword, which is available from the same link (click on ” Broken Sword Cutscene Pack (English, DXA compression”).

Once you have ScummVM, open it and click Add Game, then navigate to the folder containing the Broken Sword game files (on my computer this folder is called “Broken Sword 1 (comp)” and click Choose. This will open up a dialogue box. Click the “Paths” tab on the top of the dialogue box, then click “Extra Path,” then choose the folder with the cutscene pack (on my computer this folder is called “Sword_DXA_Cutscenes). Then click OK. You should then be able to start the game by clicking on the game’s title and pressing the Start button.

I know this sounds complicated, but if I can do it, then so can you.

See http://strategywiki.org/wiki/Broken_Sword:_The_Shadow_of_the_Templars for a walkthrough of the game and a list of controls. Essentially, you left-click on things in order to move the protagonist around and to use objects. Press ESC or F5 to access the menu.

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