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July 2000

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Sunday, July 30, 2000

Some Quality Fan Art
Posted by Huz @ 11:18 BST ( Comments 0 )
Erik van Beekum's work has been featured on the SCUMM Bar before, but it's of such a high quality that when he got in contact, I had to mention it once again. His site contains some high-quality fan art inspired by Monkey Island, some of it seen before (as with the incredible Grim Fandango/Puerto Pollo crossover art, below), and some of it new. Go now!

Fan Work


And if his work has whet your appetite for fan creations, you might like to head over to the Fan Creations section at the World of Monkey Island. If anybody knows of any more comprehensive fan-work sites related to LucasArts, please contact me. Thanks!

I might work on resurrecting the SCUMM Bar's own fan work section soon, on behalf of its lazy owner; then again, perhaps not. We'll see. :)

True Love
Posted by Huz @ 8:34 BST ( Comments 1 )
Adam Crolla, aka Rocketeer, has put together a fun little quiz game to test your knowledge of all three Monkey Island games. The Love of Monkey Island is a small Windows game - unzip it, install it, and check how much of a REAL fan you are! Download it here and enjoy! I won't bother telling you how I fared. ;)

Saturday, July 29, 2000

Ahoy! What might this be?
Posted by Dingy @ 0:09 BST ( Comments 2 )
If you have good eyes, great taste and bad breath. Then you're gonna know what this is:
Lucasarts EMI page has a poll quiz, to test your skills on EMI. But be quick the poll closes on august the 11th.

Friday, July 28, 2000

Away for a week
Posted by Skyfox @ 21:26 BST ( Comments 0 )
Sorry, this isn't MI news... but I am on holiday for a week, so do not sned (not a typo) any news to my address as I will not get it. I'm sure one of the new staff members mill (also not a typo) be happy to hear any news you may have. Thanks!

Quaking Mojo
Posted by Huz @ 15:57 BST ( Comments 0 )
DJG of Mixnmojo fame has put together a multiplayer deathmatch map of the International House of Mojo for Quake 1, as it is seen in a screenshot of MI4. DJG admits that it might not turn out to be particularly accurate, as the facade of the building is based solely on this one screenshot, but I can attest that the map is great fun to play on. You can download it here, courtesy of 3D Downloads.

The Quake map...
...and the original.

This news brought to you in part by Mixnmojo!

2 New EMI Screenshots
Posted by Narrative @ 15:01 BST ( Comments 0 )
Checkout my latest post on Mixnmojo for 2 new EMI screenshots scanned in from PC Gamer UK Magazine.
Say no more...

Thursday, July 27, 2000

I'm all ears...
Posted by Skyfox @ 12:33 BST ( Comments 0 )
A new site dedicated to Monkey Island music is online... called The Monkeys Are Listening. We all know every MI fan love midis... so don't fool yourself by thinking you are not gonna visit this site... give up, go... go now!

Wednesday, July 26, 2000

See what Sam and Max have to say!
Posted by Dingy @ 18:20 BST ( Comments 0 )
Shortly after the meeting with Mr. Steve Purcell, the guys from LucasFans met up with Sam and Max. I higly recommend you to read what The Dog and the vabbit said. Only at LucasFans

Farewell SCUMMrev
Posted by Pedgey @ 17:19 BST ( Comments 3 )
SCUMMrev (a fantastic program for pulling SCUMM and related engine games to bits) has officially been dropped by its creator Lysergic.
He left with the following comment:

"Due to private life taking over most of my time, I have neither the time nor the desire to keep on making SCUMM Revisited."

I`m sure we will all miss playing with the SCUMM games, but "C`est la vie..." as they say, and good luck to Lysergic with all he does here after.

The Super Swede invades the field.
Posted by Dingy @ 16:59 BST ( Comments 3 )
In all the glory and fame he enters the first words on the Scummbar slate... Hi! I'm Dingy and I'm the newest member of the Scummbar News Team. I'm just telling this and do have a nice day. To waste your time go visit these fabulous guys at Indyproject. Cheers!

Swing a Monkey
Posted by Skyfox @ 10:59 BST ( Comments 0 )
Remember the Monkey Swing? Course you do! Well, there is now an updated version! Sung by Dingy and remixed by Zaarin... download now, it's a classic!

Download: MI-Swing.mp3 (3.43 Mb)

Tuesday, July 25, 2000

New LucasArts Poll
Posted by Narrative @ 12:58 BST ( Comments 0 )
The official LucasArts site has a new poll!
"Which game has the best originial music"
Among the choices is the Monkey Island games, so vote now!

Monday, July 24, 2000

Gamescore
Posted by Skyfox @ 11:25 BST ( Comments 0 )
A new Website for game music has opened called Gamescore. It is run by Swordmaster and already has many LucasArts related items.

That LucasArts Site
Posted by Skyfox @ 11:20 BST ( Comments 0 )
http://www.newmedia.com has an article about LucasArts and its recent updates to it's site. Below is a small snippet of what it says... you can find the full article here.


The fan response has been dramatic. Within a half-hour of announcing the new Monkey Island game, 10 fan sites had posted the news. By the next day it was on all the major game sites. "The reach was amazing,"

Thanks to Swordmaster for the news.

Plunder 3D!
Posted by Pedgey @ 9:29 BST ( Comments 0 )
GregD has literally just updated the Plunder Island 3D page with news of a new model, a new team member, and a new domain. their site can now be found at www.plunder3d.com

Saturday, July 22, 2000

#mi Survey
Posted by Skyfox @ 10:55 BST ( Comments 2 )
Have you ever wanted to know a little more about the people you meet on IRC? Well Magrat sent out a survey to many of the #mi regulars and has just put up some results.

Friday, July 21, 2000

Map of Lucre Island at LEC
Posted by Emma @ 21:26 BST ( Comments 2 )
LucasArts now have a map to Lucre Island up on their webpage so why not check it out!

Ask the Team
Posted by Huz @ 21:24 BST ( Comments 2 )
LucasArts look set to fulfill their promise of more interaction between gamers and the company, as the latest addition to LucasArts.com appears: Ask The Team. This new section allows you to get in contact with the development team of LucasArts' current upcoming titles and submit your questions.

For more information, visit the new 'Ask The Team' section at the site. To submit a question, you need to be a registered member, which also entitles you to other benefits.

Also on the Monkey Island 4 page is news of an article describing EMI as one of the games that will save PC gaming. The front page of the site also carries the poll: "Which game has your favorite original music?" This will undoubtedly be a difficult choice, so go ahead and vote.

6 New EMI Screenshots
Posted by Narrative @ 20:57 BST ( Comments 0 )
Well, this is my first Scumm Bar news posting, and I bring good news.
6, yes thats right, count 'em! 6 new screenshots have appeared on the oddly named German website, Adventure-Treff.
Most interesting is the one of Herman Toothrot and the Marketing one.
To see the new screenshots, click on this link.

Welcome to a new... something...
Posted by Skyfox @ 16:52 BST ( Comments 6 )
This is probably the first major update the SCUMM Bar has had in ages. You may have noticed this page lagging behind with updates... well no longer! Please welcome 4 new Staff members (in fact, the first staff apart from me) who will help with updates... Emma, Huz, Narrative and Pedgey! Thanks to all of them for their help! Thanks to the guys at http://www.mixnmojo.com for their help too.

You may also notice a few new features... there is a comments section and an option to be notified by email when news is posted at the SCUMM bar. Thanks and Enjoy!

Please note... we are currently not looking for any more updaters, so please don't ask.

Steve Purcell Interview Pt2
Posted by Skyfox @ 16:42 BST ( Comments 0 )
LucasFans have a second part to their Steve Purcell interview.. Well worth reading!


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