The Monkey Island series remains one of my favorite game franchises, and it’s pretty cool that you can play the original versions of them on your RG350 devices through the ScummVM emulator. The third game, The Curse of Monkey Island, is a 90’s era classic — crisp, cel-shaded animation, witty humor, and wonderfully-acted voice tracks. But as you may know, the first two games, The Secret of Monkey Island and Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge, were created before CD-ROM games were popular, so they do not feature any voice tracks — just text dialog.
The thing is, those first two games have Special Editions, re-rendered in HD and with full voice acting, and released in 2009 and 2010, respectively. So it got me thinking. Can we get our hands on those voice tracks and add them to our original games, and then run them on the RG350? That’s a big question, and after a day of research, I’m happy to report that I got it working perfectly. Read on for the full guide, or follow along with the video at the bottom of this article.Continue reading “Guide: Add voice tracks to the first two Monkey Island games on your RG350 device”