Download XWindows Scavenger (xscavenger-1.4.4.tgz) . It is only about 193K bytes.
Download SDL Scavenger (sdlscav-144.tgz) It is based on XScavenger-1.4.4 and a patch contributed by Olaf Leidinger and includes the newersdlscav.diff. I also fixed it so it should be 64bit safe, and fixed a compiler error related to a va_list use.
Update -- March 29, 2008 -- check out the sourceforge sdl scavenger version here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/sdlscavenger/
[Obsolete] Download SDL Scavenger (sdlscav-137.tgz) Here is a patch given to me by Frank Zago. It is a patch against sdlscav-137.tgz to make sdlscav work with newer versions of SDL. Here it is: newersdlscav.diff
Scavenger is a cool arcade/thinking game very much like Lode Runner. You've got to run around and collect objects while avoiding enemies. Some objects are buried and you've got to dig down to get at them. It's an addictive game and some of the levels are devilishly (cruelly) complicated to solve.
The game runs under Linux/Xwindows. It comes with a level editor so you can make your own levels. There is also a graphics/sprite editor built into the game to allow you to paint your own graphics.
The $20.00 prize was claimed Monday, October 27, 1997 by Torsten Zetzsche of Germany. He was the first person to complete all the Scavenger levels and send me the levels.scl file. Congratulations Torsten! Here is his movie file. For comparison, here is my movie file.
Here are some hints for some common "stopper" levels.
The Debian distribution should contain Scavenger. The debian maintainer is Marcus Brinkman .
The FreeBSD distribution of Scavenger is maintained by Eivind Eklund.
A NetBSD version of Scavenger is being maintained by Thomas Klausner. It is available here.
See also The Lode Runner Archive
New Wed Jan 10 08:22:46 PST 2001
"H. S. Teoh" provided some new artwork and patches to improve falling and digging animation. His new background themes are gems.lbm and jungle.lbm. He did special falling and digging artwork for reddevil.lbm and microman.lbm. He also did the flashingspiral.lbm. Thanks and sorry for taking so long to incorporate it into the distribution!
New Wed Mar 27 19:49:29 PST 2002
Martin Owens, sent in his highstreet.lbm background art file. Enjoy!
New Wed Mar 27 20:19:04 PST 2002
"H. S. Teoh" sent in a new levels file with new levels 181-192. He has names for them:
o 181: The Three Falls
o 182: The Chase
o 183: So Near Yet So Far
o 184: The Test of Greed
o 185: The Lemon
o 186: The Ultimate Castle
o 187: Twisted Digging Patterns
o 188: Rope Gym
o 189: Abandoned Mine #1
o 190: Abandoned Mine #2
o 191: More Twisted Digging Patterns
o 192: The Giant Egg
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