Scumm is Script Creation Utility for Maniac Mansion. I am explaning a word by a series of more words yet to be defined. Ok, start with Maniac Mansion. It's an adventure game from Lucas Art. The Scumm is a script engine of the game. The script is so well popular in Lucas Art such that almost all adventure game after that implement it. For example, Sam & Max, Full Throttle, Monkey Island series, The Dig, to name just a few.
I hit upon Scumm from today's article at Slashdot. It said that ScummVM is banned from PayPal since it aims to be an emulator allowing the game to be run on the system it wasn't designed for. This case is quite spetacular since ScummVM itself is "actively supported by the original developer and studio themselves", at least that is what the ScummVM developer said in their homepage.
Anyway, I am always looking forward to a chance that I could sit down and play those long love adventure game once again and Scumm might be the choice, if DosBOX can't save the day. One more option is the FreeDOS which I myself never tried. It was installed on many new notebook but it life on my hand is very short. Usually, it was immediately replace by WinXP :p (sorry for Ubuntu fans).