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    SCI stands for Sierra's Creative Interpreter and was a tool developed by Sierra On-Line to replace the AGI (Adventure Game Interpreter) engine. Games created with SCI featured more colors (from 16 up to 256) and higher resolutions (from 320x200 up to 640x480), as well as sound card support.

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    Created by Jeff Stephenson, Sierra's Creative Interpreter was designed as a replacement for Sierra and IBM's older technology, AGI (Adventure Game Interpreter).

    SCI was developed from 1988 to 1996 and had five major versions.

    VersionYearNotable Features
    SCI01988
    • 320x200 Graphics
    • 16 colors
    • Soundcard compatible soundtrack
    • Bilingual support
    SCI11990
    • 256 Colors
    • Most games are completely mouse-based and have icon-based interfaces, though you can change this with code.
    SCI1.1~1992
    • Support for animated movie sequences
    • Scaling sprites
    • EGA - 640x200 graphics with 256 colors via dithering
    SCI2 (SCI32)1995
    • First to run in 32-bit mode
    • 640x480 graphics
    • Better movie support
    SCI31996
    • Can run natively in Windows 95, as well as 3.1 and DOS.

    Games and their Corresponding Versions

    VersionGames
    SCI0

    The following games had bilingual support

    SCI1

    Games featuring improved foreign language support as well as slightly modified file formats

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    SCI2 (SCI32)
    SCI3
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