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You may have experienced two issues installing and playing the standalone GOG (non-Galaxy) versions of SCUMM games: 1) The installer gives you a permission error; 2) the SCUMM windows starts mysteriously shrinking while playing. Both can be fixed fairly easily, assuming you already have the latest version of ScummVM installed. The steps, using Sam & Max Hit The Road...

 

Make sure you download the standalone installation package...

 

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After download, when you try to open the installation package, you may get this message...

 

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In which case, you need to click "OK," and then ctrl-click the packages, click "Open With...," and choose "Installer.app." Installation will proceed as normal.

 

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Now, to fix the shrinking window. Locate the game file, likely in your app folder. Ctrl-click the icon, and click "Show Package Contents."

 

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Navigate to the Contents->Resources->game->game folder, and copy all the files over to a location of your choosing. (In my case, iCloud Drive->Documents->Sam & Max.)

 

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And that's it. In ScummVM you can add the game from the "Sam & Max" folder, and you'll be good to go.

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