Hi. I'm having trouble playing through King's Quest VI in the adventure bundle.
The game inexplicably crashes in numerous areas. The problem with troubleshooting this kind of thing is that when I go looking for answers, I see all kinds of game spoilers, which devalue the game for me.
At any rate, here are two places where the game crashes:
1. When I talk to the bookworm, and his little rabbit-like buddy pops out of the stack of books.
2. When I talk to the snapdragons, or when I look through the hole in the wall and am returned to the garden screen. The snapdragons' animation plays endlessly.
In both situations, my cursor is stuck as a "loading" crown, and the only thing I can do is access the save/restore menu.
In another forum (maybe the Steam one?), people were suggesting it has to do with the order of events in the game. They said it's connected to the spider, and that to overcome the problem, I just had to do things in a certain (mysterious) order.
I restored my game back to the beginning of the Isle of Wonders, just after getting past the senses gnomes, and bee-lined it for the bookworm. No good. Then I restored to the gnomes, and made straight for the snapdragons. The crash still happens.
This is a tricky situation, because it's a very old game, and I appreciate that no one's going to be writing a patch for it. But the fact remains that I paid for this thing, and it doesn't work. Thanks for your help in resolving this issue.
Vista Home Premium SP1 32 bit
Intel Core Duo CPU 2.20 ghz
4 GB RAM
I'm running KQ6 through DOSBox in windowed mode.