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Kings Quest 1-8

posted by Irishmile on - last edited - Viewed by 846 users

Some of you may not have played any or all of the games. So before you hunt down old copies on ebay or something that you may have a hard time getting to work on a newer system I would like to suggest this alternative... GOG.com offers all 8 original games for about $30 and they broke them into three parts....

Kings Quest 1-3 $9.99
http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/kings_quest_1_2_3

Kings Quest 4-6 $9.99
http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/king%E2%80%99s_quest_4_5_6

Kings Quest 7 and 8 $9.99
http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/king%E2%80%99s_quest_7_8

as a second alternative you could buy a physical copy of the Kings Quest collection... This has only games 1-7... but in my opinion 8 is NOT really part of the series anyway its more like a spinoff action game set in the same world as KQ.... I mean even the character is not part of the royal family.
http://www.amazon.com/Kings-Quest-Collection-Game-Pack-Pc/dp/B000ZN6MHC/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1298225107&sr=8-2

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  • ScummVM runs SCI games now? O_o Heck, soon it will emulate EVERYTHING! :D

  • @Farlander said: ScummVM runs SCI games now? O_o Heck, soon it will emulate EVERYTHING! :D



    Yes, it runs up to SCI1.1, so all the games until the Windows version of KQ6. The newer games are in development.

  • I am horrible at figuring this stuff out... any way you could give me a tutorial on how to get it to work on Scummvm ATMachine? I would greatly appreciate it.. I have not been able to play KQ6 like I did when I was a kid for way too long.

  • We actually own all the King's Quest games, and pretty much every major adventure game made during the '80s and '90s, though quite a few of them are on hard or floppy disc so are essentially useless. Does ScummVM play Sierra games as well? I never bothered checking.

    Apparently Activision released the King's Quest and Space Quest collections on Steam but for some inexplicable reason they are unobtainable in Australia. This is annoying because I wouldn't mind having them tied to my account. I may just pick them up on GoG.

    Edit: Looks like you guys were busy talking about ScummVM while I was posting anyway. And in the process answered my question.

  • @Irishmile said: I am horrible at figuring this stuff out... any way you could give me a tutorial on how to get it to work on Scummvm ATMachine? I would greatly appreciate it.. I have not been able to play KQ6 like I did when I was a kid for way too long.


    Put the game files (including the stuff on the CD, if you didn't get it digitally) into a folder. Then download and install ScummVM (either the current stable release or the newest daily build will do). Start it up, click the "Add Game" button, point it to your KQ6 directory, and then select the Windows version in the preferences box. (It'll only work for the CD version, though--that is, the one with voices.)

    There are a few VERY minor visual bugs but nothing major or game-breaking. It's pretty cool to see the high-res portraits again, after not being able to play the Windows version of KQ6 for years myself.

  • @KuroShiro said: Yes, it runs up to SCI1.1, so all the games until the Windows version of KQ6. The newer games are in development.



    Is CD-Windows Quest for Glory IV among those newer games in development at the moment, by any chance?

  • @Farlander said: Is CD-Windows Quest for Glory IV among those newer games in development at the moment, by any chance?


    That runs fine in DOSBox as long as you have the timer code patches installed. Personally, I prefer DOSBox for most games and ScummVM for what DOSBox can't run.

  • @Irishmile said: I am horrible at figuring this stuff out... any way you could give me a tutorial on how to get it to work on Scummvm ATMachine? I would greatly appreciate it.. I have not been able to play KQ6 like I did when I was a kid for way too long.



    Getting it to work is actually quite easy -- simply install ScummVM (version 1.2.1 or the daily build), and then find your original CDs/floppies and copy the contents to a folder on your HD. You can delete any .exe, .txt and .drv files if you want as they aren't required. Then just run ScummVM, click 'Add Game', navigate to the folder where you put the files and click 'Choose'. It should be added to the game list, and will run.

    For the CD version you can also rip the audio track using a program like cdEx, rename it to 'track1', this will make the 'Girl in the Tower' song play properly at the end.

    @Irishmile said: Is CD-Windows Quest for Glory IV among those newer games in development at the moment, by any chance?

    Yes it is. All the SCI games are, though it may take a while :).

  • @ATMachine said: That runs fine in DOSBox as long as you have the timer code patches installed. Personally, I prefer DOSBox for most games and ScummVM for what DOSBox can't run.



    Wait, DOSBox runs Windows 3.x stuff? O_o Since when? God I feel stupid :D

  • @KuroShiro said: I'm not sure what an ATMachine is, but getting it to work is actually quite easy -- simply install ScummVM (version 1.2.1 or the daily build), and then find your original CDs/floppies and copy the contents to a folder on your HD. You can delete any .exe, .txt and .drv files if you want as they aren't required. Then just run ScummVM, click 'Add Game', navigate to the folder where you put the files and click 'Choose'. It should be added to the game list, and will run.

    For the CD version you can also rip the audio track using a program like cdEx, rename it to 'track1', this will make the 'Girl in the Tower' song play properly at the end.


    Yep. Oh, do make sure to select "Windows Version" instead of the DOS version in the preferences box of ScummVM, though.

    And what's an ATMachine? Easy! That's me!

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