Caesar's original requirements:
MS-DOS 5.0 or greater
2 MB RAM
3 MB Hard drive space
SoundBlaster or ADLib
Audio problems are common in the later Sierra DOS games. There's no single fix for all these games.
Solution 1 (preferred):
Play the game in DOSBox. It also will work with the MT-32 sound module, if you are fortunate to have one.
Use VDMSound. The game work well with VDMSound. The sound will be as good as your audio hardware, and as with DOSBox, it works with the MT-32 sound module.
Solution 3 (DOS/Win9x):
Install DOS drivers for your soundcard. Without DOS drivers installed you won't have sound in a DOS window in Windows 9x. If you can't find DOS drivers for your soundcard, there is an alpha (developmental) version of VDMS that you can try.
As with many of the Sierra VGA games, some of the games in the Space Quest Collection Series have a few speed bugs. These bugs can also be avoided by playing the game in DOSBox. If you can't or don't want to use DOSBox, you can try using a Slowdown Utility.
Here is a list of problems with solutions/workarounds.
Solution #1 (preferred):
Play using DOSBox. Even the Windows version can be played in DOSBox if you install Windows 3x in it, first.
Use a Slowdown Utility.
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