King's Quest Collection Series Help

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    King's Quest Collection Series Updates/Patches (none)

King's Quest Collection Series's original requirements:

MS-DOS 5.0 or Windows 3.1 or greater
486/25 or better
SVGA [email protected] colors
Soundcard w/ DAC
Microsoft-compatible mouse


Audio Problems

King's Quest Collection Series may have some audio problems.

Problem - Poor Audio Quality:
The music in some of the games is of poor quality.

Solution #1 (preferred):
Play the game in DOSBox.

Solution #2:
 Open the "RESOURCE.CFG" file in the game's folder and change

soundDrv = GENMIDI.DRV

Note: the folder must already have a GENMIDI.DRV file in it. It will not work to copy it from another folder.


Game Specific Bugs

There are a couple of bugs some of the games in the King's Quest Collection Series has that are not speed dependent.

Problem - Trouble with Spells In King's Quest III:
Cannot successfully perform spells in King's Quest III, even following the manual.

During the course of the game, you will need to prepare a variety of spells using the information printed verbatim in your game manual. The spells (including page numbers in Roman Numerals) are copyright protection. Sierra/Vivendi Universal no longer provides printed King's Quest game manuals, but you can download a PDF of the manual from the 2nd KQ collection from Sierra's FTP.

In many of the collection game manuals, some of the spells have errors in them, so even if you follow the directions exactly, you may not be successful in preparing the spell.

In the "Transforming Another into a Cat" spell, step 6 may incorrectly say, "Mold dough into a cookie." It should be "Shape dough into a cookie" or "Pat dough into a cookie."

In the "Teleportation at Random" spell, the last two verse lines of may incorrectly say, "Take me now from this place thither, To another place far hither." It should be "Take me now from this place hither, To another place far thither." The words "hither" and "thither" were mistakenly switched.

In the "Becoming Invisible" Spell, step 2 may incorrectly say, "Measure a spoon of cactus juice." It should be "Squeeze cactus juice on a spoon."


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