Leisure Suit Larry 3: Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals! Help

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    Leisure Suit Larry 3 Patches/Updates

Leisure Suit Larry 3: Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals!' original requirements:

MS-DOS 2.11 or greater
8088 / 8086 minimum
512 KB RAM
2.25 MB Hard drive space
CGA, EGA
AdLib, Game Blaster, General MIDI, IBM Music Feature Card, Roland MT-32/LAPC-1, Sound Blaster
Mouse

 

Audio Problems

Problem - Poor Quality / No Sound (Win9x and XP):
The game has no sound or the music is of poor quality.

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.

Solution 2:
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:
Play the game with FreeSCI, a third party Interpreter for Sierra's early SCI games.

Solution 4 (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.


Speed problems

As with many of the Sierra VGA games, Leisure Suit Larry 3 has some 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.

Problem - Cherri Tart's Striptease Hang-up:
The game might appear to be hung when Larry starts dancing. This is another timer.

Solution #1 (preferred):
Apply this patch by NewRisingSun. (You may still want to play the game in DOSBox.)

Solution #2:
Play using DOSBox.

Solution #3:
Use a Slowdown Utility.


Problem - Larry's cross-dressing striptease Hang-up:
 

Solution #1 (preferred):
Apply this patch by NewRisingSun. (You may still want to play the game in DOSBox.)

Solution #2:
Play using DOSBox.

Solution #3:
Use a Slowdown Utility.

Solution #4:
Just give him time. You might have to wait a few minutes even, but the game will eventually continue.


Problem - Fat City workout Looping:
The game gets caught in a loop with the Weight Machines in Fat City. When the game originally came out, you only had to do about 20 per exercise. For today's computers, the number might be in the hundreds.

Solution #1 (preferred):
Apply this patch by NewRisingSun. The number of exercises you'll need to do on each machine will be 25. (You may still want to play the game in DOSBox.)

Solution #2:
Play using DOSBox.

Solution #3:
Use a Slowdown Utility.

Solution #4:
Restore past it. These save games are from just past completing the exercise machines. You can download a save game:

Solution #5:
You can set the game speed to maximum and then return the speed to normal after all four exercises.


Problem - Elevator Hang-up:

Solution #1 (preferred):
Apply this patch by NewRisingSun. (You may still want to play the game in DOSBox.)

Solution #2:
Play using DOSBox.

Solution #3:
Use a Slowdown Utility.

Solution #4:
Give it time to show up.

 


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