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by MKSheppard
Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:24 pm
Forum: Missing/Damaged Disks or Manual Help
Topic: Police Quest 3 EGA 5.25"
Replies: 6
Views: 4277

Re: Police Quest 3 EGA 5.25"

Yes, I'm looking for disk images as well -- I'm a completist.
by MKSheppard
Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:53 am
Forum: Missing/Damaged Disks or Manual Help
Topic: Police Quest 3 EGA 5.25"
Replies: 6
Views: 4277

Re: Police Quest 3 EGA 5.25"

Took a chance and bid on it. It arrived in the mail today. Proof is: PQ3_EGA_Proof.jpg Disks are labelled as: 5.25" HD MS-DOS VER #1.0 INT#10.21.91 Anyone have these in disk image format, or if that is not available, the equivalent 3.5" disks? (is that allowed? the box still has the disk exchange fo...
by MKSheppard
Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:19 pm
Forum: Missing/Damaged Disks or Manual Help
Topic: Police Quest 3 EGA 5.25"
Replies: 6
Views: 4277

Police Quest 3 EGA 5.25"

Does anyone have working disk images for this, or if 5.25" images are no-go, the 3.5" version? Reason I ask is that after waiting a long time, a PQ3 EGA copy finally popped up on Ebay at: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Police-Quest-3-PC-DOS-game-5-1-4-floppy-disks-in-big-box-/271159245019?pt=Video_Games_Ga...
by MKSheppard
Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: Missing/Damaged Disks or Manual Help
Topic: Kings Quest V EGA Dual Drive
Replies: 7
Views: 5126

Re: Kings Quest V EGA Dual Drive

UPDATE: After work today, I found a small computer shop off of Rockville Pike in Rockville, MD and got an internal Samsung 3.5" Floppy Drive for $30 along with a floppy cable. After an initial bout of frustration due to me not pushing in the floppy cable tightly enough (god, I don't miss the old day...
by MKSheppard
Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: Missing/Damaged Disks or Manual Help
Topic: Kings Quest V EGA Dual Drive
Replies: 7
Views: 5126

Re: Kings Quest V EGA Dual Drive

The disk is not formatted msg means that the disk is corrupted. Actually, you can get that if you try to read a 720kb floppy in a cheap 1.44MB drive; you have to check the case/boxes for those drives carefully, because a lot of manufacturers deleted 720kb compatibility to save money. Also, it might...
by MKSheppard
Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: The Trading Post
Topic: Rebuilding a lost collection.
Replies: 1
Views: 2543

Re: Rebuilding a lost collection.

I was living at my parents then and came home from work one night, only to have my mom let me know she cleaned out my closet and to make room she removed all the games from the boxes, flatted the boxes, and tossed them out... but she kept the floppies :cry: I feel your pain, except mine was self in...
by MKSheppard
Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:29 pm
Forum: Missing/Damaged Disks or Manual Help
Topic: Kings Quest V EGA Dual Drive
Replies: 7
Views: 5126

Re: Kings Quest V EGA Dual Drive

Or it could be my 1.44MB/720kb USB 3.5" floppy drive. I managed to maybe partially image the 3.5" startup disk, then the drive simply stopped seeing any disks after that -- everything was "disk is not formatted, do you want to format it now?" I know there's a problem with the drive; because I put a ...
by MKSheppard
Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: Missing/Damaged Disks or Manual Help
Topic: Kings Quest V EGA Dual Drive
Replies: 7
Views: 5126

Re: Kings Quest V EGA Dual Drive

I think it's dead Jim. I've tried imaging a sampling of disks; and none work.
by MKSheppard
Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:24 pm
Forum: Missing/Damaged Disks or Manual Help
Topic: Kings Quest V EGA Dual Drive
Replies: 7
Views: 5126

Kings Quest V EGA Dual Drive

Got it over e-bay, the tenth 3.5" disk is missing... or it may be in 5.25" format :evil: The 3.5" disks are marked KINGS QUEST V 16 COLORS 720K SET / MS DISK 1 of 10 VER #0.000.054 INT#11.15.90 and KINGS QUEST V DUAL DRIVE STARTUP 1.2M SET/MS/16 DISK 6 of 6 VER #0.000.054 INT#11.15.90 I think this i...