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Re: The Sierra Help Pages

Post by Collector » Thu Nov 12, 2009 4:17 am

TMRiddle1331 wrote:I mean I don't think it would run on my computer now but I remeber giving up on the game because I had no way of getting to the island the damn fisherman was like NOO I DON'T WANNA GO THERE!!!!!
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Post by Tawmis » Thu Nov 12, 2009 4:17 am

Look on Collector's page. There's an EASY way to get QFGV to work on your pc no matter the specs (well, unless it's UNDER the min requirements for QFGV... which I seriously doubt!) :D

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Post by TMRiddle1331 » Thu Nov 12, 2009 4:18 am

I'm talking about quest for glory dragon fire its not in your walk through

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Re: The Sierra Help Pages

Post by Tawmis » Thu Nov 12, 2009 4:18 am

Hrm. Probably means I have never beat the game...!

Hrm. Time to load it up...!

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Post by TMRiddle1331 » Thu Nov 12, 2009 4:19 am

I have the CD right here but I don't think it works with windows xp so I am gonna try the dragon fire game in that list not sure how Ill read the how to

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Re: The Sierra Help Pages

Post by Tawmis » Thu Nov 12, 2009 4:19 am

It should work with Windows XP.

If it doesn't work off the bat - simply click the launchable file (SIERRA.EXE, SIERRA.COM, QFGV.EXE, or whatever the heck it is), right click, go to PROPERTIES, then COMPATIBILITY and set it to Windows 98 (and possibly 256 Color mode, but I don't think QFGV needs that)... Collector could probably tell ya for sure. Or even give ya a better way to run it. (I don't thinkl QFGV runs with DOS, or I'd suggest DOSBox, which is like my favorite thing ever!)

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Post by TMRiddle1331 » Thu Nov 12, 2009 4:20 am

so what DOSBox is an emulator that runs dos games?

Or only games ment to run in it

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Post by Tawmis » Thu Nov 12, 2009 4:21 am

It... sorta emulates DOS. That's the idea behind it. It's the best thing ever. Since Soundcards today are nothing like soundcards back in 1980 - DOSBox makes it so it emulates it all so perfectly! Ever single DOS based Sierra game I have run - I have done so successfully with DOSBox. :D If I loved DOSBox any more, I'd have it tattooed across the top of my back, with the words "4 LIFE" below it. :D

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Re: The Sierra Help Pages

Post by TMRiddle1331 » Thu Nov 12, 2009 4:24 am

is QFG5 require dos

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Re: The Sierra Help Pages

Post by Tawmis » Thu Nov 12, 2009 4:24 am

I'd have to dig it out to see if it does (it's current packed away with the rest of my MANY Sierra games...)

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Post by Tak » Thu Nov 12, 2009 4:25 am

No...nooooo, don't get him started on his Sierra collection! Egads!


You know, sadly, the only older Sierra games I've played have been the Krondor games

Sierra published a good handful of great games 94-99 or so, but the 'classics' before that I hadn't touched! Did Sierra develop them or just publish them?

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Re: The Sierra Help Pages

Post by Tawmis » Thu Nov 12, 2009 4:26 am

Tak! wrote:No...nooooo, don't get him started on his Sierra collection! Egads!


You know, sadly, the only older Sierra games I've played have been the Krondor games

Sierra published a good handful of great games 94-99 or so, but the 'classics' before that I hadn't touched! Did Sierra develop them or just publish them?
The classics are 100% Sierra back then. Krondor isn't all Sierra, as its based off the books...

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Post by Collector » Thu Nov 12, 2009 4:26 am

Krondor was a Dynamix game. Sierra got the rights to it when they acquired Dynamix, but Tawmis is right, most of those old adventures were Sierra originals. Sierra was a real pioneer. They developed the very first graphical adventure game (Mystery House, which is now freeware and is included with the Apple][ emulator on The Sierra Help Pages) and were largly responsible for the development many of the major advances in computer gaming. They more than any other advanced the use of audio in the games, from the adoption of the MT-32 sound module to synchronized speech.

When it came to adventure games, Sierra was always the leader and main innovator, bar none.
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