Police Quest 3 EGA, what happened to it, where is it?

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Police Quest 3 EGA, what happened to it, where is it?

Post by lugum » Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:48 am

Someone apparently has a full working version, or was it just thrown in the garbage bin.

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Post by Collector » Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:36 pm

There was an EGA version the Sierra released for those without the hardware to support VGA.
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Post by MusicallyInspired » Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:59 pm

SQ4, KQ5, LSL1Remake, SQ1Remake, LSL5, Conquests of Longbow, Mixed up Fairy Tales, Castle of Dr Brain, Hoyle 3, Jones in the Fast Lane, Heart of China, Willy Beamish, and Rise of the Dragon also exist in EGA versions. There was a form in the box to send away the 256 colour version floppies and get mailed back 16-colour version floppies. There are even screenshots on the back of (most of?) each box showing EGA graphics.
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Post by Tawmis » Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:46 am

Indeed. I actually have a King's Quest V EGA.

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Post by Collector » Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:08 am

There were also a few games of the era that included both VGA and EGA drivers.
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Post by Tawmis » Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:39 pm

That said, I kind of wish I'd gotten both versions, back in the day, just for completionists sake.

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Post by Collector » Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:51 pm

Easier to find the VGA variant.
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Post by MusicallyInspired » Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:06 pm

I saw SQ1 Remake EGA on ebay recently. But I chose the VGA version instead. The box was in better condition.
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