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“… (by The Walker) Jeez man, I’m not asking for any trouble here! All I wanted to know is if someone out there has the same techie problem as me, and if they found some way to solve it. I mean, if I buy a Honda and it breaks down, I’d like the mechanic to tell me if they can fix it… not tell me to buy a Chrysler before even looking at it. I got some more useful replies at a different forum, so don’t worry about it….”
I’m not suggesting you buy a new computer.. interesting choice of analogy.

My analogy would be (in relation to your car one) that why would you try and use an incompatible Chrysler motor in a Honda vehicle, and then complain that the car won’t start. 🙂

“…And if you have a better way of getting KQ6win to run without having to use VDMS (which, by the way, a lot of people have to do), then by all means… let us know! Please don’t belittle me for choosing not to use something else. I’m quite aware of the alternatives. That’s not the issue. Just try it for yourself and tell us how it goes. Maybe then we can discuss theory. I never said this stuff was rocket science, but it’s certainly not no-brainer material either. That’s why we have these forums and people coming up with “nonsense” methods to get their software to work in the first place. I certainly owe a lot to them….”
I already gave you a more than viable alternative; play the DOS version. No ugly ‘portraits’, no audio bugs that may crop up in XP when playing in Windows, fixed cursors..

I apologise for ‘belittling’ you, such as it was- I admit I got frickin’ irked. Doing Sierra tech support over the years gets to me sometimes.. my bad. Anyways..

Sadly, in the realm of Sierra tech support, *especially* Windows games (ergo: Windows versions of DOS games) people simply know not much and plaster awful ‘solutions’ onto people. Whereas yours is quite clever, others, such as collector on these forums, give people these long complex “no-brainers” to either sound important or who simply don’t know what they’re talking about. I apologise again- you don’t fall into that category. Need anything, you know where to find me..

By the way- with regards to KQ6 Windows, there really isn’t a viable solution. The audio doesn’t playback correctly (MIDI doesn’t anyway), the cursors are in some weird res and every Sierra Windows game has weird code which renders it barely playable, even on old systems; let alone modern ones. But as you say, it’s your choice, hell it doesn’t bother me. 🙂 I’ll help you out if you have any other questions..

– Alistair