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(re: re: Original King’s Quest (mainly to Orat, vintage-sierra.com))
I thought, myself that the LAPD manual had something to do with copy protection, but it just didn’t. However, PQ4 was such a power hog that only my 486 and a neighbors Pentium (with no sound card) was able to play it. Everybody else either didn’t have the RAM, video, hard disk space, right format, or processor.
Or maybe the battle between copy protection vs. pirates just didn’t matter anymore if the profit was made, and the pirates would either crack or reproduce the copy protection anyways. This may be the actual reason.
Or the product was rushed. I do notice some scenes in InterAction previews of PQ4 (like a scene in a helicopter and another city scape) aren’t anywhere in the game at all.