June 18, 2003 at 2:05 am #20630
Thanks to a very generous person on here who posted the links to the Copyright and Trademark Offices (not sure who you are, but thank you) I have been assembling a complete chronology of Sierra adventure release dates. I realize some of the Copyright dates are not completely accurate, but they all seem fairly close. My list has some holes, though, and I was wondering if you had any records of Sierra release dates?
The games that I can’t find copyright or trademark for are King’s Quest II, Quest for Glory I VGA, and Leisure Suit Larry 7. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
June 20, 2003 at 3:03 am #20631
(re: Release Dates)
If you want to, I can tell you the release dates of every SQ game.
June 20, 2003 at 1:22 pm #20632
(re: Release Dates) Actually, I just noticed I am missing a date for the original SQ1. Here’s the other days I have:
SQ2 – 11/14/1987
SQ3 – 3/24/1989
SQ4 – 3/4/1991
SQ1 VGA – 8/20/1991
SQ5 – 2/5/1993
If you have dates for SQ6 and SQ4CD, that would be great too. Thanks!
August 12, 2003 at 1:32 am #20633
(re: Release Dates)
Quest for Glory I was originally published as “Hero’s Quest: So you Want to be a Hero”.
October 9, 2003 at 7:48 pm #20634
(re: Release Dates)
Where’s that original link? I can’t find it any more. Also, how’s the list going? If there are multiple release dates for each game, are you noting them? After all, many games have multiple releases (re-releases) but perhaps those aren’t all available in that info.
October 10, 2003 at 10:10 pm #20635
(re: re: Release Dates) No, I haven’t really taken re-releases into account because copyright/trademark records only record the day of first usage. I haven’t added anything to the list since my original post (was hoping the thread would catch Ken’s eye, but apparently it hasn’t).
I will post my complete list here soon and maybe people can help me add/correct dates.
October 11, 2003 at 1:38 am #20636
(re: re: re: Release Dates) OK – the thread caught my eye – but, I’m not sure what I can add to the discussion. I can barely remember which decade the games were released in. I wish I could be more help….
Sorry – Ken W
October 23, 2003 at 6:34 pm #20637
(re: Release Dates) Ken, I’m surprised you don’t have archived records of these sorts of things. Oh well. I suppose, like everything else, if you did they’d be in a box somewhere. Alright, Sierra fan party at Ken’s house 🙂
All Sierra disks have a bunch of stuff on them, including I think a release date! Is this true? It might be more accurate than the copyright date. The disks have a version # and what is called an “int#”. Now, on the earliest Sierra games it says “interpreter #” and it looks like the version of the AGI or SCI interpreter, but on later games the format looks like a release date to me. Anyway, I’ll post the ones I have here, and I will be adding more too (and I’ll indicate when I’m done). Maybe this will help the list. Compare to what you have and see if these are anywhere close to the dates you have. It could still relate to the interpreter version, and that could be months or days behind the actual release date.
Freddy Pharkas ver # 1.0, int # 4.16.93 QFG2 ver # 1.105, int # 12.7.90 KQ5 ver # 0.000.062, int # 2.1.91 KQ6 ver # 1.0, int # 9.28.92 SQ1 VGA ver # 2.0, int # 8.20.91 SQ5 ver # 1.0, int # 2.5.93
April 9, 2006 at 2:01 am #20638
Yeah, I’ve been noting the ‘release dates’ based on the INT. #’s too.
In fact, I’ve made it a sub-hobby of mine in addition to collecting the
games, to archive all the different versions of a given game.
For example, there’s Quest for Glory 2 with the following INT numbers:
10.31.90, 11.20.90, and 12.7.90 — I guess they wanted to get all the
bugs out before Christmas! 😉 Another thing to note is all versions
were on the mountain labels except 12.7.90, which was on the rainbow
ones. But label discussion is for another thread!
I think I mentioned in another thread that there are multiple ver/int
numbers of KQ4, including an SCI version on nine disks instead of
9 Disk = Ver 1.000.111 Int # 0.000.247
8 Disk = Ver 1.006.003 Int # 0.000.502
OH!! And what’s the deal with SIERRA’S TIES TO SEPTEMBER 11?
Both Leisure Suit Larry 5 and the Sierra/Dynamix Coming Attractions
Demo Disk have INT numbers of 9.11.91…. ten years before terror
struck the world [trade center]!!
Kind of ironic that Larry’s plane encounters trouble on the final landing, no?
Also, Gobliins: 9.11.92
P.S. WOW! This topic is 3 years old. I guess I sorted in the wrong direction! :p