King’s Quest 5 problem

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    • #23607
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      I just tried to play King’s Quest 5 the other day and it worked fine… well… besides the sound not working and stuff but meh, I’ll fix that later, but the weirdest part is that when I get to the Sierra screen it always gets stuck there and never goes any further. D’you suppose my CD is scratched or that Windows XP is just really messed up? (or both?) Any suggestions?

    • #23608
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      (re: King’s Quest 5 problem)

      go to programs
      go to accessories
      go to command prompt
      install the CD via D:\INSTALL.EXE (or whatever your CD drive letter is)
      INSTALL the game like a good ol’ DOS Sierra game
      For sound, you may have to choose adlib with no speech. maybe, it differs from PC to PC

      if that doesn’t work, Virtual PC, create a DOS partition or something, and download any patches suggested

      If all else fails, emulate! Get a DOS emulator (don’t ask) and emulate DOS 5 w/ VGA and a SoundBlaster setting or emulate the NES version of the game, or Amiga, or Macintosh or something. Though, once we leave the beautiful CD version, we run into inferior, but still gun, versions.

    • #23609
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      (re: King’s Quest 5 problem)

      I’ve been having the same problem… finally figured it out earlier today. Basically it gets stuck at the Sierra screen because of a sound configuration problem (whether it came up with the hardware initialization error or not). I found that if I installed the game and chose the IBM PS1 option for Audio, then the game would play…. (albeit with no sound!!!). I’m still stuck trying to get the speech to work so I can play it properly.

    • #23610
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      (re: King’s Quest 5 problem)

      Just got it working, with sound! 🙂 Basically, I had it running in both DOS & Windows, but couldn’t get the sound working (I’m running the CD version using WinXP). Here’s how I got the sound to work (using the DOS version):

      1. I’ve got the file sierra.exe running in Windows 95 compatability with 256 colors & 640×480 screen.

      2. I’ve installed it to use Soundblaster for both music & audio.

      3. This is the important bit! I’ve copied the audio files from the CD (easiest way to do this is just copy the contents of KQ5 on the CD into the KQ5 folder on your hard drive). I then opened the resource.cfg file in Notepad, and where it reads audio= d: (or whatever letter your cd drive is) I changed it to read audio= .\ (thanks to collector for this!).

      It now works perfectly (well, so far)!

      (oh yeah, I also ran the gosierra patch).

    • #23611
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      (re: re: King’s Quest 5 problem)

      Thanks for bringing it up! If a person has at least 1.5 GB HD (we’re talking big in ’94, small in ’94, my RAM is more than this on my new iMac) Then copy the 121 MBs of data onto the HD!

      Glad you brought that up! I used to do it when I had an old CD-ROM on my Tandy and the only way I could get music and speech (why Tandy put digitizers on their internal speakers baffles me) was to copy the entire game onto the HD, which ate lots of space, but was worth it 😀 Anything for Sierra!

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