October 28, 2004 at 11:01 am #23963
October 28, 2004 at 11:01 am #23964
ok i finaly got it to run (Thank you colector for your posts) but now it seems to be running at around mach 1 .. how do i set it to run at a normal speed?
October 29, 2004 at 1:30 am #23965
Which game is going too fast? Can’t you just turn down the speed in the game controls?
October 29, 2004 at 10:15 am #23966
was kq 5 and yes it had that option but that didnt help
October 30, 2004 at 12:20 am #23967
Odd, I have never heard of anyone having this problem with KQ5. Which version of the game are you running, floppy, CD or from one of the collections? If you are running the DOS version of the game, you can try playing it in DOSBox.
October 30, 2004 at 3:55 am #23968
By the way, why do the SCI1 games (the VGA ones) run awful on Dosbox? very slow
October 30, 2004 at 11:06 am #23969
Hi, the following configuration runs just about everything on my PC (1,2 Ghz Duron running Win98SE). It was created using the Boxer frontend with the newest version of DOSBox (0.62). Simply copy and paste into dosbox.conf (a plain text file you can create with notepad).
Depending on the speed of your PC, you can replace the scaler=advmame2x line with scaler=normal2x. Advmame2x is a filter that smooths 320×200 graphics out to look like 640×400, but (in the case of DOSBox) requires lots of processing power.
You’ll also note that it mounts drives D: and E: as CD-ROM drives. You may want to change that depending on your own system’s configuration.
Lastly, keep in mind that (in my experience) even on very powerful PC’s, DOSBox is incapable of displaying full screen, polygonal graphics, SVGA graphics, or games with full-screen moving 2D graphics (e.g. Ultima 7) at a good, playable speed. There are also some games with CD-ROM issues, e.g. Inherit the Earth which only seems to run 100% on PC’s with genuine MSDOS and MSCDEX installed (i.e. won’t work in FreeDOS either).
The config file starts here:
# Config file created by Boxer Version 0.61.6
mount c c:\
mount d d:\ -t cdrom
mount e e:\ -t cdrom
October 30, 2004 at 4:22 pm #23970
this is the 3 cd colection series and im running the windows version
October 30, 2004 at 5:40 pm #23971
In my experience, the dual dos/windows Sierra CD-ROM releases from the early- to mid-nineties are all much more stable running in pure DOS rather than some form of Windows.
October 31, 2004 at 7:05 pm #23972
Okay, kq5 will play now.. but the sound is all screwed up in the dos and windows version’s all im getting is lil beeps
November 1, 2004 at 1:15 am #23973
This is a common problem with the DOS version of KQ5. Usually the Sierra DOS games have fewer problems than the Windows games, but the sound is easier to get right on the Windows version of KQ5. You can try using a different audio driver. If you can get the DOS version working, you can avoid the “Out of Heap…” error. Try running the game in DOSBox.
November 1, 2004 at 11:46 am #23974
yeh i tried dosbox but all i could get was the sierra logo to load up and then it would freeze up
November 2, 2004 at 12:33 am #23975
Try deleting your installed KQ5 folder and reinstall the windows game from scratch. You will need to set your resolution down, first, to install it.