King’s Quest XP compatibility

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    • #23497 Reply
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      HI

      I have all the versions of King’s Quest except for KQ VIII and my verson V VI and VII don’t work in windows XP.

      Version IV and II don’t display the text boxes.

      SO I only can play Verson III and I in XP.

      Is there any way I can fix this?

      I already completed all of them but I would like to go back and play them once again.

    • #23498 Reply
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      (re: King’s Quest XP compatibility)

      Jorge, have you heard of DosBox? Download it and play your games using that. Here’s the link for it:

      http://dosbox.sourceforge.net/download.php?main=1 

    • #23499 Reply
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      I have the DOSbox…and followed the given instructions that came with it. But I have NO idea how to get the game to work in the dosbox. I have Kings Quest VII and I have XP…help!

    • #23500 Reply
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      If I remember correctly, KQ VII is a windows game, so you won’t need Dosbox here

    • #23501 Reply
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      Most versions of KQ7 were Windows games only. Version 2 of the game will run on XP with few problems. For earlier versions you have to use SIERRAW.EXE on the CD, not SIERRAWS.EXE, which is what the setup copies to the installed folder. Copy SIERRAW.EXE to your installed folder and right click on the shortcut in your Start Menu and choose “Properties” and change SIERRAWS.EXE to SIERRAW.EXE in the target box. Go to the “Compatibility” tab and set the game to run in 256 colors (and 640×480 Screen resolution, if you wish) and click OK. The game will now run in XP.

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