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    • #20577 Reply
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      Hello, everyone!
      Guess what I received in the mail today? An original copy of the AGI version of KQ4 plus two sealed strategy guides for Space Quest 2 and 3. I’m soo happy 🙂

      – Øystein

    • #20578 Reply
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      (re: Kings Quest 4 AGI etc..) Whoo hoo KQ4 AGI.. semi-rare commodity around here.. keep collecting them.
      These Space Quest guides – can you explain them? Are they hint books, or a diferent type of guide book? Thanks.
      -Brad

    • #20579 Reply
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      (re: Kings Quest 4 AGI etc..) Wow, that’s really something.
      As for those “guides,” I suspect he means hint books. In the past, game guides were known as hint books. Today’s gaming generation is used to calling any book with clues about a game a “strategy guide.”

    • #20580 Reply
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      (re: re: Kings Quest 4 AGI etc..) I guess the term “strategy guide” is less likely to make you think you are “asking for help” where as “hint book” you are flat out saying – “I can’t figure it out”.
      I remember buying my first hint book – I’ve only bought two for personal use – KQ1 and Gold Rush. I played KQ1 for YEARS on my PCjr and could never figure out where the magic mirror was. something like 3 years later when I bought the hint book- found out that my suspicions about the WELL were correct.. Yes I had typed every combination possible to try to dive down in the water in the well – I knew there had to be something to the well since they went to all the trouble to let you go down in it and explore around and stuff. I tried commands like :
      Dive in water
      Dive to bottom
      Dive in well
      Hold breath, dive
      etc..etc..etc….
      What did the hint book say to do? It said to type :
      DIVE
      It was simple as that… I think my parser must have been broken or something.. cause certainly at some point I MUST have typed that.. but maybe not .. oh well. I find it humorous looking back on things.
      -Brad

    • #20581 Reply
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      (re: Kings Quest 4 AGI etc..) Yeah… I also meant to say it’s because of the type of games today… you think of a “stategy guide” as a level-by-level walkthrough of today’s FPS and combat simulation games, which is what they basically are. They tell you where all the hidden levels and power-ups etc are and how to beat major bosses etc…
      I never had any hintbooks when I was playing Sierra’s games growing up… and no internet access of course and limited BBS access, which was a good thing, because then the solution was not at your fingertips for looking it up. It wasn’t until after I had beaten many of the games that I found a program called sdox.exe (Sierra documents) which had hints for a great number of Sierra games, and I used that program to play through some adventures I hadn’t played at first. A great program – but you may have trouble running it on new computers, it may refuse to run at all. Basically just a program containing a bunch of text files about the games sorted by game series, game, and then area of the game, with the program acting as a viewer interface. A very interesting little thing, since you can also open the .exe file with winzip, and you’ll see a bunch of gibberish *.cmp files but the names are the game names.

      415 kb)

    • #20582 Reply
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      (re: re: Kings Quest 4 AGI etc..)

      About the hint books, they are only solutions to the games (I think, I haven’t opened them). They are pretty thin.
      I just finished KQ4 AGI, and it really brings back memories. Those were the days 🙂

    • #20583 Reply
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      (re: re: Kings Quest 4 AGI etc..)

      I use the Universal Hint Reader… No spoilers just hints. Works perfect on my XP. 🙂

      The Universal Hint System gives you just the hints you need to solve hundreds of computer games. Unlike traditional walkthroughs, the UHS lets you select specific questions and view only as much information as you want.

      http://www.uhs-hints.com/ 

      UHS Hints

    • #20584 Reply
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      (re: re: Kings Quest 4 AGI etc..)

      Hey Brandon this SDOX is a verry neat thing…..
      me like eee
      It’s like a All-In-One hint book complete timesaver
      If you ever get to needing it ofcourse..

    • #20585 Reply
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      (re: re: re: Kings Quest 4 AGI etc..)

      How did you find it ! So rare…
      I have the software but not the original box & stuff.
      Giovanni

    • #20586 Reply
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      (re: re: re: re: Kings Quest 4 AGI etc..)

      MobyGames.com usually has all kinds of either information or pictures of classic games.

      also check cdcovers.cc or Home of the Underdogs for more stuff.

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