August 17, 2003 at 8:42 pm #23825
I was wondering this is offtopic but I never was able to get Kings Quest 5 to work under WinXP this is one of my favorite in the kings quest series. Everyone here seems knowledgeable so I thought I would ask.
“always says cant initalize sound”
or to install
“wrong display adaptor change (using winxp comp mode at 640×480 256 colors”
I am using VDMsound but that does not seem to work either.
All help is appreciated.
August 18, 2003 at 1:23 am #23826
(re: KINGS QUEST 5) Well as far as I’m concerned it’s futile to try and play the old Sierra games on XP, I was trying to play win version of Space Quest 6 and Larry 6 (talk version) and everything kept freezing up and act buggy (considering when I tried them on my old computer they worked fine).
But If anybody knows of a secret way to actually play them on XP, then I’m all ears.
August 18, 2003 at 2:27 am #23827
(re: KINGS QUEST 5) i haven’t gotten this one working with XP. but since i have an old win98 machine for the older games, i haven’t tried that hard.
you might try Sierra’s bulletin boards, i’ve seen quite a few threads there about getting the old games working on XP. maybe someone there can help.
August 18, 2003 at 5:37 am #23828
(re: re: KINGS QUEST 5) Most people have trouble getting the audio to work in the DOS version of KQ5. You can try one of the updated SoundBlaster drivers from Sierra’s FTP, or the GoSierra patch, but I could never get it to work. The Windows version works well enough (except for out of heap error near the end, but that is a problem with all versions of Windows.)
To get the Windows KQ5 running, all you have to do set your display to 640×480 x25 colors BEFORE you launch the Game. You can do this in the advanced display settings or write a batch file to launch the executable (it must also have the path to the configuration file) and setting the batch file to run in 640x480x256 colors on the compatability tab. The batch file makes it easier to play, as you don’t have to keep changing your display back and forth.
August 18, 2003 at 6:06 am #23829
(re: re: re: KINGS QUEST 5) Hi there! I recently had a REALLY ANNOYING problem with this one: I played the whole thing through under DOS 7.0 on a Pentium 133 alright with no problems whatsoever, but in the closing sequence it simply hung up with Cassima saying “After all you’ve been through, there MUST be a way!” I totally agreed ;), but there didn’t seem to be…
It didn’t do anything buggy, it just didn’t go on from there (except once, when I heard the wand sound effect once more and it really hung up with fuzzy graphics.) I was really pissed, as you can imagine. I had experienced weird timing problems in LSL3 already, where you have to wait an eternity for the elevator in the hotel to go up. So I tried leaving the computer on for about half an hour. That didn’t help either.
Does anybody have a solution to this one? It’s really frustrating to play through a game and then being deprived of the well-earned extro!!!
August 18, 2003 at 1:22 pm #23830
(re: KINGS QUEST 5)
I think this is a common problem. In fact, I remember seeing a save game available online somewhere that gets you past this point… but I can’t find it right now. You might try searching for it.
August 20, 2003 at 11:02 am #23831
(re: re: KINGS QUEST 5) Thank you! I’ve been looking for it (strange thought btw: a savegame that was saved after completing the game ;o), but I couldn’t find it anywhere.
Sierra.com’s support knowledge base seems quite stripped of stuff that’s related to the old adventure games, unfortunately. I can’t quite understand why they removed the old stuff – as if it hurt anyone.
Does anyone have an idea as of where to get a savegame that might enable me to see the KQV closing scene after all? I will definitely survive without it and the longer it’s been the less frustrated I am about it – i do have a life after all. Anyway, it would really be nice!
August 20, 2003 at 12:29 pm #23832
(re: re: re: KINGS QUEST 5)
well, here’s one solution i found:
Problem: The game crashes with a “out of heap” message after activating Mordack’s machine in his laboratory.
Solution: Before activating the machine, turn both the speed and detail settings in the control panel to minimum.
There’s a saved game here (see King’s Quest 5 Patch 2)
hope that helps!
August 20, 2003 at 1:01 pm #23833
(re: re: re: re: KINGS QUEST 5) Thank you very much for your effort! I didn’t find a solution, but someone with the same problem :o)
I just hope this Kimmie person could actually help in the other case – this is about as close as I got so far with this one.
August 20, 2003 at 1:37 pm #23834
(re: KINGS QUEST 5)
I think Kimmie is the same person who runs Sierra Planet. Hopefully she’ll be able to help!
August 20, 2003 at 3:03 pm #23835
(re: re: re: re: re: KINGS QUEST 5)
I’m familiar with Kimmie, she should be able to help.
April 22, 2004 at 2:57 am #23836
(re: re: re: re: KINGS QUEST 5)
Have you found a solution to that old problem? I finished KQ5 in VGA the other and had the exact same problem happen to me.
Funny thing is that with my old EGA-only version of the game, I tried playing it all the way through, and Lo! and Behold! the ending animation didn’t lock up!!! It only happened with my VGA version.