KQ4 — IIGS vs. DOS

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      I played KQ4 on the Apple IIGS when it initially came out (around 1990). My family’s IIGS is long gone so I haven’t played that version since the early 90s. However, I played it in DOS (the SCI version) fairly recently. I don’t remember any real differences between the two. (If anything, I remember the IIGS graphics being better!)

      I read on a Mac abandonware site that the IIGS version of KQ4 was actually a scaled down version that didn’t include movies. (I’m not sure what movies they’re referring to…) I also read a quote from an InterAction magazine where Ken says that SCI would not be supported on the IIGS.

      Is this true? Do I just have a faulty memory? When I replayed KQ4 in DOS, I didn’t see any “movies” or gameplay that seemed new to me.

      -emily

    • #22970 Reply
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      (re: KQ4 — IIGS vs. DOS)

      Don’t forget that there were two DOS versions — SCI and the rare AGI version. I believe that KQ4 was the first SCI game and was developed for both engines.

    • #22971 Reply
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      (re: re: KQ4 — IIGS vs. DOS) As far as I know KQ4 was the first SCI game.
      I used to own the AGI version but lost it 🙁

    • #22972 Reply
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      (re: re: re: KQ4 — IIGS vs. DOS) I’ve got the SCI version. I’m pretty sure it’s still running the opening scene… 😉
      Bob

    • #22973 Reply
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      (re: KQ4)

      I also believe KQ4 was the first SCI game. but what I’m hearing is that the IIGS version wasn’t truly SCI… maybe Ken can answer when he checks back in. (as far as I know, KQ4 was also the last game to be made for the Apple IIGS.)

      as for the AGI version, you can download it from abandonware sites. (I don’t see the harm in this, considering Sierra never really made it available!) Strangely enough, I think I once owned a copy… we had tech problems with KQ4 and tech support sent us a new copy. Their standard response to KQ4 tech problems was to send an AGI version, assuming the SCI version wouldn’t work. The replacement disks they sent us were DOS, we needed Apple versions (we did have a DOS computer but it only used 5″ floppies, and these were 3.5″ inch). It finally got straightened out, but those DOS disks were sitting around my house for YEARS… we never did see what was on them. So frustrating for me to learn later that they probably contained the rare AGI version of the game!

      🙂 emily

    • #22974 Reply
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      (re: re: KQ4) Wasn’t there a hidden scene in the AGI version of KQ4??? somewhere in the castle I think, you could be beamed up to space…

    • #22975 Reply
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      (re: KQ4)

      Yes. From Sierra Planet:

      After you kill Lolotte, go to the hallway outside the prison cell, then type BEAM ME. You get teleported to a room with a bunch of Sierra employees! This only works for the AGI version of the game — Domen (5-16-1999)

      Follow the link below to see pictures.

      -emily

      Sierra Planets page about the KQ4 easter egg

    • #22976 Reply
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      (re: re: KQ4)

      Yea that’s it, I wonder why it was removed from the SCI version…

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