November 8, 2003 at 8:00 am #23758
Hi. I’m replaying Leisure Suit Larry 3 on my XP laptop. I’ve reached the point where Cherri Tart starts dancing and the customers are throwing dollar bills at her. However, she won’t stop dancing so that I can continue with the game. I’ve tried slowing down the speed, but nothing works. I actually let her dance for 45 minutes but she won’t stop. On Al Lowe’s site, he said this could happen when Larry dresses up and dances, and just to wait as it will fix itself. However, I haven’t seen anyone mention this happening when the real Cherri Tart dances. I did a Google search trying to locate a saved game that would take me just beyond this, but have had no luck. Can someone tell me how to get by the dance and on with the game? Thanks.
November 9, 2003 at 11:40 am #23759
(re: LSL3. Cherri Tart won’t stop dancing.) Hi there,
sorry, you’ll have to wait ridiculously long until it’s over. But it’ll be worth it. :o)
There’s a couple of parts in the game that were made dependent on the CPU speed, causing strange annoyances on new, fast CPUs. I’m not sure if I remember all of them, but they definitely include:
– Cheri Tart dances VERY long.
– You’ll have to do a LOT of exercise at Fat City (you’ll get a message once you’re done with each discipline.)
– The elevator that’ll take you to Patti’s penthouse also takes VERY long. (But the floor display works as a progress bar, so you can estimate how long it takes. ;o)
November 10, 2003 at 5:47 am #23760
(re: LSL3. Cherri Tart won’t stop dancing.)
Hi Simon, when I played Larry 3 and got to the point you mentioned I just left the game and came back at a later time.
Not smart but it did the trick!
November 10, 2003 at 12:04 pm #23761
(re: re: LSL3. Cherri Tart won’t stop dancing.)
Okay. I guess I have no choice except to wait it out. thanks for the help.
November 21, 2003 at 11:22 am #23762
(re: re: re: LSL3. Cherri Tart won’t stop dancing.)
OR, you could get a utility called dosbox, run the lsl3 within dosbox, reduce number of CPU cycles and wait just a couple of seconds, your choice.
There is a fine section devoted to larry games troubleshooting on Al Lowe’s site, and I suggest that you check it out.