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    • #27676 Reply
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      Ciao to all !
      Compilations have been shipped today to me from Amazon.

      I’m a long long time Sierra-fan ( still in love with the amazingly great times I spent especially with old AGI games, especially SQ2, LSLLLL, KQ3, PQ and Gold Rush) and, despite my having all of them already, I decided to order the compilations. In fact, I’m eager to have a safe copy, working with XP and new, versus the aging media of my old copies.

      I’m curious to see if any / which special features Vivendi may have inserted ( making of,…), even unfortunately I learnt not to trust them at all ( after what they did of old Sierra !).

      I should receive them by this week-end. I will let you know the exact contents.

      With continuing, huge gratitude to Ken and Roberta,
      Giovanni

    • #27677 Reply
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      Ciao to all !
      Compilations have been shipped today to me from Amazon.

      I’m a long long time Sierra-fan ( still in love with the amazingly great times I spent especially with old AGI games, especially SQ2, LSLLLL, KQ3, PQ and Gold Rush) and, despite my having all of them already, I decided to order the compilations. In fact, I’m eager to have a safe copy, working with XP and new, versus the aging media of my old copies.

      I’m curious to see which ( if any ) special features Vivendi may have inserted ( making of,…), even if unfortunately I learnt not to trust them at all ( after what they did of old Sierra !).

      I should receive them by this week-end. I will let you know the exact contents.

      With continuing, huge gratitude to Ken and Roberta,
      Giovanni

    • #27678 Reply
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      Yes, please tell us what’s in the package! I’ve heard that the game manuals were on PDF and that the games were made XP compatible by using DOSBOX. I’m so curious… 😛

      I hope they’ve put in some really cool extra’s!

    • #27679 Reply
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      There is an extensive thread about the collections and what they include (and don’t include) here.

      Looks like Vivendi did the bare minimum on these.  I’m not really surprised, but still disappointed.

      -Emily

    • #27680 Reply
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      i wonder why they pushed the release back so much if all they did was include dosbox. testing maybe, i don’t know. what a dissapointment.

    • #27681 Reply
      Unknown,Unknown
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      I’m one of those people who do not have every game or had the chance to play all the Space Quest games.  Does this mean that the file formats are the same?  If King’s Quest V asked for the spell character to push the boat out to see would I have had to have the .pdf printed out?
      To be honest most games now are pacaged this way with a disk in a hollow box.  I might wait for them to go down to $10 a game like all the other games I buy.  If I buy old games at Goodwill for $4 a game this is not that bad of a deal.

    • #27682 Reply
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      If it’s playing the old games through DosBox emulation, you could play the games in a window and have the PDF open in Acrobat.  Or maybe they will be nice and disable copy protection.

      That link with the review confirmed everything I suspected.  I felt like a jerk making all of these assumptions and being pessimistic about the releases before they were even out, but I hate to say I was right.  I could think of at least a dozen things I would’ve done to add something more to the releases.  Actually it’s even worse than I thought.  They don’t include the original EGA games if there was a remake?

    • #27683 Reply
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      I think it is great that Sierra is finally putting these games in boxes and putting them into the hands of consumers again.

      I got King’s Quest 7 as a present one year shortly after it came out, but never had any luck running it in XP (I think it might have been a Windows version?  I got endless errors).  For about $20 I am now able to play that in XP, plus the rest of the series.
      I can now retire the old win98 box I have in the basement.
      I do hope that there is enough success in these that some of the other collections are released.  I’m a big Quest for Glory fan.
    • #27684 Reply
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      Its a pretty decent set of collections.  With any luck Vivendi will continue this and pick up a few of the lost and missing series and games from the late 80s, early 90s.

      What I wouldn’t give for an exhaustive Sierra collection on DVD with a really nice, detailed manual done in this type of manner…..

    • #27685 Reply
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      Of course I am a Sierra fan since the PCjr days, and I was dearly looking forward to these compilations for the simple aspect of them playing nice with Windows XP. I heard rumors of them just throwing in DosBox in there for use and that had me somewhat dismayed. 
          I want to clarify for everyone like me, that even though, yes, it does use DOSBox, it’s not that simple. I have used DOSBox off and on and, while I know that it’s probably my idiocy, I have always had some trouble with DosBox. Thusly, I still use my old 486 System. 
          BUT, with these releases, after you install the games, there is a simple ‘King’s Quest Launcher’ where you can simply click on a game and it starts, at least in my case, with no crap involved. I tried out every game one by one, and they all worked great! 
          I am glad to see these back into the stores, and to be totally honest, I was suprised they were actually in a BOX, albiet a light one 🙂 Very cool. 
          I will admit I would still prefer the Roberta Williams version with all the other games in there, but hey, we gotta take what we can get!

    • #27686 Reply
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      I was thinking about purchasing the new collections but after reading several negative and positive reviews, I’ve decided to stick with my old compilations. Most most games run perfectly on DOSBOX and the games that don’t I can run on my “old” AMD XP 1600+ with my trusty Soundblaster AWE32 Smiley.

      IF Vivendi decides to release other compilations, like a mystery bundle with Phantasmagoria I&II and Shivers I&II I that work properly in XP then I will buy it. As for these classics, I’ll stick with my original games…

    • #27687 Reply
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      I thought Of something. Why couldnt Vivendi do what ever they did to get windows version of kq7 running under xp to the windows version of kq5 and kq6 to work instead of using dosbox even though it a sacrafice to play in full screen mode. and do the same thing to sq6 and PQ4.

    • #27688 Reply
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      Different problems for each, besides, the Windows version from KQ7 v.2.0 already runs on XP and getting earlier versions to run was just a matter of switching executables that the shortcut was mapped to.

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