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I was reading on another forum that someone made an installer for LSL7 that made it easier to run on XP and also allowed it to be completely installed on the hard drive so the game CD is unneeded to play…does anyone know if it’s possible to run SQ6 and QFG5 off the harddrive this way?
There is no new installer for LSL7. What they were refering to was probably The intaller for the 1st two GK games. There is small utility that will show the hidden setup problem that the Windows installer has:
but you would be better off installing the DOS version and running it in DOSBox:
or with VDMSound:
I don’t know about QfG5, but, SQ6 and any other of the SCI games can be run fully from the hard drive. You just need to copy all of the resource files to your hard drive and edit your configuration file to point to the new location of these files, instead of the CD.
Thanks for the tip collector, I just have a few questions to make sure I do it right, say for example I install it into “C:\Sierra\SQ6” with the 40 megs option, which files should I copy from the CD to that directory? then after I copy them would I edit resource.cfg or resource.win? I would just direct everything to C:\Sierra\SQ6 right?
RESOURCE.CFG is for the DOS version and RESOURCE.WIN is for the Windows version. I recommend that you run the DOS version of any Sierra game, if available. King’s Quest VI is the only Sierra game that the Windows version has a lot more to offer than the DOS version. The DOS versions are generally more trouble free.
To play SQ6 from the hard drive, copy these files to the installed folder:
RESOURCE.AUD, RESOURCE.SFX, RESOURCE.MAP, RESOURCE.MDT, all of the .SND, .MSG and .SCR files. Also copy the Robots and Movies folders over (you only need the .VMD files in the Movies folder,) too.
just be sure that you edit the config file to change all references to the CD to point to the hard drive instead.
This is the LSL7 Installer that you were wondering about, Alan.