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I’m sure you all have seen me post a few messages on this site before. But now I come to you all for a little help. I have recently become bored with a the new games on the market and have decided to re-play the old Sierra games I have in my collection. Unfortinetly I cant get the sound to work in the old games. I have tried GOSIERRA and FreeSCI. I was just wondering what other have done to play the games.
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what operating system are you using? what’s the problem you’re having with the sound?
GoSierra has helped me in Windows 98, but there have also been games where I had to tinker a bit (or a lot!) with the sound settings before I could get them working… I’m trying to remember what game I just had this problem with. I think it was the multimedia version of KQ5. Initially I wasn’t even given a choice of sound cards… I had to try a number of things to get it to recognize mine. I’m sorry I can’t remember exactly what I did, but it was not with a third party program, it was all tinkering with the install.bat.
If you’re using XP, VDMSound helps with some games. I used it to get rid of crackling sounds in GK2, and to synch up some music that was all garbled in KQ6.
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Slap down what kinda PC you’re running and some specifics on it.
(re: re: Tech Help on Older Games..) Sorry its taken me so long to respond but it help on the older text driven games.
My Comp’s specs are:
SB 128PCI soundcard
(re: re: re: Tech Help on Older Games..) Do you have the DOS drivers for your sound card installed? Your PCI sound card is a 32 bit card, and the old DOS games, even when running in a DOS box in windows, expects 16 bit access to the hardware. The DOS drivers will give you 16 bit emulation.
Another solution would be to try Vlad’s VDMSound for Win 9x,
Link: Win9x + VDMSound **ALPHA**(http://vogons.zetafleet.com/showthread.php?s=6cb69ecb51f7331da8a2651dc9f6df0e&threadid=900)
but remember it is just in the alpha stage of development and not as well developed as the one for 2K and XP.
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hmm. Are you getting an error message when you try to launch the game? Do you have no sound, or some sound that sounds bad? Any games in particular that you’ve tried this on?
I don’t know what to tell you, but am willing to fiddle around with them and see if I can get sound working. My setup isn’t the same as yours though (i have a 1.7 ghz processor, but it’s running XP).
(re: re: re: re: Tech Help on Older Games..) I updated my computer to XP and some of the Sierra games I have now do have sound thanks to VDMSound. The ones that still dont have any sound are
Conquests of Camelot
Quest for Glory 1 (Old Version)
I’m sure if I can get one to work the other will have the exact configuration, I just cant figure out how to do that. Any ideas?
The games run fine, but they dont have any sound.
Thanks for all the help,
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This may be the dumbest question in the world ever, but did these old games have sound?
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not a dumb question! yes, the old games had sound… but it was driven by the PC’s internal speaker, rather than a sound card. so i’d expect that the configuration would have to include “internal speaker” or “midi” or something like that.