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    • #27788 Reply
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      http://www.virtualapple.com All the Sierra classics right here.

    • #27789 Reply
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      Thank you for this link! I originally played many of these games on a IIGS, and playing them on DOS just hasn’t been the same.

      Maybe now I can finally figure out if there is a difference between the IIGS and DOS versions of KQ4!

      🙂 emily

    • #27790 Reply
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      Your Welcome :). Brings back memories when I had my apple //c back in the days.

    • #27791 Reply
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      Unfortunately, I wan’t able to get the ROM working last night. Don’t know if it was a problem with me being on dial-up, or the game I was trying (KQ4), or what. Initially my keyboard wouldn’t work, and then when it did it stuck on certain letters and seemed to kit return on its own, so I wasn’t able to answer the copy protection question.

      I’m going to try again though!

      -emily

    • #27792 Reply
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      I had exactly the same problem. I was trying to play KQ4 as well. I wish that they had a downloadable emulator as well. It’s not much fun to have the game bomb and have to download the disc images a 2nd time on dial-up when you want to try again. The files are in a different format than what the AppleWin emulator can use.

    • #27793 Reply
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      I was able to get in and see part of the opening movie last night. It’s definitely different from the SCI version of KQ4 (I can’t tell how different yet, because I didn’t see that much of the movie). Hitting the ‘esc’ key seemed to help the repeating letters in some cases, but in other cases the thing had a mind of its own and seemed to be hitting the Return key independant of anything I was doing.

      I’d like a downloadable emulator too. Hmm.

      -emily

    • #27794 Reply
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      The emulator is downloadable. Just go to the link for the company on the home page. I downloaded it and was playing all my downloaded images from the site. I am so glad I found it, I’ve been waiting years for something like that.
      If only Thexder would work with my joystick…

    • #27795 Reply
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      You’re right, I was able to download the emulator (it’s called the standalone ActiveX, took me a few minutes to find on the site), and KQ4’s disk images and get started. I had heard months ago that the Apple IIGS version of KQ4 was a “stripped down” version that didn’t include the same movies as the SCI DOS version. I disputed this at the time — I played KQ4 for the IIGS originally, and many years later played the SCI version in DOS, and didn’t notice a difference. Well, I was wrong… they are very different. the IIGS version looks like it’s similar to the AGI DOS version, but I have not fired up the AGI version to compare them. The graphics in the IIGS version seem to be based on the same artwork as the SCI version, but with less detail. Also, text boxes are handled differently, and the parser cursor remains at the bottom of the screen at all times as in AGI.

      Still, the IIGS sound is much, much better.

      I haven’t played very far but it does not seem that the IIGS is “missing” movies (which is what I had heard the difference was), just that the movies may have fewer animations and may be stripped down a bit.

      On an unrelated note, I also downloaded Zany Golf (an EA game) which I had borrowed from a friend for my IIGS many years ago, and always wanted to own. There’s a DOS version but it sucks. I was having much fun with it until I ran into problems with the cursor that seem to be emulator-related. In any case, just being able to play it and listen to the music was great. I am having a great time reliving my youth… who’d have thought I’d miss that clunky Apple so much when my dad suddenly got rid of it!

      -emily

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