What Computer to use for the Older Games?

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      Dear Ken-
           Thanks once again for years of wonderful memories.  The first sierra game I ever played was KQ6: Heir Today, Gone Tomarrow.  That led to my love for many others, to name a few Quest for Glory, Goblin Quest, and Space Quest.  My direct question for you, and I know this is probably a lot, but is there any way you (or someone else who has boxes for the games and the time to post it) could list the computer recommended / requirements for the old sierra games.  I’ve given up on trying to get my current computer to play them, so I figure I’ll blow the $100 to build a 386 or 486 to play them on.  My main points of interest are the Quest for Glory series, particularly 4: Shadows of Darkness, but it’s also hard to enjoy space quest 2 trying to get through the plant maze when your charectar moves at light speed on the slowest game setting.  Don’t ask about trying to get out of the castle on KQ1.  I swear that at that speed Grahm should be able to jump the moat.
      -Thank You
      Cory Weber
      Milwaukee, WI

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      (Old Sierra Games System Requirements)

      Go for a 486, 66 or 100. You don’t want slower than 66 for the newer games, but not faster than 100 for the older ones. Frans has a Space Quest gaming computer guide on spacequest.net. There’s another thread here about this sort of thing too. I suppose someone could document all the games and their technical specs, but I think most would agree that a faster 486 is what you want.

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      (re: Old Sierra Games System Requirements)

      If quest for glory 4 is invloved, I’d suggest going for a 486 100mhz for sure. If it’s slower than that….you may comprimise performance. Every other game should work well on a computer of that speed! 🙂

    • #24959 Reply

      (Play old Sierra Games on new PCs)

      Hi, recently I came over some old games: KQ1 to KQ4, SQx,LarryX. Memories of my children and me playing for hours, many years ago. Allthough I’m 57 now I’d like to have a go again, alas, it doesn’t work on GHz-CPUs or does it?
      Who can help?
      Greetings, Volkert

      My site

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      (re: Play old Sierra Games on new PCs) If you can’t or don’t want to put together an old computer, there are free tools available to help.
      1. For sound in old DOS games on Windows 2000 or Windows XP, install
      Link: DOSBox(http://ntvdm.cjb.net/”  target=blank>VDMSound and VDMS Launchpad.
      2. For DOS games that have timer bugs on newer machines, use <A href=”http://dosbox.sourceforge.net/) 
      , mostly for older, real mode games.
      3. For Sierra AGI games, try
      Link: FreeSCI(http://www.agidev.com/nagi.html”&nbsp; target=_blank>NAGI
      4. For earlier Sierra SCI games, try <A href=”http://freesci.linuxgames.com/download.html) 

      Help can also be found at the Sierra message boards
      Link: http://www.sierra.com/forum.do(http://www.sierra.com/forum.do)&nbsp;
      , VOGONS
      Link: http://vogons.zetafleet.com/(http://vogons.zetafleet.com/)&nbsp;
      and NTCompatible
      Link: http://www.ntcompatible.com/(http://www.ntcompatible.com/)&nbsp;

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