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  • in reply to: #23368

    Awesome Collector9999!  Didn’t know somebody had taken the time to make the process so easy, I think Jill shoudl be in great shape now:)

    in reply to: #23366

    here is some basic Dos syntax..

    to change a directory type “cd directoryname”

    to execute an executable file type “filename”

    Executable files usually have the extension *.exe. or *.com

    For Sierra Games you typically 1st execute a file name “Install.exe” and run the game with “Sierra.exe” or an abbreviated name of the game like “KQ6.exe”

    in reply to: #23365

    you need to use a program called DosBox in order to get it to run on a new machine\%27s

    Unless you have an old school machine that runs Dos.

    you also need to know basic DOS syntax commands to install the game and run it.

    Here I found a Youtube video that seems to walk you through the process, good luck!  If you need more help try learn how to make useful info searches via google:)  wikipedia is helpful too

    in reply to: Space Quest Forever……. #26725

    Dang Randy way to put it, DEAD! lol a little harsh but I was sort of thinking the same thing.  the core market for todays games was definitely too young at the time these classics were popular.  To James’ (hey capn Kirk just notices that name what the middle initial?) point I think they could be revived if they were repackaged in the right way. 

    Think about this what if they took only the later Sierra Games (VGA with the point and click interface) and ported them to the Nintendo DS.  Use the 2nd screen for inventory items and maybe a map.  The interface is perfect and the graphics would look pretty decent on a screen that size.  Sell the games online on the Wii Shop console sort of like episodes (think what they did with the Sam & Max sieries).   I think a project like this would be small enough that someone capable could take it upon themselves to do it and present a finished product to Activision Blizz.  Heck just give it to them and cross you fingers they use it. 

    From their perspective I guess they don’t like to touch the brands as they beleive it would dillute the brand value.  Maybe they plan to actually sell the Ip one day or release later compilations, or perhaps its a conflict with existing agreements (i.e., gametap)  who knows….

    in reply to: Space Quest Forever……. #26722

    Unfortunately the time has passed and apparently the interest for these classic tittles is just not enough to interest any investors in the industry to put any money into porting the tittles. Simply put no one out there believes they can get a return on their investment to justify the risk.

    You can find the Sierra Classic tittles on Gametap. From my brief look over there it doesn’t seem to have a large draw.  Its a matter of customer attrition, its been several years and the brands have faded.   The adventure game genre in general has declined significantly over the years ( i think its about 5% of the market now)

    I’ve done a bit of research since i got back into playing these old classic tittles and this a a brief summary of what I’ve found out that might interest you if you don’t already know:

    -Al Lowe (Leisure Suit Larry) tried to make a come back in 2006 with a game called Sam Suede, got about a year into it and then the project was canceled.  The start-up studio was closed and that was it…sad.  From articles I read it appears he underestimated the cost to develop games for the nextgen consoles.  In addtion publishers did not want to come on board as they could not come up with comparables from which to estimate projections (its all about minimizing risks and making money).

    -Adventure gaming does still exist in undergroung communities with small projects and fan based games. 

    -apparently there is a small market for adventure games in Europe.  Classic designers like Jane Jensen (Gabriel Knight, Kings Quest VI) is coming out with a new game called Gray Matter.  Hal Barwood (Indiana Jones and the fate of Atlantis) is comign out with a game called Mata Hari.

    Your not going to find the mainstream games we did in the past, the games coming out now are slow to develop and typically dont have the funds backing them to see the great production quality of the past.  The best we can do is to support the publishers/dev that put these games out in hopes that someday the genre might make a comeback. 

    I think the best shot as far as Adventure games on a console is with the Wii.  It would actually be a perfect fit IMO.  The DS is great fit as well. 

    Liesure suit Larry 7 had a good concept for a blended interface of text and point and click.

    just my thoughts…

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