King's Quest Collection Series (1997)

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Found version in sierra.inf file on CD1.

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License: Retail
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Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.3.9

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What works

  • All games/apps other than KQ7 install successfully out-of-the-box. KQ7 can also be installed with some work (see "additional comments").
  • All of the Apple II games run successfully (Mystery House, Wizard and the Princess, Mission: Asteroid, and Time Zone).
  • KQ1 (both versions), KQ2, KQ3, KQ4, LB1, and Nick's Picks run successfully provided that they are lauched in DOSBox.
  • Royal Scribe works (it must be loaded manually with WINE's winhlp32.exe)

What does not

  • The Windows versions of KQ5, KQ6, KQ7, LB2, MGDX, Inside the Chest, and King's Questions do not work (see attached bugs). However, CD1 also contains DOS versions of some of them which do (see "additional comments").
  • The installer fails to create any Start Menu entries and displays an error message for each one, so all games must be launched manually from the command-line (see "additional comments").


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Additional Comments

* KQ7's Windows installer relies on a DOS program named COPYMEGS.EXE which fails to run on its own. To fully install the Windows version of KQ7 the user must manually run COPYMEGS.EXE in DOSBox in addition to running the Windows installer. The command to run is "D:\COPYMEGS.EXE D:\kq7\resource.000 C:\SIERRA\KQC\kq7w\resource.000 100". * The installer runs a system check which will fail on certain tests without some configuration. (Alternatively, it can be skipped.) (1) For the MIDI test to pass, Wine must be setup to use a MIDI device. See (2) For the CD-ROM test to pass, the path to the CD-ROM drive on the Linux machine (e.g., /media/cdrom) must be configured as a Wine drive letter in winecfg. * CD1 contains both the DOS and Windows versions of KQ5, KQ6, and KQ7. The Windows installer installs only the Windows versions, which do not work in Wine, but the DOS versions can be installed and played successfully with DOSBox. Run install.bat on CD1 in DOSBox to install them. * CD1 also has DOS versions of Inside the Chest and King's Questions which can be run successfully with DOSBox, but they do not have an installer. To run King's Questions, execute SIERRA.EXE from the D:\TRIVIA directory. To run Inside the Chest, copy D:\ARCHIVE to local disk, change the files in it to be writable, and then run SIERRA.EXE in it. * Note that in all cases the need for DOSBox comes from the fact that Wine does not support DOS programs on 64-bit systems (nor does Microsoft Windows). On a 32-bit system it is likely that Wine would run all of the DOS programs successfully. * As noted above, the installer fails to create Start Menu entries, so all programs must be launched from the command line. The commands to run can be seen from the output on the terminal when running the installer, and are reproduced here: Mystery House: (in C:\\SIERRA\\KQC\\APPLE) C:\\SIERRA\\KQC\\APPLE\\APPLEWIN.EXE C:\\SIERRA\\KQC\\APPLE\\MYSTHOUS.DSK Wizard and the Princess: (in C:\\SIERRA\\KQC\\APPLE) C:\\SIERRA\\KQC\\APPLE\\APPLEWIN.EXE C:\\SIERRA\\KQC\\APPLE\\WIZARD.DSK Mission Asteroid: (in C:\\SIERRA\\KQC\\APPLE) C:\\SIERRA\\KQC\\APPLE\\APPLEWIN.EXE C:\\SIERRA\\KQC\\APPLE\\MISSION.NIB Time Zone: (in C:\\SIERRA\\KQC\\APPLE) C:\\SIERRA\\KQC\\APPLE\\APPLEWIN.EXE C:\\SIERRA\\KQC\\APPLE\\TZONE1A.NIB Kings Quest I Original: (in C:\\SIERRA\\KQC\\KQ1OLD) C:\\SIERRA\\KQC\\KQ1OLD\\SIERRA.COM Kings Quest I Remake: (in C:\\SIERRA\\KQC\\KQ1NEW) C:\\SIERRA\\KQC\\KQ1NEW\\SIERRA.COM Kings Quest II: (in C:\\SIERRA\\KQC\\KQ2) C:\\SIERRA\\KQC\\KQ2\\SIERRA.COM Kings Quest III: (in C:\\SIERRA\\KQC\\KQ3) C:\\SIERRA\\KQC\\KQ3\\SIERRA.COM Kings Quest IV: (in C:\\SIERRA\\KQC\\KQ4) C:\\SIERRA\\KQC\\KQ4\\SIERRA.COM Kings Quest V - Insert CD #2: (in D:\\KQ5) D:\\KQ5\\SCIKQ5.EXE C:\\SIERRA\\KQC\\KQ5W\\WINRES.CFG Kings Quest VI - Insert CD #2: (in C:\\SIERRA\\KQC\\KQ6W) C:\\SIERRA\\KQC\\KQ6W\\SCIWV.EXE C:\\SIERRA\\KQC\\KQ6W\\SIERRA.INI Kings Quest VII: (in D:\\KQ7) C:\\SIERRA\\KQC\\KQ7W\\SIERRAW.EXE -o C:\\SIERRA\\KQC\\KQ7W\\RESOURCE.WIN Kings Quest VI AVI - Insert CD #2: (in D:\\KQ6AVI) D:\\KQ6AVI\\MAKINGKQ.AVI Kings Quest VIII AVI - Insert CD #2: (in D:\\KQ8AVI) D:\\KQ8AVI\\MASK.AVI Colonel's Bequest: (in C:\\SIERRA\\KQC\\LB1) C:\\SIERRA\\KQC\\LB1\\SIERRA.COM Dagger of Amon Ra - Insert CD #3: (in C:\\SIERRA\\KQC\\LB2W) C:\\SIERRA\\KQC\\LB2W\\SCIWV.EXE C:\\SIERRA\\KQC\\LB2W\\SIERRA.INI Mother Goose Deluxe - Insert CD #3: (in D:\\MGDX) C:\\SIERRA\\KQC\\MGDX\\SIERRAW.EXE C:\\SIERRA\\KQC\\MGDX\\RESOURCE.CFG Inside the Chest: (in D:\\ARCHIVE) D:\\ARCHIVE\\SIERRAW.EXE D:\\ARCHIVE\\RESOURCE.CFG Nicks Picks: (in C:\\SIERRA\\KQC\\ARCADES) C:\\SIERRA\\KQC\\ARCADES\\PLAY.BAT Royal Scribe: (in C:\\windows) C:\\windows\\WINHELP.EXE D:\\SCRIBE\\KQ.HLP King's Questions: (in D:\\TRIVIA) D:\\TRIVIA\\SIERRAW.EXE D:\\TRIVIA\\RESOURCE.CFG

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 17 20101.3.9Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 25 20101.3.7No Not installable Garbagean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
25426 King's Quest Collection Series (1997): KQ7, MGDX, and King's Questions crash winevdm.exe REOPENED View

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