I must be a fool, trying to play Space Quest 6 in Win 2K, but after beating the demo several times over just fine, I downloaded the full CD version.|
But... it only had a DOS interpreter. With VDMSound at full power and some tweaking with the tools that came with SQ6 I got it to show the Sierra logo and main menu.
But... when I move the mouse or press any key at all, the game crashes out. I see black bars appearing at locations that suggest a DOS-style GPF, only written in black on black. How silly.
Strangely, the demo version, which -did- have a Win interpreter runs fine.
Copying the demo's Win interpreter over to the full version's folder, I get an error saying: "This game is not version-stamped".
I also tried copying LSL6's Winterpreter (new word!) but that failed too.
Now what? Is there a Winterpreter that works in SQ6?
BTW: To whoever wrote it, the VMD Player works and rocks!
I MAY be able to help you. I can send you the Windows interpreter along with a SIERRA.INI file, but right now, I don't have enough time. Could I ask you to e-mail me in the beginning of next week? I'll send you the files in a ZIP.|
For anti-spam reasons, I'll be writing the e-mail address in reverse.
The address is: kd.bulc-n@toegdip
Just type it as it is, but start from the right. That way, you'll end up with "pid...", where the "..." represents the rest of the converted address. I'll have the files ready by then.
Well thank you so much, Pidgeot!|
Have a cookie in advance!
|rwfromxenon||Hmm, my version is commercial, and I can't run it in 2000 either :-|
|Eero R||Makes me want to dig up my copy of Space Quest 6 and test it... :P|
There's also a thing called DOSBox, but SQ6 doesn't work with it. LSL6 works well aside from some sound issues.|
|detheavn||I just tried my SQ6, mine DOES have a WIN interpreter. Doesn't mean that it runs flawlessly ... it just runs ... =\|
I managed to run SQ6 under W2K once - the sound "disappeared", but I used VDMSound and it worked. There were some problems with "stuttering" in some scenes, but the game was playable. There was no way to run it properly under Windows Xtreme Poop, though; it would always crash or freeze (as did several other titles). Of course, the only MS system where there were no problems with running it (or other classic games, in fact) was W98 (I had both FE and SE and ran Sierra games, including SQ6, under both, flawlessly), which is the best, if not the only usable, operating system that MS ever managed to make.|