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Re: QFG 4.5 Discussion Part XVIII
« Reply #30 on: September 29, 2014, 05:07:16 AM »
I think QFG4.5 is a pretty damn good game to be honest with you. The programming is what lets it down IMHO, not the blatant use of graphics and sounds from other games. That is what is kinda nice about it, finding things from other games and recognising them.
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Re: QFG 4.5 Discussion Part XVIII
« Reply #31 on: September 29, 2014, 06:05:00 AM »
oh yea .. on that much i totally agree, its the terrible code n programming i just .. idk hard to get over,
if you do its a pretty decent game

just ah .. we have so many to pick n choose from these days and well, if i had to lose a game and it was freeware qfg 4.5 would be the one id pick over say heroines or the other revamps etc

but yea its funny as heck
and nice to see blatant ripoffs as hat tips imo
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Re: QFG 4.5 Discussion Part XVIII
« Reply #32 on: September 30, 2014, 02:01:53 AM »
He does use a bit of original programming, doesn't he?

The Pirate Dungeon didn't look familiar at all to me- though it wouldn't surprise me if it was from some obscure adventure game. ;)

Btw, what was the deal with that monster that was terrorizing the Meeps?  Is that an original creature or from some other videogame?


Also, I agree, it IS fun to see areas you recognize, like Bernard living in the same place as the Sheriff of Nottingham.

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Re: QFG 4.5 Discussion Part XVIII
« Reply #33 on: September 30, 2014, 07:03:41 AM »
It's all original programming, it's just pretty poorly done. That said, it was written when AGS was a DOS based engine (that's how old it is!) and at a time when the scripting language didn't have the same structure or clear direction it has today. It's a miracle it works and as far as I know, it's the first fully playable AGS Sierra game, so that's gotta give it some small place in adventure game history.
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Re: QFG 4.5 Discussion Part XVIII
« Reply #34 on: September 30, 2014, 06:39:09 PM »
Any true Sierra fan owes it to themselves to play this game, Richard Cobbelpott's obnoxious, overly-pretentious review of it be damned.

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Re: QFG 4.5 Discussion Part XVIII
« Reply #35 on: October 01, 2014, 12:28:18 PM »
Well since no one has said they want an installer for it, I guess I won't bother.

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Re: QFG 4.5 Discussion Part XVIII
« Reply #36 on: October 01, 2014, 12:47:25 PM »
??
what kinda comment is that collector!!

me wants!

i mean i can get it to run but hey! if you can build it... we will .. come?
damn that sounded like an al lowe double entendre!

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Re: QFG 4.5 Discussion Part XVIII
« Reply #37 on: October 01, 2014, 06:38:56 PM »
Found original game disk for QFG5. No matter what, the D#%n thing will not work in win 7 64 bit. Not ever with the 1.2 update and the compatability patch for w2000/xp 64 bit.

Fortunately I recently acquired the old xp 32 bit pc and QFG5 does great after update and compat patch. Only thing I don't like is the game cd is required. There's a fix for 1.0 but not 1.2. Maybe I can change some file to point to the game directory instead of the cd.
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Re: QFG 4.5 Discussion Part XVIII
« Reply #38 on: October 01, 2014, 07:03:34 PM »
Uh... game cd?

Why would a fan-game need a game cd?  It's not like it got released in stores or anything.

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Re: QFG 4.5 Discussion Part XVIII
« Reply #39 on: October 01, 2014, 07:26:34 PM »
QFG 5 is not fan based, it was released in stores as "Quest For Glory: Dragon Fire" and came on 2 cd's. It uses the gamedisk as a rather lame form of copy protection. So my two disk set is a gold mine and not likely to be many of them out there in the gaming world. Originally released in 1989 and I got mine at a now defunct company that was bought out by another.

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Re: QFG 4.5 Discussion Part XVIII
« Reply #40 on: October 01, 2014, 07:52:00 PM »
i can get dragon fire to run on win7 64 bit

takes quite a bit

but yea..
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also garr not sure which ver you have

I own 3 copies , kosh has 9 copies of qfg5 i believe,
all have 2 cd's minus one of his thats a 3 cd thing .. he has odd country releases of every sierra game ..

anyway its not really rare, its just how it was sold at the time,
idk
nice item though
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Re: QFG 4.5 Discussion Part XVIII
« Reply #41 on: October 01, 2014, 08:58:45 PM »
I think the problem here is the quicktime on my disks is 32 bit. tried running it and message said I need a 64 bit QT. That's probably why it wouldn't run on my modern machine. I'll try finding an updated QT.

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Re: QFG 4.5 Discussion Part XVIII
« Reply #42 on: October 01, 2014, 11:28:48 PM »
yea try playing the 2000 FMV era games that require apple bs,
it gets mind numbing but again
i can get almost anything to work

you can install that quicktime stuff .. just fyi

anything thats needed runs, just yea.. gets problematic on the qt issues

see my avatar for details lol
or there was an edgar allen poe game, that needed apple bs and was so hard to get running.. did eventually though

keep trying let me know the errors you are getting and what u are using..
do you know how to make a virtual os setup?
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Re: QFG 4.5 Discussion Part XVIII
« Reply #43 on: October 02, 2014, 12:16:14 AM »
Huh uh. None of that virtual bs for me. Anyhow, when trying to start the game in win 7 64 bit, a message says "static". Even the sierra tools says I have no internet connection. L o L

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Installed QT 7.
Applied the 64 bit update for 1.2. Installed the compatability patch for win2k/xp. Set the desktop icon for compatability mode for win 2000 and administrative rights. The intro plays, but still when try to start the game, same message in a small blank square shows "Static" looks like this:

Clicking on the OK, something with sound tries to happen but then nothing.


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Re: QFG 4.5 Discussion Part XVIII
« Reply #44 on: October 02, 2014, 01:50:01 AM »
oh oh!
i got that once!

there is an updated installer!

it works perfect after that

here

Try the new installer http://sierrahelp.co...stallers.html#Q

"New Quest for Glory V installer - Installs entire game to the hard drive for CD-less play. Allows the game to be installed already patched on 64-bit Windows."

lemme know if it works!

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