Author Topic: QFG 4.5 Discussion Part XVIII  (Read 44782 times)

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Re: QFG 4.5 Discussion Part XVIII
« Reply #15 on: September 26, 2014, 02:24:40 AM »
good point.. any way a mod could put all this in its own thread?

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Re: QFG 4.5 Discussion Part XVIII
« Reply #16 on: September 26, 2014, 09:57:44 AM »
urmm i dont think you understand what i mean garr

thats a direct quote and after doing what it said..
the game runs FINE  in win7 64 bit

so you have the windows exe... and the setup.bat
dont even touch the setup.bat

just right click the EXE... in the box that has the exe you type --setup  after it so it looks like this

QFG.exe --setup.exe

it will then LAUNCH the setup or you can just make a setup config yourself if you know how  (i did)

btw its never default for full screen ever, just so you know
if you got it fullscreen you set it up that way

if a full screen was default on this game it would hurt it, badly if not setup at the right res
so 90% of games this old run in a box, hell even qfi did at first,

so you pick 640x480  there is no way a new age desktop can have that res my lowest is 800x600 so yes its in a window,
to solve that just edit the config to 0 for windowed.. tadaaa

anyway it works mate

if anyone needs help getting it to work, without XP or 32 bit lemme know
:-[ :-[ :-[It does in fact work. My problem was not properly altering the destination section, then failing to start the game with the QFG.exe. Many thanks. By the way, huge kudos on finding BT. he he he  :-[ :-[ :-[

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Re: QFG 4.5 Discussion Part XVIII
« Reply #17 on: September 26, 2014, 10:40:35 AM »
Visit Blake's Sanctum, click "Enter the Site," watch the intro or skip (top right corner), and scroll down until you see Top QFG Fan Games.

Blake has (relatively) recently put together the only known fan-site for QFG 4, with how to get the game running (he prefers the Windows version to the DOS version), a complete walkthrough, world map, and more...

http://webspace.webring.com/people/ed/d_blakeley/Games/QFGSeries/QFGSeriesIndex.html

He has done a fantastic job of collecting every bit of knowledge about QFG-inspired fan games, whether they are completed project, on-going projects, or dead projects.

However, be warned: his website definitely has a late 1990s Internet aesthetic to it!   ;)
« Last Edit: September 26, 2014, 10:55:49 AM by Goatmeal »

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Re: QFG 4.5 Discussion Part XVIII
« Reply #18 on: September 26, 2014, 11:58:45 AM »
yep goatmeal the part i didnt see was HOW TO GET the game running on modern machines

all the rest i saw!
just duurrr kal!

so yep it works,
just for me in windows only with that --setup addition onto the file,
without it the game wont even start up

dosbox for me it does..
which is odd he didnt know about the win installer for a while he didnt make it..
strange him saying he prefers the windows one as he created this game in dos on win 95/98 he cant remember which as he was dual booting back n forth lol

according to his posts anyway..

cheers goatmeal, most of us have that site but for those that dont!
there ya go, and in case you pull a "kal"  RTFM !   if you dont know what rtfm means google it lol

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Re: QFG 4.5 Discussion Part XVIII
« Reply #19 on: September 26, 2014, 04:09:49 PM »
Because it's one of the most awesome parody games every created.

It was perfect on just about every level as an epic tribute to all that was Classical Sierra.

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Re: QFG 4.5 Discussion Part XVIII
« Reply #20 on: September 26, 2014, 04:22:01 PM »
have you played the game?

huh?
its nothing like a sierra game, you thinkin of the right game?
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Re: QFG 4.5 Discussion Part XVIII
« Reply #21 on: September 27, 2014, 01:02:26 PM »
I never cared for the game myself. I found it to be juvenile  and silly at best. I agree that outside of the stolen artwork it really is not very Sierra like. However, I would never pull an Elsa and try to forbid any discussion and censor anyone's access to it.

That said, perhaps I should do an installer for it since so many seem to have trouble setting up the game. I can get it to run with sound, but I would not be able to guarantee about the stability of the game given its poor coding.
« Last Edit: September 27, 2014, 11:38:38 PM by Collector »

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Re: QFG 4.5 Discussion Part XVIII
« Reply #22 on: September 27, 2014, 01:52:38 PM »
you said it collector!

and yea I got it to work .. again its a facepalm RTFM kal!
haha

but yea terrible coding,
AND he cant even remember which os he made it on.. haha ive had those days

still he said its 95 or 98se he made it on, damnnn

yea the game.. not so fun..
makes me lovith QFI soo much more..

i suppose I could also make an installer dos and windows, 32 bit tho.. but it would run in 64 bit mode

annnnywway

thanks for the post collector, we see eye to eye on this game and its.. ick... code
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Re: QFG 4.5 Discussion Part XVIII
« Reply #23 on: September 27, 2014, 10:07:40 PM »
I've now played qfg4.5 twice as fighter and twice as thief, each one on both xp 32 bit, and win 7 64 bit. Thoroughly enjoyed it, but not as much as QFI. In QFG 4.5, a lot was taken from King's quest V, the snowy mountain area, the sea voyage to the island, and a bit of space quest music thrown in.

Getting back to QFI, I found it rather easy, especially the BT part, but quickly lost interest in that. It was too tedious, yet doable. Too much hit and miss, but Blackthorne says the BT part will be more lenient in the update. There is so much more that can be done, things like the hanging plant on the edge of the stables, the well by Rayford's house, etc.

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Re: QFG 4.5 Discussion Part XVIII
« Reply #24 on: September 28, 2014, 12:29:59 AM »
urmm
make a new thread garr

this kinda sounds like an insult towards the bt hunt and qfi

1.  qfg 4.5 is poop, most say so, if you liked it cool, but its just terrible but yes it works
2. are you CLAIMING that the bt hunt was  1. to easy to get to (yet you and so many had problems finding the bar)  2. claiming that the bar wasnt a great enough reward for all the effort... even though it was never meant to be found by users like us?

3. as for what could have been in qfi, new thread
i  have a list too... but its nothing bad, just things we all wished woulda happened or coulda

romance options etc,  imo buying a flat and upgrading it with nice items or decor based on the path would rock too, pointless yes, time and fun with bly hell yes.. have trophies from random monster kills on the mantle, 
adding small plants seems odd imo, but its more aesthetics than anything for content

but again this kinda insults the bt hunt, saying it was very simple and.. not worth the effort in the end..

confusion sets in..

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Re: QFG 4.5 Discussion Part XVIII
« Reply #25 on: September 28, 2014, 01:22:56 PM »
Gar are you serious about this?!  The Bt hunt/ bar is the most challenging easter egg i have ever encountered in a game im my 30 years of playing games?  I will agree that the combat in QFI is a pain in the ass, but as an adventure game its one of the best ive played in 20 years.  I would never have found it without help from these forums and i think most other players wouldnt have either.


   As for QFg 4.5 is a shitty game all around. Bad graphics, bad combat, bad jokes, bad coding, Just all bad in my opion.  It has its moments of hilarity but thats all.  Getting it to run is nearly impossible and if you do its not stable/buggy as hell.  Its mildly entertaining at best. ;D
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Re: QFG 4.5 Discussion Part XVIII
« Reply #26 on: September 28, 2014, 02:44:23 PM »
I think that QFG 4 isn't all bad, sure, the overall game is just like "What?...", but there were a few good things. For example, you could finally uhh... go on a date... with the farmer's daughter and, no jokes, something that I really liked was the music. I am aware that a lot of it was rip-offs or remakes, but it still sounded great.  ;)
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Re: QFG 4.5 Discussion Part XVIII
« Reply #27 on: September 28, 2014, 04:23:59 PM »
I never considered the implications of going on a date with a female centaur- eww!  :-\


But part of QFG 4.5's charm is its overt willingness to be offensive. (although they did censor one racist joke from the game)

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Re: QFG 4.5 Discussion Part XVIII
« Reply #28 on: September 28, 2014, 09:41:35 PM »
Also, here's discussion Part VII for those who missed the prequel. ;)

Btw, HOW DO YOU FIND THE QFG 4.5 EASTER EGG IN HEROINE'S QUEST?!!!


I've played that game a few times and I can seriously NEVER find that damned message about the game anywhere in the library...

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Re: QFG 4.5 Discussion Part XVIII
« Reply #29 on: September 29, 2014, 04:12:10 AM »
It's not an Easter egg, you need to click on the books on top of the shelf.
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