Having trouble getting your old Sierra On-Line adventure game to run? Here you will find a collection of tips, help, tools and patches to get your games running on newer, faster computers with newer Operating Systems. The help and information that is gathered here comes many sources. Most of it is my own work from experimentation, trial and error. There is also content that has been garnered from the web, mostly from the old Sierra WebX boards, VOGONS and Al Lowe's web site.
New content is frequently uploaded and more games added. There is technical information, guides, patches, walkthroughs, game documentation, demos, hints, tips and spoilers. If you don't have any technical bugs with your game, but, just need a push in the right direction, a walkthrough might just be what the doctor ordered. Just follow the links below. If you can't find what you are looking for, The Sierra Help Pages has a forum. Join now to ask for more help or just to join the community.
The Sierra Help Pages Forums is a venue for seeking extra help. It is where most of the activity on SHP will be found. While it is a community for the members, many of which go back to the old Sierra WebX boards, not every one wants to join the fun. However, there is some valuable information and resources to be found on it. For convenience, see the Forum Highlights for links to specific threads within the forums that will be of interest to many outside of the SHP community or those requesting game and installer help.
A Revival for Sierra Fans?
On the heels of the release of the new Leisure Suit Larry Reloaded, Jane Jensen busy remaking Gabriel
Knight: Sins of the Fathers 20th Anniversary Edition, the Coles working on Hero U and The 2 Guys from Andomeda plugging away at
SpaceVenture comes this bit of exciting news. Activision has reactivated the old www.sierra.com website:
Gold Rush! classic is once again available to the public. It has been repackaged to run on modern PCs.
Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 20th Anniversary Edition - For the Jane Jensen and Gabriel Knight fans, the first game of the series, Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers is being remade by Jane Jensen with updated graphics for modern hardware.
Jane Jensen's Gray Matter is available on GOG
Sierra game help.
AGI/SCI Game Development
AGI and SCI are the two main engines used by Sierra during the "Golden Era". The following informaton and resources are invaluable to the game developer and those that simply want to explore the resources of the Sierra games.
Nonspecific game help
Fun stuff and extras.
Our beloved Sierra classics have become available, once again. Good Old Games (GOG) has acquired the rights to distribute some of the Sierra Classics, For those of you who have not heard about Good Old Games, GOG sells many old classic games that have not been available for years. Through the use of familiar tools, such as DOSBox and ScummVM, the games are setup to run on modern systems, at a low price and unlike games purchased from Steam, they are completely DRM free and preconfigured to work on modern computers.
SHP is an affiliate partner of GOG.com. Here is your chance to get that Sierra classic that you have been wanting for a fraction of the price that it would cost you on eBay and help The Sierra Help Pages at the same time. GOG has Arcanum: Of Steamworks & Magick Obscura, Gabriel Knight: Sins of The Fathers, Phantasmagoria, Space Quest 4-6, a Red Baron Pack, a pack of The Incredible Machine games, with more to come. GOG also has many non-Sierra favorites like The Longest Journey, including some free games. Remember, these are completely DRM free. Once you have purchased a game from GOG, it is yours to keep and install on any computer that you own.
For those who remember The Sierra Network or the ImagiNation Network you may wish to re-explore this, the first online gaming community. Through the ImagiNation Network Revival project this is now possible. I have created an SHP installer for INN that will connect to the ImagiNation Network Revival. You can find the INN Revival forum thread here.
* I have made some replacement installers for Sierra DOS games. These installers will copy all needed files to your harddrive, configure the games and automatically set them up to run in DOSBox from a Windows shortcut, just like a native Windows game. They can also download and install DOSBox for you. The games will start in a window, which can be made full screen at any time by pressing Alt+Enter.
This project is not yet finished, there are still more games and information to add. You can contribute to this project. If you have any questions, comments corrections, or requests that may make these pages better, you may post them on the forum (free registration required to post). I hope that this project can grow into a real asset to the Sierra community.
These pages were being hosted on tawmis.com with the kindness of its owner, known on the Sierra boards as Tymber. Tawm is now a co-admin of The Sierra Help Pages. Thanks, Tawmis.
Broken links or errors can be reported on the the forums, (free registration required).
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