Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist Help

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    Ballad of Freddy Pharkas:
    Frontier Pharmacist
    Freddy Pharkas Updates/Patches (none)

Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist's original requirements:

MS-DOS 5.0 or Windows 3.0 or greater
386 or better
640 KB RAM
19 MB Hard drive space
AdLib, Disney Sound Source, General MIDI, Microsoft Sound System, PC Speaker, Pro Audio Spectrum / Plus / 16, PS/1 Audio Card, Roland MT-32 (and LAPC-1), Sound Blaster, Sound Blaster 16, Sound Blaster Pro, Tandy / PCjr, Thunderboard


Audio Problems

Audio problems are common in the later Sierra DOS SCI games. There's no single fix for all these games. You can try the Windows version, if running on 32-bit Windows.

Problem - Poor Quality / No Sound (Win9x and XP):
The game has no sound or the music is of poor quality.

Solution 1 (preferred):
Play the game in DOSBox. It also will work with the MT-32 sound module, if you are fortunate to have one.

Solution 2:
Use VDMSound. The game work well with VDMSound. The sound will be as good as your audio hardware, and as with DOSBox, it works with the MT-32 sound module.

Solution 3 (DOS/Win9x):
Install DOS drivers for your soundcard. Without DOS drivers installed you won't have sound in a DOS window in Windows 9x. If you can't find DOS drivers for your soundcard, there is an alpha (developmental) version of VDMS that you can


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