King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella SCI Help

King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella's original requirements:

MS-DOS 5.0 or greater
286 or better
512 KB RAM
2.5 (KQ1), 4 MB (KQ4) Hard drive space
AdLib, SoundBlaster, GameBlaster or Roland MT-32/LAPC-1/CM-32L


Audio Problems

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:
Play the game with FreeSCI, a third party Interpreter for Sierra's early SCI games.

Solution 4 (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 try.

Game Specific Bugs

Problem - Waterfalls Lockup:
The game Lockups at the waterfall scene in King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella.

Install this patch.

Problem - Can't Climb the Whale's Tongue:
The Whale's Tongue scene in King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella seems impossible to solve.

Be patient and move slowly, saving often. Click here for a step by step image.


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