King's Quest Collector's Edition's original requirements:
MS-DOS 5.0 or Windows 3.0 or greater
16 MB RAM
105 MB Hard drive space
VGA 256 colors
SoundBlaster or compatible sound card
The King's Quest Collector's Edition may have some audio problems.
Solution #1 (preferred):
Play the game in DOSBox.
Open the "RESOURCE.CFG" file in the game's folder and change
soundDrv = GENMIDI.DRV
Note: the folder must already have a GENMIDI.DRV file in it. It will not work to copy it from another folder.
There are a couple of bugs some of the games in the The King's Quest Collector's Edition has that are not speed dependent.
During the course of the game, you will need to prepare a variety of spells using the information printed verbatim in your game manual. The spells (including page numbers in Roman Numerals) are copyright protection. Sierra/Vivendi Universal no longer provides printed King's Quest game manuals, but you can download a PDF of the manual from the 2nd KQ collection from Sierra's FTP. (No longer available)
MISSING PAGE NUMBERS:
The game manual for King's Quest III in Sierra's 15th Anniversary KQ Collector's Edition (with KQ games 1-6) have the spells but no page numbers. If you have this collection, you can download a PDF of the manual from the 2nd KQ collection from Sierra's FTP. (No longer available)
In many of the collection game manuals, some of the spells have errors in them, so even if you follow the directions exactly, you may not be successful in preparing the spell.
In the "Transforming Another into a Cat" spell, step 6 may incorrectly say, "Mold dough into a cookie." It should be "Shape dough into a cookie" or "Pat dough into a cookie."
In the "Teleportation at Random" spell, the last two verse lines of may incorrectly say, "Take me now from this place thither, To another place far hither." It should be "Take me now from this place hither, To another place far thither." The words "hither" and "thither" were mistakenly switched.
In the "Becoming Invisible" Spell, step 2 may incorrectly say, "Measure a spoon of cactus juice." It should be "Squeeze cactus juice on a spoon."
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