King’s Quest VII
The Princeless Bride
SECTION 1 - HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS
4MB RAM for the DOS version
8 MB RAM for the Windows version
CD ROM drive
1MB hard drive space for small install
100 MB hard drive space for full install
MS-DOS 5.0 or higher
VGA (256 colors)
DOS 5.0 or higher
Windows 3.1 or higher for the Windows version
Sound Card with DAC
RECOMMENDED FOR BEST PERFORMANCE486DX
Double speed CD ROM
The General Drill
by Inferno (a printable copy)
"...First let's take a look at the 'General Drill'
Whenever I start a new game, especially an "older one"; I have always made it a habit to make sure my system is clean. (So let's clean house) Our cleaning products?? No, I'm not talking about special Orange Sprays or Pine smelly disinfectants! I'm referring to the "3 Musketeers " of WINTEL Systems. They are: "Disk Clean Up", Check Disc (the old Scan Disc in pre XP Windows based systems) and Defrag.
First, Let's do a Disk Clean Up (Don't know how?) GO to-->Start-->All Programs--> Accessories--> System Tools-->Disk Clean Up. Empty out what you don't need ( you'll be surprised at what you can accumulate!) Shut down all extra programs. (for those of you who know how to do this part ...just skip onto the next area of the "Setup".) For those of you who don't, the easiest way to terminate your TSRs (terminated but staying resident programs, also known as background applications") is to right click on each of the little icons in the lower right portion of your "Tool Bar" (located near your clock), As you right click on each of them you will get the option to either "exit", "close" or "unload". Do this for each of them. Then, if you have a Screensaver go ahead and disable it.
If you haven't done the "Ole' Scan Disk"...(in XP it's called "Check Disk") and Defragged recently here is a good time to do it. Go to-->My Computer-->Local Disc "C" ("C" is mine but your Local Disc maybe assigned another letter)-->Right Click-->Properties-->Tools-->"Check Now..." ->Make sure that both boxes are checked--> 1.)Automatically fix file system errors and 2.)Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors.--> Click Start. You can follow this same path to locate your Defrag program as well or use Start-->All Programs-->Accessories--> System Tools-->Defrag Hard Drive.
Check your system by doing a "Ctrl, Alt & Delete", this will bring up " The Task Manager", If you have closed out all Windows Programs, the field under "Applications" will be blank.
(Leave the field marked "Processes" alone. Yep, I know there are lots of interesting files in there...but your really better off not touching anything in there unless you really know just what you are doing.)
You might want to check on your Video and Audio acceleration at this time, make sure you set the video at the 2nd notch from the right --> and audio should be set to the 2nd notch from the right as well (I find that this is the best setting for this adventure on MY system. Yours may be different, but this is always a good place to start and you can increase or lower them as you see fit after the game is installed.)
I know this seems like a bother, but if you take the time to make sure your system is sparkling on the inside, you'll have less headaches later. Remember a healthy XP is a happy one. "
You will also need a patch q7pat.exe.You can download it on http://www.computergamers.com/patches/k.htm The patch only works with versions 1.4 and 1.51 of King's Quest VII. Make sure that you download to a folder that you'll be able to find easily.
- Go to-->My Computer-->"Your CDROM Drive letter"-->Right Click-->Choose Explore.
- Locate-->"setup.exe"-->Double Click and let the installation begin. Press any key to continue.
- The program will now ask you if the destination directory can be "c:\sierra\kq7"-->Press Ok.
- You'll be copying your files to "C:\sierra\kq7\".
- The next screen should test the sound. If you hear the sound. Press OK.
- The next test will ask you if you want to make a bootdisk. Choose no.
The game will now install. When it’s finished, exit the game.
Once installed -->Locate--> the patch that you have downloaded. Copy the patch (q7pat.exe) Right click--> Copy to-->"C:\sierra\kq7" folder.
Right click -> Paste.
Locate--> “kq7pat.exe” sierra\kq7and Double Click on it. The patch will now install.
Go to-->My Computer-->"Your CDROM Drive Letter"-->Right Click-->Choose Explore.
Locate-->"sierraw.exe” copy it (Right Click -> Copy) to C:\Sierra\kq7 (Right click --> Paste).
Click on Start-> Programs--> Sierra -Right Click on Kings Quest Icon.
Choose Properties -> Shortcut -> Target-> Find the text “sierraws.exe” and simply change it in “sierraw.exe” Compatibility (Right Click ->Properties-->Compatibility). Run this program in compatibility mode for: Windows 98/Me. Choose run in 256 colors.
To run the game remember to start with the CD in your CDROM Drive. Click on the Icon on Start-> Programs -> Sierra ->King’s Quest VII.
To play in full screen try this:
- Right click any where on your Desk Top--> Select Properties--> Settings--> Advanced--> Adapter--> List All Modes. From here, choose 640X480/256colors and choose a Refresh Rate of anywhere from
75Hz -120Hz (see which one works best for you). Remember to restart you system each time you make a change.
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