King’s Quest VII  
The Princeless Bride
Setup Walkthrough

by Brenda


SECTION 1 - HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS

 

REQUIRED:


386SX
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)
Mouse
DOS 5.0 or higher
Windows 3.1 or higher for the Windows version
Sound Card with DAC

RECOMMENDED FOR BEST PERFORMANCE486DX
8MB RAM
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. "
...Inferno




More Preparation



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.


The Setup:

 

 


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.


Note:

To play in full screen try this:

 

 

Back to XP Game List K-O 


Back to Inferno's XP Compatibility List



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