First post, by carlostex
so recently i took interest into trying to run King's Quest 1 VGA remake on DOS. I knew from years ago that there was a VGA remake for DOS, but didn't care for years. I now decided to check it out. So basically, all AGS games that use AGS engine up to 2.62 can indeed run in DOS. So i looked for remakes that could run on DOS and found King's Quest 1 (version 2.0) and King's Quest 2 (version 2.0). Both these versions use AGS versions below 2.62 so they run on DOS. I would recommend at least minimum a Pentium 200 Mhz CPU and 32MB of RAM, and the games will run acceptably. My K6-3+ at 400 MHz actually runs them quite well. Unfortunately King's Quest 2 just seems to suffer from speech cutoff, it seems the game does not allow the whole speech to finish so it cuts off and goes to the next character.
Unfortunately the earliest King's Quest 3 and Quest for Glory 2 releases i found already used AGS versions 2.71, so unfortunately playing them in DOS is not an option. I wonder if these could be eventually recompiled for the 2.62 engine version.
OK, i'm aware that these games mainly targeted Windows, but i think its really cool to run them on DOS. Anyone with a similar experience to mine? Anyone tried to run these games on real DOS machines? Let me know of your experience!