Some Sierra Online adventure games hang very often (system error) on my Performa 6116. They run better on the LC475. Games like King's Quest 5, King's Quest 6, Freddy Pharkas, King's Quest 7. I have my LC475 on my other house and i have used it before a long time. Also I use the Performa with the Sonnet installed.
So as I remember:
Macintosh Performa with Sonnet:
Freddy Pharkas hangs very often (system error)
King's Quest 5 hangs often
King's Quest 7 hangs sometimes
King's Quest 6 almost everytime
Larry 5 i think not so often
Larry 6 floppy not so often
Larry 6 cd runs ok most of the times, maybe every time
Police Quest 4 runs ok most of the times, maybe every time
Larry 1 enchanced i think runs ok the most times
Space Quest 4 needs the ppc patch and there is sound only with Roland MT32, not Mac sound
Space Quest 3 runs ok with ppc patch, i think also there is sound only with Roland MT32
The problems are especially with the Sierra online titles. There is a patch also in order not to hang at the start but i think the better solution is to use a date before September 1993. I use 1992 as a date 😀
But all these adventure games that hang with system error on the Performa run better on the LC475.
The best one for the Performa is Gabriel Knight. It runs perfectly, speed, sound, everythink, It has also better fonts than the PC version so for me it is better for reading the dialogues and the descriptions. But the PC has also the cd version.
I hope I helped a little 😀
- Macintosh LC475, Powerbook 540c, Macintosh Performa 6116CD, Power Macintosh G3 Minitower (x2), Imac G3, Powermac G4 MDD, Powermac G5, Imac Mid 2007
- Cyrix 120
- Amiga 500, Amiga 1200
- Atari 1040 STF
- Roland MT32, CM64, CM500, SC55, SC88, Yamaha MU50