Spikey wrote on 2022-10-29, 04:22:
Scythifuge wrote on 2022-10-28, 17:12:
Spikey wrote on 2022-10-28, 15:22:
This is I think an IRQ issue, maybe the ThunderBoard driver uses a different IRQ port? I know with the same setup on a Pentium 1 I had to play with drivers for some games. Not sure I ever got QFG4 working outside the Windows version.
Is there a way to change the IRQ KQ6 uses?
Also, King's Quest V locked up during the beginning when Crispin walks over to the chest to get an item for Graham...
KQ5 has several bugs, I'm guessing you're playing the CD version? I would absolutely recommend the floppy version. Of course, you'll want to play it with MT-32.
As for IRQ, it's been a long time since I used old hardware, but you have to set it in DOS, I think? SETBLASTER command in autoexec.bat or something. It affects all games, not just one, so you need to play with it. I think the combo of AWE32 and SC-55 has a conflict, though, because that was the combo I used on retro hardware and always had issues with.
Indeed, I am using the CD version of KQ5! I was trying to enjoy the whole "entering into the age of the MPC" experience with KQ5, but the voices of the characters are really, really bad... It was passable back in the day, due to the novelty of it, but it is a hard sell, now. I say this as someone who champions the old ways!
I could try a mutli config/autoexec situation to test if KQ6 needs IRQ7 over IRQ5. Come to think of it, almost all of my 90's MS-DOS gaming was always based on an IRQ of 7, including the card which came with my Reveal Multimedia Upgrade Kit back in 93 (which came with KQ6, Stellar 7, Chess Master 3000, and the Grolier Encyclopedia.) I went from SB Pro clones to a Live! in 1999. However, when I started building retro PCs, I always went for an AWE32 and other hardware which I didn't get to experience as a kid, and I remember being surprised at the switch to IRQ5.