First post, by keropi
I recently got an Amstrad 1512 system and I am messing with it 🤣
Apparently because of the onboard "cga" special mode you can have 320x200/16colors graphics and Sierra made a driver for this:
One thing I had forgotten about until writing this article was that Sierra offered support for the 640x200x16 mode in its SCI0 and 16-color versions of SCI1 games! With a driver called PC1512.DRV, you could obtain a proper, effective 320x200x16 resolution in Sierra's games. In order to achieve this, each pixel is written twice horizontally. This driver rarely can be found with the actual games themselves, but here is a place to download the driver : http://sierrahelp.com/Patches-Updates/MiscUpdates.html The SCI games run a tad slow on the PC1512. As far as AGI games go, there is no Amstrad driver and you are limited to 4-color CGA at best.
So I grabbed the PC1512.DRV from the link in the article, put it in King's Quest 4 directory, ran install.exe but after a while there was an error about missing files related to PC1512.DRV ...
so what's the trick here? any ideas?
Can this driver be used with all SCI1.0 games listed in wikipedia? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Sierra% … eter_games#SCI1