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Title: I Could Never Beat KQIII
Post by: HavocWizard on April 30, 2006, 03:56:00 PM
I had the 1997 Kings Quest compilation, and I could never beat KQIII, even with walkthroughs. The instructions to make a couple of the spells (I think invisibility was one) I had in my manual simply weren't the instructions the game wanted, and no matter how hard I tried, I couldn't get past it, and the game was never beat.

Did this every happen to anyone else?
Title: Re: I Could Never Beat KQIII
Post by: Rosella on April 30, 2006, 04:06:37 PM
Actually, KQ3 was the one I beat without hints. XD *is illogical*

I DO recall something about some of the words being mixed up in the manual (hither and thither come to mind.) As long as you bought the game legally, I don't see the harm in getting a few of the incantations from other people/the internet... :-\
Title: Re: I Could Never Beat KQIII
Post by: HavocWizard on April 30, 2006, 07:09:08 PM
Actually, KQ3 was the one I beat without hints. XD *is illogical*

I DO recall something about some of the words being mixed up in the manual (hither and thither come to mind.) As long as you bought the game legally, I don't see the harm in getting a few of the incantations from other people/the internet... :-\

Hmmm... I did buy it legally (or rather, my mom did, as I was . I'm gonna go look for itl. But yeah, a mix up in the words makes sense.

But I swear, I was looking through thesaures for months.
Title: Re: I Could Never Beat KQIII
Post by: dew7 on April 30, 2006, 10:01:55 PM
KQ III was very picky about the spells.  You needed to get them exactly right.  I think in the 1997 compilation some of the spells were slightly mixed up.  I had the original KQ III and did not have a problem with the spells unless I made a user error.   ;)
Title: Re: I Could Never Beat KQIII
Post by: Oldbushie on April 30, 2006, 10:24:51 PM
Yeah, downloading manuals if you own the game is no big deal. :P Especially if it's necessary to beat them.
Title: Re: I Could Never Beat KQIII
Post by: awesomeasapossum on May 02, 2006, 02:31:23 PM
I had to use a walkthrough for some of it.

*remembers becoming invisible where you have to save Rosella too soon.*

UGHH! I would always turn visible when I was in front of him!  >:(
Title: Re: I Could Never Beat KQIII
Post by: Oldbushie on May 02, 2006, 05:00:52 PM
I always had trouble getting certain ingredients like the eagle's feather. :P It once took me 30 tries.
Title: Re: I Could Never Beat KQIII
Post by: Deloria on May 03, 2006, 12:07:25 PM
There's also a similar problem with the cat cookie spell, it says "Pat the cookie" instead of something else. :P

In the invisibility spell, you need to make sure you capitalize the correct words and make sure you use commas!  The game would never let me get past it without resorting to grammar :P
Title: Re: I Could Never Beat KQIII
Post by: Rosella on May 03, 2006, 01:05:07 PM
That's odd. I never had to use commas or capitalization. :S
Title: Re: I Could Never Beat KQIII
Post by: Erik on May 03, 2006, 05:04:26 PM
For its time, I'll bet KQ III was PRETTY hard for it's time (of course, I was born 6 years after the game was released, so I can't really say it with much meaning  :P).  This game and KQ IV are two of the only games that I know of where the game's internal clock actually matters.
Title: Re: I Could Never Beat KQIII
Post by: dark-daventry on May 12, 2006, 07:42:27 PM
I thought KQ III the hardest of the "8". I don't remember too much of the spells, but I do know what you're all talking about.  I got a legal copy of the games...
There's also a similar problem with the cat cookie spell, it says "Pat the cookie" instead of something else. :P

In the invisibility spell, you need to make sure you capitalize the correct words and make sure you use commas!  The game would never let me get past it without resorting to grammar :P

Maybe that's why you're so good at grammar!   ;)
Title: Re: I Could Never Beat KQIII
Post by: Rosella on May 12, 2006, 08:07:49 PM
I don't think I ever had to capitalize anything or add commas. :-\

And I'm still good at grammar... ;P
Title: Re: I Could Never Beat KQIII
Post by: Deloria on May 13, 2006, 04:34:16 AM
I just remembered it, it's "Mold the cookie" instead of "Pat the cookie", it's correct in the Companion and in the Compilation versions of the manual, but in the original (paper manual, not glossy :P) it would always kill you. I still had to use commas in the Brew Of Storms spell,  though. :P

I thought KQ III the hardest of the "8". I don't remember too much of the spells, but I do know what you're all talking about.  I got a legal copy of the games...
There's also a similar problem with the cat cookie spell, it says "Pat the cookie" instead of something else. :P

In the invisibility spell, you need to make sure you capitalize the correct words and make sure you use commas!  The game would never let me get past it without resorting to grammar :P

Maybe that's why you're so good at grammar!   ;)
Possibly :P, although. I have to be corrected quite frequently so I wouldn't call myself good. :P Still, I like thinking that KQ helped me.:P
Title: Re: I Could Never Beat KQIII
Post by: dark-daventry on May 13, 2006, 07:42:41 AM
Maybe that was roberta's intention at heart...  ::)
Title: Re: I Could Never Beat KQIII
Post by: Deloria on May 15, 2006, 10:26:39 AM
Maybe that was roberta's intention at heart...  ::)
Perhaps. :) At any rate, I just remembered what the problem was. In the glossy manual (and in the Companion) this problem was corrected. I'm the paper manual it says "Pat the cookie" instead of "Mold the Cookie", I still had to use commas in the Storm Brew spell, though. (Speaking of which, did anyone ever try that out on the ship ;P?)
Title: Re: I Could Never Beat KQIII
Post by: Rosella on May 15, 2006, 01:44:14 PM
I did! XD For some reason, I didn't make it to shore alive. :P
Title: Re: I Could Never Beat KQIII
Post by: Deloria on May 15, 2006, 02:14:10 PM
I did! XD For some reason, I didn't make it to shore alive. :P
XD

Golly gee, what a coincidence, neither did I. :P
Title: Re: I Could Never Beat KQIII
Post by: Kimmie on May 15, 2006, 03:49:28 PM
this is how bad i was...i could only just about escape down the mountain and then mananoonoo face came and got me
then with gettin a new computer i cant play my compilation any more and im gutted!
Title: Re: I Could Never Beat KQIII
Post by: Deloria on May 17, 2006, 11:57:23 AM
this is how bad i was...i could only just about escape down the mountain and then mananoonoo face came and got me
then with gettin a new computer i cant play my compilation any more and im gutted!
Nay. :'( Forsooth how horrible for thou. :P

(although, his name's Manannan :P)
Title: Re: I Could Never Beat KQIII
Post by: Rosella on May 17, 2006, 01:49:12 PM
I just learned a month or so ago that Manannan's name is pronounced ManANNan instead of MANannan. XD
Title: Re: I Could Never Beat KQIII
Post by: Jafar on May 17, 2006, 03:01:59 PM
I always knew that! :P
Title: Re: I Could Never Beat KQIII
Post by: Rosella on May 17, 2006, 03:06:36 PM
Well there wasn't exactly a pronunciation guide with KQ3. ;P
Title: Re: I Could Never Beat KQIII
Post by: Yonkey on May 17, 2006, 06:33:04 PM
I just learned a month or so ago that Manannan's name is pronounced ManANNan instead of MANannan. XD
Like "banana"? XD
Title: Re: I Could Never Beat KQIII
Post by: dark-daventry on May 17, 2006, 07:57:58 PM
BAHNana! XB
Well there wasn't exactly a pronunciation guide with KQ3. ;P

There should have been!
I did! XD For some reason, I didn't make it to shore alive. :P
XD

Golly gee, what a coincidence, neither did I. :P


Please note: I have absolutely no clue what you're talking about! XD Although I have always found the death messages to be funny, and the ways of death even funnier!
Title: Re: I Could Never Beat KQIII
Post by: Deloria on May 18, 2006, 05:57:51 AM
BAHNana! XB
Well there wasn't exactly a pronunciation guide with KQ3. ;P

There should have been!
I did! XD For some reason, I didn't make it to shore alive. :P
XD

Golly gee, what a coincidence, neither did I. :P


Please note: I have absolutely no clue what you're talking about! XD Although I have always found the death messages to be funny, and the ways of death even funnier!
We're talking about using hte storm brew on the ship. ;)

Rosella, did you play KQ5 with or without speech? I think you can hear how it's pronounced there.
Title: Re: I Could Never Beat KQIII
Post by: koko_99_2001 on May 18, 2006, 07:36:01 AM
I've always pronounced it as "MaNANnan"
Title: Re: I Could Never Beat KQIII
Post by: dark-daventry on May 18, 2006, 01:25:11 PM
Same! I don't really know what the storm brew is, so yeah...
Title: Re: I Could Never Beat KQIII
Post by: Rosella on May 18, 2006, 05:43:17 PM
BAHNana! XB
Well there wasn't exactly a pronunciation guide with KQ3. ;P

There should have been!
I did! XD For some reason, I didn't make it to shore alive. :P
XD

Golly gee, what a coincidence, neither did I. :P


Please note: I have absolutely no clue what you're talking about! XD Although I have always found the death messages to be funny, and the ways of death even funnier!
We're talking about using hte storm brew on the ship. ;)

Rosella, did you play KQ5 with or without speech? I think you can hear how it's pronounced there.

With, that's how I learned. :P
Title: Re: I Could Never Beat KQIII
Post by: Dirk Delshire on June 22, 2006, 07:42:26 PM
The KQ III remake is out now, but It still has some bugs. Soon IA will relaese the patch and voice pack.  ;D