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Re: Grand Old Games offering Vista/Windows 7 compatible Mask of Eternity
« Reply #60 on: September 16, 2010, 07:28:22 PM »
Go to Burger King and use their Wi-Fi.  All of the Burger Kings where I live have free wi-fi and it's typically quite fast, I used to do that all the time before I had my own internet.  I'd just buy a meal and eat REALLY SLOWLY.

lol, there are no burger king's near me... But there are other wifi places I can go to... But, let's keep this on topic, shall we? I don't want to get sidetracked... Which happens a lot... So, let's keep this on MoE on gog, shall we?
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Re: Grand Old Games offering Vista/Windows 7 compatible Mask of Eternity
« Reply #61 on: September 16, 2010, 07:58:28 PM »
Well, GoG has all of the King's Quest games now. I'm intrigued with the pack that contains MoE and KQVII, but I'm probably going to pick them all up eventually. Has anybody been able to confirm whether or not the Windows version of KQ6 can be played from GoG's pack?
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Re: Grand Old Games offering Vista/Windows 7 compatible Mask of Eternity
« Reply #62 on: September 16, 2010, 11:53:22 PM »
Fierce, I understand it will work (in 32 bit versions of windows), but you may have to load it up with VDMSound. This is pretty much the situation with all windows versions of KQ6 nowadays.

It may have problems with 64 bit windows, however.
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Re: Grand Old Games offering Vista/Windows 7 compatible Mask of Eternity
« Reply #63 on: September 17, 2010, 12:08:23 AM »
Personally I liked the lower res KQ6 better.
Sure, the portraits were higher resolution, but the colors were actually poorer. I mean everyone who was dark skinned had a  red skin tone, like Hakim for example. Graham looked like he was sunburnt in the High Res portrait.

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Re: Grand Old Games offering Vista/Windows 7 compatible Mask of Eternity
« Reply #64 on: September 17, 2010, 12:19:06 AM »
Fierce, I understand it will work (in 32 bit versions of windows), but you may have to load it up with VDMSound. This is pretty much the situation with all windows versions of KQ6 nowadays.

It may have problems with 64 bit windows, however.

Understandable. I'm just wondering if anyone has done it yet, and have done it successfully. I'd be sold completely on that middle pack (IV, V, and VI) if KQ6 can be played in the Windows mode.
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Re: Mask of Eternity from gog.com
« Reply #65 on: September 17, 2010, 12:48:48 AM »
HOLD THE PHONES.... MOE IS ON GOG? WHEN IN THE NAME OF ROBERTA WILLIAMS DID THIS HAPPEN?! I MUST DOWNLOAD IT!

Do it!  I will say that my one frustration with it is that you can't task in and out of the program via Alt+Tab, Ctrl+Esc, or the Windows key.  Weird.

Odd.  I was able to do so with the other 7 games, although it won't open up in a full window again.  Didn't try with MoE.
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Re: Grand Old Games offering Vista/Windows 7 compatible Mask of Eternity
« Reply #66 on: September 17, 2010, 06:21:13 AM »
Personally I liked the lower res KQ6 better.
Sure, the portraits were higher resolution, but the colors were actually poorer. I mean everyone who was dark skinned had a  red skin tone, like Hakim for example. Graham looked like he was sunburnt in the High Res portrait.

You mean the DOS version?

I like the Windows version better because I prefer the walking icons and it is the version I used to always play on my windows 98 system... I played the DOS version for a few years but now I play the windows version in virtual windows 3.1 on dosbox and I prefer it.
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Re: Grand Old Games offering Vista/Windows 7 compatible Mask of Eternity
« Reply #67 on: September 17, 2010, 07:21:03 AM »
When I first played KQ6 I had no idea there was a version with lower res portraits. When I did find out, I was glad I'd gotten the Windows version--I thought the portraits were fantastic!

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Re: Grand Old Games offering Vista/Windows 7 compatible Mask of Eternity
« Reply #68 on: September 17, 2010, 08:21:02 AM »
When I first played KQ6 I had no idea there was a version with lower res portraits. When I did find out, I was glad I'd gotten the Windows version--I thought the portraits were fantastic!
yeah.  I like it much better.  Also the icons are better.  the huge pixelated icons in the dos version are distracting.  same goes for KQV.
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Re: Grand Old Games offering Vista/Windows 7 compatible Mask of Eternity
« Reply #69 on: September 17, 2010, 08:38:54 AM »
Go to Burger King and use their Wi-Fi.  All of the Burger Kings where I live have free wi-fi and it's typically quite fast, I used to do that all the time before I had my own internet.  I'd just buy a meal and eat REALLY SLOWLY.

lol, there are no burger king's near me... But there are other wifi places I can go to... But, let's keep this on topic, shall we? I don't want to get sidetracked... Which happens a lot... So, let's keep this on MoE on gog, shall we?
Ok. Go to Burger King and download MoE from GOG. :P

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Re: Grand Old Games offering Vista/Windows 7 compatible Mask of Eternity
« Reply #70 on: September 17, 2010, 12:03:02 PM »
Go to Burger King and use their Wi-Fi.  All of the Burger Kings where I live have free wi-fi and it's typically quite fast, I used to do that all the time before I had my own internet.  I'd just buy a meal and eat REALLY SLOWLY.

lol, there are no burger king's near me... But there are other wifi places I can go to... But, let's keep this on topic, shall we? I don't want to get sidetracked... Which happens a lot... So, let's keep this on MoE on gog, shall we?
Ok. Go to Burger King and download MoE from GOG. :P

Lol, when/if I find one near me, perhaps I will... I have no idea what version of KQ6 I've been playing really lol...
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Re: Grand Old Games offering Vista/Windows 7 compatible Mask of Eternity
« Reply #71 on: September 17, 2010, 12:04:22 PM »
I'm sure there are a number of places nearby that offer free wifi. Granted, using it for such large downloads might cause some issues for you, but I'm still sure it's out there!

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Re: Grand Old Games offering Vista/Windows 7 compatible Mask of Eternity
« Reply #72 on: September 17, 2010, 12:06:53 PM »
use a download manager.  that way if you lose the connection for a bit you can continue the download when it comes back.  useful for crappy connections too.
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Re: Grand Old Games offering Vista/Windows 7 compatible Mask of Eternity
« Reply #73 on: September 17, 2010, 12:11:58 PM »
I'm using Firefox, so a download manager isn't an issue for me. I'll figure it out eventually...
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Re: Grand Old Games offering Vista/Windows 7 compatible Mask of Eternity
« Reply #74 on: September 07, 2011, 02:53:37 PM »
Does anyone know how to play GOG's version of MoE in either windowed mode, or of a way one can minimize it during gameplay?  I know it can essentially minimize with alt+ctrl+delete, but then the window crashes :(

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Re: Grand Old Games offering Vista/Windows 7 compatible Mask of Eternity
« Reply #75 on: September 07, 2011, 03:20:59 PM »
Not that I've found - it's really uncooperative with switching tasks.
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Re: Grand Old Games offering Vista/Windows 7 compatible Mask of Eternity
« Reply #76 on: September 07, 2011, 03:25:50 PM »
yesterday I finished MoE for the very very first time, and the unability to minimize the window bugged me.  I would use the level maps from sierra planet, and I would have to save and quit  to refer to them

I had posted on the forum on GOG and so far there was only one reply, which rather confused me




Did you try adding -window to the end of the command line?

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Re: Grand Old Games offering Vista/Windows 7 compatible Mask of Eternity
« Reply #77 on: September 07, 2011, 03:39:30 PM »
Try the "Minimized Screen" code from this page to allow Alt-Enter:

http://www.gamewinners.com/DOSWIN/blkingsquest8.htm

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Re: Grand Old Games offering Vista/Windows 7 compatible Mask of Eternity
« Reply #78 on: September 07, 2011, 04:19:53 PM »
think of me as a newbie to the codes, but how many times in the console should I type it? 

I pulled up the game and opened the console and typed set allowaltenter True like that link said then hit enter, but a new password field popped up and after I closed the console mode, it did nothing when I hit alt+enter

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Re: Grand Old Games offering Vista/Windows 7 compatible Mask of Eternity
« Reply #79 on: September 07, 2011, 07:04:35 PM »
think of me as a newbie to the codes, but how many times in the console should I type it? 

I pulled up the game and opened the console and typed set allowaltenter True like that link said then hit enter, but a new password field popped up and after I closed the console mode, it did nothing when I hit alt+enter


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