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Title: Rare SCI Games
Post by: OmerMor on December 20, 2006, 03:07:36 PM
Copied from the old MT forums:

I thought I'd make a small list of of rare SCI games that I can't seem to find or I had a hard time finding (bold games are the ones I already have):

Rare SCI Games
EGA Versions:
This section covers all the little known EGA versions of well known SCI1 games, like King's Quest 5. When Sierra first moved to 256-color VGA games, they probably feared that people with inferior video cards, or not enough memory, wouldn't be able to run those games. So they made an alternative version with the same point-and-click interface, only with 16-color EGA graphics. When they moved to their newer interpreter, SCI1.1, they stopped making a seperate EGA version, and instead shipped the games (or at least some of them) with an EGA high-resolution driver, (called EGA640.DRV) that could dither the 320x240 VGA graphics in 640x480 EGA.
CD Versions:
This section covers all the less known CD versions of Sierra games.
Other:
This section covers all the rest.
International Versions:
This section covers all the (official) translations.

Screenshots: http://russo.ag.ru/official/125/ (http://russo.ag.ru/official/125/)

Screenshots: http://www2s.biglobe.ne.jp/~nuts/game/game09.html (http://www2s.biglobe.ne.jp/~nuts/game/game09.html),
http://www.02.246.ne.jp/~kaw/t-o-m-d/review/qfglory/index.html (http://www.02.246.ne.jp/~kaw/t-o-m-d/review/qfglory/index.html)
Title: Re: Rare SCI Games
Post by: Threepwang on October 04, 2020, 11:12:42 AM
Hi OmerMor,

I don't know how what I think... look this :
https://nsa40.casimages.com/img/2020/10/04/201004051350178456.jpg (https://nsa40.casimages.com/img/2020/10/04/201004051350178456.jpg)
It says that Quest for Glory 4 and Police Quest 4 were translated into French.
But but they are apparently nowhere to be found.
Title: Re: Rare SCI Games
Post by: hrvg on October 04, 2020, 02:40:23 PM
@ Threepwang,
Police quest 4 was released in French. Quest for Glory 4 was not released in French. Only Quest for Glory 3 and the translation is bad.
Title: Re: Rare SCI Games
Post by: OmerMor on October 04, 2020, 04:25:34 PM
I have French Police Quest 4. Let me know if you want a copy.
Title: Re: Rare SCI Games
Post by: OmerMor on October 04, 2020, 04:30:41 PM
BTW,
a much more up-to-date and complete list of SCI games can be found in the detection tables of scummvm:
https://github.com/scummvm/scummvm/blob/master/engines/sci/detection_tables.h (https://github.com/scummvm/scummvm/blob/master/engines/sci/detection_tables.h)
Title: Re: Rare SCI Games
Post by: EricOakford on October 04, 2020, 05:00:56 PM
@ Threepwang,
Police quest 4 was released in French. Quest for Glory 4 was not released in French. Only Quest for Glory 3 and the translation is bad.

QFG4's documentation was translated to French, but the game itself wasn't. This was even mentioned in the QFG Anthology's readme:
Quote
Question: There is French documentation for QG4 in the \DOCO
directory on the QG Collection CD, but there is no QG4 French game
on the CD.  Why?
Answer: The documentation was printed in French, but we never released
a French version of QG4.  We included the French documentation on the
CD in case someone wanted to take a look at it.
Title: Re: Rare SCI Games
Post by: Threepwang on October 04, 2020, 08:32:44 PM
@OmerMor
Sorry I was wrong for Police Quest IV 'I was thinking more at Quest for Glory IV'.
If you are interested, I have some games from the list 'Space Quest 4 beta and Space Quest 5 v0.028'.
Thank you for the link  :)

@Hrvg
Have you ever randomly bumped someplace, no?  ;)

@EricOakford
Thank you for the info ! In fact, To that end, I have already been discussing of Quest for Glory IV with Corey Cole in person and he said me 'to his knowledge, there is no French version'. But, I wanted to be sure. Because with Sierra, it's sometimes the chaos  ;D
Title: Re: Rare SCI Games
Post by: OmerMor on October 05, 2020, 11:21:40 AM
@OmerMor
If you are interested, I have some games from the list 'Space Quest 4 beta and Space Quest 5 v0.028'.

Thanks :-)
In the 14 years that passed since I made this list I managed to find these beta versions...  8)
Title: Re: Rare SCI Games
Post by: Threepwang on May 08, 2022, 11:26:53 AM
I discovered that in the game Quest for Glory 3, the view.884 is the French translation of the title of Quest for Glory IV: shadow of darkness / Les Ombres des Ténèbres.
http://www.image-heberg.fr/files/16520232401861764759.png (http://www.image-heberg.fr/files/16520232401861764759.png)
So the Sierra guys had planned or thought about a French version of episode 4, but it never came out.
Title: Re: Rare SCI Games
Post by: Kawa on May 08, 2022, 12:12:49 PM
The German version also has a translated QfG4 logo, Schatten des Bösen. The Italian and Spanish versions don't seem to have one.
Title: Re: Rare SCI Games
Post by: Charles on May 08, 2022, 10:40:29 PM
On the original QFG Anthology CD release in 1996 includes the french documentation for QFG4, stating in the readme file:
Quote
Question: There is French documentation for QG4 in the \DOCO
directory on the QG Anthology CD, but there is no QG4 French game
on the CD.  Why?
Answer: The documentation was printed in French, but we never released
a French versionof QG4.  We included the French documentation on the
CD in case someone needed it.

The later 1997 QFG Collection re-release also includes the french QFG4 documentation, with a slightly rewritten FAQ answer:
Quote
Question: There is French documentation for QG4 in the \DOCO
directory on the QG Collection CD, but there is no QG4 French game
on the CD.  Why?
Answer: The documentation was printed in French, but we never released
a French version of QG4.  We included the French documentation on the
CD in case someone wanted to take a look at it.