Talk:King's Quest V

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I added that King's Quest V introduced VGA into the series, but now that I think of it, I might be mistaken. So, can anyone confirm that VGA was used in all versions of the game? I'm not knowledgeable enough to be sure and I haven't played any version aside from the PC CD-rom one.

I'm pretty sure that the original release of KQ5 gave you the choice of either EGA or VGA, actually. MasterGrazzt 05:00, 27 January 2006 (UTC)
There were seperate EGA and VGA versions, a label on the bottom left corner of the front of the box denoted this. I also remember my Dad having a hard time trying to find the VGA version...we wanted to show off our new 386 sx/25!
I've just tried to clarify the EGA/VGA content in the article, but managed to confuse myself in the process. There definitely was a separate EGA release (320x200, 16-colour) but the original text also mentioned a "dual VGA/EGA version" using 640x200 (note: not 640x400!). I believe this method of supporting EGA only came in in SCI 1.1. I'm not sure that KQ5 was released in a SCI 1.1 version -- my version is SCI1 and doesn't support the 640x200 EGA mode -- but maybe the CD version was? If anyone can clarify this, please go ahead. --Stephen lamppost (talk) 14:01, 11 January 2014 (UTC)

Voice Acting "Controversy"[edit]

KQ5 is and was notorious for it's terrible voice acting. The actors used were actually Sierra employees, due to the feature being so new in gaming. Who here thinks this should be mentioned? MasterGrazzt 05:03, 27 January 2006 (UTC)

It might be worth a mention. I mean, it's mentioned on the Resident Evil page (another game known for its laughable voice overs). It might not need its own section though.

Verifying best selling game[edit]

I have the first edition of the King's Quest Collection from 1995 (maybe 2nd). The accompanying form reads "Sales of King's Quest V during its first year shattered all known records for computer games." There's your verification. Slfarrell (talk) 00:39, 31 December 2007 (UTC)

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BetacommandBot (talk) 23:06, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

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BetacommandBot (talk) 06:59, 26 February 2008 (UTC)

! in the page name[edit]

Not a big deal I guess, but to be fair, the ! only appears in the box art of the game. All references to "Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder" within the game itself (such as the title screen), do not include any ! (exclamation mark). The references in the KQV hint book doesn't have the ! either. The about page in KQ6 which discusses KQV, also lacks the ! in the title. References in the KQ7 strategy guide also lacked the !. In addition references in manual of Mask of Eternity also lacked the !. Granted in most manuals the vary between use of the ! or not using it.

137.222.231.108 (talk) 03:52, 16 December 2009 (UTC)

Move discussion in progress[edit]

There is a move discussion in progress on Talk:King's Quest: Quest for the Crown which affects this page. Please participate on that page and not in this talk page section. Thank you. —RMCD bot 18:45, 26 November 2013 (UTC)