KQ4: Copy protection quiz can ask for information left out of later King's Quest collections
|Reported by:||eriktorbjorn||Owned by:||bluegr|
|Cc:||Game:||King's Quest 4|
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I believe this applies to all known SCI versions of the game. I don't think the AGI version was ever included in any collection?
To start King's Quest IV, you have to type in a word from the manual. The game picks a question at random from a pool of 79. For details, see here:
In later releases (e.g. the one currently on GOG, but also - I believe - various King's Quest collections), the format of the manual changed so instead Sierra provided a table of the answers. But when double-checking that, there were three questions I couldn't find any answer to in the table:
Question 8: On page 3, what is the seventh word in the third paragraph?
Question 22: On page 6, what is the fifth word in the first paragraph?
Question 64: In the section TIPS FOR NEW ADVENTURE PLAYERS, what is the last word of tip #1 (HOW TO MOVE AROUND)?
Should ScummVM work around this by ensuring that none of these questions are ever picked, or should we just accept it? In my experience, Sierra were notoriously sloppy with the copy protection information in their re-releases. But in this case it may actually be possible to do something about it.