Opened 7 weeks ago

Last modified 6 weeks ago

#15138 new defect

AGI: LSL1: Error in the Age Quiz at the Beginning of the Game

Reported by: ArthurWalden Owned by:
Priority: low Component: Engine: AGI
Version: Keywords: lsl1, age quiz
Cc: ArthurWalden Game: Leisure Suit Larry 1

Description

I am using ScummVM version 2.8.1.

I don't know whether this should be considered a "bug" or not, but there is an error in a question in the age quiz at the beginning of AGI version of Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards. The answer to the question "The American television debut of Bob Hope, Dinah Shore, Elvis, and the Beatles was" is given in the game as "b. Your Show of Shows." However, as probably anyone familiar with American TV in that era can tell you, this is incorrect. The correct answer is supposed to be "a. The Ed Sullivan Show." (In fact, I just discovered that Your Show of Shows went off the air well before some of those people became famous; ten years before the Beatles came to America, for example.)

I believe this error goes back to Sierra and was likely simply a mistake in programming the game (i.e. Al Lowe almost certainly knew the correct answer). I don't know what people think of fixing it now, but I wanted to bring it up.

I am playing the English GOG version of the game.

I am running the game on Windows Home 11, version 23H2.

Change History (1)

comment:1 by digitall, 6 weeks ago

The correct answer or rather answer that works is noted on Al Lowe's site here and is as the user reports i.e. (b): https://allowe.com/games/larry/tips-manuals/lsl1-age-quiz.html

However, this question is even more problematic as the US TV debut of Dinah Shore was on The Ed _Wynn_ Show, not Ed Sullivan which is not even on the answers:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ed_Wynn_Show

Hard to know what to do with this, apart from leave it as-is or patch the question selection script to skip this one?

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