Quest 5 Fixes
running SQ5 on Windows 2000, ME, NT and XP?
having problems running Space Quest 5 on a modern computer,
It's a program that emulates the DOS environment.
computers running NT-based Windows versions (2000, ME, NT and
XP), it's likely you run into many different sound problems.
A program called VDMSound
might be able to fix 99% of these problems. It emulates the
good old sound blaster card, which is perfect for the Space
Quest games. VDMSound is free to use, so download a copy and
give it a try.
get much better sound if you change the sound driver of SQ5
to General MIDI. Make sure when you run install.exe that General
MIDI is selected.
starting the game, it displays the error "Unable to initialize
your audio hardware". The game then either locks up, or continues
to run fine anyway.
Try copying the AUDBLAST.DRV
file from Space Quest 4 to the SQ5 directory. You'll notice some
sounds that you haven't been hearing before, like the farting
minHunk value is MISSING in your c:\sierra\SQCOL\SQ5/resource/cfg
Script #: 0, IP:0
you get this error, try adjusting the resource.cfg file in your
SQ5 directory. Open up the file resource.cfg using NotePad or
a similar program. There should be a line that says "minHunk=260k"
or something like that. Whatever number is there, replace it with
"100k", and save the file.