King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder
King's Quest V Cover
|Publisher:||Sierra, Konami (NES)|
|Platform(s):||MS-DOS, Windows 3x, Macintosh, Amiga, Atari ST, Apple II, Apple IIGS, Amiga, Atari ST, Tandy Color Computer 3, FM Towns, PC-98, NES|
|Localization:||English, Spanish, German, Italian, French|
King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder is the fifth installment of the King's Quest Series.
In keeping with Sierra's tradition of using cutting edge technology in its current games they were developing, King's Quest V is Sierra's first VGA game and one of the first ever VGA games. The game featured Sierra's new Point & Click interface. The MPC re-release was one of Sierra's first CD-ROM games. The huge increase in storage capacity allowed for both digital sound effects and speech files, making it Sierra's first talkie adventure game. To accommodate the addition of the digital audio files, the SCI1 interpreter had a new type of resource added, AUD. Prior SCI games had to embed digital samples (only 8-bit mono) in a SOUND resource. The size was limited to just 65536 bytes, total. Small digital samples could also be included in the MT-32 sound track, but this was limited to those lucky few who owned a Roland MT-32 module. The full AUDIO resources only required the user to have a digital sound card.
Game Game version Interpreter version Date King's Quest V VGA 0.000.051 1.000.060 King's Quest V VGA 0.000.062 1.000.060
Game Game version Interpreter version Date King's Quest V VGA (Fr./Eng.) 1.000 1.000.784 King's Quest V VGA (Ger./Eng.) 1.000 1.000.784 King's Quest V VGA (Sp./Eng.) 1.000 1.000.784
Game Game version Interpreter version Date King's Quest V EGA 0.000.055 1.000.058 King's Quest V EGA 0.000.062 1.000.073
Game Game version Interpreter version Date King's Quest V (CD) (SCI11) 1.000.052 x.yyy.yyy 1990
- Requires files from the original distribution media. Works with all versions of the game.
- King's Quest V Demo - None known
- Official KQ5FIX Patch ZIP File [68.4 KB]
- Restore problems
- King's Quest Series
- King's Quest V on The Sierra Help Pages
- King's Quest Series on The Sierra Help Pages
- King's Quest V on Wikipedia
- King's Quest Series on Wikipedia
- King's Quest V on MobyGames
- King's Quest Series on MobyGames
- Sierra Release List