King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder

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King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder
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King's Quest V Cover

Release Date: 1990
Project Status: N/A
Developer(s): Sierra
Publisher: Sierra, Konami (NES)
Designer(s): Roberta Williams
Category: Full Release
Source Available:  No
Genre: Adventure
Engine: SCI1
Platform: 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
Website: www.sierra.com



King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder is the fifth installment of the King's Quest Series.
 


Description

In keeping with Sierra's tradition of using cutting edge technology in its current games they were developing, King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder 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.


Versions

SCI1 (early)

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  

SCI1 (late)

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  

SCI1 (unknown)

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  

Unknown versions

Game Game version Interpreter version Date
King's Quest V (CD) (SCI11) 1.000.052 x.yyy.yyy 1990


Screenshots

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Story

 


About

 


Downloads

GOG

New Installer

Requires files from the original distribution media. Works with all versions of the game.

Demos

  • King's Quest V Demo - None known

Patches


Walkthroughs/Hints


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