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Flight of the Amazon Queen FREEWARE #113492
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Amazon Queen HERE

go to the download section.

Now, YOU can finally get to play this game, which by all accounts is infuriating and almost impossible to get to work these days on any computer.

Works just fine, right out of the box so to speak, with the ScummVM though.


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Hi smile

If it's a "legit." download then that's really good news for people who've been after this game for ages laugh !!

[I have the original release and it works fine just installed in DOS. I don't have any ScummVM stuff.]

Cheers.

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I do believe it is "legit".

I have the original too, but I can't get it to work at all, and I gather many people have trouble with it - I couldn't even get it to work when I bought it 6 years ago.


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Hi again smile

I now play it in the DOS that comes with Win.98.
And when I first got it, I played it in the DOS that came with Win.95.

It doesn't need EMS as far as I know but I think my son in law did do some Upper and Lower memory tweaking stuff (if those are the correct terms ??) so I just leave it permanently installed as he doesn't live nearby any more to do any re-tweakin' laugh

Cheers.

Mad wave


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Re: Flight of the Amazon Queen FREEWARE #113496
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So what else do I have to DL from that site to play? SCUMM something or other? What version?
I'm Win98. c

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Under release binaries, get the Windows Installer, the top one.

That should do it - then you load up ScummVM, and ADD GAME, navigate to the place where you unzipped the FOTAQ file, select that. Then when you go back in ScummVM, the game should be displayed and you click it and PLAY!!! Woohoo!!!


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It's legal. The developers released the code to the Scummm engine people. Similar to the way Revolution made Beneath A Steel sky available and released Lure of the Temptress as freeware.

It's great to see some developers who knowing their game isn't available for retail purchase - make it available to gamers. smile





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Hi smile

It's great to see some developers who knowing their game isn't available for retail purchase - make it available to gamers .

I couldn't agree more !!

bravo bravo bravo

Cheers.

Mad wave


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I downloaded the ScummVM stuff, Flight of the Amazon Queen, and Beneath a Steel Sky. I've only played a few hours, but so far not a single glitch.

To the ScummVM folks and the original game developers that have been so generous, I say THANK YOU! After seeing a review at Mr. Bill's, Flight of the Amazon Queen has been at the top of my BAAG list for years. I was fortunate to get BASS in a "Complete Revolution" package from Software First several years ago (before they went under), and look forward to seeing how this latest version compares. The original had a few bugs and crash problems under Win98.

This is worth a look folks. I know these are some hefty downloads if you don't have broadband, but hey, the price is right. Free!

Albert

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Yes, the people behind SCUMMVM are awesome!

I bought FotAQ on Ebay a few months ago, but oh well. It's great it's developers have agreed to make it freeware!

--Erwin


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Re: Flight of the Amazon Queen FREEWARE #113502
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Just a quick question from a computer dummy. I have the game FOAQ but could never get it to run despite the kind and generous help of GBs. If I downloaded this SCUMM thing, could I play the game off my disks? <img border="0" title="" alt="[Confused]" src="confused.gif" />


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Anyone know what would give the best image settings in the video prefs. (SCUMM)? I don't regognize any of them. c

Re: Flight of the Amazon Queen FREEWARE #113504
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Skip it I read the Readme;iimagine that!

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Just to let you know I went through the list of graphic sttings and definitely by far the eagle one gave the best graphics!c

Re: Flight of the Amazon Queen FREEWARE #113506
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When I tried to replay my orginal game,it stated on the back of jewel case that you needed 582k of EMS. When I went into DOS on my old Win98 and typed in MEM I was informed that I had 585k of EMS,but when I tried to play the game in DOS it told me I did not have enough memory.As said this is one fustrating game to get to work

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That's the beauty of the ScummVM people - it JUST WORKS - so, there's no need to use your own disks.

You can always get the non-talkie version of you're on dialup - this is quite a bit smaller - 6.7MB - should take you about 30 minutes.


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Re: Flight of the Amazon Queen FREEWARE #113508
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Been trying to play this one for 2 years now (a friend sent it to me for a gift) and couldn't get it to run, trying I don't know how many DOS configurations (Win 98 SE, usually can handle most games). Yesterday I downloaded the latest version of Scummvm and FOTAQ and it ran perfectly!!! Thanks for the info Derman!!!
Happy Gaming All!!!
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Any idea if this requires the most recent version of the SCUMMVM engine (6.0 I think) or if I can run it with the earlier version I downloaded some months ago to play Beneath a Steel Sky?

Cheers,
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You have to download the new one Jasper. Just install it to the same directory you had the older version. then download FOTAQ from the site unless you already have the disks.


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TheDerman..I downloaded both the SCUMMVM and the Amazon Queen [short version] and they are both there..but I can't figure out how to "get the game connected with the SCUMMVM" frown got some instructions for this 'Puter not-so-smart?? Glynn

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Ditlihi I'm playing in Win98 not DOS with no problem. c

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Glynn - once you download the Amazon Queen file, unzip it to a new folder somewhere.

Then you fire up ScummVM, and select ADD GAME - then navigate to the place you unzipped the Amaon Queen file, and select that.

Then, go back to the main ScummVM screen, and Amazon Queen should be listed - click it, and START.


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Hi Derman..well try as I may, I can't get it to work...both the game & Scumm is downloaded and un-zipped, when I click on the Scumm thingy, I get a full window which says "Add Game", which has a window labled A through F.. but there's no way I can get to the game, since the entire screen is taken up by the Scumm window..I must be "dense as a forrest" will try again later, Thanks for your help! smile Glynn

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A through F are your drives - double click whichever drive has the Amazon Queen file, probably C, then keep double clicking the folders on that drive until you get to the file, then click CHOOSE.

Then, at the first ScummVM screen, you should be able to select "Flight of the Amazon Queen" and click START, and well, start.

Hope you get there.


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Hi Derman...Thanks! I got there, finally...who would have thought to keep clicking on the "C" after the first time I clicked on it, and it said "empty"?? well....Ya gotta give me credit, if there is one thing I do well, it's messing up downloads!!! smile smile Now..one more question, how do I figure out what I am supposed to do, since I downloaded the short version, is there supposed to be text? Thanks again! Glynn

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