Leisure Suit Larry III 4 disk vs 2 disk version?

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Leisure Suit Larry III 4 disk vs 2 disk version?

Postby Lando_C » Sun Jan 22, 2006 9:49 pm

It seems to exist two different versions of LSL3.. is ther any game differences or is just automation's release better packed?
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Postby aktiv8 » Mon Jan 23, 2006 10:35 am

Who released the other version? Or are you talking about the original release.

No doubt the automation crack is well packed. And if the original is 4 disks then 4 to 2 disks sounds about right thinking about the data type of LSL
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Postby Lando_C » Mon Jan 23, 2006 10:43 am

Hmm. I have a 4 disk version tha's not originals... but it doenst have any group intro or such things... maybe the original wasnt protected, or had some other kind of protection somewhere inside the game?
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Postby Mug UK » Mon Jan 23, 2006 10:49 am

The originals were protected but by a "enter word from line, page" etc.

Delight were the team who specialised in cracking all the Sierra stuff - most crackers weren't interested as it was wading through a high-level compiled language (not nice!)
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Postby aktiv8 » Mon Jan 23, 2006 11:57 am

Thants right, the protection was security word type only - partly because of the Hard Disk installer I suppose???

I remember packing one version to (can't remember if LSL, LSL2 or LSL3) and some sort of security reappearing (not the age check questions!) because of the pack!

Seem to remember something similar happening with Populous2 as well, when I packed a non-packed version - just had to leave one executable unpacked if I remember correctly :?
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Postby Mug UK » Mon Jan 23, 2006 1:19 pm

Probably because the games all use random access files stored in large libraries.

A simple "hang on, this file ain't right" probably caused the file security check to pop up.
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Postby Grunaki » Mon Feb 06, 2006 5:40 am

I remember that the 'Nontoonyt Tonite' booklet that you got with LSL3 was continually referenced throughout the game, so you were screwed if you lost it.. (Which was entirely possible, as it just looked like another tacky piece of bumpf that Sierra used to throw in the boxes..)

It wasn't ST, but Sierra also did that with 'Freddy Pharkas, Frontier Pharmacist'.... A bunch of the information you needed to finish the game was in the manual.

I liked Sierra... Shame they got bought out/closed/whatever happened.. They definately had their own style.

And it's also a shame that the ESA aren't allowing their back catalogue to be classed as abandonware, but that's another argument...


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