King's Quest VII: The Princeless Bride

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King's Quest VII: The Princeless Bride
King's Quest VII: The Princeless Bride cover
Developers
Sierra On-Line
Engines
SCI2
Release dates
DOS November 23, 1994
Mac OS (Classic) 1994
Windows 3.x 1994
Windows 1995
Windows (ScummVM) September 7, 2010
King's Quest VII: The Princeless Bride on MobyGames
King's Quest VII: The Princeless Bride on Wikipedia
Adventure in Serenia 1982
King's Quest: Quest for the Crown‎ 1984
King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne 1985
King's Quest III: To Heir Is Human 1986
King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella 1988
King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder! 1990
King Graham's Board Game Challenge 1992
King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow 1992
King's Quest VII: The Princeless Bride 1994
King's Quest: Mask of Eternity 1998
The Silver Lining (unofficial) 2010
King's Quest (2015) 2015

Key points

Can be run under ScummVM.

General information

Sierra Help Pages - King's Quest VII: The Princeless Bride
King's Quest Omnipedia - A huge wiki for the King's Quest series
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions for game series

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
DOS
Mac OS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Bundled with King's Quest: Mask of Eternity.
Pre-packaged with ScummVM
DOSBox version is also available (when using GOG Galaxy).[1]
Windows
Steam
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Comes bundled with all other King's Quest games (excluding King's Quest 8).
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS
Windows <path-to-game>\[Note 1]
Mac OS (Classic)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/10100/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS
Windows <path-to-game>\KQ7CDSG.***[Note 1]
Mac OS (Classic)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/10100/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud
ScummVM 2.1+ supports cloud saves on third-party cloud storage services. See the ScummVM user manual for details.

Video[edit]

In-game options menu.
In-game options menu.
Graphics settings (GOG.com version)
Graphics settings (GOG.com version)

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
For DOSBox set in the DOSBox configuration file.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Some sound cards, like SB X-FI, have a 3D MIDI mode
Subtitles
See Subtitles.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
See Subtitles.
French
retail version only. See Subtitles.
German
retail version only. Sound design may differ between various releases, i.e. the intro movie. See Subtitles.
Italian
retail version only. See Subtitles.
Spanish
retail version only. See Subtitles.
Russian
See Subtitles.

Subtitles[edit]

Enable simultaneous in-game audio and subtitles[citation needed]
  1. Edit <path-to-game>\RESOURCE.CFG.
  2. Add audioSize = 0K to the bottom of the file.
  3. Save and close the file.
  4. Run the game.
  5. When shown the opening menu, choose to start a new game.
  6. Save the game you just started.
  7. Exit the game.
  8. Edit <path-to-game>\RESOURCE.CFG again.
  9. Remove audioSize = 0K from the file.
  10. Save and close the file.

Notes

If you want subtitles without audio, follow the fix up to Step 3
Subtitles do not always display correctly

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes SVGA
Executable16-bit 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
Windows 3.x version might be playable on a 64-bit OS using ScummVM.

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 5.0
Processor (CPU) Intel 386
System memory (RAM) 4 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 MB
Video card (GPU) SVGA
Sound (audio device) SoundBlaster, SoundBlaster Pro, SoundBlaster 16, Roland MT-32
Other 2X CD-ROM drive
Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 3.1
Processor (CPU) Intel 386
System memory (RAM) 4 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 MB
Sound (audio device) SoundBlaster, SoundBlaster Pro, SoundBlaster 16, Roland MT-32
Mac OS
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 7.0.1
Processor (CPU) Motorola 68040
System memory (RAM) 8 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 MB
Other 2X CD-ROM drive

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/10100/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (10100) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References