Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail!

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Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail!
Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail! cover
Developers
Sierra On-Line
Engines
SCI3
Release dates
DOS November 26, 1996
Windows 3.x November 26, 1996
Windows November 26, 1996
Mac OS (Classic) January 18, 1997
Windows (DOSBox) February 19, 2013
macOS (OS X) (DOSBox) February 19, 2013
Windows (ScummVM) April 26, 2018[1]
Linux (ScummVM) May 14, 2018[2]
macOS (OS X) (ScummVM) August 2, 2019[3]
Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail! on MobyGames
Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail! on Wikipedia

Warnings

The macOS (OS X) version of this game does not work on macOS Catalina (version 10.15) or later due to the removal of support for 32-bit-only apps.
Leisure Suit Larry
Softporn Adventure 1981
Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards 1987
Leisure Suit Larry Goes Looking for Love (in Several Wrong Places) 1988
Leisure Suit Larry III: Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals 1989
Leisure Suit Larry 5: Passionate Patti Does a Little Undercover Work 1991
Leisure Suit Larry's Casino 1992
Leisure Suit Larry 6: Shape Up or Slip Out! 1993
Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail! 1996
Leisure Suit Larry's Casino (1998) 1998
Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude 2004
Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust 2009
Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards: Reloaded 2013
Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don't Dry 2018

Key points

Can be run under ScummVM.
Setup executable is 16 bits and won't work on 64 bits OS.

General information

Leisure Suit Larry Omnipedia - Leisure Suit Larry Wiki
Al Lowe's Humor Site - The series on Al Lowe's official website
Sierra Gamers - Game page on Ken Williams' official website
Hardcore Gaming 101 - Comprehensive feature on the series
Larry Laffer Dot Net - Active fan site featuring music from Larry games
The Sierra Help Pages - Extensive troubleshooting guide
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
DOS
Windows 3.x
Windows
Mac OS
Gamesplanet
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Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Pre-packaged with ScummVM.
Windows
Linux
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Steam
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Pre-packaged with DOSBox.
Windows
A demo is available from ScummVM.

Essential improvements[edit]

Play without the disc[edit]

How to run the game completely off the hard drive
  1. Install the game normally.
  2. Copy all the *.000, *.AUD and *.SFX files and the Movies folder from the CD to <path-to-game>\ (usually C:\SIERRA\LSL7\ or C:\SIERRA\LSL7DOS\).
  3. Edit <path-to-game>\RESOURCE.WIN or <path-to-game>\RESOURCE.CFG.
  4. Modify the following values:
  • audio=<path-to-game>\MUSIC\ to audio=.\MUSIC\
  • resSfx=D:\ to resSfx=.\
  • resAud=D:\ to resAud=.\
  • resMap=D:\ to resMap=.\
  • movieDir=D:\movie to movieDir=.\movie

Setup for 64 bits OS[edit]

Use SquirtTheCat Installer
  1. Download SquirtTheCat Installer (Windows CD version required).
  2. Follow the instructions.
  3. Play the game.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\RESOURCE.CFG
Windows <path-to-game>\RESOURCE.WIN[Note 1]
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X) <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 2]
Linux
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/765890/pfx/[Note 3]
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\
Windows %APPDATA%\Sierra\Leisure Suit Larry 7\
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X) <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 2]
Linux
GOG.com <path-to-game>/data/lsl7.<number>, lsl7-larry7.prf
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/765890/pfx/[Note 3]

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 settings[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
640x480 fixed resolution, upscaled to desktop resolution (pillarboxed) in the digital re-release.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Original release plays in a 640x480 window; the digital re-release uses fullscreen.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input settings[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 settings[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Sound Effects and Voice
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Partial closed captioning
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Polish
Russian
Retail version only
Spanish

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes VGA, SVGA
Executable16-bit 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
Windows 3.x version might be playable on a 64-bit OS using ScummVM.
macOS (OS X)
[4]

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 4.0
Processor (CPU) Intel i486DX2 66 MHz
System memory (RAM) 8 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 22 MB
Video card (GPU) VGA
Sound (audio device) Sound Blaster
Other 2x CD-ROM drive
Windows 3.x
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 3.1
Processor (CPU) Intel i486DX2 66 MHz
System memory (RAM) 12 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 22 MB
Video card (GPU) 640x480 resolution, 256 colors
Other 2x CD-ROM drive
Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel i486DX2
System memory (RAM) 12 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 640x480 resolution, 256 colors
Other 2x CD-ROM drive
Mac OS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7.1
Processor (CPU) Motorola 68040
System memory (RAM) 8 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 25 MB
Other 2x CD-ROM drive
QuickTime 2.5
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.7.5
Processor (CPU) Intel Core Duo 2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 16.04, 18.04
Processor (CPU) 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM

Notes

  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 the installation folder reflects the path(s) listed for DOS and/or PC booter game data.
  3. 3.0 3.1 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>/765890/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (765890) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

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  4. Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail! on GOG.com - last accessed on 2019-12-07
    "Mac notice: The game is 32-bit only and will not work on macOS 10.15 and up."