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Leisure Suit Larry 5: Passionate Patti Does a Little Undercover Work

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Leisure Suit Larry 5: Passionate Patti Does a Little Undercover Work
Leisure Suit Larry 5: Passionate Patti Does a Little Undercover Work cover
Developers
Sierra On-Line
Publishers
Retail Sierra On-Line
Digital Codemasters
Engines
SCI1
Release dates
DOS 1991
Mac OS (Classic) 1991
Windows (ScummVM) January 17, 2013
macOS (OS X) (ScummVM) January 17, 2013[1]
Linux (ScummVM) December 17, 2015
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Flip screen
Controls Point and select
Genres Adventure
Art styles Cartoon
Themes Adult, Comedy, Contemporary, North America, Romance
Series Leisure Suit Larry
Leisure Suit Larry 5: Passionate Patti Does a Little Undercover Work on HowLongToBeat
Leisure Suit Larry 5: Passionate Patti Does a Little Undercover Work on IGDB
Leisure Suit Larry 5: Passionate Patti Does a Little Undercover Work on MobyGames
Leisure Suit Larry 5: Passionate Patti Does a Little Undercover Work on Wikipedia
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
Leisure Suit Larry - Wet Dreams Dry Twice 2020

Key points

Can be run under ScummVM.
All digital re-releases use manual-based copy protection carried over from the original game and checked at specific points. See: Issues fixed.

General information

Leisure Suit Larry Omnipedia - Leisure Suit Larry Wiki
Al Lowe's Humor Site - The series on Al Lowe's personal website
Sierra Gamers - Game page on Ken Williams' personal 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

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Prompts for answers from manual, code wheel, etc.
The game had two separate releases: EGA and VGA.
Game brochures ("feelies") are used for copy protection.
DOS
Mac OS
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Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Part of Leisure Suit Larry 1-6 bundle. Only the VGA release is included. Pre-packaged with ScummVM.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Steam
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Pre-packaged with ScummVM.
Windows
ZOOM Platform
DRM-free
Part of Leisure Suit Larry 1-6 Collection. Also includes Softporn Adventure.
Windows

Version differences

The GOG.com and ZOOM Platform re-releases are a bundle based on the 1997 Leisure Suit Larry: Collection Series. They include:

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\RESOURCE.CFG
Windows <path-to-game>\[Note 1]
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/765860/pfx/[Note 2]
The GOG.com re-release uses ScummVM configuration file lsl5.ini.
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game data location

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\LSL5SG.*
Windows <path-to-game>\LSL5SG.*[Note 1]
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/765860/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

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

Video

General options (VGA version)
General options (VGA version)

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
For DOSBox toggle with Alt+ Enter (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
For DOSBox use an unofficial build (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input

Audio

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Only Master volume can be adjusted
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
For DOSBox change the priority background value in the DOSBox configuration file.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
Retail version only
German
Retail version only
Polish
Available in the retail collection Leisure Suit Larry's Greatest Hits & Misses!.
Spanish
Retail version only

Issues fixed

Stuck at the airport / Can't progress in the game

The game uses manual-based copy protection, which is also present in all digital re-releases. A code has to be entered at specific points in the game in order to progress.
Use a cheat sheet[2]

Look up the correct code on the list provided by Al Lowe.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes EGA, VGA 16-color EGA or 256-color VGA is supported, each with a separate release. The EGA version also supports Tandy and MCGA in 16-color compatibility mode.

System requirements

DOS
Minimum
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU) Intel 286
System memory (RAM) 640 KB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 MB
Video card (GPU) EGA
VGA
Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible
Mac OS
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 6.0.7
Processor (CPU) Macintosh II
System memory (RAM) 4 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 256-color display.
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.6.8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core Duo 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 14.04, Mint 17
Processor (CPU) 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (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>/765860/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (765860) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References