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#1 HankChinaski

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 12:35 AM

I recently got dosbox and got Heroes Quest *cough* I mean Quest for Glory 1 (original EGA) because it's one of my favorite games ever and have run into a deadend.

I don't know if I'm missing something or if the game is glitching out on me... but the first question the gargoyle at Erasmus's castle asks is "What is your name". I answer with my name "HankChinaski" and he says something like "i'm asking the questions here" and sends me back down the hill. I have tried everything and cannot answer his question... I have googled and looked at some walkthroughs and there's no mention of this being anything more than a straightforward question so I'm kind of stuck.

Anyone here have any clues?



#2 HankChinaski

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 03:11 PM

Wondering if maybe the parser is screwing up because my name, "HankChinaski" has "ask" in it?

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 03:15 PM

Hank, can you email me the folder with the specific save game included in it? I would like to try it on my end and see what I can do for you.

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 04:19 PM

I thought I made a post here? What happened?? confused.gif

In any case, I was about to mention the fact that your name had 'ask' in it, but it was still not right since it was a part of another word, I don't think the parser works that way (there is some contingency for misspelled words, but I doubt they'd go that far).

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 06:25 PM

QUOTE (Elsa Von Spielburg @ Feb 16 2010, 09:32 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hank, can you email me the folder with the specific save game included in it? I would like to try it on my end and see what I can do for you.


Maybe I'm missing something obvious here, but how do I find your email address so that I can send you my stuff? I looked at your profile and there is a send email option but there is no where to upload attachments.

Thanks!


*** EDIT *** I found your email on the main webpage and sent you my files. Thanks a lot for looking into this for me smile.gif

Edited by HankChinaski, 16 February 2010 - 07:02 PM.


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Posted 17 February 2010 - 09:47 AM

Well I hate to say it, but after trying this with both Hank's copy of the game and mine....the only solution I see is to restart the game and make another character with a different name frown.gif The word ASK included iside the name is messing things up. frown.gif

Strangely I never had this sort of trouble before and it seems too weird lol.gif

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 07:46 PM

In this case, instead of reading "ask" as a command, I think the game is looking for the letter combination "ASK" as an answer to the question, just the same way it looks for whether you spell your own name right. Unfortunately, it's looking for wrong answers before the right one.
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#8 HankChinaski

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 01:23 AM

Bummer frown.gif

I wonder if I can hexedit my save game file or something and change my name without losing my progess/stats?


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Posted 19 February 2010 - 12:43 AM

No idea about that sorry smile.gif

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 04:35 AM

QUOTE (Elsa Von Spielburg @ Feb 18 2010, 07:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No idea about that sorry smile.gif



Yah it worked. I used a free hex editor (xvi32) and changed the 's' to a 'z' ---> HankChinazki and it worked

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 03:02 PM

Gratz biggrin.gif thumbs.gif

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