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Ah! The nostalgia!
on April 24, 2013
I remember playing this series back in the late 80's/early 90's, along with Space Quest, Police Quest, etc. I decided to relive those good old days with this collection. I received the game and used the autoplay installer to get things running. This was a mistake. The version of DOSBox included is old, and on my Win7 x64 system the graphics were scrambled so bad it was almost unplayable. With a little help from my old friend Google, I found an updated installer for the game, along with just about every other Sierra adventure game out there, at sierrahelp.com. I uninstalled the game and reinstalled using the new installer and everything works perfectly.
Using the newer installer will also eliminate the copy protection questions that some people seem to be annoyed by.
If you are expecting a game with great graphics and sound, you might want to go buy something newer as these are very old games. These are old VGA games. They're not going to be mind-blowingly pretty. They are, however, just as I remember them from when they first came out, and I was surprised by how much I actually remembered about the games (have to fall off the fire escape to get the left handed hammer out of the dumpster in LSL1, or throw away the spinach dip and wear the wig when you get into the lifeboat in LSL2, for instance). I completed the first two games the first day, and started on the third.
Again, if you are running on Win7 (or Vista, very likely) you will need to get the updated installer for the graphics to work right in DOSBox. Other than that, this collection is perfect.