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Thread: New video: My daughter playing King's Quest on my PCjr.

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    Default New video: My daughter playing King's Quest on my PCjr.

    Thanks to a couple forum members here, my daughter is now addicted to King's Quest, so I had to share.

    http://gallery.me.com/ehurtley#100474

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    That's awesome... I wish I had a PCjr monitor to match my jr. Also, I tried to get my 9 year old daughter into King's Quest on the Atari ST, but the disks are corrupt.

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    Awesome! Wish I could have gotten my older one to play adventure games, I think she would have enjoyed them but its hard to sell those graphics to the PS3 generation.

    Cute kid to man.

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    I take it that the box arrived in good condition and you were happy with the contents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous Freak View Post
    Thanks to a couple forum members here, my daughter is now addicted to King's Quest, so I had to share
    Very cool, dude! I'm so glad that particular Jr found a good home! Curious - did your KQ come from Mike Brutman on the VCM, or did you have to resort to fleabay? (I'm still looking for versions that included the keyboard overlays for my Sierra collection, but have two copies of the game w/o the overlays)

    Nice find on the first-release KQII w/ the gatefold cover, as well. Those are getting harder and harder to find, and are pulling more and more at auction lately (sadly, it and KQ3 are two of the gatefold 1st-releases I'm missing from the collection)

    Quote Originally Posted by lotonah View Post
    That's awesome... I wish I had a PCjr monitor to match my jr. Also, I tried to get my 9 year old daughter into King's Quest on the Atari ST, but the disks are corrupt.
    Don't forget that Atari ST images can be written on a DOS machine. Google is your friend and can help people find many such things...
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    Aww, so adorable...you're raising her right, man. Good for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maverick1978 View Post
    Very cool, dude! I'm so glad that particular Jr found a good home! Curious - did your KQ come from Mike Brutman on the VCM, or did you have to resort to fleabay? (I'm still looking for versions that included the keyboard overlays for my Sierra collection, but have two copies of the game w/o the overlays)

    Nice find on the first-release KQII w/ the gatefold cover, as well. Those are getting harder and harder to find, and are pulling more and more at auction lately (sadly, it and KQ3 are two of the gatefold 1st-releases I'm missing from the collection)
    Yeah, KQ2 still has its cellophane with original $39.99 price tag on it! (I can't open the gatefold for the cellophane, and I'm not sure I WANT to remove the cellophane.)

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    Did you win that KQ2 copy on ebay a few weeks ago? - I seem to remember seeing one that had cellophane and the original price sticker on it. I was just edged out on that one

    Again, glad to see that the Jr found a good home, and glad to see that your daughter's enjoying it!
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    No, found it on another auction site, "Bonanza". Was hesitant to buy it there, having never heard of the site before, but it was cheap.

    Out of curiosity, what did it sell for on eBay?
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    Nice video. I find it hard sometimes to get younger kids to play older games, but you made it work!
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