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Old 23-08-2004, 11:05 PM   #31
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when i try to load larry 5 all i get even with dosbox is a black screen with a mouse pointer does anyone know about this problem

ps what happend to larry 4
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Old 23-08-2004, 11:12 PM   #32
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for some reason there never was a 4 :?
one of the official reasons was to make it more whacky and dumb.
because, as far as i know, the 3 has a happy ending.
So if they made a 4 they'd have to destroy everything, but how?
so they skipped a beat and started 5
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Old 24-08-2004, 02:57 AM   #33
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when i try to load larry 5 all i get even with dosbox is a black screen with a mouse pointer does anyone know about this problem *

ps what happend to larry 4
If you're having trouble, you might want to try deleting the copy you have, and redownload the game. That's all I can think of, cause I downloaded the game, and had no problems...Wish I could help you better...
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Old 24-08-2004, 06:04 AM   #34
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Try to put the sounds and music off and see, if that solves the problem. If it does, that's the case. :wink:
                       
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Old 24-08-2004, 12:57 PM   #35
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for some reason there never was a 4 *:?
one of the official reasons was to make it more whacky and dumb.
because, as far as i know, the 3 has a happy ending.
So if they made a 4 they'd have to destroy everything, but how?
so they skipped a beat and started 5
The only reason there wasn`t a Larry 4 is because larry said at the end of larry 3 (come on guys...never saw the end of larry 3??) that this was his last adventure and there would never come a Part 4 anymore....

So when they decided to bring larry back in buisness (4 years later) thet decided to keep that promise and never make larrry 4...so thats why the next part was called :Larry 5

Get it??
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Old 24-08-2004, 01:08 PM   #36
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well I just wrote down what Al Lowe (creator of leisure suit larry) said
not sure if you want to believe him or not.
http://www.allowe.com/Larry/5why.htm

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I started bouncing the idea off people. Inevitably, their response was, \"Larry 5? What happened to Larry 4?!\"

That was exactly what I wanted. Suddenly I was completely freed from the restraints of the Larry 3 ending. I could have the new game begin anywhere. The idea was wacky, silly, dumb in a perfect \"Larry-esque\" way. And, it solved the \"mind share\" problem--how to grab people's attention and make them think about the next Larry game and had they missed something?

And that, ladies and gentlemen of the jury, is the whole truth about what happened to Larry 4!
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Old 24-08-2004, 01:13 PM   #37
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I thought that the source code for Larry 4 was stolen, and that's why they canceled larry 4
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Old 24-08-2004, 01:41 PM   #38
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There are many ideas around the game Larry 4 - The Case of the Missing Floppies.

Some think it was stolen and later released under the name Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego. Some believe it was actually a virus. And so the stories go...

The fact is that the story for Leisure Suit Larry was already made when they started on the first game. The series was originally planned to end after the third game. (Something they also did).

But then someone wanted to continue the series. Al Lowe didn't, so they skipped the to the fifth game in order to separate the series. If you like you can look at the Larry 1 - Larry 3 games are the original series. And the Larry 5 - the rest are the adventures of a copy-cat.
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For me the best Larry game is the last(?), Love for Sail
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There is a new Larry game being made in this minute... Larry - Magna
Cum Laudi...
http://www.sierra.com/product.do?gamePlatformId=1718


It's a 3D version of the game. I fear it will destroy the series. Larry was never intented for 3D viewing.

But it must be said that I like the fact that they have tried a new angle for the game. How else are good games going to evolve into greater ones?
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