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Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers

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GabrielKnightInstalled.to_.sit (15.02 MB)
MD5: be6874a250e4b9f983cf832ec1137cdc
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
gabriel-knight-12dsks.sit (3.49 MB)
MD5: 4af2b41f86e0c00ba7cad962a35655fa
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
This game works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II,

"Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers is an adventure game set in present-day New Orleans.

Step into the world of Gabriel Knight, a wise-cracking bookstore owner and would-be author. He is the last in a long line of Shadow Hunters, those fated to fight the dark forces of the supernatural. Tormented by terrifying nightmares, he must spend every waking moment scouring the side streets and back alleys of New Orleans for the key to his dark past. One day, a blood-chilling murder shocks the inhabitants of the city. The police detective assigned to investigate the crime is Gabriel's friend. In the beginning Gabriel collects evidence in hope of using the material for his new novel; but soon he finds himself personally involved in the investigation, and plunges deeper into the world of secret societies and murderous cults.

Created by Jane Jensen, the game differs from Sierra's popular Quest games by having a realistic setting and focusing (despite its supernatural elements and humor) on mature themes and detective work. In this way it is more similar to the company's earlier Laura Bow games.

The game's icon-based interface is the same as in Sierra's previous title, with verb commands that allow interaction with the game world and its inhabitants. Though the game still has plenty of inventory-based puzzles characteristic for classic adventure, its gameplay is heavily inclined towards dialogue: typically, Gabriel will have to interrogate other characters, choosing conversation topics and thus gradually finding clues and advancing towards the mystery's solution."

Followed by The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery.

Architecture: 68k

68030 or better
System 7.0 or higher
3.5MB RAM (5MB RAM recommended)
20MB Hard Drive space
256 Colors
Roland MT-32 and General MIDI compatible

Does work in OSX classic emulation.
Will be slow on early PowerPC Macintoshes due to 68k emulation.

NOTE: Includes a savegame file, which solves a problem type "error 12" for the game. Usually you'll unexpected quit by the game, with this savegame you start over after this error msg at day 6 in Moseley's Office with Tracker. Drums decoded "Call conclace Swamp tonight". Most of the points, but not all.


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by Bolkonskij - 2018, November 1 - 2:48pm

Wow, just finished that game after several attempts over the years. This has some extra hard puzzles that I wasn't able to solve without a peek into a walkthrough. Definitely not for the unexperienced adventure gamer, but it has cool storyline about voodoo occultists that keeps one going. Unfortunately the game was really crashy on my PowerMac 6100, every so often I'd get the dreaded Type 2 or Type 12 error or the whole system would freeze. (yes, I've doubled the assigned RAM). Sloppy conversions seem to be a Sierra thing with the Mac. (so save often!!)

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by Nicolas Bahamondes - 2017, February 8 - 4:12am

Ooooh, gawd. >_< I downloaded the GOG version of this game.
If you know how irritating was that greenhead of Atari Jaguar's "Cybermorph", then you haven't known the narrator of Gabriel Knight yet.

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by Opardalis - 2017, January 23 - 2:00am

I bought this game new back in 1994 at CompUSA. It was on several floppies. I was able to run it fine on my LC II back in 1994, 10MB RAM.

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by Dimitris1980 - 2011, July 20 - 7:16am

I have searched long time before for the talkie version but i haven't found anything. I think there is talkie version only for dos/windows.

Protocol 7's picture
by Protocol 7 - 2011, July 20 - 2:03am

Was there a "talkie" version for the Mac?

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by ciber - 2011, May 3 - 3:43pm

Tested on SheepShaver and it works, but i can't find a way to switch the game to fullscreen. I think I used to play it in fullscreen ages ago..
Someone can help?

Attila's picture
by Attila - 2010, January 12 - 12:16am

It was a series, not all of which was on Mac:

Euryale's picture
by Euryale - 2010, January 11 - 10:16pm

I downloaded this one long time ago and tested it for about 10 minutes
it works great and it seems interesting but I didn't have the chance to play it,
but now by reading the comments, I feel like I want to play it till the end.

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by The Coma-man - 2010, January 11 - 3:45pm

Probably THE best character driven adventure game ever. The details, atmosphere, writing and gameplay are stellar. You just HAVE to love this!!

Now, if only SCUMMVM would add this...

Euryale's picture
by Euryale - 2010, January 3 - 9:01pm

Try increasing the heap memory and turning off your Virtual Memory.

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by Dimitris1980 - 2010, January 3 - 3:31pm

I recently get a mac performa 6116 (powerpc 60 mhz 72 mb ram with mac os 9.1) and tested Gabriel Knight but it is slow. I even put the fastest speed but nothing changed. I tested various games and i can say that monkey island 2 and king's quest 7 are a bit little slow. Why is that? Other games with bigger requirements like 7th guest and Full Throttle are ok with the speed

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by Dimitris1980 - 2009, April 21 - 2:11pm

I have played it on pc with dosbox but i have never finished it. It is a very strong adventure and i want to play it on my imac g3