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King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
kq6.img_.sit (10.99 MB)
MD5: 9db5709d3c64c7a4b8358acd6de18d8d
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
This game works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II,

Also in this series: I: Quest for the Crown, II: Romancing the Throne, III: To Heir Is Human, V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder!, VII: The Princeless Bride

(The fourth game wasn't released for the classic Mac OS.)

Architecture: 68k

System 7.0 or better
4MB RAM (6MB or more recommended)
25MB free hard disk space
256 colors required

The installation card strongly advises that LC, LC II, Performa 400, and Color Classic users run the game in the lowest detail setting.


WhosIt.There's picture
by WhosIt.There - 2016, February 25 - 6:53am

Make sure you're not trying to save to a locked disk.

Saving the game seems to work fine for me under OS 9.2 on a real G3 PowerMac, but I get an error (#25) when I try to re-open a saved game. Sad Possibly due to running it off a disk image, but I haven't had a chance to try putting the game or saved game on a proper disk yet.

AmberLover's picture
by AmberLover - 2013, December 16 - 4:13am

Question, I can't seem to save. Whenever I go to save a file, the button is grayed out and won't let me actually create a new save file. Any workarounds?

**Also, I did indeed have to set my clock to 1991 to work. Go figure...

Dimitris1980's picture
by Dimitris1980 - 2013, November 7 - 8:08pm

I found this on ebay Is there a Mac cd version of the game?

Dimitris1980's picture
by Dimitris1980 - 2012, April 7 - 2:16pm

It is a great adventure. Too bad it does not support Roland MT32 like King's Quest 5. It has great music.

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by derekmfr - 2012, April 7 - 2:05pm

That's not copy protection; that was a bug in the Macintosh release!

My sister and I bought this game back in the day, and luckily I was on a local BBS where a patch was distributed for the Macintosh SCI binary. Sierra left some code in the Mac port of the KQ6 interpreter that prevented the game from running after sometime in late 1993.

Workaround: set your emulated system clock to sometime in 1991 or 1992. Easier than finding that patch nowadays. :\

Also: this was the pinnacle of the KQ series IMHO. I love KQ1-5 but KQ6 is so rich with its beautiful graphics and music.

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2011, June 16 - 4:53pm

Could it be that this is some kind of copy protection?

Dimitris1980's picture
by Dimitris1980 - 2011, June 16 - 5:43am

I think sierra released only the floppy version for mac.

lilliputian's picture
by lilliputian - 2011, June 15 - 8:46pm

This copy is broken unfortunately. Does anyone know if Sierra released the CD version for Mac, or was it only the floppy disk version?

Dimitris1980's picture
by Dimitris1980 - 2009, July 15 - 5:59am

i have the same problem

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2009, July 9 - 6:25am

In the emulators, in the game screen I only see the msg "The entire work is" (the game begins with), it'll not continue...