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King's Quest III: To Heir Is Human

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King's Quest III: To Heir Is Human
King's Quest III: To Heir Is Human cover
Developers
Sierra On-Line
Engines
AGI
Release dates
DOS October 1, 1986
Mac OS (Classic) 1988
Windows August 24, 2010[1]
King's Quest III: To Heir Is Human guide at StrategyWiki
King's Quest III: To Heir Is Human at Wikipedia
King's Quest
King's Quest: Quest for the Crown‎ 1984
King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne 1985
King's Quest III: To Heir Is Human 1986
King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella 1988
King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder! 1990
King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow 1992
King's Quest VII: The Princeless Bride 1994
King's Quest: Mask of Eternity 1998
King's Quest (2015) 2015

Key points

The manual is required to pass the in-game copy protection (digital versions include it)
Can be run under ScummVM

General information

Sierra Help Pages - King's Quest III: To Heir Is Human
King's Quest Omnipedia - A huge wiki for the King's Quest series
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions for game series

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Prompts for answers from manual, code wheel, etc.
DOS
Mac OS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Bundled with King's Quest: Quest for the Crown and King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne. Pre-packaged with ScummVM
DOSBox version is also available (when using GOG Galaxy).[2]
Windows
Steam
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Comes bundled with all other King's Quest games (excluding King's Quest 8).
Windows
The King's Quest Collection, the collection on Steam, is not properly configured for modern systems[3]
A web browser version is also available.

Essential improvements[edit]

King's Quest III Unofficial Remakes[edit]

There are two complete and free remakes of the game available. Both of them add new VGA/SVGA style graphics, dialogue, an updated Point-and-Click UI, and a complete soundtrack. Each of them have their own extra features and which one is the best is based on personal taste:

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS
Windows <path-to-game>\
Mac OS (Classic)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/10100/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS
Windows <path-to-game>\KQ3SG.*
Mac OS (Classic)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/10100/pfx/[Note 1]
These are the default paths used by the game. The save file location can be determined by the user

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics settings (GOG.com version)
Graphics settings (GOG.com version)

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
All speech is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes CGA, EGA, Hercules, Tandy, VGA
64-bit executable
Requires a 64-bit build of ScummVM.

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 2.11
Processor (CPU) Intel 8088
System memory (RAM) 256 KB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.5 MB
Video card (GPU) CGA, EGA, Hercules, Tandy, VGA
Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) 1.0 GHz 1.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 30 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible DirectX 9 compatible
Mac OS
Minimum
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU) Motorola 68000
System memory (RAM) 256 KB
Hard disk drive (HDD)

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/10100/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (10100) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References