Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail!

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Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail!
Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail! cover
Sierra On-Line
Release dates
DOS October 31, 1996
Windows 3.x October 31, 1996
Mac OS (Classic) January 18, 1997
Windows (DOSBox) February 19, 2013
macOS (OS X) (DOSBox) February 19, 2013
Windows (ScummVM) April 26, 2018[1]
Linux (ScummVM) May 14, 2018[2]
macOS (OS X) (ScummVM) August 2, 2019[3]
Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail! on Wikipedia


The Windows 3.x version of this game does not work on 64-bit versions of Windows (see Availability for affected versions).
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Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude 2004
Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust 2009
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Key points

Can be run under ScummVM.

General information

Leisure Suit Larry Omnipedia - Leisure Suit Larry Wiki
Al Lowe's Humor Site - The series on Al Lowe's official website
Sierra Gamers - Game page on Ken Williams' official website
Hardcore Gaming 101 - Comprehensive feature on the series
The Sierra Help Pages - Extensive troubleshooting guide
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Windows 3.x
Mac OS
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Pre-packaged with ScummVM.
macOS (OS X)
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Pre-packaged with DOSBox.

Essential improvements[edit]

Play without the disc[edit]

How to run the game completely off the hard drive
  1. Install the game normally.
  2. Copy all the *.000, *.AUD and *.SFX files and the Movies folder from the CD to <path-to-game>\ (usually C:\SIERRA\LSL7\ or C:\SIERRA\LSL7DOS\).
  3. Edit <path-to-game>\RESOURCE.WIN or <path-to-game>\RESOURCE.CFG.
  4. Modify the following values:
  • audio=<path-to-game>\MUSIC\ to audio=.\MUSIC\
  • resSfx=D:\ to resSfx=.\
  • resAud=D:\ to resAud=.\
  • resMap=D:\ to resMap=.\
  • movieDir=D:\movie to movieDir=.\movie

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\RESOURCE.CFG
Windows <path-to-game>\RESOURCE.WIN[Note 1]
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X) <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 2]
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/765890/pfx/[Note 3]
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\
Windows %APPDATA%\Sierra\Leisure Suit Larry 7\
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X) <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 2]
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/765890/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
640x480 fixed resolution, upscaled to desktop resolution (pillarboxed) in the digital re-release.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Original release plays in a 640x480 window; the digital re-release uses fullscreen.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
For DOSBox set in the DOSBox configuration file.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Sound Effects and Voice
Surround sound
Closed captions
Partial closed captioning
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Retail version only
Retail version only

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU) Intel i486DX2 66 MHz
System memory (RAM) 8 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 22 MB
Operating system (OS) 3.1, 95
Processor (CPU) Intel i486DX2 66 MHz
System memory (RAM) 12 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 22 MB
macOS (OS X)
Operating system (OS) 10.7.5
Processor (CPU) Intel Core Duo 2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM


  1. When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within the installation folder reflects the path(s) listed for DOS and/or PC booter game data.
  3. 3.0 3.1 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>/765890/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (765890) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.