Leisure Suit Larry 5: Passionate Patti Does a Little Undercover Work

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Leisure Suit Larry 5: Passionate Patti Does a Little Undercover Work
Leisure Suit Larry 5: Passionate Patti Does a Little Undercover Work cover
Developers
Sierra Entertainment
Engines
SCI
Release dates
DOS 1991
Mac OS (Classic) 1991
Windows January 17, 2013
macOS (OS X) January 17, 2013[1]
Linux December 17, 2015
Leisure Suit Larry 5: Passionate Patti Does a Little Undercover Work at Wikipedia
Leisure Suit Larry
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Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards 1987
Leisure Suit Larry Goes Looking for Love (in Several Wrong Places) 1988
Leisure Suit Larry III: Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals 1989
Leisure Suit Larry 5: Passionate Patti Does a Little Undercover Work 1991
Leisure Suit Larry's Casino 1992
Leisure Suit Larry 6: Shape Up or Slip Out! 1993
Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail! 1996
Leisure Suit Larry's Casino (1998) 1998
Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude 2004
Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust 2009
Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards: Reloaded 2013
Leisure Suit Larry - Wet Dreams Don't Dry 2018

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

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Prompts for answers from manual, code wheel, etc.
The game had two concurrent releases: EGA and VGA. See: Version differences. Game brochures ("feelies") are used for copy protection.
DOS
Mac OS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Only the VGA release is included in the Leisure Suit Larry bundle, comprising Leisure Suit Larry 1 - 6. For details see: Version differences. Pre-packaged with ScummVM 1.8.0.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
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Windows

Version differences[edit]

The "EGA" version runs in 16 colors, while the "VGA" version in 256. Both releases employ SCI engine and have an icon-based point-and-click interface.
The GOG.com re-release is based on the 1997 Leisure Suit Larry: Collection Series. It includes the series' "carnal" predecessor Softporn Adventure, as well as all the main games:
The GOG.com re-release retains the manual-based copy protection of the original game. See: Issues fixed.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\RESOURCE.CFG
Windows <path-to-game>\
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/765860/pfx/[Note 1]
The GOG.com re-release uses ScummVM configuration file lsl5.ini.
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>\LSL5SG.*
Windows <path-to-game>\LSL5SG.*
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/765860/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

General options (VGA version)
General options (VGA version)

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Only Master volume can be adjusted
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
Retail version only
German
Retail version only
Polish
Available in the retail collection Leisure Suit Larry's Greatest Hits & Misses!.
Spanish
Retail version only

Issues fixed[edit]

Stuck at the airport / Can't progress in the game[edit]

The game uses manual-based copy protection, which is also present in the digital re-release. A code has to be entered at specific points in the game in order to progress.
The GOG.com re-release includes a pdf manual, however the codes are virtually impossible to decipher, due to poor quality of the scan.
Use a cheat sheet[citation needed]

A higher quality list of codes is provided by Al Lowe on his Humor Site

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes EGA, VGA
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU) Intel 286
System memory (RAM) 640 KB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) EGA
VGA
Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible
Mac OS
Minimum
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD)
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.6.8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core Duo 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 14.04, Mint 17
Processor (CPU) 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM

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>/765860/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (765860) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References