Leisure Suit Larry III: Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals

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Leisure Suit Larry III: Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals
Leisure Suit Larry III: Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals cover
Developers
Sierra Entertainment
Engines
SCI
Release dates
DOS 1989
Windows January 17, 2013
macOS (OS X) January 17, 2013[1]
Linux December 17, 2015
Leisure Suit Larry III: Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals at Wikipedia
Leisure Suit Larry
Softporn Adventure 1981
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
Uses an anachronistic age-verification quiz at launch, which is also present in the digital re-release. See: Issues fixed.

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.
Manual-based copy protection.
DOS
GOG.com
DRM-free
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 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.

Essential improvements[edit]

Higher quality visuals[edit]

This fix is for the GOG.com re-release. It will correct the aspect ratio and increase the number of colors from the default 16.
Change display options in ScummVM configuration file[citation needed]
  1. Edit the file <path-to-game>\lsl3.ini.
  2. In the [scummvm] section change the line
    aspect_ratio=false to aspect_ratio=true
    and the line
    disable_dithering=false to disable_dithering=true.
  3. Save the file.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\RESOURCE.CFG
Windows <path-to-game>\
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/765850/pfx/[Note 1]
The GOG.com re-release uses ScummVM configuration file lsl3.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>\LSL3SG.*
Windows <path-to-game>\LSL3SG.*
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/765850/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video options
Video options

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options
Audio options
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
Polish
Available in the retail collection Leisure Suit Larry's Greatest Hits & Misses!.

Issues fixed[edit]

Stuck at the intro / Can't start a new game or load a saved game[edit]

Due to its "adult" nature, the game uses a period-correct trivia quiz to verify the user's age. These questions have to be answered every time the game is launched.
Use a cheat code[citation needed]

After you input your age, on the screen with the first question, use the following key combination to skip the quiz: Alt+Ctrl+X.

(alternative) Use a cheat sheet[citation needed]

The GOG.com re-release provides the correct answers in <path-to-game>\LSL3 Answers.txt.

Stuck in the theater lobby or the locker room / 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.
Use a cheat sheet[citation needed]

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

(alternative) Find the appropriate page in the manual[citation needed]

The GOG.com re-release provides a copy of the game manual in <path-to-game>\Leisure Suit Larry 3 - Manual.pdf.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

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

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2.0
Processor (CPU) Intel 8088 Intel 286 8 MHz
System memory (RAM) 512 KB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) CGA
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
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>/765850/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (765850) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References