Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards

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Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards
Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards cover
Developers
Sierra Entertainment
Engines
Original release AGI
VGA remake SCI
Release dates
DOS June 4, 1987
Mac OS (Classic) June 4, 1987
Windows January 17, 2013
macOS (OS X) January 17, 2013[1]
Linux December 17, 2015
Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards guide at StrategyWiki
Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards 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

This page is for the original game. For the 2013 HD remake, see Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards: Reloaded.

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.
The game had two different releases: EGA (original) and VGA (remake). See: Version differences.
The EGA version uses disk-check ("key disk"), while the VGA version uses game brochures ("feelies") for copy protection.
DOS
Mac OS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Both releases are 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 original 1987 "EGA" release employs AGI engine and has a text-based interface. The game runs in 16 colors with PC-speaker sound.
The 1991 "VGA" remake employs SCI engine and has an icon-based point-and-click interface. The game has updated graphics and new soundtrack. It runs in 256 colors and supports multiple soundcards.
For the 2013 "HD" remake, see: Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards: Reloaded.
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:

Essential improvements[edit]

Higher quality music in EGA version[edit]

This fix is for the GOG.com re-release of the original EGA version. It will enable MIDI music in place of the default 3-voice Tandy sound.
Change the sound device in ScummVM configuration file[citation needed]
  1. Edit the file <path-to-game>\lsl1.ini.
  2. In the [scummvm] section look for the following line and change it accordingly:
music_driver=windows
This fix is for the original DOS EGA release. It will enable MIDI music in place of the default 1-voice PC-speaker sound.
Run the game in ScummVM[citation needed]
  1. After adding the game to the ScummVM library, go to sound options by clicking Edit Game and then the Audio tab.
  2. Put a check on Override global audio settings.
  3. In the Music device field change the driver from default to Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth [Windows MIDI].
  4. Click OK.

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/763970/pfx/[Note 1]
The original release has no configuration file. RESOURCE.CFG is used by the VGA remake.
The GOG.com re-release uses ScummVM configuration file: lsl1.ini for the EGA version, and lsl1sci.ini for the VGA remake.
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 <path-to-game>\
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/763970/pfx/[Note 1]
In the original release saves are labeled LLLLLSG.*, while in the VGA remake LSL1SG.*.
The GOG.com version on Linux puts the 1987 EGA release save files into <path-to-game>/data/lsl1.* and 1991 VGA release save files into <path-to-game>/data/lsl1sci.*.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

General options (original EGA release)
General options (original EGA release)
General options (VGA remake)
General options (VGA remake)

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
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
The EGA version has no native mouse support, but it can be enabled with ScummVM. The VGA remake has full mouse support.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound can only be toggled in the original release
Master volume can be adjusted in the VGA remake
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!.
Russian
Fan translation
Spanish
Available in the retail collection Leisure Suit Larry: Ultimate Pleasure Pack. Only the VGA version was translated.

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.
The GOG.com re-release provides only some answers to the EGA version.
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+X - in the original release
Alt+Ctrl+X - in the VGA remake

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes CGA, EGA, VGA CGA and EGA are supported by the original release; VGA by the remake
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 2.0
Processor (CPU) Intel 8088
System memory (RAM) 256 KB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) CGA
The VGA remake requires DOS 5.0, an Intel 286 CPU, 640 KB of RAM and a VGA card.
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) Apple IIe
System memory (RAM) 128 KB
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>/763970/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (763970) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References