Kings Quest I: Quest for the Crown

The first in the epic Kings Quest series of games by Sierra, and was released in May of 1984. Originally published as just Kings Quest, the game was repackaged as Kings Quest I: Quest for the Crown in 1987.

This game is available on Good Old Games as part of the Kings Quest 1-3 pack, and utilizes DOSBox to play on modern systems. In addition to the games, the buyer also gets the game manuals in PDF format.

The game uses text-based actions.

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Support summary
Screen change: 
None

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  • None
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Game information
Game status:
Release Date:
Thursday, 10 May, 1984

Tested Version: 
GOG.com (1987 version)

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Steam ID's: 
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Comparison Screenshots
  • 4:3 Screenshot
    Kings Quest I: Quest for the Crown
  • 16:10 Screenshot
    Kings Quest I: Quest for the Crown
  • 16:9 Screenshot
    Kings Quest I: Quest for the Crown
  • Super-Wide (32:9) Screenshot
    Kings Quest I: Quest for the Crown
  • Eyefinity / Surround Screenshot
    Kings Quest I: Quest for the Crown
Solutions & Issues
Baseline (Widescreen) Solution & Issues

The game runs in a set 4:3 resolution of 640x480. Widescreen is not supported.

The game can be run in a variety of graphics modes. Refer to additional screenshots.
- Surface and Direct3D modes work with even black bars at top and bottom.
- DDraw and Overlay modes have a thick black bar at the bottom.
- OpenGL mode has a thick black bar at the top.




Ultra/Super-Wide (21:9/32:9) Specific Solution & Issues



Eyefinity / Surround Specific Solution & Issues



4k UHD Specific Solution & Issues



Stereoscopic-3D Solution & Issues

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Submitted by AussieTimmeh on 19 February, 2012 - 09:18
Updated by Anonymous on 5 January, 2014 - 03:55