Date: Sat, 21 Mar 1998 01:16:22 +0200
From: Michael Hofmeyr <retha@iafrica.com>


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                     LEISURE SUIT LARRY 7 : LOVE FOR SAIL
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Here's how to do the infamous hack to view the VMD movies in Love for sail.
This technique can also be used with other Sierra games that use VMD movies
such as Phantasmagoria, Gabriel Knight 2, Space Quest 6 etc. Phantasmagoria
2's movies can also be viewed in this way, although it's in DUK format.
1) Go to the directory where you installed the game, the default is
    C:\SIERRA\LSL7.

2) Edit the file resource.win (resource.cfg in Dos).

3) Change the line movieDir=D:\MOVIE\ (assuming your CD-ROM drive is D:) to
    C:\MOVIE (or wherever you'd like it). 
4) Save and exit the file.

5) Create a directory EXACTLY the same as the one you've changed the line into
    in the configuration file (C:\MOVIE\).

6) Now copy the VMD movie you wanna view (13.vmd is the "dirty ending") to the
    directory you've just created.

7) Rename the movie, that you've just copied, to 12.vmd (the "normal ending").
    You can also rename it to another movie file, if you know what movie it 
    is.

9) Start the game.

10) Restore a game (or, if you don't have a saved game, you'll have to play 
     it :) up to the point where you are sitting next to the captain at the
     end (or just before the movie that you've renamed the one on the hard 
     drive to). Then give the Stock Certificate to Captain Thygh (or do
     whatever you must do to activate the movie you've copied to the hard drive)
     and WATCH THE SPECIAL WELL-DESERVED MOVIE (after the credits) !! Or, if 
     you're not a cheater, you can always do it properly, see my FAQ.

WARNING : THIS HACK HAS CAUSED SOME PROBLEMS WITH SOME PEOPLE'S GAMES, SO
           DON'T SAY I DIDN'T WARN YOU!

This technique was discovered by Anthony Larme, you can visit his 
Phantasmagoria website at http://www.ozemail.com.au/~larme/phantas.html.

You can also download my Larry 7 FAQ from http://happypuppy.com/games/lordsoth/
or see my "eggs you wish were in Love for Sail" at

http://www.atlantic.net/~kreitzd/lsleggs/.

I just also want to add that this tecnique in NOT illegal.

If you don't wanna play the game up to the ending and doing all the stuff you
need to do to see the ending, e-mail me and I'll send you the savegame.

                             
                             Michael (HOMER) Hofmeyr

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                                retha@iafrica.com

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