Last Updated on: 24th April 2024, 09:56 am

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Category: Machine Emulators
Platform: Linux, MS DOS, Windows, OS X, AmigaOS, BeOS, Unix-like
License: GNU GPL
Interface: GUI
First release: 1999

Sarien – a Sierra AGI resource interpreter engine that enables you to play early Sierra On-Line(tm) AGI version 2 and version 3 games, as well as AGI games written by other people.

It is being written to be very portable. It is being written to make it easy to port it to DOS, Windows, Linux, Macintosh, Amiga, XWindows, etc with as little changes as possible.

Sarien is covered by the Free Software Foundation’s GNU Public License and is an open source development.

Differences between Sarien and Sierra AGI:

– “Fastest” speed is not available. Reasons: the effect is quite silly and potentially dangerous – in modern computers it makes ego run at light speed and makes the game unplayable anyway. In multitasking systems “fastest” throws the system load at 100%. As a side effect, the “SIERRA” word in the Sierra demopack intros will pulse in a gentle, pleasant rhythm instead of the epilepsy-inducing stroboscopic effect of the “fastest” mode.

– System console. A transparent “Quake console” is available pressing the ` key. SHIFT-` toggles game input when the console is active. AGI commands can be issued directly in the console, use “help” for a list of available commands.

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