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[PC] Free: Leisure Suit Larry 1 - In The Land of The Lounge Lizards @ Indiegala

1990

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Description

Larry Laffer is a short, tacky, balding, forty-year-old man who has been living with his mother until recently. He used to be in the software business, but decided to leave everything behind as he moved to the city of Lost Wages in pursuit of sexual fulfillment. Clad in a white polyester leisure suit, Larry finds himself outside of Lefty's Bar, determined to finally lose his virginity - or commit suicide if he is unable to achieve that goal before dawn.

Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards is the first game in Al Lowe's Leisure Suit Larry series, largely inspired by the text adventure Softporn Adventure, though with a greatly enhanced script containing more humorous descriptions and dialogue. A text parser is used to input commands for interaction with a graphical environment. Progress is achieved by collecting various items and figuring out which of those may be essential for conquering the hearts of the several female characters appearing in the game.

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  • +41

    Ken sent me

    • +5

      Don't share passwords publicly!

    • +24

      Must be really prudish if you think LSL1 is softcore porn. More like a comedy with sexual themes like 40 Year Old Virgin or American Pie.

  • +40

    I remember playing it as a teenager on my AT/286 12Mhz, EGA graphic card with an unbelievable 4096kB (4MB) of RAM and 40MB MFM HDD (Seagate ST-251) :-)
    Now I am older than Larry :-(

    • +10

      You had 4mb in a 286!

      You needed at least a 386dx40 to be that outrageous

      • +5

        Not with HIMEM.SYS and RAMDRIVE.SYS to make some use of it.
        And I just double checked, just to make sure my memory is not failing me, and yes, 80286 can easily address the 4MB of RAM and DOS 3.3 had the HIMEM.SYS.
        But yes, the best use was for the ramdrive. Soooo much faster than the HDD!

        • I forgot about using ramdrive.

          Still, that was stupid money into a 286!!

          I remember the price of 1mb sticks

    • +10

      I remember playing it on my Amiga 500. I learned a lot from answering that quiz at the start before I heard about the code to bypass it later in life.

    • +4

      You had a 4MB 286? T.mmmmmmmmm?

      I had a 640k one, upgraded to 1MB, I'd be surprised if you're not thinking of a 386 but who knows.

      • +1

        Nope, 386SX came later on and if I am not mistaken I have later on upgraded it with an 80387 math co-processor.
        I may be a bit fuzzy when I got my 386DX, 486SX, 486DX, 486DX2 and I think 486DX4 and then the Pentium started.
        But I sure remember my first PC! :-)
        You would be the one I would proudly show the memory check at the start going all the way to the 4096kB - making my ego going as big as if I would tell you I am dating the Miss Universe! :-D

        • +1

          did you pushed the "Turbo" button ? it will run at 33mhz… LoL

    • +4

      This came installed on my mums monochrome CGA XT laptop by previous owner. I was a young kid and couldn't get passed the age verification test so asked my mum for the answer. Then she deleted it. :(

      • Didn't know who Spiro Agnew was huh, what dunce!

    • +1

      I'm calling BS on 4mb on a 286! LOL!
      I had a 286/16 AT with 640kb
      Turbo button for 8/16mhz
      I had the MFM 40mb as well! God that thing was loud and clunky.
      The glory days of computers.:)

      Don't forget the Spanish Fly!

      • +1

        I think it was possible, it was just maybe overkill.
        I had 8 chip slots in mine and upgraded it to 1MB memory with 8x128K
        I just googled and they even had 30pin SIMM models and could address up to 16MB.

        If so kid was well overspec'd, it's like someone with a 64GB Core 2 Duo but hey, 286 crew represent.

      • I had 4MB as well, but it was on a daughterboard with a 486 and it's own memory on it (was one of the weirdest configs I ever had). But never saw it native on standard 286.

      • That is why I put the "unbelievable" in it. I used himem.sys and a lot of time used part of the RAM as a RAMDisk.
        There were no modules, they were chips in sockets. I bought it second hand from a guy who was a professional programmer.
        512kB was the basic configuration, 640k was the normal "maximum" and some 80286 were sold with 1024kB of RAM.
        The startup was great with checking memory in 64kB blocks. My friends were jealous to see mine go all the way to 4096kB of RAM :-)
        What an upgrade it was from my dad's work computer 8086, 128kB RAM, and double 8" floppy drive and CP/M system :-D

        I think back then you did not have much choice, the ST-251 was a pretty standard HDD you could have with reasonable size and price. I think a friend of mine had RLL 15MB HDD. Graphics you could have CGA, Hercules or EGA.

        • I found my 286 sucked for EMM and XMM memory, I might be too dumb or too young at the time, but if memory serves me (no pun) the way to get proper EMM or XMM was with a special PER chipset or motherboard driver, so I had a hell of a time, getting games working which required that memory (I think X-Wing was one of them)

          Once I moved toa 486, the Microsoft 'drivers' built into DOS, seemed to support some kind of generic or universally supported x386 mode EMM (something like that?) so games like Wing Commander or whatever could get the EMM easily, without me needing to track down a specific floppy for my board.

          It was something like that, it's literally 30 years ago now.

          • @hamwhisperer: That’s all familiar with me too. But I started with a 486SX-33, which I realised years later was an overclocked 25! Bloody dodgy Springvale computer shop.

            Anyway I wanted to say, the best part was that most computer users back then had to understand memory models, mapping, direct memory access, interrupt requests, cache, bios, operating system fundamentals, some programming language, etc. These days a 4-year old can use one (as mine does). And there’s a shitload more going on under the bonnet these days.

            Ah the days…

    • +1

      4MB on a segmented memory model 286? Your memory is fading mate

    • +4

      teenager? I was 10 when I first played. Got a lot of sex education from it, like what a Spanish Fly is, and that STD can make your privates go all rainbow like

    • +4

      Only on OzBargain would you find an adult game's comments section full of chat about computer components and system specifications.

      Love ya, nerds!

    • @tm001 Now I'm older than Larry

      You and me both mate :p
      Them were the days :). Not forgetting EGA was only 16 colors…. woooohoooo… and games were "sold" (smirk copied) on 360mb 5.25" floppy disks.
      Had hours of fun playing Leisure Suit Larry, King's Quest, Wolfenstein, Zork, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, etc in my dorm computer room.

      • 360 KB

        • Holy freakin… what was I thinking… :). You are correct Sir! 360kb.

      • +2

        Dude, at least back then when you bought a game you actually owned it! Steam can pull your plug wherever they want. :) Lol, ok I’m going to leave that as is.

  • +5

    Why play this when you could play commander keen or Wolfenstein or eotb2.

    Oh the good old days

    • +10

      Duke Nukem. SpaceQuest.

      • +6

        They were all fun.

        Kings Quest
        Police Quest.
        Space Quest.

        All of these were before things like GameFaqs.

        • +5

          Yep! I grew up playing these…. and I have a lot of big box Sierra games: https://imgur.com/gallery/Wcu5aYD

          I'm trying to collect them all. I have a lot more than just Sierra, but figured I'd show my "Quest" collections :)

          • +1

            @webbiegareth: Thats a fantastic collection, unfortunately I threw out my collection, thinking I would never use it again but its nothing like yours anyway.

            Well done.

          • @webbiegareth: Ahhh.. Heroes Quest was the best. Sad that they were forced to rebrand.

      • +10

        Thexder, Captain Comic, Ski Or Die, Hero's Quest, Zak McKraken, Indiana Jones Last Crusade, NBA 89, Prince of Persia, the Golden Axe port, TMNT, Test Drive and Test Drive Grand Prix, Carmen San Diego (disguised learning), Global Conquest, Civilization, Spy Hunter, Lemmings, Sim City, Arnkanoid, Crimewave, Speed Ball Brutal Deluxe, Lode Runner, Alley Cat, Choplifter, Sopwith Camel, Battle Chess, Operation Wolf, Stargoose…

        Sorry, you just triggered a flood of early PC-gaming memories circa 1990, trading 3.5" floppies with kids at school, getting games from my older cousin who had modem access to a BBS.

        • +2

          Wow great list, time to go and find some of these games. I remember Thexder being brilliant but not sure if I’d still enjoy it today. Same with Lemmings, prince of Persia, test drive etc.

          Ooh Populous, Terminator, and all the Quest games too

        • +4

          Man I miss the days of BBS dialups and my parents cracking the shits as I clogged the phone line for an hour at a time.
          ATDT xxx-xxx
          Listening to that sweet sweet shriek of my 2400bps modem connecting and downloading "More Mandy" for 45 minutes to watch a 5 second looping 100x100 gif file of a porno.. Ahhhh.. LOL

          • +2

            @Maz78: alt.bin.pick.your.poison … hahahaha

          • +2

            @Maz78: More Mandy! Haha yeah remember that one!

            I’ve never given out so many +1’s on a single bargain before, are these limited?? 🤣

        • Omg Thexder was amazing. I believe you would press the down arrow to transform into a jet. There was Thexder 2 as well I recall.

          Captain Comic was also a favourite.

      • Montezuma's Revenge

  • +1

    This isn’t even the remastered one. You have to literally type what you want to do.

    There is a quiz to prove you are an adult when starting. The quiz is largely comprised of 1980’s American trivia.

    • +3

      Ctrl z… Alt z, or shift z. One of these bypasses the quiz ;)

      • I used to brute-force it.

      • If only I knew this years ago.

    • +2

      This being the original EGA version from 1987. Not the updated Reloaded VGA version from 2013.

      The age verification trivia can be bypassed by pressing "ALT-X"
      DOS game running under ScummVM. You need to click "start.bat" to launch the game.
      RMC retro tea break. Interview with Al Lowe creator.

  • +11

    I was just a wee lad when I was dying of AIDS after banging the hooker in this game without a condom.

    Wtaf was my childhood.

    • +1

      Yeah, remember the scene well, type "USE PROPHYLACTIC"

      • I was looking for someone to write that

    • +3

      Yeah I remember my and my mate typing “have sex with girl” on every scene where there were other people. What a laugh. Hate to think what my kids are going to be doing when they reach that age.

  • +6

    Larry, the original incel.

  • +1

    As far as I remember there was a quick multiple-choice test at launch that I could not pass when I was a kid.

    • +4

      That test made me use an encyclopedia for the first time for some answers.

      • +1

        O. J. Simpson is
        a.an R & B singer.
        b.under indictment.
        c.embarrassed by his first name (Olivia).
        d.no one to fool with.

        This question didn't age well (the answer was d)

    • In the original, 1987 EGA version, you can bypass the trivia quiz completely by just pressing Alt-X or Ctrl-Alt-X.

      • Thanks mate, that's good to know now.

  • how to add the game to scummvm?

  • +2

    My mate’s mum was a secretary for our local MP. This was installed on her computer in the MPs office (idk why, probably bundled software).

    My mate and I used to play this after school while waiting for his mum to finish work. We were both well too young to be playing this sort of game.

    Looking back, I had no idea how potentially scandalous what we were doing was!

    • +4

      Lol imagine that happening today ;)

      "Staffer's child caught trying to have sex with hooker via computer game in MP's office". The meed-ya would have a field day.

  • Blast from the past.
    Lots of memory with this game 😁

  • +15

    This game is such a good simulator. I was always unsuccessful in the game, just like in real life.

    • “Hey everyone, this guy just bought a peppermint flavoured, ribbed, extra small lubber” - or something like that ;)

  • +1

    Even better than a pocket full of lint!

  • +1

    When I played this I laughed at being 40 years old.

    Now I wish I was 40.

  • I just got excited thinking my Leisure Larry: Reloaded Collector's edition (never opened) might be worth something:

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/184828677258

    Then I realised that item was sold by Al Lowe himself 😂

    • So did you buy it to add your collection ?

  • Played this as a kid. Worried if i download it now it won't have the same glitter it had back then. Like watching some old cartoons as an adult.

    • +1

      I don't play through the series as often as I used to but I still revisit every 2 years. Still has the same corny charm for me, I even (attempt) explain it to new "audiences" where it's not as rude as you may think. My first experience was playing it on the Amiga 500 when I was extremely under age (6ish)….. parents didn't think I'd get the trivia questions correct…………… didn't take me long until I was outside Lefty's!!!!!! I didn't learn about the secret keyboard press that skipped the questions entirely until I was in my mid 20's lol. My family had the first three games on the Amiga, I got the LSL Collection in 99/00 and that was my first experience playing Love for Sail. I played the later generation games (Box Office Bust etc) didn't hit the spot, I have the re-imagined LSL 1 that Al Lowe was involved in. Re-collected the games digitally via GOG and Steam soon after (ehhh I just felt like buying them again on another storefront). Wet Dreams Don't Dry is alright as well.

  • I remember you had to answer some quiz or something to be able to play this game lol

    • As I recall the game became a little more rauncher if you got all the questions right. If you got the questions wrong the silhouette of a pixulated young lady would be obscured by a fully drawn curtain rather than seeing the full outline of a big chested bump …

  • I may have to try this out for old times sake. I still have my LSL 5 because I'm a hoarder and couldn't bear to let go of it. Hard to believe it will be 30 years old next month.

  • i think this has expired, sigh..just as i was about to make an account…

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