Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers

Released: 1993
Published by: Sierra Online
Developed by: Sierra Online
Author(s): Jane Jenson, Tom DeSalvo, Sean Mooney, Jerry Shaw, Bob Andrews, Greg Tomko-Pavia, Christopher Braymen, Neal Grandstaff, Stuart M. Rosen, Kelli Spurgeon, Richard Spurgeon, Jay D. Usher

System Requirements

System Requirements 80386 CPU, 4 MB RAM, VGA or Super VGA card.
Sound support: Ad Lib, Disney Sound Source, Thunder Board, Sound Blaster, Sound Blaster Pro, Pro Audio Spectrum, Pro Audio Spectrum 16, Roland MT-32, General MIDI, Windows Sound System
Original Media Eleven 3.5" DS/HD floppy disks or one CD-ROM
Installed Size 14.4 MB

Introduction

Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers was the first in the epic horror adventure trilogy by Jane Jenson and Sierra Online. With gorgeous backgrounds and deep musical score, the game infused a dark atmosphere with some comical elements.


From where can it be run?

The game must be installed to your hard disk. While the game can be played from Windows (95 or 98), it is still fundamentally a DOS game.

 

Game Audio/Video

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Sound Blaster 16 (CT2770)
AudioPCI GM 2 MB + SBP
AudioPCI GM 4 MB + SBP
AudioPCI GM 8 MB + SBP
ESS1868 AudioDrive
Aztech SG Pro 16-II 3D
AWE64 (SBP mode)
GM (Roland SC-55)
GM (OPL4 AudioTrixPro)
GM (Ensoniq Soundscape VIVO 1 MB)
St.George's Bookshop:
Sound Blaster 16 (CT2770)
Roland SC-55
Yamaha MU80


Game Introduction (SGPro 16-II) (video)
For a complete review and comparison of some of these cards, visit my Sound Blaster 16 (CT2770) review page.
ESS1868 recordings are from a Compaq ES1868 Audio Feature Board. Game configuration set to Sound Blaster Pro for Music, and Sound Blaster for Speech/sound effects.
Aztech SG Pro 16-II 3D recordings are from a Sound Galaxy Pro16 II-3D PnP. Game set to Sound Blaster Pro for Music, and Sound Blaster for Speech/sound effects.


Copy Protection

Gabriel Knight has no copy protection.


How to Setup

GK1, like nearly all Sierra Online games comes with an INSTALL.EXE utility which can be used to configure your audio setup and create a boot disk:

 

Problems

Symptom:
Cause:
Resolution:

 

To Quit the Game

 

Supporting Documents

Here are the original documents that came with the game:

Save Games

 

Versions of the game known to exist

Version Date Comments
Demo Late 1992 A playable demo of the first Gabriel Knight title, Sins of the Fathers. This demo allows you to play 'Day 1' of the 10 days in the full game. It contains audio drivers for Sound Blaster, MT-32 and General MIDI (Sound Canvas) only, despite the INSTALL utility showing the full list. Play with a mouse and keyboard. To install, just unzip the contents to a new directory, run INSTALL to configure the game, followed by SIERRA to run it.
1.0 Dec 1993 First release.


Installed Directory Contents

Once installed, the following directory structure exists in the game directory.

Directory of C:\GAMES\GK1
.            <DIR>         06/05/21   20:42
..           <DIR>         06/05/21   20:42
0 MSG 17,660 11-22-93 4:45p
1 SND 4,558 11-22-93 10:14a
10 SND 156 11-22-93 8:56a
17 HEP 176 11-22-93 7:44a
17 SCR 170 11-22-93 7:44a
180 HEP 464 11-21-93 8:08p
180 SCR 964 11-21-93 8:08p
1810 SND 328 11-21-93 11:51a
1811 SND 556 11-21-93 11:52a
1812 SND 316 11-21-93 11:53a
1813 SND 556 11-21-93 11:55a
190 HEP 790 11-21-93 8:56p
190 SCR 2,426 11-21-93 8:56p
200 HEP 1,996 11-22-93 9:12p
200 SCR 5,852 11-22-93 9:12p
205 HEP 1,292 11-22-93 9:13p
205 SCR 2,960 11-22-93 9:13p
212 HEP 1,486 11-22-93 12:48p
212 SCR 14,316 11-22-93 12:48p
216 HEP 2,274 11-21-93 3:20p
216 SCR 1,814 11-21-93 3:20p
220 HEP 3,942 11-21-93 10:49p
220 SCR 11,668 11-21-93 10:49p
240 HEP 2,254 11-23-93 11:31a
240 SCR 19,938 11-23-93 11:31a
262 V56 35,335 11-22-93 4:26p
300 HEP 2,900 11-22-93 6:16p
300 SCR 6,238 11-22-93 6:16p
303 SND 482 11-21-93 5:38p
360 HEP 2,782 11-22-93 8:10a
360 SCR 6,252 11-22-93 8:10a
370 HEP 2,104 11-22-93 11:30a
370 SCR 6,176 11-22-93 11:30a
370 SND 64,650 11-22-93 10:57a
375 HEP 894 11-21-93 8:08p
375 SCR 1,290 11-21-93 8:08p
380 HEP 2,518 11-23-93 12:02p
380 SCR 7,528 11-23-93 12:02p
380 SND 20,534 11-23-93 8:45a
391 HEP 1,904 11-22-93 10:43a
391 SCR 4,040 11-22-93 10:43a
400 HEP 1,144 11-22-93 9:15p
400 SCR 2,402 11-22-93 9:15p
410 HEP 2,402 11-22-93 4:11p
410 SCR 8,230 11-22-93 4:11p
412 SND 420 11-21-93 11:47a
420 SND 19,844 11-23-93 8:20a
440 HEP 2,950 11-22-93 3:28p
440 SCR 6,718 11-22-93 3:28p
440 SND 9,548 11-23-93 8:03a
455 HEP 1,468 11-23-93 10:50a
455 SCR 5,288 11-23-93 10:50a
470 HEP 4,992 11-21-93 5:45p
470 SCR 12,272 11-21-93 5:45p
480 HEP 6,668 11-22-93 6:22p
480 SCR 9,304 11-22-93 6:22p
490 HEP 1,896 11-22-93 5:35p
490 SCR 13,290 11-22-93 5:35p
64923 HEP 544 11-21-93 3:17p
64923 SCR 1,868 11-21-93 3:17p
64990 MSG 1,486 11-18-93 3:09p
65535 MAP 252 11-22-93 8:25a
670 HEP 1,572 11-22-93 9:42a
670 SCR 1,638 11-22-93 9:42a
680 HEP 332 11-21-93 3:16p
680 SCR 1,050 11-21-93 3:16p
710 HEP 4,338 11-22-93 10:02p
710 SCR 16,848 11-22-93 10:02p
720 HEP 3,520 11-22-93 1:45p
720 SCR 12,304 11-22-93 1:45p
800 HEP 2,154 11-23-93 9:38a
800 SCR 10,122 11-23-93 9:38a
801 HEP 836 11-21-93 1:17p
801 SCR 1,454 11-21-93 1:17p
802 HEP 1,428 11-21-93 11:32p
802 SCR 3,856 11-21-93 11:32p
803 HEP 2,160 11-22-93 12:44a
803 SCR 3,736 11-22-93 12:44a
806 HEP 906 11-21-93 11:32p
806 SCR 1,802 11-21-93 11:32p
810 SND 7,606 11-17-93 9:53a
891 HEP 682 11-22-93 5:19p
891 SCR 554 11-22-93 5:19p
895 SND 33,526 11-21-93 10:38p
899 HEP 2,162 11-22-93 12:12a
899 SCR 16,460 11-22-93 12:12a
900 HEP 1,206 11-22-93 1:40a
900 SCR 6,250 11-22-93 1:40a
92 HEP 226 11-22-93 5:09p
92 SCR 592 11-22-93 5:09p
93 HEP 288 11-23-93 2:34a
93 SCR 614 11-23-93 2:34a
990 SND 47,230 11-22-93 8:56a
ADL DRV 10,445 11-18-93 10:04a
AVISO TXT 1,058 01-18-09 1:27p
DACBLAST DRV 4,711 11-21-93 5:47p
DACMSSYS DRV 2,739 11-21-93 5:47p
DACNONE DRV 46 11-15-93 3:41p
DACPRO DRV 2,953 11-21-93 5:47p
DACPRO16 DRV 3,072 11-21-93 5:47p
DACTHUND DRV 4,612 11-21-93 5:47p
DOSSPI~1 TXT 1,264 01-06-06 2:29p
GABRIEL BAT 21 12-19-95 5:26p
GAMESW~1 HTM 13,097 02-03-09 1:50p
GENMIDI DRV 3,058 10-31-93 3:29p
INSTALL EXE 76,541 11-21-93 5:15p
INSTALL HLP 20,636 11-21-93 2:46p
INSTALL SCR 2,375 11-23-93 3:04p
INSTALL TXT 9,514 07-05-93 11:06a
JOGAR BAT 44 04-14-09 11:03p
MICROSOF DRV 10,926 11-21-93 1:48p
MIDNONE DRV 10,427 10-08-93 1:22p
MT32 DRV 3,098 11-06-93 2:41p
PROAUDIO DRV 11,411 11-18-93 2:57p
README 9,203 11-22-93 8:39p
RESOURCE 000 13,022,630 12-19-95 5:24p
RESOURCE CFG 215 11-07-21 3:05p
RESOURCE MAP 10,783 11-22-93 10:43p
RESOURCE SFX 590,291 11-22-93 8:25a
SADL DRV 10,429 11-21-93 2:08p
SBPRO DRV 10,970 11-21-93 1:47p
SIERRA ERR 7,858 11-21-93 10:29a
SIERRA EXE 691,847 11-22-93 10:43p
STD DRV 1,682 10-31-93 3:24p
VERSION 38 11-23-93 10:16a
VGA DRV 33 10-20-93 12:26p
128 file(s) 15,113,004 bytes