KGB (DOS)

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KGB
KGB cover.jpg
Platform: DOS
Year: 1992
Developer: Cryo Interactive Entertainment

KGB (re-released in 1994 as Conspiracy) is a point-and-click adventure video game developed by Cryo Interactive, which takes place during the final days of the Soviet Union. The protagonist, Captain Maksim Mikahilovich Rukov - recently transferred from the GRU after three years' duty - is ordered to investigate possible corruption inside the KGB after a former agent turned private eye was found murdered. However, as the plot progresses, Rukov finds himself investigating a political plot of dangerous proportions.

In 1994, the game was re-released on CD as Conspiracy. The game is almost exactly the same, except for the addition of several full-motion videos, including hints delivered by the protagonist's deceased father, played by Donald Sutherland.

Screenshots

KGB

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KGB title screen

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Chapter 1 screen

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The game starts in your office

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Talking with Major Vovlov

Conspiracy re-release

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Conspiracy title screen

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Chapter 1 screen

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Donald Sutherland as Maskim's deceased father

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Rare screenshot of the original FMV dailies with Donald Sutherland

Music

The soundtrack for KGB was written by Stéphane Picq. Like other games made by Cryo Interactive that use AdLib, this game uses the HERAD music system. Not only do both Dune (DOS) and KGB share very similar game engines, they both use the same HERAD music engine and as a result, the music files for KGB can be played in Dune, when compressed in the HSQ file format.

Like Dune, KGB was to have a soundtrack released on CD through Virgin Records as well, entitled, Rave/Age. It would have featured the music from the game, re-recorded using professional studio instruments, just like Dune: Spice Opera. According to Picq, the CD master was sent to Virgin, but they ultimately decided to not release the album. It is unknown if Picq still has a copy of the master.

Recording

The soundtrack was recorded using a special build of DOSBox, that utilizes the Nuked OPL3 emulator which is the most accurate AdLib emulator available. The music was recorded in game, rather than using RdosPlay, as some tracks (such as Paradise) do not play correctly in that program.

# Title Composer Length Listen Download
01 Burokrat Stéphane Picq 4:42
Download
02 Gorbachev Stéphane Picq 3:45
Download
03 Gulag Stéphane Picq 4:19
Download
04 Paradise Stéphane Picq 4:01
Download
05 Machine Stéphane Picq 2:59
Download
06 Kursk Stéphane Picq 4:34
Download

Credits

(Source)

Game Rip

Format

Conversion

Download

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Download

(Info)


The game rip consists of:

  • Original compressed game music (SQX, M32)
  • Decompressed game music (SDB, M32) using UNKGBSQX utility
  • MIDI music, converted from HERAD/M32 format using MIDIPLEX, which can be played in MUNT player or directly on Roland MT-32

Audio Devices

For sound devices, the game supports AdLib, AdLib Gold, Sound Blaster (while mentioning that it is equivalent to the AdLib soundtrack), and Roland MT-32 (or LAPC-I card). The game doesn't use sound effects.

Music

Icon - AdLib.png Icon - AdLib Gold 1000.png Icon - LAPC-I.png Icon - MT-32.png Icon - Sound Blaster.png

(Source)

Releases

  USA.svg   USA
KGB cover.jpg
Title: KGB
Platform: DOS
Released: 1992-??-??
Publisher: Virgin Games, Inc.
  Argentina.svg   Argentina
BoxMissing.png
Title: KGB
Platform: DOS
Released: 1992-??-??
Publisher: Virgin Games, Ltd.
  USA.svg   USA
BoxMissing.png
Title: Conspiracy [CD-ROM release]
Platform: DOS
Released: 1993-??-??
Publisher: Virgin Interactive Entertainment, Inc.
  France.svg   France
BoxMissing.png
Title: Conspiracy [CD-ROM release]
Platform: DOS
Released: 1994-??-??
Publisher: Virgin Interactive Entertainment (Europe) Ltd.
  Germany.svg   Germany
BoxMissing.png
Title: Conspiracy [CD-ROM release]
Platform: DOS
Released: 1994-??-??
Publisher: Virgin Interactive Entertainment (Europe) Ltd.
  Italy.svg   Italy
BoxMissing.png
Title: Conspiracy [CD-ROM release]
Platform: DOS
Released: 1994-??-??
Publisher: Virgin Interactive Entertainment (Europe) Ltd.
  Spain.svg   Spain
BoxMissing.png
Title: Conspiracy [CD-ROM release]
Platform: DOS
Released: 1994-??-??
Publisher: Virgin Interactive Entertainment (Europe) Ltd.
  UK.svg   UK
BoxMissing.png
Title: Conspiracy [CD-ROM release]
Platform: DOS
Released: 1994-??-??
Publisher: Virgin Interactive Entertainment (Europe) Ltd.
  UK.svg   UK
BoxMissing.png
Title: Conspiracy [The White Label release]
Platform: DOS
Released: 1995-??-??
Publisher: Virgin Interactive Entertainment (Europe) Ltd.
  Germany.svg   Germany
BoxMissing.png
Title: Conspiracy [The White Label release]
Platform: DOS
Released: 1995-??-??
Publisher: Virgin Interactive Entertainment (Europe) Ltd.
  Portugal.svg   Portugal
BoxMissing.png
Title: Conspiracy [The White Label release]
Platform: DOS
Released: 1995-??-??
Publisher: Virgin Interactive Entertainment (Europe) Ltd.
  France.svg   France
BoxMissing.png
Title: Conspiracy [The White Label release]
Platform: DOS
Released: 1995-??-??
Publisher: Virgin Interactive Entertainment (Europe) Ltd.
  Poland.svg   Poland
BoxMissing.png
Title: Conspiracy [Sold Out Software release]
Platform: DOS
Released: 2003-04-01
Publisher: Sold Out Sales & Marketing Ltd.

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