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Carmen Sandiego's ThinkQuick Challenge

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Carmen Sandiego's ThinkQuick Challenge
Carmen Sandiego's ThinkQuick Challenge cover
Developers
The Learning Company
Publishers
1999 The Learning Company
Engines
Mohawk Engine
Release dates
Windows 1999
Mac OS (Classic) 1999
Carmen Sandiego's ThinkQuick Challenge at Wikipedia
Carmen Sandiego
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? 1985
Where in the U.S.A. is Carmen Sandiego? 1986
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? (v2.0) 1988
Where in Europe is Carmen Sandiego? 1988
Where in North Dakota is Carmen Sandiego? 1989
Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? 1989
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? (Enhanced) 1990
Where in the U.S.A. is Carmen Sandiego? (Enhanced) 1990
Where in America's Past is Carmen Sandiego? 1991
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? Deluxe 1992
Where in the U.S.A. is Carmen Sandiego? Deluxe 1993
Where in Space is Carmen Sandiego? Deluxe 1993
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? (CD-ROM) 1995
Carmen Sandiego: Junior Detective 1995
Where in the U.S.A. is Carmen Sandiego? (1996) 1996
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? (1996) 1996
Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?/Carmen Sandiego's Great Chase Through Time 1997
Carmen Sandiego Word Detective 1997
Carmen Sandiego Math Detective 1998
Carmen Sandiego's ThinkQuick Challenge 1999
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? Treasures of Knowledge 2001
Carmen Sandiego Returns 2015

Key points

There are issues when attempting to install the game under 32 and 64-bit operating systems.
The only Way people heve gotten this game to work is by usage of older hardware or VM's

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Windows
Mac OS

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\
Mac OS (Classic)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\
Mac OS (Classic)
Save game file is mostly encrypted; the only parts of the file that are not encrypted are player names.

Video settings[edit]

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
A mouse is required to play the game.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
On/off switch for sound and music. Sound only turns off speech, not sound effects, and does not affect the FMV cutscenes.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Is turned on by default. FMV cutscenes do not have subtitles or captions.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Issues unresolved[edit]

Game Runs on modern operating systems[edit]

No one has repaired this game for modern os, attempt to install and boot will result in 256 colors, 640x480 error messages.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable
game is 16 bit

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95, 98
Processor (CPU) 133 MHz Pentium or faster
System memory (RAM) 16 MB 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 25 MB
Video card (GPU) SVGA video card 640x480, 256 colors
Sound (audio device) Windows compatible
Other 4X CD-ROM drive or faster
Mac OS
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 7.5.1 or higher
Processor (CPU) 100 MHz Power Macintosh required
System memory (RAM) 9.5 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 30 MB
Other 4X CD-ROM drive or faster
13-inch or larger color monitor, 256 colors

References