King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow

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King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow
King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow cover
Developers
Sierra On-Line
Engines
SCI1.1
Release dates
DOS September 30, 1992
Mac OS 1993
Windows 1993
King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow guide at StrategyWiki
King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow at Wikipedia
King's Quest
King's Quest: Quest for the Crown‎ 1984
King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne 1985
King's Quest III: To Heir Is Human 1986
King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella 1988
King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder! 1990
King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow 1992
King's Quest VII: The Princeless Bride 1994
King's Quest: Mask of Eternity 1998
King's Quest (2015) 2015

Key points

The manual is required to pass the in-game copy protection (digital versions include it)
Can be run under ScummVM

General information

Sierra Help Pages - King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow
King's Quest Omnipedia - A huge wiki for the King's Quest series
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions for game series

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Prompts for answers from manual, code wheel, etc.
DOS
Mac OS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Bundled with King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella and King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder! Pre-packaged with DOSBox.[1]
Windows
Steam
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Comes bundled with all other King's Quest games (excluding King's Quest 8).
Windows
The Steam collection is not properly configured for modern systems[2]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS
Windows <path-to-game>
Mac OS

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS
Windows <path-to-game>\KQ6SG.***
Mac OS
These are the default paths used by the game. The save file location can be determined by the user
For the GOG.com re-release, the C:\ drive is mapped to <path-to-game>

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game options menu
In-game options menu
Graphics settings (GOG.com version)
Graphics settings (GOG.com version)

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes EGA, MCGA, VGA
64-bit executable
Requires a 64-bit build of ScummVM.

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 5.0
Processor (CPU) Intel 386 SX
System memory (RAM) 16 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 MB
Video card (GPU) EGA, MCGA, VGA
Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 3.0 MME
Processor (CPU) Intel 386
System memory (RAM) 16 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 MB
Mac OS
Minimum
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM) 16 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 MB
Video card (GPU) 256 Colours

References

  1. List of GOG games using DOSBox, page 1 - Forum - GOG.com
  2. The Sierra Help Pages - The Many Problems with the 2006 VU KQ Collection