Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel

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Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel
Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel cover
Developers
Sierra On-Line
Engines
Original AGI
VGA Remake SCI1.1
Release dates
DOS 1987
Mac OS 1987
Windows January 18, 2011[1]
Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel at Wikipedia
Police Quest
Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel 1987
Police Quest II: The Vengeance 1988
Police Quest III: The Kindred 1991
Police Quest: Open Season 1993
Police Quest: SWAT 1995
Police Quest: SWAT 2 1998
SWAT 3: Close Quarters Battle 1999
SWAT 4 2005

Key points

The game has in-game DRM for the 1992 VGA remake. The manual is provided by all digital versions.
Both the original release and the 1992 remake can be run under ScummVM.

General information

Sierra Help Pages - Police Quest series
Police Quest Omnipedia - A huge wiki for the Police Quest series
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Prompts for answers from manual, code wheel, etc.
DOS
Mac OS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Police Quest Collection
Windows
Steam
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Police Quest Collection
Windows
A web browser version is also available.

Version differences[edit]

Police Quest Collection[edit]

A compilation pack containing Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel (both the original EGA release and the 1992 VGA remake), Police Quest II: The Vengeance, Police Quest III: The Kindred, and Police Quest: Open Season.

All games in the pack are pre-configured to run with DOSBox.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>
Windows <path-to-game>\PQ1
<path-to-game>\PQ1\EGA
Mac OS

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\PQ1SG.***
Windows <path-to-game>\PQ1\PQ1SG.***
<path-to-game>\PQ1\EGA\PQSG.*
Mac OS

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game options menu (1992 VGA remake)
In-game options menu (1992 VGA remake)
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
All speech is text-based.
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 Recommended
Operating system (OS) 3.0 6.2
Processor (CPU) Intel 286 Intel 386
System memory (RAM) 640 KB 1 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 7 MB
Video card (GPU) VGA
Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) 1.0 GHz 1.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 GB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible DirectX 9 compatible

References

  1. New release: Police Quest 1+2+3+4 - GOG.com