Police Quest II: The Vengeance

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Police Quest II: The Vengeance
Police Quest II: The Vengeance cover
Developers
Sierra On-Line
Engines
SCI0
Release dates
DOS November 1988
Windows January 18, 2011[1]
Police Quest II: The Vengeance 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. The manual is provided by all digital versions.
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
GOG.com
DRM-free
Police Quest Collection
Windows
Steam
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Police Quest Collection
Windows

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
Windows <path-to-game>\PQ2[Note 1]
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/494740/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS
Windows <path-to-game>\PQ2\PQSG.***[Note 1]
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/494740/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

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 CGA, EGA, Hercules, MCGA, Tandy/PCjr, VGA
64-bit executable
Requires a 64-bit build of ScummVM.

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 1.0
Processor (CPU) Intel 8088
System memory (RAM) 512 KB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) CGA, EGA, Hercules, MCGA, Tandy/PCjr, VGA
Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) 1.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 GB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/494740/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (494740) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References