Quest for Glory: Shadows of Darkness

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Quest for Glory: Shadows of Darkness
Quest for Glory: Shadows of Darkness cover
Developers
Sierra On-Line
Engines
SCI2
Release dates
DOS March 1994
Windows March 1994
Quest for Glory: Shadows of Darkness at Wikipedia
Quest for Glory
Quest for Glory: So You Want to Be a Hero 1989
Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire 1990
Quest for Glory III: Wages of War 1992
Quest for Glory: Shadows of Darkness 1994
Quest for Glory V: Dragon Fire 1998

Key points

Also titled Quest for Glory IV: Shadows of Darkness
Saves can be imported from Quest for Glory III: Wages of War. Also, after completing the game it is possible to export character data to file in order to be imported to the next game in the series, Quest for Glory V: Dragon Fire
The game suffered from serious bugs at the time of release and official patches fixed only some of these
Script fixes made by fan known as NewRisingSun fix many of the remaining bugs. These fixes are already installed to the version available at GOG.com

General information

Sierra Help Pages - Quest for Glory: Shadows of Darkness
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
The floppy disk version requires the manual to pass the in-game DRM. The CD version requires the disc to be in the CD drive while playing.
Windows
DOS
GOG.com
DRM-free
CD version pre-packaged with DOSBox.[1] Bundled with all other Quest for Glory games.
Windows
DOS
Steam
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Pre-packaged with DOSBox. Bundled with all other Quest for Glory games.
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Patches are available for the retail releases. The GOG.com version is already patched.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\
Windows
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/502750/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\GLORYSG.***
Windows
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/502750/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

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

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Spoken speech is only available on the CD version.
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 VGA
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 5.0 6.22
Processor (CPU) Intel 386 25 MHz Intel 486 25 MHz
System memory (RAM) 4 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 MB 25 MB
Video card (GPU) VGA
Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 3.1
Processor (CPU) Intel 386 25 MHz Intel 486 25 MHz
System memory (RAM) 4 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 MB 25 MB
Video card (GPU) VGA

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 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>/502750/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (502750) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References