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Quest for Glory: So You Want to Be a Hero

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Quest for Glory: So You Want to Be a Hero
Quest for Glory: So You Want to Be a Hero cover
Developers
Sierra On-Line
Engines
Original SCI0
VGA remake SCI1.1
Release dates
DOS October 1989
Windows May 10, 2012[1]
Quest for Glory: So You Want to Be a Hero 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

Originally titled Hero's Quest: So You Want to Be a Hero
Both the original release and the 1992 VGA remake can be run under ScummVM
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 II: Trial by Fire

General information

Sierra Help Pages - Quest for Glory 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
Pre-packaged with DOSBox.[2] Bundled with all other Quest for Glory games. Includes both the original EGA release and the 1992 VGA remake.
Windows
Steam
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Pre-packaged with DOSBox. Bundled with all other Quest for Glory games. Includes both the original EGA release and the 1992 VGA remake.
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

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

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS
Windows <path-to-game>\GLORYSG.***
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 (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 CGA, 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 286
System memory (RAM) 4 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 MB
Video card (GPU) CGA, EGA, MCGA, VGA
Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible DirectX 9 compatible

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