Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers

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Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers
Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers cover
Developers
Sierra On-Line
Engines
SCI
GOG.com Release ScummVM
Release dates
DOS March 4, 1991
Mac OS (Classic) 1991
Windows 3.x 1992
Windows (ScummVM) February 11, 2010[1]
Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers on Wikipedia

Warnings

The Windows 3.x version of this game does not work on 64-bit versions of Windows (see Availability for affected versions).
Space Quest
Space Quest: Chapter I - The Sarien Encounter 1986
Space Quest II: Chapter II - Vohaul's Revenge 1987
Space Quest III: The Pirates of Pestulon 1989
Space Quest I: Roger Wilco in The Sarien Encounter (VGA remake) 1991
Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers 1991
Roger Wilco's Spaced Out Game Pack 1992
Space Quest V: Roger Wilco - The Next Mutation 1993
Space Quest 6: Roger Wilco in The Spinal Frontier 1995
Space Quest II: Roger Wilco in Vohaul's Revenge (unofficial VGA remake) 2011

Key points

Can be run under ScummVM.

General information

Two Guys From Andromeda official site - The original Space Quest series designers' site
Sierra Help Pages - Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers
Space Quest Omnipedia - A huge wiki for the Space 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.
Prompts for answers from the Matrix pages.
DOS
Windows 3.x
Mac OS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Bundled with Space Quest V: Roger Wilco - The Next Mutation & Space Quest 6: The Spinal Frontier.
Pre-packaged with ScummVM
DOSBox version is also available (when using GOG Galaxy).[2]
Windows
Steam
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Space Quest Collection
Windows

Version differences[edit]

Space Quest Collection[edit]

A compilation pack containing the entire Space Quest series.

All games in the pack are pre-configured to run with DOSBox.[3]

Essential improvements[edit]

Space Quest Alternative Launcher[edit]

For the Steam release only

An alternative launcher for the Steam version of Space Quest Collection. It allows for both versions of Space Quest: Chapter I - The Sarien Encounter to be launched through the same launcher, and some minor UI and quality-of-life improvements. It also fixes launch issues with the VGA remake of Space Quest I that were present in the legacy launcher.

It can be downloaded from the series Steam Community Discussions.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS
Windows <path-to-game>\sq4[Note 1]
Mac OS (Classic)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/10110/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS
Windows <path-to-game>\sq4\SQ4SG.***[Note 1]
Mac OS (Classic)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/10110/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud
ScummVM 2.1+ supports cloud saves on third-party cloud storage services. See the ScummVM user manual for details.

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 feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
For certain dialogues only.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
This game supports the MT-32 and General MIDI for music.

Localizations

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes EGA, MCGA, Tandy/PCjr, VGA
Executable16-bit 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
Windows 3.x version might be playable on a 64-bit OS using ScummVM.

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 5.0
Processor (CPU) Intel 256
System memory (RAM) 4 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 6 MB
Video card (GPU) EGA, 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) 520 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible
Mac OS
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 6.0.3
Processor (CPU) Motorola 68000
System memory (RAM) 2 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 6 MB
Video card (GPU) 256 colours
Other Hard Disk and Super Drive

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>/10110/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (10110) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References