Space Quest V: Roger Wilco - The Next Mutation

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Space Quest V: Roger Wilco - The Next Mutation
Space Quest V: Roger Wilco - The Next Mutation cover
Developers
Sierra On-Line
Engines
SCI
GOG.com Release ScummVM
Release dates
DOS February 5, 1993
Windows (ScummVM) February 11, 2010[1]
Space Quest V: Roger Wilco - The Next Mutation at Wikipedia
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
Space Quest V: Roger Wilco - The Next Mutation 1993
Space Quest 6: Roger Wilco in The Spinal Frontier 1995
Space Quest II: Vohaul's Revenge (VGA) (Unofficial remake) 2012

Key points

Can be run under ScummVM.
The manual is required to pass the in-game DRM. It comes bundled with all digital versions of the game

General information

Two Guys From Andromeda official site - The original Space Quest series designers' site
Sierra Help Pages - Space Quest V: Roger Wilco – The Next Mutation
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.
DOS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Prompts for answers from manual, code wheel, etc.
Bundled with Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers & Space Quest 6: The Spinal Frontier.
Pre-packaged with ScummVM
DOSBox version is also available (when using GOG Galaxy).[2]
Windows
Steam
Icon overlay.png
Prompts for answers from manual, code wheel, etc.
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>\sq5[Note 1]
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/10110/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS
Windows <path-to-game>\sq5\SQ5SG.***[Note 1]
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/10110/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

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 options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
All speech is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
This game supports the MT-32 and General MIDI for music.

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
Operating system (OS) 5.0
Processor (CPU) Intel 256
System memory (RAM) 640 KB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 MB
Video card (GPU) EGA, MCGA, 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

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