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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 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
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/10110/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

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

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 Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) 1.0 GHz 1.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 520 MB
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>/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