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Rocko's Quest

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Rocko's Quest
Rocko's Quest cover
Big City Games
Strategy First
Release dates
Windows 2000
Rocko's Quest on Wikipedia

Key points

Released as Grouch in Europe.
For Windows 8 and later use the low frame rate fix.
Blood can be restored via unofficial patch

General information

Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
DRM details are not known
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Version differences

Grouch has blood, gore, and dismemberment which is disabled for Rocko's Quest.[1] Use the Blood Patch to re-enable it.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Options.cfg[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/297620/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\RData\Save\[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/297620/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud


Video settings.
Video settings.
Launcher settings.
Launcher settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Set in launcher. Use dgVoodoo 2 for higher resolutions that crash the game.
FOV is far too low.
FOV is too low.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Set windowed mode and use a borderless tool.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
For Windows 8 and later use the low frame rate fix.


Set in Options.cfg[citation needed]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Edit Options.cfg.
  3. Change DisplayWindow_b from 0 to 1
  4. Save the changes and close the file.


Input settings.
Input settings.


Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music only.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Local retail version only.

VR support

3D modes State Notes
Native 3D
Set in launcher.

Issues unresolved

Corrupted graphics in Direct3D T&L HAL mode

T&L example.
T&L example.
Graphics do not display correctly in Direct3D T&L HAL mode. Use dgVoodoo 2 or choose the regular Direct3D HAL option.

Issues fixed

Low frame rate in fullscreen mode

This game has frame rate issues in fullscreen mode on Windows 8 and later.
Apply necessary fixes

Apply the low frame rate fix.

Frozen particle effects

Set compatibility mode
  1. Right click on <path-to-game>\Rocko.exe and choose Properties.
  2. Go to the Compatibility tab.
  3. Set the compatibility mode to Windows XP (Service Pack 2).
  4. Click OK to save your changes.

Other information


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium MMX 200 MHz
Intel Pentium II 300 MHz (Steam)
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 260 MB
400 MB (Steam)


  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data:


  1. GORE? :: Rocko's Quest General Discussions - last accessed on May 2023