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Police Quest: Open Season

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Police Quest: Open Season
Police Quest: Open Season cover
Sierra On-Line
Retail Sierra On-Line
Digital Activision
Release dates
DOS 1993
Windows 3.x 1993
Mac OS (Classic) 1993
Windows (DOSBox) January 18, 2011[1]
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Point and select
Genres Adventure
Art styles Live action
Themes North America, Detective/mystery
Series Police Quest
Police Quest: Open Season on HowLongToBeat
Police Quest: Open Season on MobyGames
Police Quest: Open Season on Wikipedia
Police Quest
Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel 1987
Police Quest II: The Vengeance 1988
Police Quest III: The Kindred 1991
Police Quest: Open Season 1993
Police Quest: SWAT 1995
Police Quest: SWAT 2 1998
SWAT 3: Close Quarters Battle 1999
SWAT 4 2005


The Windows 3.x version of this game does not work on 64-bit versions of Windows (see Availability for affected versions).

Police Quest: Open Season is a singleplayer third-person adventure game in the Police Quest series.

General information

Can be run under ScummVM.
Sierra Help Pages - Police Quest series
Police Quest Omnipedia - A huge wiki for the Police Quest series Community Discussions for game series Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
DRM details are not known
Windows 3.x
Mac OS
Police Quest Collection
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (notes may include more details)
Police Quest Collection

Version differences

Police Quest Collection

A compilation pack containing Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel (both the original EGA release and the 1992 VGA remake), Police Quest II: The Vengeance, Police Quest III: The Kindred, and Police Quest: Open Season.

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

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
Mac OS (Classic)
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/494740/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
Mac OS (Classic)
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/494740/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

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


Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
For DOSBox toggle with Alt+ Enter (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
For DOSBox use an unofficial build (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
60 FPS and 120+ FPS



Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
For DOSBox change the priority background value in the DOSBox configuration file.


Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes VGA, SVGA, SVGA (VESA)
ExecutablePPC16-bit 32-bit 64-bit Notes
64-bit requires a 64-bit build of ScummVM.
Mac OS (Classic)

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 5.0
Processor (CPU) Intel 386SX
System memory (RAM) 4 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) VGA, SVGA
Windows 3.x
Operating system (OS) 3.1
Processor (CPU) Intel 386SX
System memory (RAM) 4 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 640x480 VGA
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
Processor (CPU) 1.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 500 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7.0 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible
Mac OS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7.0
Processor (CPU) Motorola 68040
System memory (RAM) 8 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within the installation folder reflects the path(s) listed for DOS game data. For the release, file changes in DOSBox are redirected to <path-to-game>/cloud_saves/ even if GOG Galaxy is not used (this folder contains all redirected files, so some files in the cloud_saves folder might be temporary files or other files that do not contain saves or settings).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data:


  1. New release: Police Quest 1+2+3+4 - - last accessed on May 2023