Space Quest 6: Roger Wilco in The Spinal Frontier

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Space Quest 6: Roger Wilco in The Spinal Frontier
Space Quest 6: Roger Wilco in The Spinal Frontier cover
Developers
Sierra On-Line
Publishers
Retail Sierra On-Line
Digital Activision
Engines
SCI2
GOG.com Release ScummVM
Release dates
DOS March 1995
Windows 3.x March 1995
Mac OS (Classic) 1996
Windows (ScummVM) February 11, 2010[1]
Taxonomy
Series Space Quest
Space Quest 6: Roger Wilco in The Spinal Frontier on MobyGames
Space Quest 6: Roger Wilco in The Spinal Frontier on 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
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

Warnings

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

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 6: Roger Wilco in The Spinal Frontier
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.
Requires included magazine to complete the game.
DOS
Windows 3.x
Mac OS
GOG.com
Prompts for answers from manual, code wheel, etc.
Includes Space Quest IV & Space Quest V.
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
A demo is available from ScummVM.

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>\sq6[Note 1]
Mac OS (Classic)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/10110/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS
Windows <path-to-game>\sq6\SQ6SG.***[Note 1]
Mac OS (Classic)
Steam Play (Linux) <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 documentation for details.

Video[edit]

In-game options menu.
In-game options menu.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
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

Input[edit]

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
On by default.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
For DOSBox change the priority background value in the DOSBox configuration file.
General MIDI audio
Also supports the Roland MT-32.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes SVGA
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 486
System memory (RAM) 8 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 MB
Video card (GPU) SVGA
Windows 3.x
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 3.1, 95
Processor (CPU) Intel 486
System memory (RAM) 8 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 MB
Mac OS
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 7.1
Processor (CPU) Motorola 68040
System memory (RAM) 12 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 MB

Notes

  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 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