Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers

From PCGamingWiki, the wiki about fixing PC games
Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers
Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers cover
Developers
Sierra On-Line
Engines
SCI
GOG.com Release ScummVM
Release dates
DOS March 4, 1991
Mac OS (Classic) 1991
Windows 3.x 1992
Windows (ScummVM) February 11, 2010[1]
Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers on MobyGames
Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers on Wikipedia

Warnings

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

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 IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers
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.
Prompts for answers from the Matrix pages.
DOS
Windows 3.x
Mac OS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Bundled with Space Quest V: Roger Wilco - The Next Mutation & 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
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 IV Floppy Enhanced CD-ROM version[edit]

This section may require cleanup to meet basic quality standards. The specific problem is: Need to login to vogons to download. You can help by modifying the article. The discussion page may contain useful suggestions.
Replaces the CD version's visuals with the floppy version's, where deemed superior.[4]

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>\sq4[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>\sq4\SQ4SG.***[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 user manual for details.

Video[edit]

In-game options menu.
In-game options menu.
Graphics settings (GOG.com version)
Graphics settings (GOG.com version)

Input[edit]

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
For certain dialogues only.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
This game supports the MT-32 and General MIDI for music.

Localizations

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes EGA, MCGA, Tandy/PCjr, VGA
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 256
System memory (RAM) 4 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 6 MB
Video card (GPU) EGA, MCGA, Tandy/PCjr, 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
Mac OS
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 6.0.3
Processor (CPU) Motorola 68000
System memory (RAM) 2 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 6 MB
Video card (GPU) 256 colours
Other Hard Disk and Super Drive

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