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Space Quest 6 Fixes > This page contains hints and tips to run Space Quest on modern computers. It also contains information how to optimize the game and discusses various problems.


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Space Quest 6 Fixes

Problems running SQ6 on Windows 2000, ME, NT and XP?

If you're having problems running Space Quest 6 on a modern computer, try DOSBox. It's a program that emulates the DOS environment.

 

Sound Tips

On modern computers running NT-based Windows versions (2000, ME, NT and XP), it's likely you run into many different sound problems. A program called VDMSound might be able to fix 99% of these problems. It emulates the good old sound blaster card, which is perfect for the Space Quest games. VDMSound is free to use, so download a copy and give it a try.

You'll probably get much better sound if you change the sound driver of SQ6 to General MIDI. Make sure when you run install.exe that General MIDI is selected.

 

When I try to run install the game, the Setup program crashes!

Run the Setup program but DON'T run the system test. The program will display a warning. Just ignore it, and install the game anyway. If Setup fails to load after it had crashed, restart your computer and run Setup again.

 

My screen disappears when I climb down to the tapeworm!

Simply turn off scrolling before climbing down, or try the timer fixes.

 

"Could not open robot resource 410"

The error message "Could not open robot resource 410" which appears on some people's systems at Stellar's Funeral is NOT a timer bug; it means that the game can't find the 410.RBT file. Make sure that the "robot= line in the RESOURCE.CFG (DOS version)/RESOURCE.WIN (Windows) file points to the directory where the 410.RBT file resides (for example, E:\ROBOTS).

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All original content (c) Frans van Hofwegen. All Space Quest related material (c) by Sierra Entertainment.