Space Quest I: The Sarien Encounter (VGA)

Tech support

Original game requirements

- MS-DOS 5.1 or greater
- 286 CPU or greater
- 640KB RAM
- 6 MB Hard drive space
- AdLib, Game Blaster (CMS), MPU-401 MIDI, PC Speaker, Pro Audio Spectrum or Sound Blaster
- Mouse

Running the game on modern operating systems

the game runs perfectly fine in DOSBox. If you are not familiar with DOSBox, the you can use this automatic installer from the SierraHelp pages.

Game speed issues

Can't get past the acid rain in the cave, or dehydrate too fast in the desert of Kerona? Paly the game in DOSBox. Alternately you can use a slowdown utility. Tip for the acid rain: increase the speed in the game's control panel to the right and try again a few times. You can run through it in one sweep.

Where is ZZ-Top?

ZZ-Top only appears in the original release. The actual band however complained and in later releases they were replaced by 2 tiny midgets. However if you look at the midgets, it will describe them as "very bearded men".

you can get them back though. The ZZ Top sprites were "patched out" by Sierra with generic aliens instead. To get them back, simply remove all *.v56 files in the game folder.