Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire


Main menu

In the game's main menu, you can play the Introduction, start a new hero (without viewing the introduction), import a hero from a save game file of Quest for Glory 1 (Hero's Quest) or Quest for Glory 1 VGA, or Continue your Quest (restore a saved game).

In-game menu

While playing the game, press ESC to access the in-game menu.

Half-Dome icon
About Quest for Glory II (CTRL-G): displays the game credits and game version.
Help (F1): provides some basic tips
Silly Clowns (CTRL-Y): this was proposed by Brian Hughes as a useless option to parody the disabled menu items "for future enhancements" in productivity software. However the programmers decided to include some useless humor with it.

File: Here you can save (F5), restore (F7), restart game (F9) or quit (CTRL-Q) the game.

Game: Here you can increase (+) or decrease (-) animation or set it to normal speed (=). You can also change the sound volume (CTRL-V) or enable/disable the sound (F2). You can also set the arcade difficulty (F4), game detail (F6), and game time scale (F8).

Action: These actions are better done in-game through shortcuts, rather than through the menu. They are:
Cast Spell (CTRL-C): can both be used from a distance or in close combat.
Fight (CTRL-F): sometimes you need to take the fight to the creature.
Escape (CTRL-E): when you're in a fight and you want to run away before it ends. Note that the monster will try to chase you still and some of them are fast!
Pause Game (CTRL-P)
Repeat (F3 or Spacebar): repeat the previous command

Information: Here you can access your inventory (CTRL-I) or your character sheet (CTRL-S). You can also inquire about the time and day it is (CTRL-D), print "Ask about" (CTRL-A), "tell about" (CTRL-T) or "Look at" (CTRL-L) in the command line. Note that you can also look at people or objects by right-clicking the mouse on it. Finally you can also Read the map (CTRL-R) and check the compass heading (CTRL-H).