Quest for Glory IV: Shadows of Darkness

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Quest for Glory IV: Shadows of Darkness
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Quest for Glory IV Cover

Release Date: Dec. 05, 1993
Project Status: N/A
Developer(s): Sierra
Publisher: Sierra
Designer(s): Lori Cole, Corey Cole
Category: Full Release
Source Available:  No
Genre: Adventure
Engine: SCI2
Platform: MS-DOS, Windows 9x
Localization: English
Website: www.sierra.com




Description

Quest for Glory IV: Shadows of Darkness is the forth installment in the Quest for Glory Series. The MPC CD-ROM re-release is the first talkie of the series. It is also the last developed in SCI. The original floppy release was known for its many bugs. Most of these were addressed with the CD-ROM re-release, however, several timer bugs remained that are precipitated on faster PCs. The after market, fan made NewRisingSun patches fix most of the timer bugs.


Versions

SCI2

Game Game version Interpreter version Date
Quest for Glory IV 1.000.000 2.000.000 1993/12/05
Quest for Glory IV 1.1 2.000.000 1993/12/14

SCI2.1

Game Game version Interpreter version Date
Quest for Glory IV CD 1.0 2.100.002  
Quest for Glory IV CD (Win) 1.0 2.100.002  


Screenshots

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About

 


Downloads

GOG

New Installer

(requires files from the original distribution media) Works with all versions of the game.

Demos

Patches

  • ZIP.PNG Official Quest for Glory 4 Patch ZIP File [19.4 KB]
         For floppy version only. Resolves:
    • Fixes import issues. If the game cannot understand some of the statistics in the character SAV file, it will prompt you to enter a value. You may enter any number from 100-300.
  • ZIP.PNG Official Quest for Glory 4 Import Patch (QG4NOTE) ZIP File [19.8 KB]
         For floppy version only. Resolves:
    • The patch fixes the order of events in the Hero's bedroom so that important events are certain to occur. In particular, the Hero should awaken from a dream to find a note signed "Katrina" 1-3 nights after rescuing Tanya. If this event does not occur, the game cannot be completed. To recover, install this patch, then restore to a saved game before Hero has rescued Tanya from the castle.
This patch is compatible with all saved games EXCEPT games saved in the Hero's bedroom at the Inn.
  • ZIP.PNG Official Quest for Glory 4 1.1a Update (QG4PAT) ZIP File [629 KB]
         For floppy version only. Resolves:
    • Polygon problems, to include "purge is not a selector for glory", have been fixed.
    • Fatal "Assertion Failure" during saving has been fixed.
    • Fatal at the Monk's Tomb has been fixed.
    • Fatal at the Thieves Guild main safe is fixed.
    • Fatal when Restoring from the Burning Gypsy death message has been fixed.
    • Fatal lockup when Ego is caught by Ad Avis has been fixed.
    • Fatal in the swamp, when jumping from hummock to land
    • Saved game size and restore time has been decreased.
    • Several cosmetic changes to help improve the look and feel of the game.
The import patch (above) is not included with this patch
  • ZIP.PNG Official Quest for Glory 4 Upgrade (SHADOWUP) ZIP File [651 KB]
         For floppy version only. Resolves:
    • Polygon problems, to include "purge is not a selector for glory"
    • Fatal "Assertion Failure" during saving has been fixed.
    • Fatal at the Monk's Tomb has been fixed.
    • Fatal at the Thieves Guild main safe is fixed.
    • Fatal when Restoring from the Burning Gypsy death message has been fixed.
    • Fatal lockup when Ego is caught by Ad Avis has been fixed.
    • Fatal in the swamp, when jumping from hummock to land, has been fixed.
    • Problem where Ego would never receive the note from Tanya has been fixed
    • Saved game size and restore time has been decreased.
    • Importing characters from earlier Quest for Glory games has been fixed. If the game cannot understand some of the statistics in the character SAV file, it will prompt you to enter a value. You may enter any number from 100-300.
    • Several cosmetic changes to help improve the look and feel of the game.
  • ZIP.PNG NewRisingSun Quest for Glory 4 Patch ZIP File []
         For CD version only. Fixes:
    • Antwerp maze is no longer linked to the "Speed" slider setting (patch files 81.hep, 81.scr)
    • "Error 47" at slime slope
    • Ad Avis respawning after being killed
    • Stamina use while crossing chasm hand-to-hand
    • "Error 52" in swamp with "Chernovy"
    • Wraith draining health
    • Combat timing
    • Missing mouse pointer when exporting character (endgame)
    • Death screen animation
    • Freezing in rm250 (Outside Adventurer's Guild with Igor) when using the Windows version
    • Wisp animation
Note: It is recommended that you start from scratch after installing the patch.


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