Space Quest 1 Patches
note that you might not need the error 29 and scidhuv patch if you
aren't experiencing the problems described with the patch. Remember
the golden rule: don't fix something that ain't broken.
Quest 1 VGA enhanced sound and graphic drivers
This ZIP file includes a graphic driver and two sound drivers for
Space Quest 1 VGA. Just replace these files with the original files
(located on your harddisk SQ1VGA folder) to make them work. The
graphic driver enables you to see the original dissolve transitions:
the effect you see at the beginning of the game when the Sierra
screen "pixelates" away and the SQ1 title screen "pixelates"
in. The original file that comes with the game doesn't show this
effect on fast computers. Also included are two improved sound drivers.
You'll need these sound drivers if you, for instance, can't hear
the computer saying: "destruct sequence has engaged" at
the beginning of the game. There are actually quite a few more digitalized
sound in SQ1VGA, but this one is the most apparent.
Quest 1 VGA error 29 patch (32 KB)
This is the 486sbdrv.exe patch which corrects the "Error 29:
Unable to initialize audio hardware". Updated driver works
with faster systems using the SoundBlaster 16.
Quest 1 VGA SCIDHUV patch
This patch will update your SCIDHUV file from SQ1VGA which should
give you enough memory to run the program with a mouse driver installed.
Space Quest 1 VGA has several timer issues that occur if you play
the game on a fast computer (150 Mhz +). Various animations run
too fast, the spirder droid comes too fast, you die from dehydration
within the minute and the acid drops drop too fast. To fix all this,
check out my very complete Timer Issue article by clicking on the
link above. The article contains links to programs, utilities, fixes,
patches and tips you can use to fix the timer problems! For starters,
check out this
webpage. New Rising Sun has developed some awesome fixes that
COMPLETELY ELIMINATE the timer problems. The website includes enough
information how to install the patches correctly. These patched
are HIGHLY recommended and preferred in favour of slow down utilities