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Quest for Glory: So You Want to Be a Hero (1992)

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Title Screen

Quest for Glory: So You Want to Be a Hero

Also known as: Hero's Quest: So You Want to Be a Hero (original title)
Developer: Sierra On-Line
Publisher: Sierra On-Line
Platforms: DOS, Mac OS Classic
Released in US: July 1992

GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
DebugIcon.png This game has debugging material.

NotesIcon.png This game has a notes page

To do:
Unused cursors (Source: Kuro-chan)

A VGA remake of the EGA game Quest for Glory: So You Want to Be a Hero (1989).


Miscellaneous tidbits that are interesting enough to point out here.

Debug Mode

Where to? dialog on boot (set as Fighter with all skills)

Originally one could dump the debug files from Police Quest SCI Remake or Laura Bow 2 and rename them to 298.hep, 298.scr and 298.tex and place them in your QFG1 directory, but its only debug functionality was a WhereTo dialog at boot.

Fortunately, a fan patch restored the full debug (most updated version by SCI fan forum). To use it one can export the files from here and place them in the game's folder.

Note a room list can be seen in this archive's game's notes.

Here is a list of commands available:

Keys Action
Alt + A Show cast (info about all on-screen objects).
Alt + B Change amount of money.
Alt + C Show control map.
Alt + D Set Date and Time.
Alt + E Show hero info.
Alt + F Show feature outlines.
Alt + G Change GLOBAL variable.
Alt + H Show GLOBAL variable.
Alt + I Get inventory item.
Alt + J Supposed to be "Justify text on screen", but actually identical to Alt + A.
Alt + K Show palette.
Alt + L Learn a new spell.
Alt + M Set specific skill.
Alt + N Set/Clear flag.
Alt + O QA Note Logger.
Alt + P Show priority map.
Alt + Q Set detail to 1.
Alt + R Show room info/free memory.
Alt + S Show a string or message.
Alt + T Teleport.
Alt + U Give HandsOn.
Alt + V Show visual map.
Alt + W Feature writer.
Alt + X Set all hero's skills.
Alt + Y Polygon Editor.
Alt + Z Quick quit.
Left click + Alt Move hero.
Left click + Ctrl + Left shift Show hero.
Left click + Ctrl + Right shift Show room.
Left click + Ctrl + Alt Show position.
Shift + / Help for the debug mode.

Unused Graphics

Quest for Glory (VGA)-thief jail.png

A picture of the thief in jail. This was used when the thief was caught in the original version, but there's a more generic picture in its place in the final version.

Oh god. Is that his brain?

Otto crushing the player under his giant feet. While a similar graphic was seen in the EGA version when waking up Otto, this one takes it a bit farther by having the player's guts spill out.

Quest for Glory (VGA)-brigand ref.gif

A live-action capture of someone pretending to be a brigand.

Such a shame such a lovely view was not to be seen...unless you hacked the game.

The original ending picture from the EGA version is intact at View 101 and has been updated. However, the view was removed likely because it was shown behind the credits, which are now shown on a different backdrop.

(Source: Boogeyman, jtd786)