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Space Quest 6: Roger Wilco in the Spinal Frontier

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Title Screen

Space Quest 6: Roger Wilco in the Spinal Frontier

Also known as: Space Quest VI
Developer: Sierra On-Line
Publisher: Sierra On-Line
Platforms: Windows, DOS, Mac OS Classic
Released in US: July 11, 1995
Released in EU: 1995

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

ProtoIcon.png This game has a prototype article

The sixth installment of the Space Quest series - and, so far, the last... in an official capacity at least.

The game had a pretty troubling development: designer Josh Mandel (of Freddy Pharkas fame and the voice of King Graham in King's Quest V) left partway through, leaving Scott Murphy (one of the Two Guys from Andromeda) to pick up the pieces... albeit with some issues, like the infamous datacoder puzzle solution being shoved into the included Popular Janitronics issue.

On the bright side, Gary Owens returns as narrator and there are a lot of jokes to be had in this adventure through outer, cyber and inner space.

To do:
  • Everything from here.
  • Many unused songs, I attempted recording some of them, but I fear the bpm is off (thanks Audacity/Audacium)...
  • Many unused sounds.
  • Easter eggs aplenty.
This neat piece of software can be used to rip stuff out of the game.


Read about prototype versions of this game that have been released or dumped.
Prototype Info

Unused Graphics


Roger pulling the rag off the sawhorse outside the Cyberspace office. While a description of the rag also exists, no graphic of the rag as an inventory item seems to be present.


An image from Stellar's message to Roger. It looks like she was supposed to turn to her right just before her message was interrupted, which would have added to the drama of the scene.


Looks like the handcuffs Roger had to free himself from were an inventory item at one point.

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The bundle of nerves (whose coloring makes them look oddly tasty) was also an inventory item at one point, as was the nerves/paperclip electromagnet. They also have voice descriptions.

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Graphics for a sad single buckazoid lie within the resources. It goes unused since even when you have one buckazoid, it shows the usual pile of buckazoids graphic.

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The guards of the Deepship shuttle bay have talking animations. However, they say nothing in the game.

(Source: Akril15)
Unused Used
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Inside the game's resource files is the hud, however it is an earlier version that refers to verbs instead of body parts, as well as calling your pockets "loot".

Leisure Suit Larry 6 Leftover


Hidden in the sprite assets is a death animation from the high res version of Leisure Suit Larry 6, not too surprising since they were in development around the same time.

Unused Music

130 - Amen (Liver)

Originally meant for the liver.

210 - Discourse #1

Would later be used in King's Quest VII.

214 - In Town

Some unused town music. (Perhaps when the city looked like it did in the prototype image found in the rather SQ6-y unused scene?)

505 - Mr. Soylent Song #1 - instrumental

The instrumental version of the Soylent clear theme. The MIDI goes unused.

506 - Mr. Soylent Song #2

Meant for the Mr. Soylent food replicator.

Debug Mode

Left in the game's code is the SCI debugger. To activate it, just make a blank file called "CLASSES", all caps and no extension. When you start up the game, you will skip the logo and be greeted with the teleport menu.


Press the "?" key for help.


Here is a list of commands available:

Keys Action Note
ALT-C Show Cast (shows all of the animated features on screen)
ALT-B Capture BMP (captures bitmap) Crashes at least ScummVM
ALT-E Show Ego (shows your character)
ALT-F Edit features Crashes at least ScummVM
ALT-G Modify flags
ALT-I / ALT-O Get items
ALT-P Edit polygons (play around with click boxes)
ALT-R Show room info
ALT-S Scaler tool
ALT-T Go back to the teleport menu
ALT-U HandsOn
ALT-X Exit the game
CTRL-S Test a sound


Shows you the animated features, use Enter to scroll through them.


Item Menu

Gives you a menu where you can get any item in the game. Click a button for that item, and click Outta Here to close it.


Room Info

Shows you the room information.


Teleport Menu

Lets you warp to any room in the game you want.


Sound Test

Lets you test sounds.