Space Quest 5: The Next Mutation

Win95/DOS Collection Series CD-ROM

Application Details:

Version: 1.0
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.6

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Installation (sort of)

Displays company logo screen on start

What does not

Does not make any Windows icons/menus
stuck on Sierra start screen during run with timer errors.


What was not tested

actual game (could not get to start screen)

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

not sure if I was running the Win95 or DOS version after installation.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 20 20081.1.6Yes No GarbageJeremiah Flerchinger 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

Installation & Execution Progress Notes


run wine D:\SETUP.EXE for Windows installer

use same basic installer options as Leisure Suit Larry 7 to get around buggy Sierra installer

will get can't write to file errors during install, so change permissions & continue on:

.wine/drive_c/SIERRA/SQCOL/SQ2/sq2.bat to read/write

.wine/drive_c/SIERRASIERRA/SQCOL/SQ4/sierra.ini to read/write

DDE fails to install icons or menus (see buglist) - so we have to figure out how to run manually


It appears the link created would run C:/SIERRA/SQCOL/SQ5/SQ5.BAT

cd ~/.wine/drive_c/SIERRA/SQCOL/SQ5

so we run wine cmd /c SQ5.BAT

this returns:

This installation is incomplete.
You may either run this product with simple defaults,
run the Install program to customize the product for your
system, or exit.
Invalid name

Since Wine has issues with batch files SQ5.BAT will not run correctly we have to set some stuff up manually.

run wineconsole INSTALL.EXE (since wine doesn't create a VGA window by itself in this instance).

Graphics require 256 colors (16 colors will not be supported by Wine anytime in the near, or possibly distant, future)

Music seems to be valid on any setting (although I don't know it it would work)

Audio seems to require being set to "No Audio" or "IBM PS1" to prevent errors.

resource.cfg should now be in the SQ5 dir

run wineconsole cmd

enter echo mode = real >> resource.cfg
enter echo CD = yes >> resource.cfg
enter echo minHunk  = 223k >> resource.cfg
enter echo language = 1 >> resource.cfg

Try to run wine cmd /c SQ5.BAT again after this and the Sierra logo should come up. The program seems to freeze after this point.


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