King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella

The fourth in the epic King's Quest series of games by Sierra, this game was released in August of 1988.

This game is available on Good Old Games as part of the King's Quest 4-6 pack, and utilizes DOSBox to play on modern systems. In addition to the games, the buyer also gets the game manuals in PDF format, and avatars and wallpapers in JPG format.

The game has an in-built form of copy protection requiring the user to enter a keyword from the game manual. The game is uses text inputs.

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Support summary
Screen change: 
None

Widescreen Method: 
Hud Stretch: 
  • None

Multi-monitor Method: 
Multi-monitor HUD: 

Ultra/Super-Wide Method: 
  • None
Ultra/Super-Wide HUD: 
  • Unusable

4k UHD Method: 
None
4k UHD HUD: 

Rendered cut-scenes: 
FMV cut-scenes: 
Game information
Game status:
Release Date:
Tuesday, 16 August, 1988
Tested Version: 
GOG.com (version 1.006.004)

Setting: 
Play styles: 

Developer: 
Developer feedback: 
Steam ID's: 
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Comparison Screenshots
  • 4:3 Screenshot
    King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella
  • 16:10 Screenshot
    King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella
  • 16:9 Screenshot
    King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella
  • Super-Wide (32:9) Screenshot
    King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella
  • Eyefinity / Surround Screenshot
    King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella
Solutions & Issues
Baseline (Widescreen) Solution & Issues

The game runs in a set 4:3 resolution of 640x480. Widescreen is not supported.

The game can be run in a variety of graphics modes. Refer to additional screenshots.
- Surface and Direct3D modes work with even black bars at top and bottom.
- DDraw and Overlay modes have a thick black bar at the bottom.
- OpenGL mode has a thick black bar at the top.




Ultra/Super-Wide (21:9/32:9) Specific Solution & Issues



Eyefinity / Surround Specific Solution & Issues



4k UHD Specific Solution & Issues



Stereoscopic-3D Solution & Issues

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Submitted by AussieTimmeh on 19 February, 2012 - 09:54
Updated by Anonymous on 5 January, 2014 - 03:51