King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella (DOS)

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King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella
King's Quest 4 - DOS - USA.jpg
Platform: DOS
Year: 1988
Developer: Sierra On-Line, Inc.
Buy: Amazon

King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella is a graphical adventure game, and the fourth in the King's Quest series. You play the part of Princess Rosella, daughter of King Graham, who has had a terrible heart attack. The fairy Genesta offers to transport you to the land of Tamir where you can find a magical fruit to save the king's life, but in order to send you back, you must return her talisman which was stolen by the evil Lolotte. You do this by walking about the land of Tamir and typing commands like "knock on the door," and, "talk to fisherman," in order to solve puzzles and avoid hazards.

There are multiple versions of King's Quest 4. The game was made both using Sierra's AGI and SCI engines, but even the SCI release had multiple versions over the years with noticeably different artwork.

Screenshots

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The game's title screen.

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There is a lengthy, but informative introduction.

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Just landed on the shores of Tamir.

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The text parser has been improved a little from the previous games.

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There are other people in the land of Tamir as well.

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Magical creatures abound in this land.

Music

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King's Quest 4 was a milestone for the PC gaming world because up until this point, no major PC game studio had utilized the new generation of computer sound devices. The IBM and it compatibles mostly utilized the awful PC Speaker, or at best the PCjr 3 Voice, but these were embarrassing compared to the Commodore's SID chip, or Nintendo's RP2A03. Sierra broke ground, not only by utilizing all of the most recent audio devices, but also for hiring a professional musician, film composer William Goldstein, to score their game. This allowed King's Quest 4 to have one of the most extravagant soundtracks of the PC world at the time. Goldstein scored the game much like a movie, giving various characters their own leitmotifs and using crescendos to climax a theme.

A couple of songs are slightly different in the various versions of the SCI release. This soundtrack represents the latest release of the game. Also, since the game was released to support several different audio devices, different recordings will be made of each. Currently, only the Roland MT-32 soundtrack has been recorded.

1 for MT-32, 2 for AdLib, 3 for PC Music Feature, 4 of Tandy 3 Voice and 5 for PC Speaker.

Recording

# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
101 King's Quest IV Theme William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:33
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102 Credits William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:36
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103 Introduction William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 8:08
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104 Fisherman William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:16
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105 Pan Playing Flute William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:23
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106 Cupid's Pool William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:10
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107 Minstrel William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:10
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108 Minstrel - 1st Attempt (Ballad) William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:11
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109 Minstrel - 2nd Attempt (Genesta's Theme) William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:15
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110 Minstrel - 3rd Attempt (Greensleeves) TraditionalWilliam Goldstein 0:15
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111 Minstrel - 4th Attempt (Popular Ballad) William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:19
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112 Unicorn William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:09
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113 Frog William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:11
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114 Cleaning William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:27
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115 Dwarves At Home William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:34
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116 Dwarves At Mine William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:33
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117 Evil Trees William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:12
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118 Evil Trees Catch You William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:03
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119 Rosella Playing Lute William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:12
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120 Pan Playing Lute William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:23
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121 Silver Flute William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:17
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122 Lolotte's Goons William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:39
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123 Lolotte's Theme William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:12
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124 Shark John WilliamsWilliam Goldstein 0:14
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125 Genesta's Fairies William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:10
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126 Genesta's Room William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:22
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127 Whale William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:20
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128 Tickling Uvula William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:07
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129 Tossing Food William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:04
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130 Silver Whistle William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:03
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131 Dolphin William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:13
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132 Ogre William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:29
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133 Ogre Catches You William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:07
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134 Ogress William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:29
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135 Ogress Catches You William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:07
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136 Spying Through Keyhole William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:06
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137 Frog Transformation William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:03
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138 Cave William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:06
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139 Troll William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:08
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140 Troll Catches You William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:05
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141 Lagoon Creature William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:07
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142 Cobra William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:10
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143 Snake Bite William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:08
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144 Mesmerize the Snake William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:10
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145 Got Fruit Fanfare William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:06
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146 Witches' Cave William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:12
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147 Witches Catch You William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:03
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148 Night Time William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:19
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149 Zombies William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:12
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150 Zombies Catch You William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:12
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151 Baby Ghost TraditionalWilliam Goldstein 0:14
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152 Miser Ghost William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:19
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153 Widow Ghost William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:12
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154 Soldier Ghost William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:11
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155 Boy Ghost William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:11
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156 Attic Organ William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:34
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157 Sheet Music William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:47
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158 Mummy William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:18
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159 Pandora's Box William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:11
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160 Edgar's Rose William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:11
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161 Goons Chase You William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:15
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162 Goons Catch You William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:05
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163 Wedding Richard Wagner, William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:27
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164 Woke Lolotte William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:05
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165 Lolotte's Death William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:12
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166 Rescued Hen Joseph DalyWilliam Goldstein 0:20
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167 Short Fall William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:03
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168 Dazed William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:02
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169 Long Fall William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:08
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170 Door Opening William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:02
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171 Door Closing William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:02
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172 Got Point William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:03
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173 Game Over William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:27
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174 Worst Ending William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 2:51
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175 Bad Ending William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 2:32
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176 Good Ending William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 3:43
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177 Best Ending William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 3:58
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# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
401 King's Quest IV Theme William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:28
Download
402 Credits William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:32
Download
403 Introduction William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 7:54
Download
404 Fisherman William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:12
Download
405 Pan Playing Flute William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:22
Download
406 Cupid's Pool William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:09
Download
407 Minstrel William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:10
Download
408 Minstrel - 1st Attempt (Ballad) William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:10
Download
409 Minstrel - 2nd Attempt (Genesta's Theme) William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:15
Download
410 Minstrel - 3rd Attempt (Greensleeves) TraditionalWilliam Goldstein 0:14
Download
411 Minstrel - 4th Attempt (Popular Ballad) William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:16
Download
412 Unicorn William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:07
Download
413 Frog William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:09
Download
414 Cleaning William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:27
Download
415 Dwarves At Home William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:33
Download
417 Evil Trees William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:10
Download
418 Evil Trees Catch You William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:01
Download
419 Rosella Playing Lute William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:12
Download
420 Pan Playing Lute William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:06
Download
421 Silver Flute William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:15
Download
422 Lolotte's Goons William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:27
Download
423 Lolotte's Theme William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:10
Download
424 Shark John WilliamsWilliam Goldstein 0:22
Download
425 Genesta's Fairies William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:08
Download
426 Genesta's Room William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:17
Download
427 Whale William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:13
Download
428 Tickling Uvula William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:04
Download
429 Tossing Food William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:02
Download
430 Silver Whistle William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:01
Download
431 Dolphin William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:08
Download
432 Ogre William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:28
Download
433 Ogre Catches You William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:04
Download
434 Ogress William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:28
Download
435 Ogress Catches You William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:04
Download
436 Spying Through Keyhole William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:04
Download
437 Frog Transformation William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:01
Download
438 Cave William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:05
Download
439 Troll William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:06
Download
440 Troll Catches You William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:03
Download
441 Lagoon Creature William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:03
Download
442 Cobra William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:07
Download
443 Snake Bite William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:01
Download
444 Mesmerize the Snake William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:08
Download
445 Got Fruit Fanfare William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:03
Download
446 Witches' Cave William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:08
Download
447 Witches Catch You William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:13
Download
448 Night Time William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:13
Download
449 Zombies William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:42
Download
450 Zombies Catch You William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:11
Download
451 Baby Ghost TraditionalWilliam Goldstein 0:27
Download
452 Miser Ghost William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:13
Download
453 Widow Ghost William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:07
Download
454 Soldier Ghost William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:06
Download
455 Boy Ghost William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:05
Download
456 Attic Organ William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:29
Download
457 Sheet Music William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:45
Download
458 Mummy William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:12
Download
459 Pandora's Box William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:08
Download
460 Edgar's Rose William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:09
Download
461 Goons Chase You William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:15
Download
462 Goons Catch You William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:02
Download
463 Wedding Richard Wagner, William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:49
Download
464 Woke Lolotte William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:02
Download
465 Lolotte's Death William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:14
Download
466 Rescued Hen Joseph DalyWilliam Goldstein 0:19
Download
467 Short Fall William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:01
Download
468 Dazed William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:01
Download
469 Long Fall William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:06
Download
470 Door Opening William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:01
Download
471 Door Closing William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:01
Download
472 Got Point William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:02
Download
473 Game Over William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 0:19
Download
474 Worst Ending William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 2:39
Download
475 Bad Ending William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 2:26
Download
476 Good Ending William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 3:40
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477 Best Ending William GoldsteinWilliam Goldstein 3:57
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Credits

(Source)

Game Rip

Format

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(Info)


The SCI and PATCH files are compressed throughout the various resource files and were were extracted using the command line version of Sierra Viewer v1.0. There are two versions of the extracted files corresponding to different versions of the game. Minor changes to the music occur between the two versions.

The Roland MT-32 recording was made using the GUI version of SCI Viewer v1.0.

Audio Devices

Music

Icon - AdLib.png Icon - CM-32L.png Icon - CM-64.png Icon - PC Music Feature.png Icon - LAPC-I.png Icon - MT-32.png Icon - MT-100.png Icon - PC Speaker.png Icon - PCjr 3 Voice.png Icon - Tandy 3 Voice.png Icon - Sound Blaster.png

Sound

Icon - AdLib.png Icon - CM-32L.png Icon - CM-64.png Icon - PC Music Feature.png Icon - LAPC-I.png Icon - MT-32.png Icon - MT-100.png Icon - PC Speaker.png Icon - PCjr 3 Voice.png Icon - Tandy 3 Voice.png Icon - Sound Blaster.png

(Sources: Older, Newer)

Like the game itself, the audio setup changed over time. The program was upgraded, newer devices were added in the later version while older devices were dropped. Despite the game supporting 11 audio devices, there are only five different output types. The Roland output was shared between the MT-32, MT-100, LAPC-I, CM-32L, and CM-64. Yamaha output was used by the PC Music Feature, OPL output was shared between the AdLib and Sound Blaster, 3 voice was shared between the Tandy and PC Jr, and the last output was used by the PC speaker.

Releases

  USA.svg   USA
King's Quest 4 - DOS - USA.jpg
Title: King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella
Platform: DOS
Released: 1988-??-??
Publisher: Sierra On-Line, Inc.
  EU.svg   EU
King's Quest 4 - DOS - Europe.jpg
Title: King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella
Platform: DOS
Released: 1994-??-??
Publisher: Kixx

Links


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Notable Songs Greensleeves
Notable Personnel Mark Seibert • William Goldstein • Dan Kehler • Al Lowe • Chris Braymen • Margaret Lowe • Ken Allen
Notable Companies Sierra-Online