Note: This page is just a place holder for this game.

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RAMA's original requirements:

MS-DOS 5.0 or Windows 95 or greater
486DX66 or better
19 MB Hard drive space
Local Bus or PCI Video
Sound Card with DAC

An adaptation of the classic science fiction story by Arthur C. Clarke. Co-designed by Clarke with Gentry Lee. Developed by Dynamix, 1997.

Audio Problems

Audio problems are common in the later Sierra DOS SCI games. There's no single fix for all these games. You can try the Windows version.

Problem - Poor Quality / No Sound (Win9x and XP):
The game has no sound or the music is of poor quality.

Solution 1 (preferred):
Install the game with the Squirt the Cat RAMA Installer by jafa

Solution 2:
Play the game in DOSBox. It also will work with the MT-32 sound module, if you are fortunate to have one.

Solution 3:
Use VDMSound. The game work well with VDMSound. The sound will be as good as your audio hardware, and as with DOSBox, it works with the MT-32 sound module.

Solution 4 (DOS/Win9x):
Install DOS drivers for your soundcard. Without DOS drivers installed you won't have sound in a DOS window in Windows 9x. If you can't find DOS drivers for your soundcard, there is an alpha (developmental) version of VDMS that you can try.

Speed problems

As with many of the Sierra VGA games, some of the games in the Space Quest Collection Series have a few speed bugs. These bugs can also be avoided by playing the game in DOSBox. If you can't or don't want to use DOSBox, you can try using a Slowdown Utility.

Here is a list of problems with solutions/workarounds.

Problem - Place holder:

Solution #1 (preferred):
Play using DOSBox. Even the Windows version can be played in DOSBox if you install Windows 3x in it, first.

Solution #2:
Use a Slowdown Utility.

Game Specific Bugs

There are a couple of bugs the games have that are not speed dependent.

Problem - Not-enough-memory error:
Not-enough-memory error under 64-bit Vista with 4GB or more of RAM.

Install the game with the Squirt the Cat RAMA Installer by jafa


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