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Darklands
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Developers
Release dates
DOS
1992
Windows
October 13, 2011
OS X
May 9, 2013
 Darklands at Wikipedia

General information

More information GOG.com Community Discussions
More information GOG.com Support Page
More information Darklands Yahoo group

Availability[edit]

Source(s) Store unlock Notes
GOG.com DRM-free Windows and OS X.
Retail Retail Floppies or CD-ROM. Use DOSBox and install the .07 Patch.

Essential improvements[edit]

.07 Patch (retail)[edit]

The latest retail patch is .07 Patch. Patches do not integrate the previous patches and must be installed in order. The GOG.com version already has this patch.

Utilities[edit]

Information Darklands All-in-One Chart v1.0 by bongo64738. An Excel spreadsheet that includes an occupations progression table, city table, potion maker and saints lists. A detailed description can be found here
Information Darklands Quest Lister v.1.1 by Michael Petzold: Enables you to generate a list of your current quests from a save file. Very useful as this is the only non-manual way to track such quests.
Information Darklands Map Tool by Savcho Savchev: Flash based; enables you to find towns from a clickable list. There is also a live online version.
Information Darklands Saints Tool by Savcho Savchev: Flash based; enables you to view details of saints from a clickable list. Also allows you to view which saints offer particular benefits (for example, travel by water). There is also a live online version.
Information Darklands Alchemy Tool by Savcho Savchev: Flash based; enables you to view details of potions from a clickable list, showing the required ingredients, quality, and risk involved. There is also a live online version.
Information Character Editor v2.2 by Dan Collins ("jugglindan)": Enables you to edit characters' stats and appearances.
Information Darklands Monetary Converter v1.1 by Jerry "Deth-B0y" Kelly: Enables you to convert "complex" monetary amounts (expressed in Florins, Groschen and Peffenigs) to "simple" monetary amounts (expressed in Peffenigs only) and vice versa.
Information World Regeneration Tool by Dan Collins ("jugglindan)": Enables you to randomise and regenerate an existing world by rebuilding destroyed villages and other locations. Can also shuffle the world by altering the random seed used by the game to calculate item availability in various locations (saints, ingredients etc.). The seed also determines which villages and castles are good or evil.
Information City Tracker Spreadsheet v1.0 by Paul Moloney: An Excel spreadsheet containing a row for each city in Darklands, showing hardcoded values (such as map coordinates, quality of blacksmith, bowyer and so on) with empty fields to fill with values particular to your instance of the game (for example, saints, formulae and physician quality).
Information Darklands Editor v1.1 by Steven J. Cotellesse: Enables you to edit characters' stats (older than the Character Editor by Dan Collins and not as fully featured)

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

  Location 
DOS
Windows
OS X

Save game data location[edit]

  Location 
DOS <path-to-game>\SAVES
Windows <path-to-game>\SAVES
OS X

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GameSave Manager Native

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution Impossible Upscaled 320x200 only.
Multi-monitor Impossible
Ultra-widescreen Impossible
4K Ultra HD Impossible
Field of view (FOV) Impossible
Windowed Native Set in Graphic Mode Setup (GOG.com) or toggle with Alt+ Enter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed Impossible
Vertical sync (Vsync) Impossible
High frame rate Unknown

Issues fixed[edit]

Sound problems (GOG.com)[edit]

Information Use this fix if the audio sounds unusual (e.g. random sounds rather than clashing weapons during combat).

Fix Rename sound files[1]Link

  1. Rename PSOUND.DLB to PSOUND.DLB.old
  2. Rename PSOUND.DLC to PSOUND.DLC.old
  3. Rename PSOUND.DB to PSOUND.DLB
  4. Rename PSOUND.DC to PSOUND.DLC

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Hackable Use the DOSBox Mapper (Ctrl+F1).
Mouse acceleration Impossible
Mouse input in menus Unknown
Mouse Y-axis inversion Unknown
Controller
Controller support Hackable Use the DOSBox Mapper (Ctrl+F1).
Full controller support Unknown
Controller remapping Hackable Use the DOSBox Mapper (Ctrl+F1).
Controller Y-axis inversion Unknown

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Unknown
Surround sound Impossible
Subtitles Unknown
Closed captions Impossible
Mute on focus lost Impossible

Localizations

Language UI Audio CC Notes
English Native Unknown Native
German Native Unknown Native

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum
Operating system (OS) DOS 5.0
Processor (CPU) IBM 386, 486 & compatibles
System memory (RAM) 2 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 22 MB
Video card (GPU) VGA graphics
Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS)
XP, Vista
Processor (CPU)
1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 82 MB 82 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 9 compatible
OS X
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) or later
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz+
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM

References

  1. Problems with sound, page 1 - Forum - GOG.com