Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic

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Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic
Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic cover
Developers
Triumph Studios
Publishers
Gathering of Developers
Release dates
Windows July 25, 2003
Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic on Wikipedia
Age of Wonders
Age of Wonders 1999
Age of Wonders II: The Wizard's Throne 2002
Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic 2003
Age of Wonders III 2014
Age of Wonders: Planetfall 2019

General information

Official Website
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions
Age of Wonders 2 Heaven with Shadow Magic as well.

Availability[edit]

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Set in launcher[citation needed]
  1. Open the launcher.
  2. Uncheck the box labelled "Show Intro".
  3. Press OK.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/61520/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Save\[Note 2]
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/61520/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
Hot seat
LAN play
8
Online play
8
Asynchronous multiplayer
Play by Email

Issues fixed[edit]

Can't run game in fullscreen on later versions of Windows[edit]

This problem shows up as Window being the only display option available.

Shaders don't work in Windowed mode[edit]

This problem has numerous effects, such as:
Red overlay that indicates areas pioneers can't build an outpost doesn't appear.
Red overlay that indicates targets that are out of range doesn't appear.
Zoom level is stuck at 100% and can't be changed.
Bloom effect around lights is not present.
  1. Install dgVoodoo 2.
  2. Open dgVoodoo.conf and edit the following lines to say the following: FullScreenMode = false,ScalingMode = centered,WindowedAttributes = Borderless and AppControlledScreenMode = false.
  3. Open Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic Setup (AoWSMSetup.exe) and change the Display Mode option to your monitor's resolution. Also make sure that Use Direct3D is enabled.

Install dgVoodoo 2[edit]

dgVoodoo 2 translates DirectX 8 and earlier calls to DirectX 11, as well as providing options to manipulate a game's graphics and window.
The above fixes were tested with version 2.55.4.1
  1. Download dgVoodoo 2 from here: http://dege.freeweb.hu/dgVoodoo2/dgVoodoo2.html
  2. Open the archive you downloaded and extract dgVoodoo.conf and dgVoodooCpl.exe to the game's installation directory.
  3. Open the MS folder inside the archive and extract the 3 DLLs to the game's installation directory.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8
DirectDraw 8
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) 1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/61520/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (61520) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  2. When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).

References