Aleshar: The World of Ice

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Aleshar: The World of Ice
Aleshar: The World of Ice cover
Developers
Hypothermia
Release dates
DOS 1997

Key points

Re-released as freeware on 11/7/2000.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Official website
DRM-free
DOS

Essential improvements[edit]

Enable Gravis Ultrasound support[edit]

The game will only output 16-bit audio when using the Gravis Ultrasound.
Configure DOSBox[1]
  1. Create a configuration file for DOSBox.
  2. Open the config file you created.
  3. Modify the [GUS] section of the config file to read as such: [gus]

gus=true gusbase=220 gusirq=11 gusdma=1

  1. Save the config file.
  2. Run DOSBox with the config file you created.
  3. Mount <path-to-game> as DOSBox's C drive.
  4. Enter the C drive and run INSTALL.EXE
  5. From the menu which appears, select Configure
  6. Select Audio Options.
  7. Select Gravis Ultrasound.
  8. When prompted, select the base port (gusbase), IRQ (gusirq), and DMA (gusdma) you put in the config file.
  9. Select the volume level you desire.
  10. The setup program will confirm your choice.
  11. Save changes and exit the installer.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\SBOARD.CFG

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\*.SAV
Saves slots are ALESHAR0.SAV to ALESHAR4.SAV. ALESHAR.SAV is an autosave.

Video settings[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
For DOSBox toggle with Alt+ Enter (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
For DOSBox use an unofficial build (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
60 FPS
120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Set with INSTALL.EXE.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Everything is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Issues unresolved[edit]

Corrupted VESA graphics (DOSBox)[edit]

VESA modes have visual issues during cutscenes (incorrect colors etc.)[2]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes VGA, SVGA (VESA)

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) MS-DOS 3.0
Processor (CPU) 80386
System memory (RAM) 4 MB + 380 kb conventional
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 MB
Video card (GPU) VGA
Sound (audio device)

References