Amerzone: The Explorer's Legacy

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Amerzone: The Explorer's Legacy
Amerzone: The Explorer's Legacy cover
Developers
Microïds
Publishers
Anuman Interactive
Engines
Phoenix VR
Release dates
Windows October 18, 1999
Mac OS 1999
macOS (OS X) October 4, 2011
Amerzone: The Explorer's Legacy at Wikipedia

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Windows and Mac OS version sold separately
Windows
Mac OS
GamersGate
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Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Steam
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Can be played without Steam running.[1]
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Getting rid of splash screen[edit]

Splash[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Settings.ini.
  3. Under [Splash], change the value of Image= to false.

Game data[edit]

To get out of the menu, you need to click the passage on the left.
To get out of the menu, you need to click the passage on the left.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Launch\Settings.ini
Mac OS
macOS (OS X)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Saved_*.bin
Mac OS
macOS (OS X)
Save game file names: Saved_1.bin, Saved_2.bin, Saved_3.bin up until 8.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

General settings
General settings

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

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

Issues fixed[edit]

Problem launching the game[edit]

Disable visual themes[2]
  1. Right-click the shortcut of the game
  2. Click on Properties and show Compatibility
  3. Enable "Disable visual themes" and apply
Reduce hardware acceleration (Windows XP)[citation needed]
If you experience slowdowns when playing videos, please reduce the audio hardware acceleration level:
  1. Press Win+R, type dxdiag and press Enter.
  2. In the "Sound" tab, lower the acceleration to Standard.
  3. Exit and restart your game.
Add the game to the DEP exclusion list[citation needed]
  1. Right-click on My Computer and choose Properties.
  2. Choose Advanced system settings, then click on the Advanced tab.
  3. Click the first Settings... button.
  4. In the Data Execution Prevention tab, choose the "Turn on DEP for all programs and services except those I select" option and add the game executable below.
  5. Apply all changes and start the game again.

Frozen cutscenes (Windows 7)[edit]

Run the game as admin first[3]
  1. Right-click shortcut -> Properties
  2. Under "Compatibility", set to "Windows XP" or "Windows 95".

Notes

If that doesn't work, try following this tutorial.

Crash after opening the gate[edit]

Set compatibility mode to Windows 95[4]
  1. Right-click the .EXE or shortcut for the game and choose the Compatibility tab.
  2. Set Compatibility to Windows 95.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium Intel Pentium 200 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 2 MB of VRAM
DirectX 7 compatible
4 MB of VRAM
Sound (audio device) Creative SoundBlaster or compatible
Other 4x CD-ROM drive 16x CD-ROM drive

References

  1. Verified by User:Vetle on 2016-03-20
  2. Anuman support
  3. GOG.com Forums - still struggling with cutscenes
  4. GOG.com Forums - Crash after opening the gate