Amerzone: The Explorer's Legacy

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

General information Community Discussions Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail Windows and Mac OS version sold separately Mac OS
Steam Can be played without Steam running.[1]

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
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.

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".


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]


Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

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


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