Anvil of Dawn

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Anvil of Dawn
Anvil of Dawn cover
DreamForge Intertainment
New World Computing
Release dates
DOS October 31, 1995
Windows May 14, 2013[1]

General information Community Discussions Support Page


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail Disc check. Install in DOSBox and use the Version 1.1 patch. DOS Pre-packaged with DOSBox.[2]

Essential improvements[edit]


The latest retail patch is Version 1.1. The version already has this patch.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Use replacement LOGOS.DFA

Use the Anvil of Dawn intro skip.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\DATA\OPTIONS.DAT
Windows <path-to-game>\DATA\OPTIONS.DAT

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\SAVES\
Windows <path-to-game>\SAVES\
Automaps are saved to <path-to-game>\AUTOMAPS\
To save automaps to file go to Options (F3) and choose Output to Disk. To print automaps see automap printing.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
320x200 only.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Set in Graphic Mode Setup ( or toggle with Alt+ Enter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Built-in support only recognises certain discontinued Logitech controllers.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Volume and Balance.
Surround sound
Disabled by default; enable in Options (F3).
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio CC Notes

Issues fixed[edit]

Automap printing[edit]

Official DOSBox builds don't support printing.
Enable printer support[3]
  1. Set up DOSBox printer support. For the version the file to edit is dosboxAnvil.conf in the installation folder.
  2. Automaps can now be printed when automap output is set to Output to Printer in Options (F3).

Other information[edit]


An unofficial Map Editor is available.


Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU) 486/33
System memory (RAM) 450k of conventional memory and 2900k of Extended (XMS) or Expanded (EMS) memory
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 MB (Minimum Installation) 30 MB (Maximum Installation)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 500 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 9 compatible


  1. Release: Anvil of Dawn ●
  2. List of GOG games using DOSBox, page 1 - Forum -
  3. Verified by User:Garrett on May 30, 2013‎