Blackthorne

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Blackthorne
Blackthorne cover
Developers
Blizzard Entertainment
Publishers
DOS Interplay Entertainment
Mac OS MacPlay
Release dates
DOS 1994
Mac OS (Classic) 1996
Windows November 3, 2013
macOS (OS X) 2013
Blackthorne guide at StrategyWiki
Blackthorne at Wikipedia

Key points

Released as Blackhawk in Europe.
Re-released as a free download in October 2013.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Use DOSBox (see Run in DOSBox).
DOS
Developer website
DRM-free
DOS version pre-packaged with DOSBox.
Windows
macOS (OS X)

Essential improvements[edit]

Run in DOSBox[edit]

To run correctly in DOSBox, change cycles=auto to cycles=fixed 13000. Leave all other DOSBox settings at their defaults.[1]

Game data[edit]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\SAVEGAME.000
Windows <path-to-game>\SAVEGAME.000
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X)
In-game settings are not stored between sessions.

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native 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

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
On/off only.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Everything is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
European retail only.
German
European retail only.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 3.1
Processor (CPU) 386sx
System memory (RAM) 2 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 MB
Video card (GPU) VGA

References

  1. Settings used by Blizzard in the 2013 re-release.