Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold

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Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold
Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold cover
Developers
JAM Productions
Publishers
Apogee Software
Engines
Wolfenstein 3D engine
Release dates
DOS December 3, 1993[1]
Windows March 10, 2009[2]
macOS (OS X) June 18, 2013[3]
Linux July 24, 2014[4]
Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold at Wikipedia
Blake Stone
Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold 1993
Blake Stone: Planet Strike 1994

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions
Official site

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM-free
Floppies or CD-ROM. See run in DOSBox (retail).
DOS
Official website
DRM-free
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Pre-packaged with DOSBox.[5]
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
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Also sold as part of The Apogee Throwback Pack.
Windows
macOS (OS X)

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

The latest retail patch is v3.0. Digital distribution versions are already fully patched.

BStone[edit]

BStone is a native port of the engine source code with support for higher resolutions and other features. Linux users should download the hosted precompiled version if you do not wish to compile the software from source code and extract bstone bin file into the main game's folder.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Use bstone with the --no_screens command line argument.

Run in DOSBox (retail)[edit]

To run Blake Stone correctly in DOSBox change cycles=auto to cycles=max. Leave all other DOSBox settings at their defaults.[6]

WDC game editor[edit]

WDC supports editing maps, enemies, music and many other game features. You must start a new game for the map changes to take effect.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\CONFIG.BS6
Windows <path-to-game>\CONFIG.BS6
macOS (OS X)
Linux
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\SAVEGAM*.BS6
Windows <path-to-game>\SAVEGAM*.BS6
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

DOSBox Configurator settings
DOSBox Configurator settings
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Set in Graphic Mode Setup (GOG.com) or toggle with Alt+ Enter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 70 FPS.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
On/off only.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Dialogue is text-only (enemy taunts etc. are not subtitled).
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU) 386/20 486
System memory (RAM) 528k of conventional memory 2 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 MB 8 MB
Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz 486
System memory (RAM) 512 MB 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible DirectX 9 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) or later
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GHz+
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM

References

  1. Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold - 3D Realms - Firepower Matters
  2. New release: Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold - GOG.com
  3. Mac Game Update: System Shock 2 + 10 more titles ● GOG.com
  4. GOG.com Now Supports Linux! - July 24, 2014
  5. List of GOG games using DOSBox, page 1 - Forum - GOG.com
  6. Settings recommended by Gemini in Ancient DOS Games --- Episode 128: Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold