Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday

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Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday
Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday cover
Developers
Strategic Simulations, Inc.
Engines
Gold Box
Release dates
DOS 1990
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Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Prompts for answers from manual, code wheel, etc.
Run in DOSBox.
DOS

Essential improvements[edit]

Gold Box Companion[edit]

Gold Box Companion is a program for Windows that adds various optional features when playing the DOS version in DOSBox (automap, party HUD, character editing, etc.)

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\BUCK.CFG

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\SAVE\
The default save folder can be changed by editing BUCK.CFG.
Saves are SAVGAMA.DAT to SAVGAMJ.DAT.
Character files are *.WHO. Character files are only present when that character is not part of a party in a save file.

Video settings[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
320x200 only.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
For DOSBox toggle with Alt+ Enter (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
For DOSBox use an unofficial build (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
60 FPS
120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD)

References