Castlevania

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Castlevania
Castlevania cover
Developers
Konami
DOS Unlimited Software Inc.
Publishers
Konami
Release dates
DOS 1990
Castlevania guide on StrategyWiki
Castlevania on Wikipedia
Castlevania
Castlevania 1990
Konami Collector's Series: Castlevania & Contra 2002
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2013
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 2014
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate HD 2014
Castlevania Anniversary Collection 2019

This page is for the original DOS release. For the re-release, see Konami Collector's Series: Castlevania & Contra.

Availability[edit]

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

Game data[edit]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\CASTLE.DAT
<path-to-game>\SCORES.DAT
CASTLE.DAT contains save data.
SCORES.DAT contains high scores.
In-game settings are not stored between sessions.

Video settings[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
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
On/off only (toggle with Ctrl+B for Background Music, Ctrl+E for Sound Effects).
Surround sound
Subtitles
Everything is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Other information[edit]

Command line arguments[edit]

The following parameters can be used for CCGA.EXE, CEGA.EXE, and CTDY.EXE (e.g. use CEGA ADL for EGA graphics with AdLib sound).[1] These options are also available by running PLAY.BAT.
Command Description
ADL AdLib sound.
IBM IBM (PC Speaker) sound.
TDY Tandy sound.
HRC Hercules graphics (only for CCGA.EXE and must be preceded by a sound parameter, e.g. CCGA.EXE ADL HRC)

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes CGA, EGA, Tandy, Hercules

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM) 384K
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) CGA, Hercules, EGA, Tandy

References