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Claw

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Claw
Claw cover
Developers
Takarajimasha
Publishers
Monolith Productions
Engines
Windows Animation Package 32
Release dates
Windows September 30, 1997
Claw at Wikipedia

Key points

Installing the game on 64bit systems requires using fan made installer.

General information

The Claw Recluse

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

OpenClaw[edit]

OpenClaw is the open source re-implementation of the game which supports a wide array of resolutions and adds 64 bit support. It can be ran on Windows and Linux. Be aware that the graphics do not scale with the resolution as it simply zooms out. Linux users should install Timidity and set it up to have music in the game.

Patches[edit]

Patch 1.3 installation[citation needed]
  1. Download the Patch 1.3 and extract the files.
  2. Move CLAW.EXE, CLAWREG.EXE and DSETUP.DLL to installation folder, overriding already existing files.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Disable intros[citation needed]
  1. Start the autorun from your Claw's CD.
  2. Go to Advanced.
  3. Check Skip logo movie and click OK.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Monolith Productions\Claw\

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Originally it supports 640x480 only. Higher resolutions up to 1280x1024, including widescreen, can be cycled through using the MPINCVID cheat code. Outside of that, see OpenClaw.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Can be forced using dgVoodoo 2 or using OpenClaw.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Polish

Issues fixed[edit]

Installing on 64-bit versions of Windows[edit]

Use alternative installer[citation needed]

Unplayable low frame rate[edit]

Disable direct video access[citation needed]
  1. Run Claw Advanced Options.
  2. Enable Disable direct video access.
  3. Click OK. The game will now run normally.

CD not being detected[edit]

Install Patch 1.3[citation needed]

Game doesn't start on Windows 7[edit]

Use dgVoodoo 2[citation needed]

Claw is not jumping high enough[edit]

Force Vsync from a driver's control panel[citation needed]
Use dgVoodoo 2[citation needed]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable
Use OpenClaw

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 95, 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 75 MHz
System memory (RAM) 16 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 18 MB
Video card (GPU) 2 MB of VRAM

References