Curse of the Azure Bonds

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Curse of the Azure Bonds
Curse of the Azure Bonds cover
Strategic Simulations, Inc.
Mac OS (Classic) MicroMagic Inc.
Gold Box
Release dates
DOS 1989
Mac OS (Classic) 1990
Windows August 20, 2015[1]
macOS (OS X) August 20, 2015[1]
Linux August 20, 2015[1]
Curse of the Azure Bonds guide at StrategyWiki
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Gold Box
Pool of Radiance 1988
Curse of the Azure Bonds 1989
Secret of the Silver Blades 1990
Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday 1990
Champions of Krynn 1990
Neverwinter Nights 1991
Pools of Darkness 1991
Gateway to the Savage Frontier 1991
Death Knights of Krynn 1991
The Dark Queen of Krynn 1992
Treasures of the Savage Frontier 1992
Spelljammer: Pirates of Realmspace 1992
Buck Rogers: Matrix Cubed 1992
Forgotten Realms: Unlimited Adventures 1993

Key points

Characters can be imported from Pool of Radiance and Hillsfar. Gateway to the Savage Frontier characters are also compatible.[2]

General information Community Discussions for game series Support Page


The retail version requires the Translation Wheel to answer copy protection questions. The version has the copy protection cracked (anything will be accepted).[3]

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Edit CURSE.CFG.
  3. Change F to N.


The Advanced Dungeons & Dragons splash screen will still be shown.

Skip Translation Wheel prompts[edit]

Launch with start.exe STING Wooden parameter[5]

Run the game with start.exe STING Wooden

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, raising level restrictions, character editing, etc.)

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\CURSE.CFG
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X)
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>\SAVE\
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X)
The default save folder can be changed by editing CURSE.CFG.
Character files are *.GUY. Character files are only present when that character is not part of a party in a save file.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy

Video settings[edit]

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
On/off only; toggle with Ctrl+S.
Surround sound
Everything is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

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