Dark Ages

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Dark Ages
Dark Ages cover
Developers
Scenario Software
Publishers
Apogee Software
Release dates
DOS February 1, 1991
Windows (DOSBox) May 5, 2015[1]
macOS (OS X) (DOSBox) May 5, 2015[1]
Dark Ages at Wikipedia

Key points

Re-released as freeware in 2009.[2]

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Run in DOSBox.
DOS
Publisher website
DRM-free
Freeware release. Run in DOSBox.
DOS

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\KEYBOARD.CFG
Windows <path-to-game>\KEYBOARD.CFG[Note 1]
macOS (OS X) <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 2]
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/358440/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\SAVEGAME.DA1
<path-to-game>\HIGHSCOR.DA1
Windows <path-to-game>\SAVEGAME.DA1[Note 1]
<path-to-game>\HIGHSCOR.DA1
macOS (OS X) <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 2]
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/358440/pfx/[Note 3]
File extensions include the episode number (1-3).

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Choice of presets only.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
On/off only.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Everything is text-based.
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 EGA
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.10.3
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within the installation folder reflects the path(s) listed for DOS and/or PC booter game data.
  3. 3.0 3.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/358440/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (358440) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References