Deathtrap Dungeon

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Deathtrap Dungeon
Deathtrap Dungeon cover
Asylum Studios
Eidos Interactive
Release dates
Windows June 25, 1998
Deathtrap Dungeon at Wikipedia

Key points

Frame rate is capped at 16 FPS and it's tied to game's speed.[1]

General information Community Discussions Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Requires the CD in the drive
Green Man Gaming
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Humble Store
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Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Rename RPL files[2]
  1. Go to MOVIES in the installation folder.
  2. Rename intro.rpl and Logos.rpl to something else (simply rename them back to revert).
  3. For the and Steam versions, run the nGlide configurator in the installation folder.
  4. Change the 3dfx logo splash screen setting.
  5. Click Apply, then Exit.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\ASYLUM\config.dat
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/245010/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\ASYLUM\SAVEGAME\*.DDS
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/245010/pfx/[Note 1]
Saves are *.DDS; *.RAW are the save menu screenshots (not necessary for loading).

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Stretched/pillarboxed 4:3. See Widescreen resolution.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See Vertical sync (Vsync).
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Capped at 16 FPS. Changing FRAME_LOCK 16 in config.dat changes game speed.

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Deathtrap Dungeon can run at higher resolutions using nGlide (pre-installed for the and Steam versions).
Install nGlide (retail)[3]
  1. Download and install nGlide.
  2. Download Zeus Software's patch and extract it somewhere temporarily.
  3. Run PatchInstall.bat
  4. Move MSS32.dll to the installation folder, replacing the existing file.
  5. Run the nGlide configurator from the Start screen/Start menu.
  6. Set your screen resolution.
  7. Change aspect ratio to "4:3" if you want the correct perspective, or leave at "fit to screen" to have everything stretch to fill the screen.
Run the nGlide configurator ([citation needed]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Run nglide_config.exe
  3. Set your screen resolution.
  4. Change aspect ratio to "4:3" if you want the correct perspective, or leave at "fit to screen" to have everything stretch to fill the screen.

Vertical sync (Vsync)[edit]

For retail versions install nGlide then set from the nGlide configurator in the Start screen/Start menu. For the and Steam versions go to the installation folder and run nglide_config.exe.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound FX and Music.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
8 IPX connection
Online play

Connection types

Issues fixed[edit]

Game does not start (Windows 10)[edit]

Use replacement DLLs[2]
  1. Download the latest version of ogg-winmm.
  2. Extract to the installation folder, replacing the existing files when prompted.
  3. Delete or rename win32.dll.
  4. Rename winmm.dll to win32.dll.

"Deathtrap Dungeon CD not found in Drive" (Sold Out Software version)[edit]

The Sold Out Software version requires a registry file which may not have been correctly imported.[4]
Import DDUNG.REG[4]
  1. Go to the CD root.
  2. Run DDUNG.REG.
  3. When prompted to import the file, choose Yes.
  4. Choose OK when prompted.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) 166 MHz Pentium
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 120 MB (266 MB for version)
Video card (GPU) 16-bit colour at 640x480


  1. 1.0 1.1 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>/245010/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (245010) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.