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Defender of the Crown

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Defender of the Crown
Defender of the Crown cover
Developers
Cinemaware
Publishers
Mindscape
Release dates
DOS 1987
Mac OS (Classic) 1987
Windows September 9, 2014[1]
macOS (OS X) September 25, 2014[2]
Defender of the Crown guide at StrategyWiki
Defender of the Crown at Wikipedia
Defender of the Crown
Defender of the Crown 1987
Defender of the Crown: Digitally Remastered Collector's Edition 2002
Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown 2003
Defender of the Crown: Heroes Live Forever 2007

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions (Cinemaware Anthology)

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Run in DOSBox.
DOS
Mac OS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Includes both an emulated Amiga version and the DOS version pre-packaged with DOSBox.[3]
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Steam
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Cinemaware Anthology.
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Run in DOSBox[edit]

Change timed=true to timed=false to fix issues with controllers. Leave all other DOSBox settings at their defaults.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/326590/pfx/[Note 1]
The DOS version does not save any settings or data.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/326590/pfx/[Note 1]
The DOS version does not save any settings or data.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics settings (GOG.com version)
Graphics settings (GOG.com version)

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Full support but must enable every launch (setting is not remembered).
Controller remapping
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native 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

Issues fixed[edit]

Menu items activate randomly when using a controller[edit]

Change joystick timing[citation needed]
  1. Edit the DOSBox configuration file.
  2. Change timed=true to timed=false
  3. Save your changes.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 2.0
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM) 256k
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) CGA

Notes

  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>/326590/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (326590) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References