Dragon's Lair

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This page is for the original release. For the 2018 release, see Dragon's Lair Trilogy.

Dragon's Lair
Dragon's Lair cover
Developers
RDI Video Systems
Publishers
Original Cinematronics
1989-1995 ReadySoft
1997-present Digital Leisure
Release dates
DOS 1989
Mac OS (Classic) 1990
Windows 1997
macOS (OS X) 2002
Linux June 29, 2017
Dragon's Lair guide at StrategyWiki
Dragon's Lair at Wikipedia
Dragon's Lair
Dragon's Lair 1989
Dragon's Lair II: Time Warp 1990
Dragon's Lair: Escape from Singe's Castle 1991
Dragon's Lair III: The Curse of Mordread 1993
Dragon's Lair 3D: Return to the Lair 2002
Dragon's Lair Trilogy 2018

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Prompts for answers from manual, code wheel, etc.
This version differs greatly in quality and game play compared to the original LaserDisc version and most post-2000 ports.
DOS
Mac OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
1993-95 CD releases. Similar to the LaserDisc version but slightly lower quality video playback.
DOS
Mac OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
1997 CD/DVD release. Re-released several times - in 1998, 1999, and 2001. A Macintosh release of this variant arrived in 2002.
Windows
Mac OS
macOS (OS X)
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
2003 20th Anniversary release. Identical to the original LaserDisc version. Re-released in 2007 on a DVD.
Windows
GamersGate
DRM-free after installation (requires an internet connection during installation)
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Mac App Store
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macOS (OS X)
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Windows
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS
Windows
Microsoft Store
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X)
Linux
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
Windows
Microsoft Store
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Spanish

Issues fixed[edit]

Cutscenes are only visible on half of the screen[edit]

This can be caused by the MS13-057/KB2803821 update; reinstall the update to resolve the issue.[1]
Reinstall KB2803821[1]
  1. Open Programs and Features:
    • Vista and later: Open the Start screen/Start menu, type appwiz.cpl and press Enter.
    • Windows XP: Press Win+R, type appwiz.cpl and press Enter.
  2. View the installed updates:
    • Vista and later: choose View installed updates.
    • Windows XP: choose Show updates.
  3. Locate KB2803821 and remove it.
  4. Run Windows Update and install the update again to get a newer version that does not have this problem.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz dual core CPU
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8800 Series
ATI Radeon HD 3850
Intel HD 2000 Graphics
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX Compatible Sound Card
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Snow Leopard 10.6.8, or later
Processor (CPU) Intel Core Duo
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 GB
Video card (GPU) Intel HD3000 or better
256 MB of VRAM
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD)

References