Dragon Wars

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Dragon Wars
Dragon Wars cover
Developers
Interplay Entertainment
Release dates
DOS 1990
Windows May 28, 2015[1]
macOS (OS X) May 28, 2015[1]
Linux May 28, 2015[1]
Dragon Wars at Wikipedia

Key points

Characters can be imported from The Bard's Tale and The Bard's Tale II: The Destiny Knight.

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Prompts for answers from manual, code wheel, etc.
Manual required for progression. Run in DOSBox.
DOS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Pre-packaged with DOSBox.[2]
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
Icon overlay.png
Windows
macOS (OS X)

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\DRAGON.COM
Windows <path-to-game>\DRAGON.COM
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/624070/pfx/[Note 1]
Settings are stored in DRAGON.COM which is also the main executable.
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>\DATA1
Windows <path-to-game>\DATA1
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/624070/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

General settings (see Change startup settings).
General settings (see Change startup settings).

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
For DOSBox set in the DOSBox configuration file.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Everything is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Issues fixed[edit]

Change startup settings[edit]

The startup settings are not shown again after being saved.
Use CONFIG command line parameter[3]
  1. Edit the DOSBox configuration file (<path-to-game>\dosboxDragonWars_single.conf for the GOG.com version)
  2. Change DRAGON to DRAGON CONFIG
  3. Save your changes and close the file. The startup settings will now be shown every time.

Notes

To reverse this change simply change DRAGON CONFIG back to DRAGON

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes CGA, Tandy, EGA
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) CGA
Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible DirectX 9 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.7.0
Processor (CPU) Intel Core Duo 2 GHz+
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint 17
Processor (CPU) 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) OpenGL
256 MB of VRAM

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>/624070/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (624070) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References