Dragonsphere

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Dragonsphere
Dragonsphere cover
Developers
MicroProse
Release dates
DOS 1994
Windows May 5, 2011[1]
macOS (OS X) November 29, 2012[2]
Linux July 24, 2014[3]
Dragonsphere guide at StrategyWiki
Dragonsphere at Wikipedia

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.
Requires reading an included paper to answer 3 questions.
DOS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Prompts for answers from manual, code wheel, etc.
Pre-packaged with DOSBox.[4]
Answers to physical DRM questions can be found at <path-to-game>\answers.txt.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (see notes)
Prompts for answers from manual, code wheel, etc.
Does not include the GOG.com extras. Pre-packaged with DOSBox.[5]
Windows
Linux

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\CONFIG.DRA
Windows <path-to-game>\CONFIG.DRA
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 <path-to-game>\DRAG0**.SAV
<path-to-game>\SAVES.DIR
Windows <path-to-game>\DRAG0**.SAV
<path-to-game>\SAVES.DIR
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Save files are DRAG000.SAV to DRAG099.SAV.
SAVES.DIR contains save file names (this file is not needed to load save games).

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game options menu.
In-game options menu.
DOSBox Graphics settings (GOG.com version)
DOSBox 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
For DOSBox set in the DOSBox configuration file.
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]

In-game CD-ROM settings.
In-game CD-ROM settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Sound, and Speech can be toggled on or off only.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
This game supports the MT-32 and General MIDI for music.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Issues unresolved[edit]

Speech is significantly louder than music and sound effects[edit]

Issues fixed[edit]

Unable to access setup to enable General Midi or MT-32 music (GOG.com version)[edit]

Run install.exe.[6]
  1. Locate the installation directory. By default, the GOG.com version installs to C:\GOG Games\Dragonsphere on Windows.
  2. Open dosboxDragonsphere_single.conf in a text editor, such as Notepad.
  3. Comment out CALL DRAGON.BAT by typing a # in front of it, so that it looks like this: #CALL DRAGON.BAT
  4. After cd DRAGON but before exit, add a new line that says INSTALL.EXE
  5. Save and close the file, then launch the game from one of the provided shortcuts.
  6. The installer should appear. Select Reconfigure Hardware Options, then select the following options:
    • CD Drive Letter: D
    • Music and Sound Effects Device: Whichever you are trying to set up.
    • Music Card Address: Address 330
    • Music Card IRQ: IRQ 2
    • Digitized Speech Device: SoundBlaster 16 or Pro
    • Speech Address: Address 220
    • Speech IRQ: IRQ 7
    • Speech DRQ: DRQ 1
    • Game Play Options: Personal Preference
  7. Close the window, then reopen the dosboxDragonsphere_single.conf and uncomment #CALL DRAGON.BAT and comment out INSTALL.EXE.
  8. Save the file.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes MCGA, VGA
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 5.0
Processor (CPU) 80386 16 MHz
System memory (RAM) 2 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) MCGA, VGA
Other 2X CD-ROM drive
Supported DOS sound cards: Adlib, Covox Sound Master, General MIDI, Pro Audio Spectrum, Roland MT-32, SoundBlaster, SoundBlaster 16, SoundBlaster Pro
Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible DirectX 9 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.6.8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core Duo 2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 MB
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM

References