Escape from Monkey Island

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Escape from Monkey Island
Escape from Monkey Island cover
Release dates
Windows November 8, 2000
Mac OS (Classic) November 17, 2001
Escape from Monkey Island guide at StrategyWiki
Escape from Monkey Island at Wikipedia
Monkey Island
The Secret of Monkey Island 1990
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge 1991
The Curse of Monkey Island 1997
Escape from Monkey Island 2000
Tales of Monkey Island 2009
The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition 2009
Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge 2010

Key points

CD/ISO installer is 16-bit and doesn't run under modern systems. See: Issues fixed.
No resolution option, game set to 640 x 480 without modifications

General information

Monkey Island Wiki
The International House of Mojo - In-depth article including developer interviews and game trivia
SCUMM Bar - Comprehensive fan site for the series
The World of Monkey Island - Another great fan site Community Discussions for game series Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Mac OS
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Essential improvements[edit]


Patch v1.1 is the latest patch.

Replacement installer and launcher[edit]

Bennyboy's Replacement Installer enables installing the game on modern systems. It includes his Improved Launcher which enables CD-less play and can also install the latest patch.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Saves\efmi.cfg
Mac OS (Classic)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/730830/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Saves\
Mac OS (Classic)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/730830/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Launcher video settings.
Launcher video settings.
In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Use the -w command line argument
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
On by default in Direct3D mode; off in OpenGL.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Color blind mode

Input settings[edit]

Key mapping.
Key mapping.
Controls mapping.
Controls mapping.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio and input settings.
Audio and input settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Sound Effects, Voice
Surround sound
Adjustable speed.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Issues fixed[edit]

The game won't install[edit]

(alternative) Run the game using ResidualVM[1]

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7
OpenGL 1.2 Set in the launcher.
64-bit executable


Middleware Notes
Audio Miles Sound System, iMUSE
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95 98, ME, 2000
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 200 MHz Intel Pentium II
System memory (RAM) 32 MB (9x/ME)
64 MB (2000)
64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 MB 1.2 GB
Video card (GPU) PCI or AGP 3D accelerator card
4 MB of VRAM
DirectX 7.0a compatible
AGP 3D accelerator card
8 MB of VRAM
Sound (audio device) 16-Bit Sound card
Mac OS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 9.2.2
Processor (CPU) PowerPC G3 233 MHz PowerPC G3 333 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB 96 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 250 MB 500 MB
Video card (GPU) ATI Rage Pro
3dfx Voodoo3
OpenGL 1.2 compatible
8 MB of VRAM


  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>/730830/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (730830) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.