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Ishar: Legend of the Fortress

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Ishar: Legend of the Fortress
Ishar: Legend of the Fortress cover
Developers
Silmarils
Publishers
DOS, Mac OS Silmarils
Windows DotEmu
Release dates
DOS 1992
Mac OS (Classic) 1992
Windows April 28, 2009[1]
Ishar
Crystals of Arborea 1990
Ishar: Legend of the Fortress 1992
Ishar 2: Messengers of Doom 1993
Ishar 3: The Seven Gates of Infinity 1994

General information

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

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Run in DOSBox.
DOS
Mac OS
Publisher website
DRM-free
Pre-packaged with DOSBox. Also available in Ishar Compilation.
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Complete series including Crystals of Arborea. Pre-packaged with DOSBox.[2]
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\START.STP
Windows <path-to-game>\START.STP
Mac OS (Classic)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\*.SAV
Windows <path-to-game>\*.SAV
Mac OS (Classic)

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.
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
For DOSBox set in the DOSBox configuration file.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Native support doesn't work.

Audio settings[edit]

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

Localizations

Keyboard layout can be changed in setup (DEL at startup prompt); choice of AZERTY, QWERTY, QWERTZU.
The game language is chosen with the number pad keys, not the regular number keys; for keyboards without a dedicated number pad use Fn and the appropriate symbol.[3]
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian

Issues fixed[edit]

Can't choose language at start[edit]

The game language is chosen with the number pad keys, not the regular number keys; for keyboards without a dedicated number pad use Fn and the appropriate symbol.[3]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 6.2
Processor (CPU) Intel 386 Intel 486
System memory (RAM) 4 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) VGA
Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) 1 GHz 1.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7.0 compatible DirectX 9.0 compatible

References