Lode Runner

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Lode Runner
Lode Runner cover
Developers
Brøderbund
Release dates
PC booter 1983
DOS 1990
Lode Runner guide on StrategyWiki
Lode Runner on Wikipedia
Lode Runner
Lode Runner 1983
Championship Lode Runner 1984
Lode Runner: The Legend Returns 1994
Lode Runner On-Line: The Mad Monks' Revenge 1995
Lode Runner 2 1998
Lode Runner Legacy 2017

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Floppy disk check (requires the original floppy in the drive to play)
PC booter
DOS

Essential improvements[edit]

Run in DOSBox[edit]

Change DOSBox settings[1]
  1. For the PC booter version, use a DOSBox SVN build (required for saving edited levels).
  2. Edit the DOSBox configuration file.
  3. Change cycles=auto to cycles=350 to fix game speed.
  4. For the PC booter version, download a blank floppy image and mount it along with the boot floppy (see BOOT).
  5. Adjust the game speed in-game if needed.

Game data[edit]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
PC booter A:\
DOS <path-to-game>\LR.USR
The PC booter version saves to a formatted floppy disk (separate from the program disk).

Video settings[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
For DOSBox toggle with Alt+ Enter (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
For DOSBox use an unofficial build (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
60 FPS
120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
On/off only.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Everything is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Issues fixed[edit]

"Unable to read/write/init this disk..." error (DOSBox)[edit]

Mount floppy image in DOSBox SVN build[1]

See Run in DOSBox.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes CGA

System requirements[edit]

PC booter
Minimum
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM) 128K
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) CGA
DOS
Minimum
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM) 128K
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) CGA

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Verified by User:Garrett on November 13, 2017