Might and Magic: Darkside of Xeen

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Might and Magic: Darkside of Xeen
Might and Magic: Darkside of Xeen cover
Developers
New World Computing
Publishers
New World Computing
3DO
Ubisoft
Release dates
DOS 1993
Windows September 3, 2009[1]
Might and Magic: Darkside of Xeen at Wikipedia
Might and Magic
Might and Magic Book One: The Secret of the Inner Sanctum 1986
Might and Magic II: Gates to Another World 1988
Might and Magic III: Isles of Terra 1991
Might and Magic: Clouds of Xeen 1992
Might and Magic: Darkside of Xeen 1993
Might and Magic: World of Xeen 1994
Swords of Xeen 1995
Might and Magic VI: The Mandate of Heaven 1998
Might and Magic VII: For Blood and Honor 1999
Crusaders of Might and Magic 1999
Arcomage 1999
Might and Magic VIII: Day of the Destroyer 2000
Legends of Might and Magic 2001
Might and Magic IX 2002
Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes 2011
Might & Magic X - Legacy 2014
Might & Magic Showdown TBA

Key points

Can be combined with Might and Magic: Clouds of Xeen to form Might and Magic: World of Xeen.

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Celestial Heavens' subforum

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Prompts for answers from manual, code wheel, etc.
Manual lookup copy protection. Use DOSBox.
DOS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Bundled with games 1-6. Pre-packaged with DOSBox.[2]
Windows
The floppy version needs the manual to answer copy protection questions (see keys_3_5.pdf for GOG.com).

Essential improvements[edit]

Combine with Clouds of Xeen[edit]

For information on combining with Might and Magic: Clouds of Xeen see Might and Magic: World of Xeen.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\XEEN.CFG
Windows <path-to-game>\XEEN.CFG

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\DARK**.SAV
Windows <path-to-game>\DARK**.SAV

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
320x200 only.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Set in Graphic Mode Setup (GOG.com) or toggle with Alt+ Enter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
For DOSBox use an unofficial build (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

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]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
On/off only.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Cutscenes only have subtitles if speech is disabled in the installer.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 250 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible DirectX 9 compatible

References