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Phantasmagoria

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Phantasmagoria
Phantasmagoria cover
Developers
Sierra Entertainment
Engines
SCI2
Release dates
DOS August 24, 1995
Windows August 24, 1995
Mac OS (Classic) August 1995
Phantasmagoria guide at StrategyWiki
Phantasmagoria at Wikipedia
Phantasmagoria
Phantasmagoria 1995
Phantasmagoria 2: A Puzzle of Flesh 1996

Key points

Can be run under ScummVM

General information

Hardcore Gaming 101 - Comprehensive feature
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
DOS
Windows
Mac OS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Pre-packaged with ScummVM
DOSBox version is also available (when using GOG Galaxy).[1]
Windows
Steam
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Windows
The Steam release uses DOSBox.

Essential improvements[edit]

Improve FMV scaling and remove interlaced lines[edit]

Change in-game option[2]
  1. Start a new game.
  2. Click on the big stylized P letter in the middle of your user interface to access options.
  3. Change a movie mode from Half Screen to Full Screen.
  4. Click on More.
  5. Change Movie Detail setting to On to remove interlaced lines.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\RESOURCE.CFG
Windows
Mac OS (Classic)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/501990/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS
Windows <path-to-game>\Phant\PHANTSG.*
Mac OS (Classic)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/501990/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

General settings - Page 1.
General settings - Page 1.
General settings - Page 2.
General settings - Page 2.

Windowed[edit]

Adjusting windowed mode in digital release[3]
  1. Edit <path-to-game>\Phant\DOSBOX\dosboxPHANT.conf with a text editor.
  2. To start the game in windowed mode, set fullscreen= to false.
  3. To modify window resolution (image will be upscaled):
    1. Set the resolution in windowresolution= to a resolution you want. E.g. windowresolution=1280x960.
    2. Change the output to output=opengl.

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
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
Music and Sound Effects/Voice
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
Not available digitally. See this guide.
German
Italian
Spanish
Fan translation, download.

Issues fixed[edit]

Objects spin too fast when you inspect them / elements of a game run too fast[edit]

Set the cycles limit[3]
  1. Edit <path-to-game>\Phant\DOSBOX\dosboxPHANT_single.conf with a text editor.
  2. Go to [cpu] section.
  3. Change cycles=max to cycles=fixed 26800

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes SVGA
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 5.0
Processor (CPU) Intel 486 25 MHz
System memory (RAM) 8 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 MB
Video card (GPU) SVGA
Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
Processor (CPU) 1.0 GHz 1.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7.0 compatible DirectX 9.0c compatible
The Windows requirements refer to the digital releases.

Notes

  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>/501990/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (501990) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References