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Rage of Mages

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Rage of Mages
Rage of Mages cover
Developers
Nival Interactive
Publishers
Buka Entertainment
Monolith Productions
Nival Interactive
Release dates
Windows April 10, 1998
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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
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Sound settings.
Sound settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Polish
Local retail version only.
Russian

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
16
Online play
16

Issues unresolved[edit]

Wrong colors and aspect ratio[edit]

The game's color palette is wrong and is squashed to half the size on the horizontal axis
Retail version only - GOG.com version is not affected
DxWnd
  1. Use DxWnd 2.04.32 with the included profile

Game hangs during intro movie[edit]

The game hangs while playing the intro movie on Windows 10
Retail version only - GOG.com version is not affected
Replace Smacker library
  1. Replace SMACKW32.DLL in the game folder with a different version. This file comes with many games from around 1997-98. Verified to work:
    • Diablo (SHA1: D85BC8A2AEC0EAFA35F59BAA1CC9293661C7B618)
    • Available on the internet (SHA1: 97EB8B87BE15B228C5498AEBE9F384EC31D4570D)
  2. If you are using DxWnd with the default profile, then unset the 'No movies' flag.
DxWnd - No movies
  1. Use DxWnd with the included profile
  2. Make sure the 'No movies' flag is set - this will disable all in-game cutscenes!

Map scrolling with mouse too fast[edit]

Using the mouse to scroll the game map will scroll to fast
Retail version only - GOG.com version is not affected

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 100 Intel Pentium 166
System memory (RAM) 16 MB 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 85 MB
Video card (GPU) 1 MB of VRAM

References