Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny (2013)

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Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny
Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny cover
Developers
Crafty Studios
Publishers
Role Playing Company
Engines
Unity 4[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows July 30, 2013
macOS (OS X) July 30, 2013
Linux December 21, 2013
Realms of Arkania
Subseries of The Dark Eye
Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny 1992
Realms of Arkania: Star Trail 1994
Realms of Arkania III: Shadows over Riva 1996
Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny (2013) 2013
Realms of Arkania: Star Trail (2017) 2017

Key points

Remake of Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny.

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Includes Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny. Optional Steam unlock by contacting support.[2] Retail install is German only; Steam version is English and German.
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
For the Gods
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Ogredeath Free.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
With Blade and Brilliance Free.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Game data[edit]

In-game gameplay settings.
In-game gameplay settings.

Configuration file location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\Crafty Studios GmbH\Nordlandtrilogie HD Schicksalsklinge Gold\
macOS (OS X)
Linux ~/.config/unity3d/Crafty Studios GmbH/Nordlandtrilogie HD Schicksalsklinge Gold/
This game does not follow the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\schick_Data\saves\[Note 2]
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\BladeofDestiny\save\
macOS (OS X)
Linux ~/Documents/BladeofDestiny/

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Launcher video settings.
Launcher video settings.

Input settings[edit]

In-game input settings.
In-game input settings.
Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Available in launcher.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Overall, Music, Effects, Voiceover, Footsteps
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

In-game language selection.
In-game language selection.
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Steam only; retail owners can contact support for a free Steam key.[2]
German
Russian
Fan traslation by «ZoG Forum Team and users of Notabenoid»

Other information[edit]

Mods[edit]

The modding community does not exist in English language due to the game's strong German origin. Therefore, the German modding community is large, a long list of essential mods can be found here. Some of these may have English translations when installed.

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo
AMD X2 CPU, min. 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GT 240
AMD Radeon HD 3700
256 MB of VRAM
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.6
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo
AMD X2, min. 2.6 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT
AMD Radeon HD 2600
256 MB of VRAM

Notes

  1. Unity engine build: 4.6.7p2[1]
  2. When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).

References