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Realms of the Haunting

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Realms of the Haunting
Realms of the Haunting cover
Developers
Gremlin Interactive
Publishers
Blue Moon Red Owl
Funbox Media
KISS ltd
Engines
True 3D
Release dates
DOS December 31, 1996
Windows April 5, 2011[1]
macOS (OS X) June 18, 2013[2]
Linux July 24, 2014[3]
Realms of the Haunting at Wikipedia

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
DOS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Pre-packaged with DOSBox.[4]
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Pre-packaged with DOSBox.[5]
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Use replacement files

Apply the Realms of the Haunting intro skip.

Patches[edit]

Replace files[6]
  1. Download Realms of the Haunting UK to US patch. This allows the user to change difficulty and controller input.
  2. Copy and paste the content of the data folder in the zip to <path-to-game>\DATA\DATA and <path-to-game>\ROTH\DATA
  3. From the gdv folder in the zip to <path-to-game>\DATA\GDV
  4. From the m folder in the zip to <path-to-game>\DATA\M and <path-to-game>\ROTH\M
  5. Copy the rest of the files not in folders (.exe, .ini, .dat) to <path-to-game>\DATA and <path-to-game>\ROTH

Use left shift for mouse look and inventory to enter[edit]

Binds mouselook to left shift and inventory to enter[citation needed]
  1. Get AutoHotkey
  2. Use this script whenever you play Realms of the Haunting.
  3. Change the fire input in game to the m key.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\ROTH.INI
Windows <path-to-game>\ROTH.INI
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/292390/pfx/[Note 1]
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\SAVEGAME\
Windows <path-to-game>\SAVEGAME\
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/292390/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Not available in UK release;[7] use ROTH Patch to fix.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
For DOSBox set in the DOSBox configuration file.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound effects, Speech, Movies, Music.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Spanish

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) MS-DOS 5.0 MS-DOS 5.0 and higher, or Windows 95
Processor (CPU) 486DX2/66 Pentium 90 or faster
System memory (RAM) 8MB
16MB (if using Windows 95)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 15MB 103MB
Video card (GPU) VGA or SVGA VESA 1.2-compliant card for high resolution
Sound (audio device) Soundblaster or 100% compatible
Other 2x CD-ROM or faster

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>/292390/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (292390) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References