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Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood

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Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood
Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood cover
Developers
Spellbound Entertainment
Anuman Interactive
RuneSoft
Publishers
Meridian4
Release dates
Windows November 1, 2002
Linux November 16, 2004
macOS (OS X) December 22, 2004
Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood at Wikipedia

General information

Official website (archived)
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM-free
Windows
GamersGate
Windows
GamersGate
DRM-free after installation (requires an internet connection during installation)
macOS (OS X)
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Mac App Store
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macOS (OS X)
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Demo

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Patches are available (US, European, Japan). Changelog can be found here

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\DATA\Configuration\
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/46560/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
Windows <path-to-game>\DATA\Savegame\
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/46560/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Widescreen resolution.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Menus and cutscenes are capped at 60 FPS while the gameplay is capped at 20 FPS.
Color blind mode

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Modify Profiles[1]
  1. Launch the game at least once.
  2. Go to <path-to-game>\DATA\Savegame\
  3. Open the Profiles file with wxMEdit or other hex editor.
  4. Press Ctrl+F and fill the Find Hex String checkbox*.
  5. Find one of the following strings:
  • 20 44 00 00 F0 43
  • 48 44 00 00 16 44
  • 80 44 00 00 40 44
  1. Replace it with the value corresponding to your desired resolution:
  • 1024x576 - 80 44 00 00 10 44
  • 1280x720 - A0 44 00 00 34 44
  • 1360x768 - AA 44 00 00 40 44
  • 1600x900 - C8 44 00 00 61 44
  • 1920x1080 - F0 44 00 00 87 44

* Depends on the hex editor.

Windowed[edit]

Use DxWnd[citation needed]
  1. Download DxWnd and extract it.
  2. Launch DxWnd as administrator.
  3. Configure it t
  4. Choose Edit, and Add.
  5. Type in the name for it (e.g. Robin Hood).
  6. Set the path to <path-to-game>\Game.exe.
  7. Under position specify the X, Y position of a window for the game and Width (W) and Height (H) of the window.
  8. Go to Video tab.
  9. Under Window Handling, check Modal Style.
  10. Under Color management check Set 16BPP RGB565 encoding.
  11. Go to Input tab.
  12. Set the Cursor visibility to Hide.
  13. Click OK to save the settings.
  14. Minimize DxWnd and launch the game.

Input settings[edit]

In-game input settings.
In-game input settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
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]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
FX, Dialogue, Music and Comments.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Czech
Retail version only
French
German
Polish
Local retail release, download
Spanish

Issues fixed[edit]

Uneven/poor performance[edit]

Install a wrapper[2]
  1. Download a modified DDraw wrapper and extract it.
  2. Copy aqrit.cfg and ddraw.dll to a folder where you have installed the game.
  3. If you're using Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10 start the game with DxWnd (can be set to fullscreen). See Windowed.
Replace English fonts[citation needed]
  1. Download the GOG German Fonts and extract it.
  2. Copy the files into the Data\Interface\Fonts folder contained where the game is installed.
  3. There is a bug inside the English font set which may hamper performance.
  4. Alternatively, you can use this fix with font files from any non-english localization.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD 3.6
Cutscenes Bink Video 1.5L

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum[3] Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98 ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 233 MHz Intel Pentium III 500 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 GB
Video card (GPU) 4 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.1 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.6.6
Processor (CPU) Intel 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) 128 MB of VRAM
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD)

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>/46560/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (46560) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. GOG.com - Forum - widescreen, page 1
  2. Verified by User:Suicide_machine on 2016-10-21
  3. Official README file