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Piranha Bytes
DOS U.S. Gold
Electronic Arts
Unreal Engine 3
Release dates
DOS 1982
Windows October 2, 2017
macOS (OS X) July 2018
Linux August 2018
Sample game 1 guide at StrategyWiki
Sample game 1 at Wikipedia
Gothic 2001
Gothic II 2002
Gothic 3 2006
Gothic 3: Forsaken Gods 2008
Arcania: Gothic 4 2010
Arcania: Fall of Setarrif 2011
Golden Axe
Golden Axe 1990
Golden Axe (2010) 2010
Golden Axe II 2010
Golden Axe III 2012

This page is for the 1995 game. For the 2015 game, see Star Wars: Battlefront. For the Enhanced Edition, see System Shock: Enhanced Edition. For Deus Ex, see Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. For De Blob, see The Blob.
Not to be confused with Gothic 3, Halo 2, Fallout 3, or Gears of War.
Key points

This game requires a virtual reality headset (see VR support for details).
This game is free-to-play (see Availability for details).
For Games for Windows - LIVE on Windows 8 or later, install the latest Games for Windows - LIVE software.
StarForce DRM for this game does not work on some versions of Windows (see Availability for affected versions).
SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see Availability for affected versions).
GameSpy online services have been shut down (see Network for solutions).
This game is not playable in English (see Localizations for supported languages).

General information

Steam Community Discussions Classic Edition
Other site


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Games for Windows - LIVE and StarForce DRM[Note 1] or SafeDisc DRM[Note 2]
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macOS (OS X)
Official website
macOS (OS X)
macOS (OS X)
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Steam Here
macOS (OS X)
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Prompts for answers from manual, code wheel, etc.
Something special here key
macOS (OS X)
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Also a note
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Many notes


Some demos

Version differences

Best version or something

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

DLC note
Name Notes
More Guns Guns, Guns, Guns
macOS (OS X)
Swords Swords!!
macOS (OS X)

Essential improvements


Official patches

Official patch

Unofficial patches

Unofficial patch

Skip launcher

Use Combined Community Patch[7]
  1. Do this thing
  2. Do that other thing
Run BungieGame.exe[8]

Run this instead of that

Skip intro videos

Use Combined Community Patch
  1. Install this thing
  2. Now do this
Delete Bungie.bik[9]
  1. Go here
  2. Do this

Source ports

Some note or something
Name Description
ZDoom Renderers available: Software.
Limit-removing source port that has features such as high resolutions and all-new editing features for modders. Most mods are designed around ZDoom's features. Uses a software renderer which could cause some incompatibility issues with mods that use special effects reliant on OpenGL like Brutal Doom. No longer in development by the original developer.[10]
macOS (OS X)
GZDoom Renderers available: Software, OpenGL.
Based on the same code as ZDoom, except it also uses an OpenGL renderer. Nearly every mod should work with GZDoom, specifically ones that use special effects.
macOS (OS X)
QZDoom Renderers available: Direct3D, OpenGL.
A successor to ZDoom, based off GZDoom except it uses a 32-bit true-color renderer instead of an 8-bit one. It has been merged with GZDoom
macOS (OS X)
Zandronum Renderers available: Software, OpenGL.
Based off modified ZDoom code. Use this source port if you want to play multiplayer, as it significantly overhauls the netcode from ZDoom. Basic mods that change the maps are fully supported, but more complex mods such as Brutal Doom varies. Check to see if the mod supports Zandronum or if there's a separate version that does.
macOS (OS X)
Odamex Renderers available: Software.
Source port based on ZDoom 1.22 (and parts of 1.23) that focuses on multiplayer while staying close to the original Doom. Not as widely used as Zandronum.
macOS (OS X)
PrBoom Renderers available: OpenGL.
Source port based off Boom (a source port that was made by TeamTNT) that uses an OpenGL renderer that supports high resolutions.
macOS (OS X)
PrBoom+ Renderers available: Software, OpenGL.
Based off PrBoom that attempts to extend the port with more features.
macOS (OS X)
Chocolate Doom Renderers available: Software.
Source port that aims to accurately reproduce the experience of playing vanilla Doom. Renders at a low-resolution (that's upscaled to higher resolutions) and purposefully keeps the original game's limits.
macOS (OS X)
Doom Retro Renderers available: Software (with acceleration), Direct3D, OpenGL.
Source port based off Chocolate Doom that supports vanilla, limit-removing and Boom-compatible maps and makes a few other changes/fixes for the modern age while still keeping the classic Doom experience.

Large Address Aware

Native support is only this
First method title[11]
  1. Do something
  2. Something more
  3. More more more

Running on modern systems

This to do
First title[12]
  1. Do something
  2. Something more

Free DLC

Free DLC must be added manually or something

  1. This
  2. Then this
Also this thing
  1. This
  2. Also that

Game data

Settings here
Settings here

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\GAMEC\<user-id>.CHR
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Home Game\home.ini
macOS (OS X) ~/Somegame/Conf/
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/238010/pfx/[Note 3]
XDG thing explained here
Config notes

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Some Game\SomeSAV*\
macOS (OS X) ~/Somegame/
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/238010/pfx/[Note 3]
Save notes

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Origin also
Steam Cloud
Steam max
Uplay also

Video settings

Video settings.
Video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Only some resolutions listed; see Widescreen resolution.
Use Gothic ½ — SystemPack.
Use Gothic ½ — SystemPack.
4K Ultra HD
4K man
Field of view (FOV)
Use Gothic ½ — SystemPack.
Works with limitations; see Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Works with limitations; see Borderless fullscreen windowed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Force in the graphics card's control panel.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Forcing in the graphics card's control panel may cause black videos.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Force in the graphics card's control panel.
60 FPS
Capped at 25 FPS by default; use Gothic ½ — SystemPack.
120+ FPS
Use Gothic ½ — SystemPack. Framerate affects sliding on terrain.[13]
High dynamic range display (HDR)
HDR man
Color blind mode
Use the Better Item Labels mod to highlight item quality/rarity in the text labels

Widescreen resolution

Native support is only this
First method title[14]
  1. Do something
  2. Something more
  3. More more more
Another fix goes here[15]
  1. Do something
  2. More things

Field of view (FOV)

This to do
First title[16]
  1. Do something
  2. Something more
Edit manually[17]
  1. Manual step
  2. More steps

Input settings

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Keyboard and mouse, touch Native Notes
Remap yes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
No cursor; buttons and wheel work but can't change settings.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Set in Settings, Game, Invert View.
Touchscreen optimised
Controller support
Cont Sup
Full controller support
full cont
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
XInput note
Xbox button prompts
Xbox prompts note
Impulse Trigger vibration
Impulse note
DualShock 4 controllers
DS4 yay
DualShock button prompts
DS4 do this thing
Light bar support
DS4 no bar
Connection modes USB
some connection note
Tracked motion controllers
Tracked C
Button/gesture prompts
Tracked PC
Generic/other controllers
generic note
Button prompts
change in Controller Options, Buttons
Additional information
Button prompts
Prompts C
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Haptic C
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Steam C
Official controller preset(s)
Steam Pres C
Steam Controller button prompts
Steam PC

Controller or something

Native support is only this
First method title[18]
  1. Do something
  2. Something more
  3. More more more

Input I guess

This to do
First title[19]
  1. Do something
  2. Something more
Manual method
  1. Other way step 1
  2. Step 2 etc.

Audio settings

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound and music.
Surround sound
Change Speakers to Surround.
Disabled by default; set in Settings, Game, Subtitles.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
Change Soundprovider to EAX 2. Hardware accelerated DirectSound3D and EAX2 (on compatible sound cards with restoration software like ALchemy or 3D SoundBack) isn't available until the fix is applied.


Do this or that to switch languages.
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Install the This Game DE mod.
Available in the LangPack.
Available on Steam, despite not being stated in the store page.[20]
Only two translations, by Snowball Studios (1C-SoftClub) and Russobit-M.

Surround sound fix

Native support is only this
First method title[21]
  1. Do something
  2. Something more
  3. More more more
Use this other fix
  1. Here
  2. Also that

EAX or something

This to do
First title[22]
  1. Do something
  2. Something more


Video settings.
Video settings.

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
4 Co-op, Hot seat
LAN play
15 Versus
Online play
30 Versus
GameSpy services have been shut down;[23] see GameSpy for workarounds.
Asynchronous multiplayer

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Direct IP


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 555,221,2425
UDP 222,215125,2151251
This game does not support Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) for automatic port configuration.

GameSpy server replacement

Native support is only this
First method title[24]
  1. Do something
  2. Something more
Another GS one
  1. GS
  2. That GS

Dedicated server

This to do
First title[25]
  1. Do something
  2. Something more

VR support

VR settings
VR settings
This game requires a virtual reality headset.
3D modes Native GG3D Notes
Native 3D
Nvidia 3D Vision
TriDef 3D
Headsets Native Notes
HTC Vive
Oculus Rift
Windows Mixed Reality
Devices Native Notes
Tracked motion controllers
See Input settings for details.
Traditional controller Partial support See Input settings for details.
3RD Space Gaming Vest
Novint Falcon
Tobii Eye Tracking
Play area Native Notes

Oculus fix

Native support is only this
First method title[26]
  1. Do something
  2. Something more

HTC fix

This to do
First title[27]
  1. Do something
  2. Something more
  1. Here
  2. And here

Issues unresolved

Patches are available (may not apply to all versions).
See the Steam Community Discussions for possible solutions.
For Steam Play Proton wrapper compatibility details, see ProtonDB and GitHub issues.
For general troubleshooting and solutions, see the Troubleshooting guide.

Green textures on level 5

Explanation etc.

Doesn't work on OS X 10.11 or later

Explanation of problem

Crash on level 7

Big problem here

Issues fixed

Patches are available (may not apply to all versions).
See the Steam Community Discussions for possible solutions.
For Steam Play Proton wrapper compatibility details, see ProtonDB and GitHub issues.
For general troubleshooting and solutions, see the Troubleshooting guide.

How to do this

Native support is only this
First method title[28]
  1. Do something
  2. Something more

How to do that

This to do
First title[29]
  1. Do something
  2. Something more
  1. This one
  2. That one

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9, 11 DX
DirectDraw 5 Draw
OpenGL 4.5 OGL
Glide 2.0 Glide
Software renderer
Mantle support
Metal support
Vulkan 1.0 Vulkan
DOS video modes EGA, CGA DOS
Shader Model support 4.0 Shaders
64-bit executable


Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX phys
Audio OpenAL audio
Interface Flash Flash I guess
Input SDL SDL or something
Cutscenes Bink Binked videos
Multiplayer Steamworks, GameSpy, WON GameSpy is dead
Anti-cheat PunkBuster Some PunkBuster note

Command line arguments

Run the game in this special way or something.
Command Description
KEYBOARD Sets keyboard control.
MCGA Sets Multi-Color Graphics Array (MCGA) 16-color mode.
EGA Sets Enhanced Graphics Adapter (EGA) mode.
ROLAND Sets Roland sound. Required for the Roland MT-32 (Roland hardware is not detected automatically).[30]
ADLIB Sets AdLib sound.
PC Sets PC speaker sound.

Console commands

Enable in Advanced Settings in the launcher, then press ~ to open the console.
Command Description
bind f5 save Enable quick save
bind f8 load Enable quick load
r_draw_hud 0 Crosshair off
pp_enable 0 Post-process off, including blur when sprinting


Nexus Mods - A small collection of mods for the game.
Special K - Thread scheduling changes that might help with stuttering/hitches on some systems.

Some other thing you can do

Here's what this thing is for
Disable something or other[31]
  1. This
  2. Now this
  1. What to do
  2. Also this as well

Yet another thing

Does this thing
Also a thing
  1. How to do this thing
  2. How continued

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) min OS ver rec OS ver
Processor (CPU) Intel
Intel rec
AMD rec
System memory (RAM) RAM RAM rec
Hard disk drive (HDD) HD HD rec
Video card (GPU) GPU1
OpenGL OGL compatible
DirectX DX compatible
Shader model SM support
GPU1 rec
GPU2 rec
GPU3 rec
VRAM rec of VRAM
OpenGL OGL rec compatible
DirectX DX rec compatible
Shader model SM rec support
Sound (audio device) audio audio rec
Controller cont cont rec
Other other other rec
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.9
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 512 MB of VRAM 1024 MB of VRAM
Some sort of sysreq note I guess


  1. This version of StarForce DRM does not work on Windows Vista (64-bit) or later.[1][2][3][4] For supported versions of Windows the StarForce driver may need to be updated manually using SFUPDATE.
  2. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[5] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[6]
  3. 3.0 3.1 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>/238010/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (238010) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. Windows Vista support - StarForce Support
  2. Windows 7 support - StarForce Support
  3. Windows 8.1 support - StarForce Support
  4. Windows 10 support - StarForce Support
  5. Not Loading in Windows 10; this will break thousands of - Microsoft Community - last accessed on 2017-01-16
  6. Microsoft - MS15-097: Description of the security update for the graphics component in Windows: September 8, 2015 - last accessed on 2018-02-16
  7. Special ref
  8. launcher ref
  9. intro ref
  10. ZDoom • View topic - ZDoom is Dead. Long live ZDoom. - last accessed on May 5, 2017
  11. LAA ref
  12. Modern ref
  13. Verified by User:Suicide machine on August 11, 2016
  14. Native wide ref
  15. Second wide ref
  16. Some Steam forum topic or something
  17. yet another ref
  18. also a ref
  19. more refs
  20. Gothic on SteamDB
  21. audio ref here
  22. audio ref again
  23. Pricing | GameSpy Technology
  24. GameSpy ref
  25. Ded ref
  26. Oculus ref
  27. HTC ref!
  28. fixed ref here
  29. also a fixed ref
  30. Some ref
  31. disable ref