Secret of the Silver Blades

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Secret of the Silver Blades
Secret of the Silver Blades cover
Strategic Simulations, Inc.
Mac OS (Classic) MicroMagic Inc.
Strategic Simulations, Inc.
Gold Box
Release dates
DOS 1990
Mac OS (Classic) 1991
Windows August 20, 2015[1]
macOS (OS X) August 20, 2015[1]
Linux August 20, 2015[1]
Secret of the Silver Blades at Wikipedia
Gold Box
Pool of Radiance 1988
Curse of the Azure Bonds 1989
Secret of the Silver Blades 1990
Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday 1990
Champions of Krynn 1990
Neverwinter Nights 1991
Pools of Darkness 1991
Gateway to the Savage Frontier 1991
Death Knights of Krynn 1991
The Dark Queen of Krynn 1992
Treasures of the Savage Frontier 1992
Spelljammer: Pirates of Realmspace 1992
Buck Rogers: Matrix Cubed 1992
Forgotten Realms: Unlimited Adventures 1993

Key points

Characters can be imported from Curse of the Azure Bonds.

General information Community Discussions for game series Support Page


The retail version requires the manual to answer copy protection questions (see Skip copy protection prompts). The version has the copy protection cracked (anything will be accepted).[2]

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Launch with start.exe Hoop parameter[3]

Run the game with start.exe Hoop

Skip copy protection prompts[edit]

Launch with start Hoop Gem parameters[3]

Run the game with start Hoop Gem

Gold Box Companion[edit]

Gold Box Companion is a program for Windows that adds various optional features when playing the DOS version in DOSBox (automap, party HUD, raising level restrictions, character editing, etc.)

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\BLADES.CFG
Windows <path-to-game>\BLADES.CFG[Note 1]
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X)
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>\SAVE\
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X)
The default save folder can be changed by editing BLADES.CFG.
Character files are *.WHO. Character files are only present when that character is not part of a party in a save file.
VAULT.DAT contains vault contents.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy

Video settings[edit]

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD)


  1. When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).