The 7th Guest

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The 7th Guest
The 7th Guest cover
Virgin Interactive
Release dates
DOS April 1, 1993
Mac OS January 1, 1993
Windows February 9, 2012[1]
macOS (OS X) April 23, 2013[2]
Linux October 19, 2013[3]
The 7th Guest
The 7th Guest 1993
The 11th Hour 1995
The 7th Guest: 3 2013

Key points

Can be run under ScummVM.

General information

List of known issues with The 7th Guest and ScummVM. Community Discussions for game series Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail DOSMac OS Packaged an outdated version of ScummVM.[citation needed]

Essential improvements[edit]

James Woodcock's remastered soundtrack[edit]

Original MIDI soundtrack rearranged and re-recorded using modern professional audio equipment
Requires ScummVM

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\GROOVIE.INI
Mac OS
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>\t7g.***
Windows <path-to-game>\t7g.***
Mac OS
macOS (OS X)
Save games are named t7g.001, t7g.002, etc.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Game features prerendered art that only displays in 4:3.
4K Ultra HD
Toggle with Alt+ Enter
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

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


Language UI Audio CC Notes

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes MCGA, VGA, SVGA, VESA
64-bit executable
Requires 64-bit build of ScummVM.

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) DOS 5.0
Processor (CPU) 80386DX 80486SX 20 MHz or faster
System memory (RAM) 2 MB 4 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 10 MB
Video card (GPU) 512 KB of VRAM 1 MB of VRAM
Other 1x CD-ROM drive
Mac OS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7.0
Processor (CPU) Motorola 68030 20 MHz Motorola 68040 32 MHz
System memory (RAM) 4 MB 8 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 10 MB
Other 1x CD-ROM drive
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95 NT
Processor (CPU) 80486DX4 100 MHz Intel Pentium 90
System memory (RAM) 16 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 1 MB of VRAM
DirectX 3 compatible
Other 4x CD-ROM drive


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