The Curse of Monkey Island

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The Curse of Monkey Island
The Curse of Monkey Island cover
Original SCUMM
Digital ScummVM
Release dates
Windows October 31, 1997
Windows (ScummVM) March 22, 2018
macOS (OS X) (ScummVM) March 22, 2018
The Curse of Monkey Island guide at StrategyWiki
The Curse of Monkey Island at Wikipedia
Monkey Island
The Secret of Monkey Island 1990
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge 1991
The Curse of Monkey Island 1997
Escape from Monkey Island 2000
Tales of Monkey Island 2009
The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition 2009
Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge 2010

Key points

Can be run under ScummVM.

General information Community Discussions Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Use ScummVM or the Curse of Monkey Island Launcher to run without disc.
Preconfigured with ScummVM.
macOS (OS X)
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macOS (OS X)
A demo is available from SCUMMVM's demos.
The release does not include the original desktop icon, and the Steam release uses a lower resolution icon. A replacement can be found here.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Saves\monkey3.c01[Note 1]
Steam <path-to-game>\monkey3.ini
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/730820/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Saves\monkey3.c*[Note 1]
Steam <path-to-game>\Saves
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/730820/pfx/[Note 2]
Traditional saving is unreliable in the re-release; it is recommended to use ScummVM to save instead using the F1 key.
ScummVM Save file extensions are numbered relative to the save file (e.g. Save 4 will be named monkey3.s04)

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game settings, accessed by pressing F1 (Ctrl+F1 when using ScummVM).[Note 3]
In-game settings, accessed by pressing F1 (Ctrl+F1 when using ScummVM).[Note 3]
Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
640x480 only.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Alt+ Enter if using ScummVM or set in replacement launcher.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use Borderless Gaming.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Cannot be disabled.
60 FPS
Only applies to cursor speed, sprites are pre-animated at a lower frame rate.
120+ FPS
Use ScummVM.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Effects, Voice, Music
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Fan translation by «Dragon's Dominion Group»

Other information[edit]


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
64-bit support requires a 64-bit build of ScummVM.
macOS (OS X)
Use ScummVM.
Use ScummVM.


Middleware Notes
Cutscenes INSANE

Curse of Monkey Island Launcher[edit]

This program replaces the launcher of the game, and it also adds a number of features to the game

  • Can run Curse of Monkey Island from hard drive (play without the discs) and can automatically copy the required files to the hard drive.
  • Can run Curse of Monkey Island in windowed mode
  • Can enable Curse of Monkey Island's debug mode.
Not compatible with digital rereleases.

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) 1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 40 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Operating system (OS) 10.7.0
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 40 MB


  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).
  2. 2.0 2.1 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>/730820/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (730820) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  3. The greyed out Enable 3D acceleration is a gag, and does not actually do anything, even on capable hardware.