The Dig

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The Dig
The Dig cover
Developers
LucasArts
Engines
Original SCUMM
Re-release ScummVM
Release dates
DOS November 1, 1995
Mac OS (Classic) November 1, 1995
Windows 2002
macOS (OS X) July 8, 2009
Linux March 19, 2015[1]
The Dig guide at StrategyWiki
The Dig at Wikipedia

Key points

Can be run under ScummVM

General information

The International House of Mojo - In-depth article including developer interviews and game trivia
The Dig Museum - Comprehensive fan site
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
DOS
Mac OS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Comes pre-configured with ScummVM.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS C:\DIG\IMUSE.INI
Mac OS (Classic)
Windows <path-to-game>\dig.ini
%APPDATA%\LucasArts\The Dig\
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/6040/pfx/[Note 1]
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.
The Steam version uses %APPDATA% on Windows.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS C:\DIG\SAVEGAME.*
Mac OS (Classic)
Windows <path-to-game>\dig.s**
%APPDATA%\LucasArts\The Dig\
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/6040/pfx/[Note 1]
The Steam version uses %APPDATA% on Windows.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Toggle between colour and black & white with B

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Toggle mouse support with Ctrl+M.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Toggle with Ctrl+J.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Adjust Music with ; and '.
Adjust SFX with [ and ].
Surround sound
Subtitles
Toggle with Ctrl+T.
Speed of text can be adjusted with - and +.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Portuguese
Spanish
Russian
Fan translation by "Бюро переводов Old-Games.Ru", download

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes VGA
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio iMUSE

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 6.0 6.22
Processor (CPU) Intel 486 DX2 66 MHz
System memory (RAM) 8 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) VGA
Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 95 OSR2
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 133 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB (9x/ME)
64 MB (2000/XP)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 MB
Video card (GPU) 2 MB of VRAM
DirectX 6.1 compatible
Mac OS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) System 7.1 9.2.2
Processor (CPU) Motorola 68040
System memory (RAM) 8 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint 17
Processor (CPU) 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM

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>/6040/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (6040) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References