The Secret of Monkey Island

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The Secret of Monkey Island
The Secret of Monkey Island cover
Developers
Lucasfilm Games
Engines
Original SCUMM
Alternative ScummVM
Release dates
DOS October 15, 1990
Mac OS (Classic) October 15, 1990
The Secret of Monkey Island guide at StrategyWiki
The Secret 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

This page is for the original Monkey Island. For the 2009 remake, see The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition.

Key points

The game is not commercially available, but second hand copies for various platforms can be found on eBay and elsewhere.
Special Edition includes a "classic mode" that closely resembles the original. The original game's data files can be extracted and used with ScummVM.
Can be run under ScummVM

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Prompts for answers from manual, code wheel, etc.
DOS
Mac OS
This game is not available digitally.

Demo[edit]

A demo can be downloaded here and played using DOSBox. It has different puzzles and dialogue compared to the full version.

Essential improvements[edit]

Compatibility on modern systems[edit]

The classic version can be played on modern systems using DOSBox or ScummVM.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS
Mac OS (Classic)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS
Mac OS (Classic)

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
For DOSBox toggle with Alt+ Enter (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
For DOSBox use an unofficial build (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

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

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

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

References