The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition

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The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition
The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition cover
Developers
LucasArts
Publishers
LucasArts
Disney Interactive Studios
Engines
SCUMM
Release dates
Windows July 15, 2009
macOS (OS X) July 15, 2009
The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition guide at StrategyWiki
The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition 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

To switch between Classic and Remastered mode, press F10
Complete voice over using the original Monkey Island franchise cast.

General information

Official game site
Monkey Island Wiki
The World of Monkey Island - A fan site for the entire series. No longer active
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Mac App Store
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macOS (OS X)
Steam
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Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Monkey Island Explorer[edit]

An explorer tool for Monkey Island Special Edition, it lets you play, dump and compile audio, images, text, as you browse through the files.

Hair Patch[edit]

Hair Patch
Hair Patch
The Hair Patch changes Guybrush's hair to resemble the classic version of the game.

Windows version
OS X version

Ultimate Talkie Edition for the Original Secret of Monkey Island[edit]

The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition contains the original version of The Secret of Monkey Island

Script designed to convert the original, classic version of The Secret of Monkey Island into a standalone talkie version that can be loaded in ScummVM or DOS.

  • Note: If, after running the script, there's a file without an extension called MI1_Ultimate_Talkie_Edition, delete the file, create a folder with that name, and rerun the script

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\LucasArts\The Secret of Monkey Island Special Edition
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/32360/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\LucasArts\The Secret of Monkey Island Special Edition
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/32360/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Allows to set the resolution but only the menu is displayed in ultrawide
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

In-game keyboard/mouse layout screen.
In-game keyboard/mouse layout screen.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music,Sfx,Voice
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Spanish
Russian
Fan translation by «PRCA/ENPY Studio»

Issues fixed[edit]

Crash when installed in a 3 TB+ hard drive partition[edit]

The game will refuse to run when installed on a large partition.

Installing the game on another partition will fix this issue[1]

Will Not Launch on Latest Nvidia Drivers[edit]

Game opens with a white screen and error dialog, quitting out
Update to the latest version of Windows 10[2]
Replace d3d9.dll in the installation folder with the one from here[3]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
OpenGL 2.0 OS X only.
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 3.0 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 3000+
System memory (RAM) 256 MB (XP)
512 MB (Vista)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2.5 GB
Video card (GPU) 128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9 compatible
Shader model 2 support
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.6
Processor (CPU) Intel 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon X1600
Nvidia GeForce 7300
512 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>/32360/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (32360) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References