Wizardry: Crusaders of the Dark Savant

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Wizardry: Crusaders of the Dark Savant
Wizardry: Crusaders of the Dark Savant cover
Developers
Sir-Tech
Release dates
DOS 1992
Windows May 23, 2013[1]
macOS (OS X) September 11, 2013[2]
Linux September 11, 2013[2]
Wizardry: Crusaders of the Dark Savant at Wikipedia
Wizardry
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Wizardry: Knight of Diamonds - The Second Scenario 1986
Wizardry: Legacy of Llylgamyn - The Third Scenario 1987
Wizardry: The Return of Werdna - The Fourth Scenario 1988
Wizardry V: Heart of the Maelstrom 1988
Wizardry: Bane of the Cosmic Forge 1990
Wizardry: Crusaders of the Dark Savant 1992
Wizardry Gold 1996
Nemesis: The Wizardry Adventure 1996
Wizardry: Llylgamyn Saga 1997
Wizardry: New Age of Llylgamyn 2000
Wizardry 8 2001
Wizardry Online 2013
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This page is for the original DOS game. For the enhanced remake, see Wizardry Gold.

Key points

Characters can be imported from Wizardry: Bane of the Cosmic Forge (see Import characters).
Later remade as Wizardry Gold.

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions
PostCount.Net Wizardry Series forum

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Prompts for answers from manual, code wheel, etc.
Manual lookup copy protection.
DOS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Pre-packaged with DOSBox.[3] Includes Wizardry: Bane of the Cosmic Forge and Wizardry Gold.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Steam
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Includes Wizardry Gold.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
GOG.com has the English DOS version in the bonus content while the German DOS version is part of the main installer.
English digital versions have copy protection bypassed; simply press Enter when prompted.
German digital versions have copy protection intact; refer to Keywords.txt for the answers.

Essential improvements[edit]

Import characters[edit]

Characters can be imported from Wizardry: Bane of the Cosmic Forge saves.
The game offers several possible beginnings for imported parties. If player imports his/her party before completing Bane, the default beginning is given (the same as with new parties). The rest of the beginnings are reserved for each of the possible endings in Bane.
Bane of the Cosmic Forge uses different file extensions for regular saves and completed games (*.DBS or *.BCF).
Import saves[citation needed]
  1. Copy your save file into the installation folder (usually DSAVANT).
  2. Choose Import (BANE) at the main menu.
  3. Change SAVEGAME.BCF to the name of your save.
  4. Click Load and the game will start using your imported party.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\SCENARIO.HDR
Windows <path-to-game>\SCENARIO.HDR
macOS (OS X)
Linux
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>\SAVEGAME.DBS
Windows <path-to-game>\SAVEGAME.DBS
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
320x200 only.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Set in Graphic Mode Setup (GOG.com) or toggle with Alt+ Enter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
For DOSBox use an unofficial build (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
60 FPS
120+ FPS

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
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Effects, Monster, Background and Music.
Surround sound
Subtitles
All speech is text-only.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
German
Russian
Fan translation for floppy version

Issues fixed[edit]

No keyboard input in menus[edit]

Most keyboard input is disabled in mouse mode; these steps switch to keyboard mode, allowing the game to be fully controlled with a keyboard.
Full keyboard input is also useful if you are wanting to play with a controller (use the DOSBox Mapper to change key assignments).
Change input device[citation needed]
  1. At the main menu go to Configuration.
  2. Change Input Device to Keyboard.
  3. Choose Save to save your changes. Repeat to return to mouse mode.

Audio popping in PC speaker mode[edit]

The Steam version already includes this fix.[4]
Use Custom DosBox[5]
  1. Download Custom DosBox.
  2. Extract to the game installation folder, replacing the existing DOSBOX folder and its files when prompted.
  3. Edit the DOSBox configuration file.
  4. Find the line pcspeaker=true
  5. Add the line wizpopfix=7
  6. Save your changes and close the file.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) DOS 3.x DOS 5.0
Processor (CPU) 10 MHz
System memory (RAM) 640k
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 256-color VGA/MCGA or EGA
Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 9.0c compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Leopard 10.5 Mountain Lion 10.8
Processor (CPU) 1.0 GHz 1.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 128 MB
Video card (GPU) 3D graphics card or onboard graphics compatible with OpenGL
Linux
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Ubuntu 13.04
Processor (CPU) 1.0 GHz 1.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 128 MB
Video card (GPU) OpenGL accelerated card or onboard graphics
Additional libsound1.2 and libnet1.2 packages may be required on Linux.

References