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Latest revision as of 20:28, 16 January 2020

Amerzone: The Explorer's Legacy
Amerzone: The Explorer's Legacy cover
Anuman Interactive
Phoenix VR
Release dates
Windows October 18, 1999
Mac OS (Classic) 1999
macOS (OS X) October 4, 2011
Amerzone: The Explorer's Legacy on MobyGames
Amerzone: The Explorer's Legacy on Wikipedia

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
DRM details are not known
Windows and Mac OS version sold separately
Mac OS
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macOS (OS X)
Green Man Gaming
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Mac App Store
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macOS (OS X)
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (see notes)
Can be played without Steam running.[1]

Essential improvements[edit]

Getting rid of splash screen[edit]

Splash[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Settings.ini.
  3. Under [Splash], change the value of Image= to false.

Game data[edit]

To get out of the menu, you need to click the passage on the left.
To get out of the menu, you need to click the passage on the left.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Launch\Settings.ini[Note 1]
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/302190/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Saved_*.bin[Note 1]
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/302190/pfx/[Note 2]
Save game file names: Saved_1.bin, Saved_2.bin, Saved_3.bin up until 8.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

General settings
General settings
Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS

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
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Issues fixed[edit]

Problem launching the game[edit]

Disable visual themes[2]
  1. Right-click the shortcut of the game
  2. Click on Properties and show Compatibility
  3. Enable "Disable visual themes" and apply
Reduce hardware acceleration (Windows XP)[citation needed]
If you experience slowdowns when playing videos, please reduce the audio hardware acceleration level:
  1. Press Win+R, type dxdiag and press Enter.
  2. In the "Sound" tab, lower the acceleration to Standard.
  3. Exit and restart your game.
Add the game to the DEP exclusion list[citation needed]
  1. Right-click on My Computer and choose Properties.
  2. Choose Advanced system settings, then click on the Advanced tab.
  3. Click the first Settings... button.
  4. In the Data Execution Prevention tab, choose the "Turn on DEP for all programs and services except those I select" option and add the game executable below.
  5. Apply all changes and start the game again.

Frozen cutscenes (Windows 7)[edit]

Run the game as admin first[3]
  1. Right-click shortcut -> Properties
  2. Under "Compatibility", set to "Windows XP" or "Windows 95".


If that doesn't work, try following this tutorial.

Crash after opening the gate[edit]

Set compatibility mode to Windows 95[4]
  1. Right-click the .EXE or shortcut for the game and choose the Compatibility tab.
  2. Set Compatibility to Windows 95.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 2 MB of VRAM
DirectX 7 compatible
Sound (audio device) Creative SoundBlaster or compatible
Other 4x CD-ROM drive


  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>/302190/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (302190) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.