Chip's Challenge 1

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Chip's Challenge 1
Chip's Challenge 1 cover
Nkidu Games
Release dates
DOS 1991
Windows 3.x 1992
Windows May 28, 2015
Chip's Challenge 1 on Wikipedia
Chip's Challenge
Chip's Challenge 1 1992
Chuck's Challenge 3D 2014
Chip's Challenge 2 2015

Key points

Originally developed and published for Atari Lynx handheld in 1989 and converted to wide variety of platforms
Received three different conversions for PC. The Steam release is the most recent version and is based on the engine of sequel
The 1992 Windows version and the 2015 Steam release don't use the music from the original Atari Lynx version, although the original soundtrack can be modded back to the Steam version

General information

Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
MS-DOS version with audiovisual presentation patterned after the Atari Lynx original.
Sold as part of "Microsoft Entertainment Pack 4" & "Best of Microsoft Entertainment Pack"[1]
Windows 3.x
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Based on Chip's Challenge 2.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>/data/options.txt[Note 1]
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/346850/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>/games[Note 1]
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/346850/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
For DOSBox set in the DOSBox configuration file.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes
Executable16-bit 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows 3.x version might be playable on a 64-bit OS using winevdm.

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) 1 GHz or faster processor
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 100 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 6.0 compatible
Based on the 2015 version.


  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>/346850/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (346850) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.