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# For Steam, just right-click on the game name -> Properties -> add the launch parameters ''-windowed -d3d9''. Alternatively, and necessary for retail version, create a shortcut to the game executable (''drakensang.exe'' for River of Time, ''drakensanga1.exe'' for Phileasson's Secret which can also be used to launch the entire game) and in the properties for the shortcut, add the '''bold''' part to the Target line: <i>...exe" '''-windowed -d3d9'''</i>
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Revision as of 16:40, 23 January 2022

Drakensang: The River of Time
Drakensang: The River of Time cover
Developers
DTP Entertainment
Publishers
ValuSoft
Engines
Nebula Device
Release dates
Windows January 11, 2011
Taxonomy
Monetization DLC
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Continuous turn-based
Perspectives Third-person
Genres RPG
Art styles Realistic
Themes Fantasy
Series The Dark Eye
Drakensang: The River of Time on HowLongToBeat
Drakensang: The River of Time on MobyGames
Drakensang: The River of Time on Wikipedia
The Dark Eye
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Drakensang: The River of Time 2010
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Demonicon 2013
Blackguards 2014
Skilltree Saga 2014
Blackguards 2 2015
The Dark Eye: Book of Heroes 2020

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM 7 DRM
Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
If you own both River of Time and Phileasson's Secret on Steam, you just have to download Phileasson's Secret, it includes the base game.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Drakensang - Phileasson's Secret
Windows

Demo

Download links for the German demo can be found here.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Drakensang_TRoT\profiles\default\profile.xml
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/33770/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Drakensang_TRoT\profiles\default\save
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/33770/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
OneDrive
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud

Video

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
For unlisted resolutions see Widescreen resolution.
Multi-monitor
See Widescreen resolution.
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
See Widescreen resolution. HUD scales well.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Launch with -windowed parameter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Launch with -windowed parameter and use a tool like Borderless gaming.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Widescreen resolution

Set resolution in profile.xml[1]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Edit profile.xml.
  3. Set Width= and Height= to the desired values.

Input

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
x-Axis can also be inverted.
Controller
Controller support

Audio

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Spanish
Retail only, Spanish patch for Steam version (also works for add-on, includes audio)[2]
German
Retail only, German patch for Steam version (also works for add-on, includes audio)[3]
Italian
Retail only, Italian patch for Steam version (doesn't include audio)[4]
French
Retail only, French patch for Steam version (doesn't include audio)[5]

VR support

3D modes Native Notes
vorpX
G3D
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.Note: The official profile may also work with the first game of the series (not confirmed).

Issues fixed

Launch problems

Try one of the following fixes:

Launch with -windowed -d3d parameters[6][7]
  1. For Steam, just right-click on the game name -> Properties -> add the launch parameters -windowed -d3d9. Alternatively, and necessary for retail version, create a shortcut to the game executable (drakensang.exe for River of Time, drakensanga1.exe for Phileasson's Secret which can also be used to launch the entire game) and in the properties for the shortcut, add the bold part to the Target line: ...exe" -windowed -d3d9
  2. Use a tool like Borderless gaming to make the game run in fullscreen.

If it doesn't work, you can try adding the -novideo parameter as well, so -windowed -d3d9 -novideo

Launch with -autoconfig -noborder -windowed parameters (same procedure as above)[8]
Make your antivirus program ignore the game folders[9][10]

Other information

API

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
drakensang.exe is for base game, drakensanga1.exe is for the add-on Phileassons Secret. You can start the complete game from the latter.

Mods

There are a number of mods available for the game. However, most are only available in German language. Kaltensteins Schatten is by far the largest and most polished player-made expansion. For a complete list see here.

System requirements

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU) 2.8 GHz or faster
System memory (RAM) 1 GB (2 GB for Windows Vista, 7)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5.5 GB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0 compatible

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>/33770/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (33770) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Drakensang: The River Of Time | WSGF
  2. Spanish version on Amazon - last accessed on 2021-01-23
  3. German version on Amazon - last accessed on 2021-05-05
  4. Italian version on Amazon - last accessed on 2021-01-23
  5. French version on Amazon - last accessed on 2021-02-10
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