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Gorasul: The Legacy of the Dragon

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Gorasul: The Legacy of the Dragon
Gorasul: The Legacy of the Dragon cover
Silver Style Entertainment
JoWood Productions[1]
Release dates
Windows August 2001
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Isometric
Genres RPG
Themes Fantasy
Gorasul: The Legacy of the Dragon on MobyGames

Key points

Patch 1.05 completely overhauls the original English translation and removes its problems.[2]
Latest patch necessary to run the game on modern systems, see here.

General information

Official website (retrieved)
FAQ (retrieved)
Manual (German)

Gorasul: The Legacy of the Dragon is an isometric, real-time with pause, role-playing game with gameplay comparable to titles like Baldur's Gate or Planescape: Torment.


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM 4.6x DRM
Disc 1 must be inserted to play.
Patch 1.04 fixes potential problems with DRM.

English demo and German demo are available.


For the most recent patch (1.06, includes all previous patches) by language version:

Game data

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Save[Note 1]
Settings are stored in the savegames. Changing settings in the main menu is not persistent. To change a setting: Load a game, change them and then save.



Keyboard and mouse State Notes
- Tied to savefile. Changes in the main menu are not kept.
- Keymaps are case-sensitive. If you accidentially map something while Caps Lock is activated, then it will be mapped only to the upper-case letter. Likewise, if Caps Lock is activated during the game, then lower-case hotkeys will not work.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Controller types


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Effects, music, dialogue, video
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Most dialogue is not voiced.
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Gorasul: The Legacy of the Dragon
Gorasul: L'héritage du dragon
Gorasul: Das Vermächtnis des Drachen
Gorasul: Dziedzictwo Smoka
Горасул: Наследие дракона
Gorasul: El Legado del Dragon

Issues fixed

Crash on startup, black menu screen, launch problems etc.

Launch the game from gorasul_noov.exe instead of gorasul.exe (requires latest patch).[2]

Additionally, use Compatibility Mode for Windows XP Service Pack 3 on the gorasul_noov.exe.

Very low frame rate, stuttering

This happens if DirectX is not properly installed.

Install DirectX from the game's installation folder (\DirectX8\dxsetup.exe).
Or use a DirectX wrapper like dgVoodoo 2.[3]
  1. Download dgVoodoo 2. Ignore virus warnings that you might get, it is known to set off false positives.
  2. Unpack dgVoodoo. Copy dgVoodooCpl.exe and dgVoodoo.conf to your game folder (where the gorasul_noov.exe is). Then do the same with D3DImm.dll and DDraw.dll from dgvoodoo under MS/x86, copy those 3 files to the game folder as well.
  3. Execute dgVoodooCpl.exe in the game folder. This opens the dgVoodoo menu. Here, you can set your custom settings for the game. Click on the symbol on the top right (.\) to set this location as running instance.
  4. In the dgVoodoo menu, set the following:

General tab: Appearance: "Full Screen"; Scaling Mode: "Stretched, 4:3 Aspect Ratio"
DirectX tab: Under Miscellaneous, uncheck everything

Hotkeys don't work

Deactivate Caps Lock

Keymappings are case-sensitive. Make sure you don't have Caps Lock activated.

Issues unresolved

Crash after entering new area

The game can crash to desktop quite often after entering a new location if it starts immediately with a fight.

Save after entering new location

Save the game immediately whenever you enter a new area, that seems to prevent any crashes.

Companions lose starting gear if not recruited immediately

When you encounter a new companion and don't let them join immediately, then they will go to their waiting spot. However, if you now recruit them from there they will have lost all starting equipment. However, this is not a big deal since their starting equipment is usually not very good.

Recruit, then immediately dismiss

To work around this, you can recruit and then immediately dismiss them (if your party is already full, temporarily dismiss another character). Then they will keep their gear if you recruit them again.

Companion waiting spots are:

  • Dadaskar: In front of Jenai's house.
  • Kendal: Western half of Dengard, next to a house in the Eastern part of the map.
  • Mafestus: Dengard library, upper floor.
  • Lothaniel: Tulip, in front of a house on the Western part of the map.
    Bug: Lothaniel will temporarily disappear if you save or load on that map before re-recruiting him. Go straight to him after entering the map, without saving. If this bug happens, just re-enter the map and he'll be there again.
  • Skadavar: Outside the Dengard inn.
    He can only be recruited the first time you visit the bandit camp. After that, he'll be gone. Talk to him in the bandit camp and then he will wait for you in Dengard.
  • Lirina: Can't be dismissed.
  • Grimwall: Can't be dismissed.

After they've once been in the party, they will always keep all items that you give them, even if you dismiss and then recruit them again (only quest items will automatically transfer to the main character's inventory). So you're safe from then on.

Dismissing characters resets their combat tactics (k). Also keep in mind that each char stores their money seperately, so transfer all gold to your main char before dismissing somebody.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
DirectDraw 6
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Program is called "fun" in Windows Task Manager.

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98, ME, 2000
Processor (CPU) Pentium II 350 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 600 MB
Video card (GPU) 8 MB of VRAM
Other 4x CD-ROM drive


  1. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).