Heart of Darkness

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Heart of Darkness
Heart of Darkness cover
Amazing Studios
Europe Ocean Software
North America Interplay Entertainment
Release dates
Windows 1998
Heart of Darkness on MobyGames
Heart of Darkness on Wikipedia

General information

heartofdarkness.ca - fan remake of official website with demos, trailers and concept art.


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM DRM disc check.

Essential improvements

dgVoodoo 2

Fixes broken color rendering.
Support for integer scaling.

Peixoto's patch

Nearest neighbor or xBRz scaling.
Removes the black frame around the game screen.
Fixes some occasional color glitches that happen when the game updates the palette.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\SETUP.CFG[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\SETUP.CFG[Note 1]

Video 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 and 120+ FPS
12 FPS cap.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input settings

Control options menus.
Control options menus.

Audio settings

Sound options menu.
Sound options menu.

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


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Issues fixed

Game not launching

Use Hode patch[citation needed]

Wrong colors

Use dgVoodoo 2 or Peixoto's patch[citation needed]

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
DirectDraw 5
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95, 98, NT 4.0 SP3
Processor (CPU) Intel 486 DX2 66 MHz
Intel Pentium 75 MHz
System memory (RAM) 16 MB (24 MB on NT 4.0)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 84 MB
Video card (GPU) PCI or VLB SVGA video card
1 MB of VRAM


  1. 1.0 1.1 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).


  1. Verified by User:Jofrie on 2018-01-21
    System requirements taken from the official Heart of Darkness manual.