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{{ii}} The game doesn't include a tutorial, and the manual is not included in the digital versions. It is highly recommended that you read the manual before playing. You can download it [https://www.sierragamers.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Krondor_2_Manual.pdf here]. An official hintbook with additional information is available [https://www.mocagh.org/sierra/returnkrondor-hintbook.pdf here].
 
{{ii}} The game doesn't include a tutorial, and the manual is not included in the digital versions. It is highly recommended that you read the manual before playing. You can download it [https://www.sierragamers.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Krondor_2_Manual.pdf here]. An official hintbook with additional information is available [https://www.mocagh.org/sierra/returnkrondor-hintbook.pdf here].
{{ii}} The effects of many items are not exactly explained in their descriptions. You can find a list with the effects of all magic items [https://chazzle.tripod.com/itemlists.html here].
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{{ii}} The effects of many items are not explained in their descriptions. You can find a list with the effects of all magic items [https://chazzle.tripod.com/itemlists.html here].
  
 
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'''General information'''

Revision as of 10:21, 30 July 2021

Return to Krondor
Return to Krondor cover
Developers
7th Level[1]
PyroTechnix[1]
Publishers
Retail Sierra On-Line
Digital Activision
Release dates
Windows November 30, 1998
Return to Krondor on MobyGames
Return to Krondor on Wikipedia
Krondor
Betrayal at Krondor 1993
Betrayal in Antara 1997
Return to Krondor 1998

Key points

The game doesn't include a tutorial, and the manual is not included in the digital versions. It is highly recommended that you read the manual before playing. You can download it here. An official hintbook with additional information is available here.
The effects of many items are not explained in their descriptions. You can find a list with the effects of all magic items here.

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions
List with item effects
Offical manual
Official Hintbook

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Steam
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Windows

Essential improvements

Patches

The 1.0.0.6 Update fixes the save problem with the book options, provides some DirectSound workarounds, and addresses some intermittent crashes. The patch is already included in the GOG and Steam version.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\RTKRONDOR.INI[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/564960/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Books[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/564960/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings

General settings.
General settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
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
Max 60 fps.

Input settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Two buttons on your keyboard allow you to change perspective when the eye appears in the bottom left of the screen. On English keyboards, this is [ and ]. On German keyboards, it's ß and ´.
Holding the CTRL key enables the alternate actions, e.g. sprinting instead of walking and only doing a single attack instead of all at once.

It is highly recommended that you read the manual to find these and other options, since they are not explained in-game.

Audio settings

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
German
Retail only, released under the name "Rückkehr nach Krondor". Can be added to the GOG and Steam versions with this patch (includes German voice acting and texts).[2]

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7
Software renderer
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) 1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 575 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible
Requirements are for the GOG.com release.

Notes

  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).
  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>/564960/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (564960) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References