The Lost Vikings

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The Lost Vikings
The Lost Vikings cover
Developers
Blizzard Entertainment
Publishers
Interplay Entertainment
Release dates
DOS 1993
Windows (DOSBox) May 1, 2014
Taxonomy
Genres Platform
Series The Lost Vikings
The Lost Vikings on HowLongToBeat
The Lost Vikings guide on StrategyWiki
The Lost Vikings on MobyGames
The Lost Vikings on Wikipedia
The Lost Vikings
The Lost Vikings 1993
Norse by Norse West: The Return of the Lost Vikings 1997

Key points

Re-released as a free download on May 1, 2014.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Prompts for answers from manual, code wheel, etc.
Use DOSBox.
DOS
Official website
DRM-free
DOS version pre-packaged with DOSBox.
Windows

Game data[edit]

This game does not store any settings or saves.

Video[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
320x240 only.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
For DOSBox toggle with Alt+ Enter (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
For DOSBox use an unofficial build (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
60 FPS
120+ FPS

Input[edit]

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music can be toggled with Alt+M and Sound Effects with Alt+S.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Everything is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
For DOSBox change the priority background value in the DOSBox configuration file.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
Retail release only.
German
Retail release only.
Russian
Fan translation by «Бюро переводов Old-Games.Ru»

Issues fixed[edit]

Copy protection failure[edit]

Run setup[citation needed]
Affects Blizzard Entertainment Classic Arcade version, when used in other ports of DosBOX.
The issue can be resolved by running Setup.exe, but this distribution omits that program.
  1. Open data.dat in a hex editor.
  2. At offset 876h, change bytes 85 C2 to BA 02.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes VGA

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 3.1
Processor (CPU) 80386SX
System memory (RAM) 640 KB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) VGA

References