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Alien Legacy

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Alien Legacy
Alien Legacy cover
Ybarra Productions
Sierra Entertainment
Release dates
DOS 1994
Alien Legacy on MobyGames
Alien Legacy on Wikipedia


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

Version differences

The CD-ROM version has digitized voices.

Game data

Save game data location

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\SAVES
In-game settings are stored in each save file rather than shared.
The CD-ROM version supports save files from the floppy version, but saves made using the CD-ROM version are not backwards compatible with the floppy version.[1]


In-game options menu.
In-game options menu.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
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


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Controller types


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
For DOSBox change the priority background value in the DOSBox configuration file.
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes VGA

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 5.0
Processor (CPU) Intel 386-20SX
System memory (RAM) 4 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 7 MB
Video card (GPU) VGA


  1. Verified by User:Garrett on June 6, 2020
    From README for the CD-ROM version: "Old saved games from the floppy version of Alien Legacy can be used with the CD version [...] Saved games generated by the CD version should not be loaded into the floppy version because of improvements made to the game."