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Alley Cat

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Alley Cat
Alley Cat cover
Synapse Software
Release dates
PC booter 1984
Modes Singleplayer
Genres Action, Mini-games
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Alley Cat is a singleplayer action and mini-games game.


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
DRM details are not known
PC booter

Essential improvements


The game is best experienced on an IBM PCjr. It will use a more pleasent colour palette than plain CGA, and will use the PCjr audiochip.


Unless you have an IBM PCjr, the easist way is to emulate a PCjr using DOSBox. This can be accomplised by setting machine=pcjr in the DOSBox config file.

Tandy 1000

The game came out before the Tandy, and while the Tandy is mostly compatible with the PCjr the game will not support it as such.

Tandy patch[1]

A patch to support the IBM PCjr mode on Tandy 1000 machines was created in 2015. This patch also allows the PCjr colour palette on EGA and VGA machines.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
PC booter

Save game data location

System Location
PC booter




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


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes CGA, PCjr


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System requirements

PC booter
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU) Intel 8088
Intel 8086
System memory (RAM) 128 KB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) CGA