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Anvil of Dawn

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Anvil of Dawn
Anvil of Dawn cover
DreamForge Intertainment
Retail New World Computing
Digital Ubisoft
Release dates
DOS October 1995
Windows (DOSBox) May 14, 2013[1]
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Turn-based
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres RPG
Themes Fantasy
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Anvil of Dawn is a singleplayer first-person RPG game.

General information Community Discussions Support Page


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Disc check. Install in DOSBox and use the Version 1.1 patch.
Pre-packaged with DOSBox.[2]
Ubisoft Store
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Essential improvements


The latest retail patch is Version 1.1. The version already has this patch.

Skip intro videos

Use replacement LOGOS.DFA

Use the Anvil of Dawn intro skip.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\DATA\OPTIONS.DAT
Windows <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\SAVES\
Windows <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
Automaps are saved to <path-to-game>\AUTOMAPS\
To save automaps to file go to Options (F3) and choose Output to Disk. To print automaps see automap printing.

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Ubisoft Connect


General settings.
General settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
320x200 only.
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 and 120+ FPS


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
For DOSBox set in the DOSBox configuration file.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Built-in support only recognises certain discontinued Logitech controllers.
Controller types


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Volume and Balance.
Surround sound
Disabled by default; enable in Options (F3).
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
1) Unofficial translation by «Fargus Multimedia».
2) Fan translation by Pavel Borisov (pavel04).

Issues fixed

Automap printing

Official DOSBox builds don't support printing.
Enable printer support[3]
  1. Set up DOSBox printer support. For the version, the file to edit is dosboxAnvil.conf in the installation folder.
  2. Automaps can now be printed when automap output is set to Output to Printer in Options (F3).

Other information


An unofficial Map Editor is available.


Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU) 486/33
System memory (RAM) 450k of conventional memory and 2900k of Extended (XMS) or Expanded (EMS) memory
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 MB (Minimum Installation)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 500 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 9 compatible


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within the installation folder reflects the path(s) listed for DOS game data.


  1. Release: Anvil of Dawn ● - last accessed on 9 June 2023
  2. List of GOG games using DOSBox, page 1 - Forum - - last accessed on May 2023
  3. Verified by User:Garrett on May 30, 2013