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Betrayal at Krondor

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Betrayal at Krondor
Betrayal at Krondor cover
Sierra On-Line
Retail Sierra On-Line
Digital Activision
Release dates
DOS June 22, 1993
Windows (DOSBox) March 30, 2010[1]
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Turn-based
Perspectives First-person, Bird's-eye view
Controls Point and select, Direct control
Genres RPG
Themes Fantasy
Series Krondor
Betrayal at Krondor on HowLongToBeat
Betrayal at Krondor on IGDB
Betrayal at Krondor on MobyGames
Betrayal at Krondor on Wikipedia
Betrayal at Krondor 1993
Betrayal in Antara 1997
Return to Krondor 1998

Betrayal at Krondor is a singleplayer first-person and bird's-eye view RPG game in the Krondor series.

General information Community Discussions for game series Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Pre-packaged with DOSBox.[2] Comes bundled with Betrayal in Antara.
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Comes bundled with Betrayal in Antara.
A demo and a shareware version are available from

Essential Improvements

Prevent stretching in DOSBox

Change DOSBox Settings[3]

Since the game runs on a resolution of 320×200, it is slightly stretched if played with DOSBox. To prevent this, change the DOSBox settings.

  1. Open dosboxBAK.conf in the game directory with an editor
  2. Find the line that reads “aspect=false” and change it to “aspect=true”

Improved music

Follow this guide to get MIDI soundtrack with (limited) voice acting, which is more dynamic and doesn't randomly stop like the CD music.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\KRONDOR.CFG
Windows <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/559640/pfx/[Note 2]
KRONDOR.CFG, the game's main configuration file, is not designed to be human-readable.

Save game data location

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\GAMES\
Windows <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/559640/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud


General settings.
General settings.
Setup utility settings.
Setup utility settings.

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
For DOSBox set in the DOSBox configuration file.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound, music, combat music; on/off only.
Surround sound
Dialogue and narration is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Cannot be disabled.
Royalty free audio
Red Book CD audio
The CD tracks are very short and do not loop, so longer combat sequences end up being completely silent. Also, the tracks do not dynamically fade out, so you get sudden scene transitions. Can be deactivated in the menu.
General MIDI audio
Prevents digital sound effects and voiced dialogue from playing when enabled. See Improved music for how to prevent this.


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Fan - 1
Retail only; download for digital versions

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes VGA

System requirements

Operating system (OS) 5.0
Processor (CPU) 80386SX
System memory (RAM) 2 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 600 MB
Video card (GPU) VGA
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) 1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 600 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within the installation folder reflects the path(s) listed for DOS game data.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data:


  1. New release: Betrayal at Krondor ● - last accessed on 9 June 2023
  2. List of GOG games using DOSBox, page 1 - Forum - - last accessed on May 2023
  3. instructions - last accessed on May 2023