Blackthorne

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Blackthorne
Blackthorne cover
Developers
Blizzard Entertainment
Publishers
DOS Interplay Entertainment
Mac OS MacPlay
Release dates
DOS December 19, 1994
Mac OS (Classic) November 1996
Windows (DOSBox) November 3, 2013
macOS (OS X) (DOSBox) November 3, 2013
Blackthorne guide on StrategyWiki
Blackthorne on Wikipedia

Key points

Released as Blackhawk in Europe.
Re-released as a free download on November 3, 2013.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM-free
DOS
Developer website
DRM-free
DOS version pre-packaged with DOSBox.
Windows
macOS (OS X)

Essential improvements[edit]

Run in DOSBox[edit]

To run correctly in DOSBox, change cycles=auto to cycles=fixed 13000. Leave all other DOSBox settings at their defaults.[1]

Game data[edit]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\SAVEGAME.000
Windows <path-to-game>\SAVEGAME.000[Note 1]
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X) <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 2]
In-game settings are not stored between sessions.

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
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
Controller support

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
On/off only.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Everything is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
This game supports General MIDI for music.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
European retail only.
German
European retail only.
Russian
Fan translation, download

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes VGA
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 3.1
Processor (CPU) 386SX
System memory (RAM) 2 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 MB
Video card (GPU) VGA
Mac OS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7.0
Processor (CPU) Motorola 68040
PowerPC 601
System memory (RAM) 3 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 MB

Notes

  1. When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).
  2. File/folder structure within the installation folder reflects the path(s) listed for DOS and/or PC booter game data.

References

  1. Settings used by Blizzard in the 2013 re-release.
  2. Verified by User:Quiet Bob on September 3, 2019