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Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold

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Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold
Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold cover
JAM Productions
Original Apogee Software
Current Apogee Entertainment
Wolfenstein 3D engine
Release dates
DOS December 3, 1993[1]
Windows (DOSBox) March 10, 2009[2]
macOS (OS X) (DOSBox) June 18, 2013[3]
Linux (DOSBox) July 24, 2014[4]
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, FPS, Shooter
Themes Sci-fi
Series Blake Stone
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Blake Stone
Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold 1993
Blake Stone: Planet Strike 1994

Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold is a singleplayer first-person action, FPS and shooter game in the Blake Stone series.

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


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Floppies or CD-ROM. See run in DOSBox (retail).
Pre-packaged with DOSBox.[5]
macOS (OS X)
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Pre-packaged with DOSBox. Also sold as part of The Apogee Throwback Pack.
macOS (OS X)
ZOOM Platform
Pre-packaged with DOSBox.
Official website (unavailable)

Essential improvements


The latest retail patch is v3.0. Digital distribution versions are already fully patched.

Source ports

The release of the source code has allowed for source ports that make the game to be playable on modern systems, whilst also fixing bugs and adding other quality-of-life additions.

Name Description
BStone A native port of the engine source code with support for higher resolutions and other features. Linux users should download the hosted precompiled version if you do not wish to compile the software from source code and extract bstone bin file into the installation folder.
macOS (OS X)
NakedStone Ultra-conservative source port
macOS (OS X)
Blake4SDL Port to SDL 2. Also supports Planet Strike.

Skip intro videos

Use bstone with the --no_screens command line argument.

Run in DOSBox (retail)

To run Blake Stone correctly in DOSBox change cycles=auto to cycles=max. Leave all other DOSBox settings at their defaults.[6]

WDC game editor

WDC supports editing maps, enemies, music and many other game features. You must start a new game for the map changes to take effect.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\CONFIG.BS6
Windows <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
macOS (OS X) <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
Linux <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/358190/pfx/[Note 2]
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game data location

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\SAVEGAM*.BS6
Windows <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
macOS (OS X) <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
Linux <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
Steam <path-to-game>\Blake Stone - Aliens of Gold\SAVEGAM*.BS6
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/358190/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud


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
Frame rate is capped at 70 FPS.



Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
On/off only.
Surround sound
Dialogue is text-only (enemy taunts etc. are not subtitled).
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
ExecutablePPC 32-bit 64-bitARM Notes
PowerPC requires the Bstone source port[7] or a PPC DOSbox installation different from that of

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU) 386/20
System memory (RAM) 640K of conventional memory
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 MB
Video card (GPU) VGA
Sound (audio device) Sound Blaster, Ad Lib compatible
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Operating system (OS) 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) or later
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GHz+
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 File/folder structure within the installation folder reflects the path(s) listed for DOS game data. For the release, file changes in DOSBox are redirected to <path-to-game>/cloud_saves/ even if GOG Galaxy is not used (this folder contains all redirected files, so some files in the cloud_saves folder might be temporary files or other files that do not contain saves or settings).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data: