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Bloodwych cover
United Kingdom Image Works
United States Konami
Steam Mirrorsoft Throwback Entertainment
Release dates
DOS 1989
Windows (DOSBox) March 26, 2020
Linux (DOSBox) March 26, 2020
macOS (OS X) (DOSBox) November 19, 2020[1]
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Bloodwych on Wikipedia

Key points

The "Welcome Back" fix is needed to resolve a game-breaking bug in The Keep (a stairs tile is missing).[2]

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Source DRM Notes Keys OS
DRM details are not known
Prepackaged with DOSBox.
macOS (OS X)
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Prepackaged with DOSBox.
An expansion, Bloodwych: Data Disks Vol. 1, is mentioned in the manual for the DOS version but was only released for other home computers (Commodore Amiga and Atari ST).[3]

Game data

Save game data location

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\BWYSAVE.*
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]
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.
Saves are BWYSAVE.0 to BWYSAVE.9.

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud


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
120+ FPS



Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Everything is text-based.
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


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Co-op
Split-screen. Only player 1 can use a mouse.
LAN play
Online play

Issues fixed

Unable to proceed in The Keep

The "Welcome Back" fix is needed to resolve a game-breaking bug in The Keep (a stairs tile is missing).[2]

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes CGA, EGA, VGA, Tandy

System requirements

Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM) 512 KB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) CGA, EGA, VGA
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) 1.0 GHz
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 50 MB
Video card (GPU) OpenGL compatible
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Operating system (OS) 10.11
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 50 MB
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Linux Mint 17
Processor (CPU) 1.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 50 MB
Video card (GPU) OpenGL compatible
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Sound (audio device) ALSA compatible


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 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).


  1. Throwback Thursday with new games from Throwback Entertainment - - last accessed on 2020-11-19
  2. 2.0 2.1 The CRPG Addict: Bloodwych: Dead Ends - last accessed on 6 September 2021
    "[...] that dead-end pictured above is actually supposed to be a set of stairs. This is apparently a well-known bug [...] called the "Welcome Back! bug" after a sign at the top of a nearby set of stairs."
  3. Bloodwych Resource Guide - last accessed on 6 September 2021
    "Later in 1989, Mirrorsoft released The Extended Levels add-on for the Atari ST and Amiga. A PC version was never released."