Bloodwych

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Bloodwych
Bloodwych cover
Developers
TAG
Publishers
United Kingdom Image Works
United States Konami
Steam Mirrorsoft
GOG.com Throwback Entertainment
Release dates
DOS 1989
Windows (DOSBox) March 26, 2020
Linux (DOSBox) March 26, 2020
macOS (OS X) (DOSBox) November 19, 2020[1]
Bloodwych on HowLongToBeat
Bloodwych on IGDB
Bloodwych on MobyGames
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]

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
DOS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Prepackaged with DOSBox.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
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Prepackaged with DOSBox.
Windows
Linux
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[edit]

Save game data location[edit]

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[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
320x200 only.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
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

Input[edit]

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Everything is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network[edit]

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[edit]

Unable to proceed in The Keep[edit]

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

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

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

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM) 512 KB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) CGA, EGA, VGA
Windows
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)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.11
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 50 MB
Linux
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

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 File/folder structure within the installation folder reflects the path(s) listed for DOS and/or PC booter game data. For the GOG.com 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).

References