BreakQuest

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BreakQuest
BreakQuest cover
Developers
Nurium Games[1]
Publishers
Stardock[2]
OS X Red Marble Games[3]
Release dates
Windows November 15, 2004
macOS (OS X) July 4, 2005
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Key points

Game released for free.
Requires fixes to run at correct speed.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
CD key
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Developer website
CD key
Activation key on developer website.
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\quest.ini[Note 1]
macOS (OS X)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\scores\*.his[Note 1]
macOS (OS X)

Video settings[edit]

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound, Music.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)

Issues fixed[edit]

Game does not start after putting in the CD Key[edit]

Enable the compatibility setting Run this program as an administrator
This allows the game to write into its configuration and scoreboard files.

Game running too fast[edit]

The game can run faster than intended on modern hardware. This is not game breaking, but does make the game more difficult.[4] This can be fixed by forcing Vsync on through your GPU driver, or with a DirectX hook such as DxWnd.

Configuring DxWnd
  1. Set up DxWnd to run the game executable, as per the DxWnd page.
  2. Enable the compatibility setting Run this program as an administrator on the DxWnd executable itself, and start it again.
  3. On the game configuration's Main tab, make sure Run in Window is checked.
  4. On DirectX(2) tab, set VSync to ON.
  5. On the same tab, make sure WaitForVerticalBlank is chosen.
  6. Press OK to save the configuration.

Notes

Run in Window appears to prevent DxWnd from unhooking spontaneously when changing in-game settings and on level transitions.
The default window size of 800x600, set on Main tab, results in scaling artifacts. A clean multiple of the original 640x480 resolution is recommended, such as 1280x960.
On Video tab, setting FPS counter to overlay or titlebar can help diagnose game speed issues. The framerate should be equal to your screen's refresh rate.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 98, Me, XP, 2003
Processor (CPU) 500 MHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).

References