Castle of the Winds

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Castle of the Winds
Castle of the Winds cover
Developers
SaadaSoft
Publishers
Epic MegaGames
Release dates
Windows 3.x 1993
Castle of the Winds guide on StrategyWiki
Castle of the Winds on MobyGames
Castle of the Winds on Wikipedia

Warnings

The Windows 3.x version of this game does not work on 64-bit versions of Windows (see Availability for affected versions).

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM-free
Windows 3.x
Developer website
DRM-free
Windows 3.x

Essential improvements[edit]

Custom character sprite[edit]

Make a 16-color, 32x32 icon and import it.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>[Note 1]

Video[edit]

Game options menu.
Game options menu.

Input[edit]

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

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
No audio in the game at all.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
No audio in the game at all.

Issues fixed[edit]

Game will not run on 64-bit Windows[edit]

Run the game with WineVDM

Note that to save your game when using WineVDM, you will need to manually locate the save file directory in the save game menu each time you start the game up.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable16-bit 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
Windows 3.x version might be playable on a 64-bit OS using winevdm.

System requirements[edit]

Windows 3.x
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 3.0
Processor (CPU) 386 PC or better
System memory (RAM) 2 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) VGA or better

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