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Champions of Krynn

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Champions of Krynn
Champions of Krynn cover
Strategic Simulations Inc.
Retail Strategic Simulations Inc.
Digital, former
Digital, current SNEG
Gold Box
Release dates
DOS 1990
Windows (DOSBox) October 28, 2015[1]
macOS (OS X) (DOSBox) October 28, 2015[1]
Linux (DOSBox) October 28, 2015[1]
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Turn-based
Perspectives First-person
Genres RPG
Themes Fantasy
Series Gold Box
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Champions of Krynn on Wikipedia
Subseries of Dungeons & Dragons
Pool of Radiance (series)
Curse of the Azure Bonds 1989
Secret of the Silver Blades 1990
Buck Rogers (series)
Champions of Krynn 1990
Neverwinter Nights 1991
Pools of Darkness 1991
Gateway to the Savage Frontier 1991
Death Knights of Krynn 1991
The Dark Queen of Krynn 1992
Treasures of the Savage Frontier 1992
Spelljammer: Pirates of Realmspace 1992
Forgotten Realms: Unlimited Adventures 1993

Champions of Krynn is a singleplayer first-person RPG game in the Gold Box series.

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


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Prompts for answers from manual, code wheel, etc.
Run in DOSBox.
Bundled with Death Knights of Krynn and The Dark Queen of Krynn.
macOS (OS X)
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (notes may include more details)
Bundled with Death Knights of Krynn and The Dark Queen of Krynn.

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Launch with Start.exe Woof Helm parameters[2]

Run the game with Start.exe Woof Helm

Skip copy protection prompts

Use protection fix[3]
  1. Run the game with Start.exe Woof Helm
  2. Open GAME.OVR with a hex editor such as HxD.
  3. Change the necessary values (see save checks).

Gold Box Companion

Gold Box Companion is a program for Windows that adds various optional features when playing the DOS version in DOSBox (automap, party HUD, raising level restrictions, character editing, etc.)

Sound Effects and Music

Gold Box Sound Hacks allows for Tandy sound effects while using Adlib or Roland MT-32 for music.

Enable PCjr/Tandy sound on DOSBox

Most later releases are configured to use PC speaker sound. DOSBox can be set to emulate the additional sound hardware of PCjr/Tandy systems and the game configured to use PCjr/Tandy for sound instead of more primitive PC speaker.
Edit the configuration file of DOSBox in the installation folder[citation needed]
  1. Open the configuration file of DOSBox and seek tandy setting under [speaker] section. This setting is usually tandy=auto. Change the setting to tandy=on and save the changes.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\KRYNN.CFG
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) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1904620/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>\SAVE\
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) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1904620/pfx/[Note 2]
The default save folder can be changed by editing KRYNN.CFG.
Character files are *.WHO. Character files are only present when that character is not part of a party in a save file.

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



Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
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 CGA, EGA, Tandy

System requirements

Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD)


  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 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/1904620/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1904620) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.