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Croc: Legend of the Gobbos

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Croc: Legend of the Gobbos
Croc: Legend of the Gobbos cover
Argonaut Games
Fox Interactive
Russia 1C-SoftClub
Release dates
Windows November 26, 1997
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Platform
Series Croc
Croc: Legend of the Gobbos guide on StrategyWiki
Croc: Legend of the Gobbos on MobyGames
Croc: Legend of the Gobbos on Wikipedia
Croc: Legend of the Gobbos 1997
Croc 2 2000

Key points

Has native Linux support when using the Definitive Edition
It is possible to use the console version's full-length music thanks to fan patches.


Source DRM Notes Keys OS


Essential improvements


There are two official releases of Croc: Legend of the Gobbos. The original release only supports 3DFX graphics cards, A later release from 2000 added DirectX support, as well as some file changes. Use the Croc Unofficial Update to update an older releases to the DirectX compatible one.[1]


Compatible with all fan created content.

Croc: Legend of the Gobbos - Definitive Edition

Use a fan patch
Make a backup of Croc.exe (only when using versions before 1.2.0 as that version dropped 32-bit support, as it comes with Croc64.exe instead) and the gdata folder, in case anything goes wrong.
  1. Download the patch here.
  2. Unzip the contents of Croc Legend of the Gobbos - Definitive into <path-to-game>.
  3. Start the game with Croc.exe (or Croc64.exe if using later versions of the patch).


Can not be used together with the "music patch", Definitive Edition has it's own fix for the sound, combining these will crash the game on later levels.
On weaker PC's, higher resolutions runs slower, change lighting to "Medium Lighting FX" or lower the resolution if lag occurs.
Makes the game Linux compatible.
Ability to use every type of soundtrack (PC, PSX and DEMO).
No need for wrappers, works natively on modern Windows/Linux.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Argonaut Software\Croc[Note 1]
<path-to-game>\key.txt[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\[Note 2]


Video settings
Video settings


Input settings
Input settings


Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
CD Music and Sound FX
Surround sound
Game has no voiced lines aside from Croc's onomatopoeia such as "Yazoo!".
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio
Red Book CD audio
On Windows, CD music might not play correctly; see the troubleshooting guide for solutions.


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Local retail release only.

Issues fixed

CrocRun.exe crashes

CrocRun.exe crashes[citation needed]

Set Windows XP SP3 compatibility mode on CrocRun.exe

Game crashes to desktop

Update the game

See Patches.

No music

Use a custom patch[2]


Can not be used together with the "Definitive Edition", combining these will crash the game. The "Definitive Edition" already fixes the music anyway.
Replaces the redbook audio soundtrack with the soundtrack from the PS1 version, which includes numerous more tracks not present in other versions. The "Definitive Edition" also includes the PS1 music with an option to switch between this, the PC and DEMO versions of the music.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 5 Second release only.
Glide 2.42
Software renderer
Also supports ATI 3D CIF, Matrox Mystique's MSI and S3 ViRGE's S3D APIs
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Later versions of the Definitive Edition require 64-bit.
Use the Definitive edition (except the 1.0.0 version) to run the game on Linux natively.

System requirements

Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 133 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 20 MB
Video card (GPU) 2 MB of VRAM


  1. Applications writing to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE will be redirected to other locations based on various criterias, see the glossary page for more details.
  2. 2.0 2.1 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).


  1. play-old-pc-games: Croc – Legend of the Gobbos - last accessed on 9 June 2023
  2. Croc WinMM DLL Redirect - last accessed on May 2023