Croc: Legend of the Gobbos

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Croc: Legend of the Gobbos
Croc: Legend of the Gobbos cover
Developers
Argonaut Games
Publishers
Fox Interactive
Russia 1C-SoftClub
Engines
BRender
Release dates
Windows November 26, 1997
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Croc
Croc: Legend of the Gobbos 1997
Croc 2 2000

Key points

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

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM-free
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

There are two official releases of Croc: Legend of the Gobbos. The original release only supports 3DFX graphics cards, editions later on 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]

Notes

Compatible with all fan created content.

Croc: Legend of the Gobbos - Definitive Edition[edit]

Use a fan patch
Make a backup of Croc.exe 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 Edition.zip into <path-to-game>.
  3. Start the game with Croc.exe.

Notes

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.
Widescreen.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

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

Save game data location[edit]

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

Video[edit]

Video settings
Video settings

Input[edit]

Input settings
Input settings

Audio[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
CD Music and Sound FX
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Red Book CD audio
On Windows, CD music might not play correctly; see the troubleshooting guide for solutions.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Russian
Local retail release only.

Issues fixed[edit]

CrocRun.exe crashes[edit]

CrocRun.exe crashes[citation needed]

Set Windows XP SP3 compatibility mode on CrocRun.exe

Game crashes to desktop[edit]

Update the game

See Patches.

Installer not starting[edit]

Disable "In-Game Overlay"

Turn off "In-Game Overlay" in Nvidia Geforce settings.

No music[edit]

Use a custom patch[2]

Notes

Can not be used together with the "Definitive Edition", combining these will crash the game.
Replaces the redbook audio soundtrack with the soundtrack from the PS1 version, which includes numerous more tracks not present in other versions.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 5 Second release only.
Glide 2.42
Software renderer
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
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

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