Dangerous Dave in the Haunted Mansion

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Dangerous Dave in the Haunted Mansion
Dangerous Dave in the Haunted Mansion cover
Developers
Gamer's Edge
id Software
Publishers
Softdisk
Release dates
DOS 1991
Windows (DOSBox) October 30, 2012[1]
Taxonomy
Perspectives Side view
Controls Direct control
Genres Platform
Series Dangerous Dave
Dangerous Dave in the Haunted Mansion on MobyGames
Dangerous Dave in the Haunted Mansion on Wikipedia
Dangerous Dave
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Dangerous Dave's Risky Rescue 1993
Dave Goes Nutz! 1993

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page

Availability[edit]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS
Windows <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS
Windows <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy

Video[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
320x200 only.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
2D sidescrolling game without 3D perspective.
Windowed
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
Capped at 70 FPS.
Animations and screen scrolling update at a much slower rate.[2]
120+ FPS

Input[edit]

Keyboard rebinding options (Press F3 in-game).
Keyboard rebinding options (Press F3 in-game).
Controller configuration menu (Press F4 in-game).
Controller configuration menu (Press F4 in-game).

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Press F2 in-game.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
For DOSBox set in the DOSBox configuration file.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse is supported in readme/launcher, but not in the game itself.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
No support in menus.
Controller remapping
Jump and Attack buttons can be reversed.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio[edit]

Audio settings (press F2 in-game).
Audio settings (press F2 in-game).

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
On/off toggle displayed by pressing F2.
Surround sound
Subtitles
No dialogue.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
For DOSBox change the priority background value in the DOSBox configuration file.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Issues fixed[edit]

Flickering issues for SVGA graphics adapters[edit]

Use a command line argument[3]
  1. Launch the game by typing START /COMP, launch argument included.

Notes

This may cause issues for other graphics adapters-- mileage may vary.
This should be unnecessary for the GOG.com release.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes EGA Softdisk recommends that SVGA users launch the START.bat file with the line START /COMP.

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 3.0
Processor (CPU) Intel 286
System memory (RAM) 640 KB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) EGA
Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within the installation folder reflects the path(s) listed for DOS game data. For the GOG.com 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).

References

  1. Release: Dangerous Dave Pack - GOG.com - last accessed on 2019-03-31
  2. Verified by User:Cptmold on 2020-03-14
    Tested using RivaTuner Statistics Server.
  3. Verified by User:Cptmold on 2020-03-15
    Alternative mode mentioned in the readme file.