DarkSpyre

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DarkSpyre
DarkSpyre cover
Developers
Event Horizon Software
Publishers
Electronic Zoo
Release dates
DOS 1990
DarkSpyre on Wikipedia

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Prompts for answers from manual, code wheel, etc.
Prompts for answers from the manual.
DOS

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
DarkDraw: DarkSpyre Drawing Board Game editor. Includes additional levels.
DOS

Game data[edit]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\DS*.DAT
<path-to-game>\SAVE.DIR
<path-to-game>\HISCORE
Saves are DS0.DAT to DS8.DAT
SAVE.DIR contains save names (this file is not needed to load saved games).
The HISCORE file (no extension) contains high scores.
Settings are not stored between sessions.

Video[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
320x200 only.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
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
120+ FPS

Input[edit]

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
On/off only (toggle with F9).
Surround sound
Subtitles
Everything is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Other information[edit]

Command line arguments[edit]

DarkSpyre detects the available sound and video hardware but this can also be set manually by adding the desired command(s) after the executable name, e.g. DARKSPYRE VS[1]
Command Description
V VGA graphics
E EGA graphics
C CGA graphics
T Tandy graphics
Vl Alternate VGA graphics, if V does not work right on your computer
El Alternate EGA graphics, if E does not work right on your computer
X To run with EGA graphics on a VGA equipped machine
I Internal IBM 1-voice music
M Tandy 3-voice music
S SoundBlaster/Adlib music

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes CGA, EGA, VGA, Tandy

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM) 512K
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) EGA, CGA, VGA, Tandy

References