Dave Goes Nutz!

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Dave Goes Nutz!
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Release dates
DOS 1993
Windows (DOSBox) October 30, 2012[1]
Dave Goes Nutz! on MobyGames
Dave Goes Nutz! on Wikipedia
Dangerous Dave
Dangerous Dave in the Deserted Pirate's Hideout! 1990
Dangerous Dave in the Haunted Mansion 1991
Dangerous Dave's Risky Rescue 1993
Dave Goes Nutz! 1993

General information

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


Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\AUDIO.DAV
Windows <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
GOG.com <path-to-game>\DD GN\AUDIO.DAV
<path-to-game>\DD GN\CONFIG.DAV

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\*.SAV
Windows <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
GOG.com <path-to-game>\DD GN\*.SAV
Save data is named by the user.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy


Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
320x200 only.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
2D sidescroller with no 3D elements.
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.[2]
120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)


Joystick calibration screen (press F3 in-game).
Joystick calibration screen (press F3 in-game).

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
For DOSBox set in the DOSBox configuration file.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse input accepted in readme/launcher, but not within the game itself.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
No controller support in menus or in launcher.
Controller remapping
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


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

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
No dialogue.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Issues fixed[edit]

Flickering issues for SVGA graphics adapters[edit]

  1. Launch the game by typing START /COMP, command line argument included.


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

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes EGA Some possible incompatibilities with SVGA cards can be avoided by using /COMP as a launch argument.

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 3.0
Processor (CPU) Intel 286
System memory (RAM) 640 KB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) VGA
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


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within the installation folder reflects the path(s) listed for DOS and/or PC booter 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).


  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.