Day of the Tentacle

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Day of the Tentacle
Day of the Tentacle cover
Developers
LucasArts
Engines
Original SCUMM
Alternative ScummVM
Release dates
DOS June 25, 1993
Mac OS (Classic) 1993
Reception
Metacritic 93
Taxonomy
Controls Point and select
Genres Adventure
Art styles Cartoon
Themes Comedy, North America
Series Maniac Mansion
Day of the Tentacle on HowLongToBeat
Day of the Tentacle on IGDB
Day of the Tentacle guide on StrategyWiki
Day of the Tentacle on MobyGames
Day of the Tentacle on Wikipedia

Key points

Also known as Maniac Mansion: Day of the Tentacle.
Can be run under ScummVM.
Includes the original Maniac Mansion, which can be played in-game (by accessing Weird Ed Edison's computer).

General information

The International House of Mojo - In-depth article including developer interviews and game trivia
Hardcore Gaming 101 - Comprehensive feature on the series

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Prompts for answers from manual, code wheel, etc.
DRM-free
Floppy release (with manual-based copy protection) and a fully voiced CD-ROM "talkie" release (no copy protection).
DOS
Mac OS
This game is not available digitally, but Day of the Tentacle Remastered includes a "classic" mode which faithfully recreates the original experience.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS
Mac OS (Classic)
The DOS configuration file is <path-to-game>\DOTT.INI in the floppy version and \DOTT.CD\DOTT.INI in the CD-ROM version.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\SAVEGAME.*
Mac OS (Classic)

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

ScummVM 2.1+ supports cloud saves on third-party cloud storage services. See the ScummVM user manual for details.

Video[edit]

Input[edit]

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Only Music volume can be adjusted.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
This game supports the Roland MT-32 and General MIDI for music, and takes advantage of the additional sound effects provided by the CM-32L/LAPC-I.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Speech in CD-ROM version only
French
German
Speech in CD-ROM version only
Italian
Russian
Fan translation by «Бюро переводов Old-Games.Ru»
Spanish

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes VGA

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 3.1
Processor (CPU) Intel 286
System memory (RAM) 640 KB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 14 MB
Video card (GPU) VGA
The CD-ROM version requires 2 MB of RAM

References