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Dead Reefs

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Dead Reefs
Dead Reefs cover
Developers
Streko-Graphics
Publishers
The Adventure Company
Engines
Virtools
Release dates
Windows June 29, 2007
Dead Reefs on Wikipedia

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Windows
GamersGate
DRM-free after installation (requires an internet connection during installation)
Windows

Essential improvements

Sui's Fix

Installing Sui's Fix[1]
  1. Download Sui's Fix and extract it.
  2. Move d3d9.dll and d3d9.ini to <path-to-game>.
  3. Edit d3d9.ini with a text editor to modify settings to your liking.

Notes

The fix requires the resolution of 1280x1024 to be set in launcher.
Fix was only tested with a retail English version of the game (exe size of 49152b).

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\engine.ini[Note 1]
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Virtools\UserConfig\Dead Reefs

Save game data location

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

Video

Game's launcher.
Game's launcher.

Input

Audio

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Issues fixed

Game freezes on startup

Disable antivirus[2]
  • If you're using an antivirus software, disable it for a moment to see, if it helps.
Add a fix to Windows compatibility database[2]
  1. Download a compatibility fix and extract it.
  2. Launch PatchInstall.bat to install the compatibility fix.
  3. Start a game.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 3
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000, XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) AMD Athlon 1800+ (1.5 GHz)
Intel Pentium 4 (1.8 GHz)
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 900 MB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon 9200
Nvidia GeForce 5200FX
DirectX 9.0c compatible

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

  1. Verified by User:Suicide machine on 2019-03-01
  2. 2.0 2.1 Verified by User:Suicide_machine on 2016-09-02