Death Knights of Krynn

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Death Knights of Krynn
Death Knights of Krynn cover
Strategic Simulations, Inc.
Gold Box
Release dates
DOS 1991
Windows (DOSBox) October 28, 2015[1]
macOS (OS X) (DOSBox) October 28, 2015[1]
Linux (DOSBox) October 28, 2015[1]
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Gold Box
Pool of Radiance 1988
Curse of the Azure Bonds 1989
Secret of the Silver Blades 1990
Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday 1990
Champions of Krynn 1990
Neverwinter Nights 1991
Pools of Darkness 1991
Gateway to the Savage Frontier 1991
Death Knights of Krynn 1991
The Dark Queen of Krynn 1992
Treasures of the Savage Frontier 1992
Spelljammer: Pirates of Realmspace 1992
Buck Rogers: Matrix Cubed 1992
Forgotten Realms: Unlimited Adventures 1993

Key points

Saves and characters can be imported from Champions of Krynn (see Import saves and characters).

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Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Prompts for answers from manual, code wheel, etc.
Run in DOSBox.
Bundled with Champions of Krynn and The Dark Queen of Krynn.
macOS (OS X)

Essential improvements[edit]

Import saves and characters[edit]

Saves and characters can be imported from Champions of Krynn.
Load Champions of Krynn save game[2]
  1. Ensure the save files are in the expected location.
    • For, copy the contents of the Champions of Krynn SAVE folder into the Death Knights of Krynn SAVE_CH folder.
    • For retail, ensure that the fifth line in DKK.CFG reflects the location of the Champions of Krynn SAVE folder.
  2. Run Death Knights of Krynn and choose Load Saved Game (recommended) or Add Character to Party.
  3. Choose Champions when prompted.
  4. Choose the save slot or character to use (for characters repeat as needed to add each one).

Gold Box Companion[edit]

Gold Box Companion is a program for Windows that adds various optional features when playing the DOS version in DOSBox (automap, party HUD, raising level restrictions, character editing, etc.)

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\DKK.CFG
Windows <path-to-game>\DKK.CFG[Note 1]
macOS (OS X) <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 2]
Linux <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 2]
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\SAVE\
Windows <path-to-game>\SAVE\[Note 1]
macOS (OS X) <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 2]
Linux <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 2]
The default save folder can be changed by editing DKK.CFG.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy

Video settings[edit]

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

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


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)

System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD)


  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 File/folder structure within the installation folder reflects the path(s) listed for DOS and/or PC booter game data. For the 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).