Deathbringer

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Deathbringer
Deathbringer cover
Developers
Empire Software
Release dates
DOS 1992

This page is for the action game. For the RPG released as Death Bringer in North America on other platforms, see Galdregon's Domain.

Availability[edit]

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

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Use command line argument[1]
  1. Run the game with DB -1 (VGA graphics) or DB -2 (EGA graphics) to skip the intro.

Notes

The copy protection prompt will still be shown.

Game data[edit]

This game does not store any settings or save data (the game prompts for high scores but does not store them after the session ends).[2]

Video[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
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 M).
Surround sound
Subtitles
Everything is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
For DOSBox change the priority background value in the DOSBox configuration file.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Other information[edit]

Command line arguments[edit]

The startup graphics mode can be set with a parameter, e.g. DB -1 for VGA graphics.[1]
Command Description
-1 VGA 16 colour (this will also skip the intro video).
-2 EGA 16 colour (this will also skip the intro video).
-3 Tandy 4 colour
-4 CGA 4 colour
-5 Tandy 16 colour

API[edit]

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

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum
Operating system (OS) MS-DOS 2.0
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM) 640K
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) CGA, EGA, VGA, Tandy

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 READ.ME in the installation folder
  2. Verified by User:Garrett on October 25, 2017
    Default high scores are stored in DB.EXE rather than a dedicated file. The manual notes that the DOS version has no sound effects (unlike the other platforms), so the high score feature may have been left incomplete as well.