Diggles: The Myth of Fenris

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Diggles: The Myth of Fenris
Diggles: The Myth of Fenris cover
Developers
Innonics
Spieleentwicklungskombinat
Digital General Arcade
Publishers
Strategy First
Germany Infogrames
Russia 1C Company
Russia Snowball.ru
Digital SNEG
Release dates
Windows September 27, 2001
Reception
Metacritic 62
Diggles: The Myth of Fenris on HowLongToBeat
Diggles: The Myth of Fenris on IGDB
Diggles: The Myth of Fenris on MobyGames
Diggles: The Myth of Fenris on Wikipedia

Key points

Known as Wiggles in European countries.

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Windows

Version differences[edit]

Polish retail version is already patched to the latest version. Original prints also included a bonus CD with wallpapers, icons and soundtrack.

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Three Wiggles Patches have been released by one of the developers.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SekOst\Diggles
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1478650/pfx/[Note 1]
German release uses Wiggles as a key instead of Diggles.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1478650/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Display settings.
Display settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Some icons (like on boxes or above dwarfs) are too large.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use Borderless Gaming.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
German
Polish
Russian

Issues fixed[edit]

Compatibility problems[edit]

In order to combat various low FPS bugs and other issues that make the game unplayable, create a shortcut with the -console command line argument. Set DigHelper.exe to Windows 2000 compatibility and run with administrator rights.[citation needed]

Copy the following into a registry file, for example "Diggles registry entries.reg". Check that the installation Directories are correct.

 
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SekOst]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SekOst\Diggles]
"KeyLocation"=""
"TclDefines"="FULL"
"Language"="en"
"WorkingDir"="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Games\\Diggles"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SekOst\Diggles\Control]
"ButtonMapping"="0"
"Panning"="-1"
"Zoom"="-1"
"Tilt"="-1" 
"PanMouseFactor"="100"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SekOst\Diggles\Input]
"SimpleControl"="1"
"MouseSpeed"="1"
"BorderScroll"="1"
"MouseScroll"="1"
"KeyScroll"="1"
"ZoomSpeedFactor"="0"
"ViewModifier"="2"
"AltModifier"="3"
"PanModifier"="1"
"ZoomModifier"="4"
"TiltModifier"="5"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SekOst\Diggles\Misc]
"PersistOptions"="1"
"ShowSubText"="1"
"ReverseStereo"="1"
"ShowFMV"="1"
"ShowQuotes"="1"
"ThreadPriority"="1"
"MinThreadSleep"="2"
"DIPYieldThreshold"="10000"
"RedundantStateChanges"="0"
"PauseOnDeactivate"="1"
"PlayerAIDefault"="0"
"WorldIsInvalid"="0"
"ScapeLight"="1"
"AutoDigRange"="120"
"AutoHarvestRange"="120"
"NoGamespeedLock"="0"
"UseTclClassCache"="0"
"GameSaveCompression"="7"
"AnimStats"="0"
"MaxGametimeFactor"="64"
"PerfStats"="0"
"Sound"="1"
"Music"="1"
"LoadInfoMax"="17624"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SekOst\Diggles\Performance]
"TextureQuality"="4"
"LandscapeQuality"="2"
"ObjectQuality"="2"
"MaxFramerate"="60"
"RatingCPU"="100"
"RatingMem"="100"
"RatingGfx"="100"
"RatingDsk"="100"
"MultiTexture"="1"
"AnimInterpolation"="1"
"LightGlow"="1"
"BorderMask"="1"
"Particles"="1"
"EvtFrameSkip"="1"
"TexVideoMemLimit"="4096"
"MaxShadowLightDist"="8"
"OldProdControl"="0"
"ValidateRenderJobs"="0"
"WebServer"="0"
"NotBremse"="0"
"ScapeJitter"="0"
"UseIdiObjs"="1"
"LazyTextureLoad"="1"
"UseEnvMapping"="1"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SekOst\Diggles\Screen]
"DirectDrawGUID"="00000000 0000 0000 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00"
"Direct3DGUID"="84e63de0 46aa 11cf 81 6f 00 00 c0 20 15 6e"
"Width"="1024"
"Height"="768"
"TnL"="0"
"Fullscreen"="0"
"Brightness"="-0.02"
"Gamma"="0.9475"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SekOst\Diggles\Setup]
"InstDir"="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Games\\Diggles"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SekOst\Diggles\Sound]
"VolumeMusic"="100"
"VolumeSound"="100"



Important things to note in the registry are the screen sizes, such as

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SekOst\Diggles\Screen]
"Width"="1024"
"Height"="768"
"Fullscreen"="0"

The above will let you change the resolution to whatever you want and play in windowed mode.

TO change the language, modify this value.

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SekOst\Diggles]
"Language"="en"

en will give you English, and de will give you German.

This section will control your performance of the game.

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SekOst\Diggles\Performance]
"RatingDsk"="100"
"RatingGfx"="100"
"RatingCPU"="100"
"RatingMem"="100"
"MaxFramerate"="60"

This final section will control how fast you can speed up the game with + or - (useful for long digging sessions).

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SekOst\Diggles\Misc]
"MaxGametimeFactor"="64"
"NoGamespeedLock"="0"

People seem to prefer anywhere from 8 to 64, depending on how fast you want to speed up the game. If NoGamespeedLock =0, you will not be able to interact at higher speeds, but will instead see what speed you are running at.

For sound issues, check the Misc key.

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SekOst\Diggles\Misc]
"ShowSubText"="1"
"ReverseStereo"="1"
"ShowQuotes"="1"
"Sound"="1"
"Music"="1"

Loading and Saving[edit]

Every time you start a new campaign it will break the frame rate and speed control.
Use console workaround[1]
  1. As soon as you start a new game, bring up the console (~ or Scroll Lock) and type gamesave [save game name.sav].
  2. Exit the game, merge the registry entries back into the registry, and restart the game.
  3. To load, open the console and type gameload [save game name.sav].

Notes

These saves will be stored in the Diggles folder. If you start a new game or load with the menu it will break the frame rate. Saving and loading with the console allows you to play the game at a full 60 fps.

White screen[edit]

Run the game in windowed mode.[2]
  1. Open the start menu, type regedit, right-click and select "Start as administrator" in the menu.
  2. Go to Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SekOst\Diggles\Screen (or Wiggles, depending on your game version)
  3. Set the value of Fullscreen to 0.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8, 11 Direct3D 11 is exclusive to the GOG re-release.[3]
Shader Model support 1, 5
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95, 98, ME, 2000
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 350 MHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 GB
Video card (GPU) 32 MB of VRAM

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/1478650/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1478650) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=68081.0
  2. https://wiggles.ruka.at/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=273
  3. Diggles - The Myth of Fenris on GOG.com - last accessed on 2021-02-13
    "Enjoy playing the game on Windows 7 or later, without legacy DRM, no FPS lock, and with few extra DirectX11 settings."