Disney's Hercules

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Disney's Hercules
Disney's Hercules cover
Developers
Eurocom
Publishers
Disney Interactive Studios
Release dates
Windows October 24, 1997
Reception
IGDB 60
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Scrolling, Side view
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Arcade, Platform
Art styles Cartoon
Themes Classical, Fantasy
Series Hercules, Disney Classics
Disney's Hercules on IGDB
Disney's Hercules on MobyGames
Disney's Hercules on Wikipedia
Hercules
Subseries of Disney
Disney's Animated Storybook: Hercules 1997
Disney's Hercules 1997
Hades Challenge 1998

Disney's Hercules is a singleplayer scrolling and side view action, arcade and platform game in the Hercules and Disney Classics series.

Key points

Also known in Europe as Disney's Action Game Featuring Hercules.

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

Essential improvements[edit]

Higher quality music (GOG.com/Steam version)[edit]

Replace the music tracks with higher quality ones ripped from the original CD. Not necessary on retail version.

Replace .ogg files[1]
  1. Download the replacement Track02.ogg.
  2. Copy Track02.ogg to <path-to-game>\MUSIC\, overwriting any existing files.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Instructions[2]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\VIDDATA.
  2. Rename, move or delete these files: 1.ETV, 2.ETV and 3.ETV.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\DISNEY.INI[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/987400/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Disney Interactive\Hercules\1.00\Config[Note 3]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/987400/pfx/[Note 2]
An internal save feature exists, you need to use F3 at the main game screen to choose your previously unlocked level you want to play.
The game also uses a system of "passwords" for the user to access each level they reach.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
320x240 only.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Uses 2D camera angles.
Windowed
Scaled to window size of up to 1280x960.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Textures on 3D models are point-sampled.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
3D models are not antialiased.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Capped at 30 FPS

Input[edit]

In-game keyboard settings.
In-game keyboard settings.
In-game gamepad settings.
In-game gamepad settings.

Audio[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sounds and music can only be on/off.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio
Red Book CD audio
On Windows, CD music might not play correctly; see the troubleshooting guide for solutions.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
German
Retail only; download for digital releases.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Issues fixed[edit]

CDDA Sound Playback Issue[edit]

As an old game, the audio can be played with the CD into a modern Windows only if the letter of the drive is the first alphabetically of all CDs periphical (virtual included)
GOG and Steam version support OGG audio

Graphics issue on modern systems[edit]

3D may not be rendered properly on recent Windows, use dgVoodoo 2.

Install on modern computer[edit]

Use a 32-bit installer[citation needed]
  1. Copy all of the files from the game's CD to a new folder.
  2. Download InstallShield 3 32-bit Generic Installer and extract setup32.exe to the folder.
  3. Run setup32.exe.
  4. Delete the folder when you are finished.

System requirements[edit]

Windows[3]
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 90 MHz
System memory (RAM) 16 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 57 MB
Video card (GPU) 256 color compatible
Sound (audio device) 16-bit compatible

Notes

  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).
  2. 2.0 2.1 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>/987400/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (987400) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  3. Applications writing to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE will be redirected to other locations based on various criterias, see the glossary page for more details.

References