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Dragon Riders: Chronicles of Pern

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Dragon Riders: Chronicles of Pern
Dragon Riders: Chronicles of Pern cover
Ubi Studios UK
Release dates
Windows August 7, 2001
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Cinematic camera
Controls Direct control
Genres Adventure
Themes Fantasy
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Dragon Riders: Chronicles of Pern is an adventure game with RPG and action elements. It is set in the universe of the Dragonriders of Pern book series by author Anne McCaffrey.

General information

Pern Wiki
Manual for Dreamcast version


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
DRM details are not known

Essential improvements


Patch 1.1 is available here. Only necessary for users with Intel Pentium processors who have problems running the game.

Map fix

The world map is incorrectly displayed on modern video cards. Install this fix by copying the patch .exe to the game directory and executing it there.

Windows display scaling

The game can be distorted on high-resolution monitors where the default Windows display scaling is different from 100%.

Change scaling settings

Right-click on the DragonRiders.exe → Properties → Compatibility → "Change high DPI settings" → set to "Application".

Alternatively, you can just set display scaling to 100% in Windows before starting the game (right-click on desktop → display settings).

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>[Note 1][Note 2]
4 save slots + 1 autosave + 1 quicksave (F9).


Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Max. resolution is 1600x1200.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
High-fidelity upscaling
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Max. 60 fps
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Ray tracing (RT)


No mouse controls, only keyboard.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Tips for controls
Switch between multiple possible actions with Numpad 0 (or Numpad Insert).
Activate stealth mode

To start sneaking, hold the action key (Space ) when the stealth symbol appears on screen, and then move. If you're in a location where the default movement speed is running, you must additionally hold down Shift to switch to walking/sneaking.

Melee combat
  1. You have to continously hold Space to keep in combat mode.
  2. While holding Space can you use combat moves ( and for dodging, for blocking, press for light attack and hold and release for heavy attack).
  3. If you're not close enough to hit an enemy, exit combat mode, then run up closer and activate it again.
You have to highlight your preferred weapon in the inventory (I) with Space before starting combat. Otherwise, you will only use your weakest weapon (fists). This selection might get lost on changing levels, so regularly check it before fighting.


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
voice, music, SFX
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Audio is always English, menus and subtitles can be changed between English, French and German in every game version.
Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Other information


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


No middleware information; you can edit this page to add it.

System requirements

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


  1. Save files are the .psg files in the game directory.
  2. 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).