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Release dates
DOS 1994
Windows (DOSBox) May 5, 2011[1]
macOS (OS X) (DOSBox) November 29, 2012[2]
Linux (DOSBox) July 24, 2014[3]
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General information

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


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Prompts for answers from manual, code wheel, etc.
Requires reading an included paper to answer 3 questions.
Prompts for answers from manual, code wheel, etc.
Pre-packaged with DOSBox.[4]
Answers to physical DRM questions can be found at <path-to-game>\answers.txt.
macOS (OS X)
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Prompts for answers from manual, code wheel, etc.
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (see notes)
Prompts for answers from manual, code wheel, etc.
Does not include the GOG.com extras. Pre-packaged with DOSBox.[5]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\CONFIG.DRA
Windows <path-to-game>\CONFIG.DRA[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>\DRAG0**.SAV
Windows <path-to-game>\DRAG0**.SAV[Note 1]
macOS (OS X) <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 2]
Linux <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 2]
Save files are DRAG000.SAV to DRAG099.SAV.
SAVES.DIR contains save file names (this file is not needed to load save games).

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game options menu.
In-game options menu.
DOSBox Graphics settings (GOG.com version)
DOSBox Graphics settings (GOG.com version)

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
For DOSBox set in the DOSBox configuration file.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).

Audio settings[edit]

In-game CD-ROM settings.
In-game CD-ROM settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Sound, and Speech can be toggled on or off only.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
This game supports the MT-32 and General MIDI for music.


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Issues unresolved[edit]

Speech is significantly louder than music and sound effects[edit]

Issues fixed[edit]

Unable to access setup to enable General Midi or MT-32 music (GOG.com version)[edit]

Run install.exe.[6]
  1. Locate the installation directory. By default, the GOG.com version installs to C:\GOG Games\Dragonsphere on Windows.
  2. Open dosboxDragonsphere_single.conf in a text editor, such as Notepad.
  3. Comment out CALL DRAGON.BAT by typing a # in front of it, so that it looks like this: #CALL DRAGON.BAT
  4. After cd DRAGON but before exit, add a new line that says INSTALL.EXE
  5. Save and close the file, then launch the game from one of the provided shortcuts.
  6. The installer should appear. Select Reconfigure Hardware Options, then select the following options:
    • CD Drive Letter: D
    • Music and Sound Effects Device: Whichever you are trying to set up.
    • Music Card Address: Address 330
    • Music Card IRQ: IRQ 2
    • Digitized Speech Device: SoundBlaster 16 or Pro
    • Speech Address: Address 220
    • Speech IRQ: IRQ 7
    • Speech DRQ: DRQ 1
    • Game Play Options: Personal Preference
  7. Close the window, then reopen the dosboxDragonsphere_single.conf and uncomment #CALL DRAGON.BAT and comment out INSTALL.EXE.
  8. Save the file.

Other information[edit]


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

System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS) 5.0
Processor (CPU) 80386 16 MHz
System memory (RAM) 2 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) MCGA, VGA
Other 2X CD-ROM drive
Supported DOS sound cards: Adlib, Covox Sound Master, General MIDI, Pro Audio Spectrum, Roland MT-32, SoundBlaster, SoundBlaster 16, SoundBlaster Pro
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.6.8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core Duo 2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 MB
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM


  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 GOG.com 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).