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Drakensang: The Dark Eye

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Drakensang: The Dark Eye
Drakensang: The Dark Eye cover
Developers
Radon Labs
Publishers
DTP Entertainment
Spain FX Interactive
Engines
Nebula Device
Release dates
Windows August 1, 2008
Reception
Metacritic 75
IGDB 70
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Continuous turn-based
Perspectives Third-person
Genres RPG
Art styles Realistic
Themes Fantasy
Series Drakensang, The Dark Eye
Drakensang: The Dark Eye on HowLongToBeat
Drakensang: The Dark Eye on IGDB
Drakensang: The Dark Eye on MobyGames
Drakensang: The Dark Eye on Wikipedia
Drakensang
Subseries of The Dark Eye
Drakensang: The Dark Eye 2008
Drakensang: The River of Time 2010
Drakensang Online 2011

General information

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

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM 7 DRM in international and most German releases. ProtectDISC Software 11 DRM in German Software Pyramide budget release.[1]
Windows
Retail
DRM-free
Bundled with German gaming magazine Computer Bild Spiele (issue 8/2012).
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
High Resolution Texture Pack included.
Windows
Steam
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High Resolution Texture Pack included. Unavailable in Australia and New Zealand.
Windows
GamersGate (unavailable)
Requires online activation
SecuROM PA DRM. English only. No Hi-Res patch included.
Windows
A free German language demo is available here.

Essential improvements

Patches

The original German release has had several patches released, listed on Patches-Scrolls.
The international retail and digital versions are already patched to the latest version.

High Resolution Texture Pack

Requires patch 1.02 on the German version of the game, as it was not launched with it.
International and digital releases include it.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Drakensang\profiles\default\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/12640/pfx/[Note 1]
Edit profile.xml, which appears after launching the game and editing an option. Save the file but do not check read-only as this will cause a runtime error.

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Drakensang\profiles\default\save
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/12640/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
OneDrive
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud

Video

Video settings
Video settings

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Not all supported resolutions are listed in-game; manually edit "width" and "height" parameters in the configuration file.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Manually edit the configuration file. HUD scales well on 4k.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Toggle with Alt+ Enter or launch the game with the -windowed option.[2]
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
x2, x4
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Uncapped frame rate and refresh rate, no in-game frame rate cap.[citation needed]
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Input

Input settings
Input settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Camera sensitivity, as opposed to general mouse sensitivity.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
X-axis can also be inverted.
Controller
Controller support

Audio

Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, ambient, SFX, user interface, dialogue.
Surround sound
Stereo 2.0.
Subtitles
English and German, depending on language of game.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Background music continues to play and loop when necessary.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
English voices with English editions only.
French
French voices with French editions only.
German
German voices with German editions only.
Italian
Italian voices with Italian editions only.
Russian
Russian voices with Russian editions only.
Spanish
Retail version, download.

VR support

3D modes Native Notes
vorpX
G3D
User created game profile, see vorpx forum profile introduction.Note: Profile requires an officially unprotected game, for example from the German magazine Computer Bild Spiele 8/2012.

Issues fixed

Game crashes when trying to play videos

Run the game with the -novideo parameter.

Sidequest mini-game crashes with Factory::Create('Actions::SetNextMove'): unknown class name error

This error only occurs with German digital versions of the game, it does not occur with international versions or the German disc version.
Use SQLite[3][4]
  1. Download SQLite
  2. Follow this guide to fix.

Other information

General settings
General settings

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7, 9.0c Gameplay uses Direct3D 9; FMVs use Direct3D 7.[5]
Shader Model support 3.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Mods

The Eye of the Goddess

The Eye of the Goddess (Das Auge der Göttin) is a free mod that adds 20–30 hours of gameplay and takes place after the end of the original campaign. Available in German and English (German version is fully voice-acted). Download here.

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP2, Vista
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium IV 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB (XP), 1.5 GB (Vista)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 6 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 6600 GT
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible

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>/12640/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (12640) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References