Drakensang: The Dark Eye

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Drakensang: The Dark Eye
Drakensang: The Dark Eye cover
Developers
Radon Labs
Publishers
DTP Entertainment
Release dates
Windows February 27, 2009
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Key points

German retail version is not patched. All digital versions are.

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
High Resolution Texture Pack included.[citation needed]
Windows
GamersGate
Requires online activation
SecuROM PA DRM. English only. No Hi-Res patch included.
Windows
Steam
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Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Germany version only. List of patches. The Steam and English retail versions are already patched to the latest version.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Replace video[1]
  1. Download a blank .bik file. One can be found at http://www.geocities.ws/xbdvdrg/blank.zip
  2. Go to <path-to-game>\export\data\movies\ replace logo.bik with the newly downloaded file.

High Resolution Texture Pack[edit]

Requires Patch 1.02 on the German version of the game.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

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[edit]

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

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Not all supported resolutions are listed in-game. See configuration file(s) location.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Can be forced via an .ini edit, see configuration file(s) location.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Toggle with Alt+ Enter or launch the game with the -windowed option.[2]
Borderless fullscreen windowed
EXE can be edited via a third party tool.[citation needed]
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Can be forced via GPU driver.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
x2, x4. Uses a custom MSAA injector.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
On by default and cannot be turned off.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Uncapped frame rate and refresh rate, no in-game frame rate cap.

Input settings[edit]

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 supported.
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

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
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[edit]

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.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Shader Model support 3.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
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