Drakensang: The River of Time

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Drakensang: The River of Time
Drakensang: The River of Time cover
DTP Entertainment
Nebula Device
Release dates
Windows January 11, 2011
Monetization DLC
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Continuous turn-based
Perspectives Third-person
Genres RPG
Art styles Realistic
Themes Fantasy
Series The Dark Eye
Drakensang: The River of Time on HowLongToBeat
Drakensang: The River of Time on MobyGames
Drakensang: The River of Time on Wikipedia
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General information

Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Humble Store
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If you own both River of Time and Phileasson's Secret on Steam, you just have to download Phileasson's Secret, it includes the base game.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Drakensang - Phileasson's Secret


Download links for the German demo can be found here.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Drakensang_TRoT\profiles\default\profile.xml
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/33770/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Drakensang_TRoT\profiles\default\save
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/33770/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

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


Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
For unlisted resolutions see Widescreen resolution.
See Widescreen resolution.
4K Ultra HD
See Widescreen resolution. HUD scales well.
Field of view (FOV)
Launch with -windowed parameter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Launch with -windowed parameter and use a tool like Borderless gaming.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Set resolution in profile.xml[1]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Edit profile.xml.
  3. Set Width= and Height= to the desired values.


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
x-Axis can also be inverted.
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Retail only, Spanish patch for Steam version (also works for add-on, includes audio)[2]
Retail only, German patch for Steam version (also works for add-on, includes audio)[3]
Retail only, Italian patch for Steam version (doesn't include audio)[4]
Retail only, French patch for Steam version (doesn't include audio)[5]

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.Note: The official profile may also work with the first game of the series (not confirmed).

Issues fixed[edit]

Launch problems[edit]

Launch with command line arguments[6][7][8]
  • Launch with -windowed -d3d9 command line arguments.
  • If this doesn't work, you can try adding the -novideo parameter as well, so -windowed -d3d9 -novideo.
  • Alternatively, use -autoconfig -noborder -windowed parameters instead.
  • After applying whatever command line arguments work for you, use a tool like Borderless gaming to make the game run in fullscreen.
Make your antivirus program ignore the game folders[9][10]


Quest mods[edit]

There are a number of mods available that add new content. However, most are only available in German language. Kaltensteins Schatten is by far the largest and most polished player-made expansion. For a complete list see here.

If you use the Steam version of Phileasson's secret, you need to first edit the Registry to correctly install the mods for Phileasson's secret. Use regedit, got to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\DTP\Drakensang_TRoT and add a string named version_addon with value 1.11.[11]

More character creation options[edit]

This mod adds new faces and body types to character creation. Mod installation UI is in German, but should work with any game version. Download Charakteroptik Mod.

Fixpack for German version[edit]

Small fan-made fixpack that fixes some typos and gameplay bugs. Specifically for German version. Download Fixpack. List of all changes here (German).

Add special edition items[edit]

Enter the following codes in the main menu "Enter Code" section:[12][13][14][15]

  • a8b479b52cd8
  • 14bb5655458d
  • 3aed77ac2edf
  • c458aec126d6
  • 3f90eb983bdcb097b7b56db83b5bc3a1f70cbfc73d4aefb2b6f3d97a49ed188f631c5d59d96c3a7b7ff252f9e6659eb8841a006c02158a6015230bc5deb0687e
  • 755f325a539df61e55215033bae4048e57cf4686f96da 86349f5eb0ba1c3c6e4cef65c4bfed3f6fd3f774c4112153d905a9d38feaf6cb368576c0fd6664870dd

This unlocks items in the game that were limited to pre-order or otherwise special editions of the game. You can get the items by visiting the courier at the Nadoret harbour.

All those items together might make a character overpowered in the early game.

Other information[edit]


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
drakensang.exe is for base game, drakensanga1.exe is for the add-on Phileassons Secret. You can start the complete game from the latter.

System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU) 2.8 GHz or faster
System memory (RAM) 1 GB (2 GB for Windows Vista, 7)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5.5 GB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0 compatible


  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>/33770/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (33770) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.