Dungeon Siege

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Dungeon Siege
Dungeon Siege cover
Gas Powered Games
macOS (OS X) Westlake Interactive
Retail Microsoft Game Studios
Digital Square Enix
OS X MacSoft
Siege Engine[1]
Release dates
Windows April 5, 2002
macOS (OS X) May 2, 2003
Metacritic 86
Series Dungeon Siege
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Dungeon Siege
Dungeon Siege 2002
Dungeon Siege: Legends of Aranna 2003
Dungeon Siege II 2005
Dungeon Siege III 2011


The Mac OS X version of this game does not work on Mac OS X Lion (version 10.7) or later due to the removal of support for PowerPC apps.

Key points

Use bltonly=true command line argument to fix frame rate issues.[2]

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).

Version differences[edit]

Dungeon Siege: Legends of Aranna contains both Dungeon Siege and its main expansion Legends of Aranna.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Use nointro=true parameter[2]

Use the nointro=true command line argument.

Siegelets, maps and mods[edit]

Yesterheaven - official bonus multiplayer map for original Dungeon Siege made by Gas Powered Games. Single player conversion files are available here.
Myros Mod - converts the original Utraean Peninsula multiplayer map to singleplayer. Conversion files are available here or already prepared map can be downloaded here.
Utima V: Lazarus - a remake of Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny.
Ultima 6 Project - a remake of Ultima VI: The False Prophet.
Many notable fan made siegelets and maps can be downloaded here; Mageworld, The Elemental, Lands Of Hyperborea, Copperhead: Retaliation, Realm of Kings.
Dungeon Siege high resolution textures - texture pack made for the original game using AI image upscaling ESRGAN .

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Dungeon Siege\DungeonSiege.ini
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/39190/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Dungeon Siege\Save\
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/39190/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud


Video settings.
Video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Highest natively supported resolution is 1024x768. See Widescreen resolution.
See Widescreen resolution.
See Widescreen resolution.
4K Ultra HD
Too high resolutions (above 1080p) will crash the game; use dgVoodoo2 for these resolutions.
Field of view (FOV)
See the WSGF entry.
See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use Borderless Gaming.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Use Nvidia Control Panel or comparable. Resolutions above 1024x768 perform exponentially worse with AA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Can cause framerate issues, it can be disabled with the vsync=false command line argument.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
No frame rate cap. Use bltonly=true command line argument to fix potential frame rate problems.[2]

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Widescreen fixes only work in-game, not on the main menu.
Widescreen aspect ratios are Vert-; to set FOV see the WSGF entry.
Some higher resolutions will crash the game; use dgVoodoo2 for these resolutions.
Set in DungeonSiege.ini[5]
  1. Open %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Dungeon Siege\DungeonSiege.ini
  2. Change the width = and height = numbers to match your resolution.
  3. Save your changes.
Set in launch options[5]
  1. Add width=#### and height=#### to your games launch options.
  2. Replace #### with your desired resolution.
  3. Save your changes.


Windowed mode[citation needed]
  1. Execute the game with the command line parameter fullscreen=false


Input settings.
Input settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Full keyboard remapping with secondary options.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Only inverts for camera movement.
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.


Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, SFX, Ambient, and Voice.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Steam and non-Steam players cannot play together due to version differences.

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
For Steam use the zonematch=true command line argument.
Online play
You may need to use a VPN, e.g. Hamachi.[6]

Connection types

Type Native Notes
MSN Gaming Zone support has ended.
Direct IP


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
UDP 2300-2400, 6073
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
User created profile, requires DGVoodoo2 v 2.6, see profile introdution.
Note: Profile may not work with the latest wrapper, in case of issues please report to the vorpx forum.

Issues fixed[edit]


Latest official patch v1.11.1462 and Bonus Pack: Yesterhaven are available at soggi.org.

Flickering screen[edit]

Flickering screen[citation needed]

This fix has only been tested on the Steam version. Some users have complained about the screen flickering on Windows 7. A quick fix is to press the Windows button on the keyboard to minimize the game. Upon maximizing, the flickering stops (Changing between the main menu and the campaign/multi-player will require you to do this again).

Menu glitches[edit]

Menu glitches[citation needed]

Sometimes the game's menu stops responding, doesn't see saved games, gives "There are no maps currently available" error, shows visual glitches on character creation screen. This may happen regardless of how many times the game ran correctly. Installing the game in the default folder and turning off gameplay-tracking programs (ex. X-Fire, Raptr, Steam) may fix these issues.

Low frame rate in fullscreen mode[edit]

Use bltonly parameter[2]
  1. Use bltonly=true command line argument.

Fairies/Pixies can cause missing terrain and crashes[edit]

If a fairy or pixie restores a character's health or mana, the player may soon encounter missing terrain and crashes in certain circumstances.
  1. Download fairyfix.zip and extract into <path-to-game>\Resources to disable fairy/pixie spells.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7 [8]
ExecutablePPC 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)


Middleware Notes
Audio Miles Sound System
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS) XP SP1
Processor (CPU) 333 MHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.5 GB
Video card (GPU) 8 MB of VRAM
macOS (OS X)
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD)


  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[3] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[4]
  2. 2.0 2.1 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>/39190/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (39190) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.