Fairy Tale About Father Frost, Ivan and Nastya

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Fairy Tale About Father Frost, Ivan and Nastya
Fairy Tale About Father Frost, Ivan and Nastya cover
Bohemia Interactive
1C Company
Release dates
Windows December 20, 2000
Fairy Tale About Father Frost, Ivan and Nastya on MobyGames

Key points

An older game that has various issues running on newer operating systems such as Windows 7/8.

General information

Steam Community Discussions
Publisher website for game
Centauri Production page for game


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
DRM details are not known
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Does not require Steam to be running once installed
ZOOM Platform
Russian Steam version seems to contain remnants of some sort of DRM in files mrazik_dir.res, mrazik_vdir.res, and mrazik_cd1_an.res. They do not seem to be active.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Centauri\Mrazik
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/289320/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\[Note 2]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/289320/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Game options.
Game options.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Only runs at 640*480 resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Press Alt+ Enter to switch between full screen and windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Always borderless when windowed, but only displays at 640*480
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

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

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Has separate settings for music, sound, and voice
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Sounds will be muted while continuing to play in the background


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Issues unresolved[edit]

Game crashes when trying to load a save that was created during a dialog[edit]

The game may crash with the error "GAME: Invalid talk node ID."
Don't save during a dialog.

Issues fixed[edit]

Game crashes when attempting to load or save[edit]

The error message is "CTRL: FindFirstFileEx failed. The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect."
The game assumes maximum Windows path length and only allocates a buffer that is just big enough.
A typical Steam installation of the game has a path length that just exceeds this limit.
Choose a shorter path to install the game to[citation needed]

See Moving Steam Games To Another Drive. For example the path C:\MyGames is shorter than C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam.

Game crashes when playing cutscene video[edit]

The error message is "CPSE: Stream open file failed."
Windows 7 and later do not have the Indeo video codecs required to play certain cutscene videos installed. The files, though, do exist on disk.
Manually register ir50_32.dll[1]
  1. Start Command Prompt as an Administrator.
  2. Run the command regsvr32 "%WINDIR%\SysWOW64\ir50_32.dll". If you have 32-bit Windows, replace SysWOW64 with System32.
  3. Click OK on the message box that comes up.


There appears to be certain security issues with the codec. Unregister the codec when you are done with the game, with the command regsvr32 /u "%WINDIR%\SysWOW64\ir50_32.dll". Don't mind the runtime error that may come up.

Other information[edit]


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98, ME, 2000, XP, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 166
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 210 MB
Video card (GPU) 2 MB of VRAM


  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>/289320/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (289320) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  2. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).