God of Thunder

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God of Thunder
God of Thunder cover
Developers
Adept Software
Publishers
Software Creations
Release dates
DOS September 30, 1994
Windows (DOSBox) November 14, 2017
God of Thunder guide on StrategyWiki
God of Thunder on MobyGames
God of Thunder on Wikipedia

Key points

Re-released as freeware.
Entire game open sourced on March 27 2020. Hosted on Sourceforge.[1]

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM-free
DOS
Developer website
DRM-free
DOS
Steam
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (see notes)
Pre-packaged with DOSBox. Can be played without Steam.[2]
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Run GOT.EXE with /KEYRETURN parameter[3]

Run the game with GOT /KEYRETURN to start the game at the main menu.

Game data[edit]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\SAVEGAM*.GOT
<path-to-game>\SAVEGAM*.GT*
<path-to-game>\CONFIG.GOT
Windows <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/738470/pfx/[Note 2]
Save files contain the slot number and episode number.
.GOT files contain the profile name (these files are needed to load saved games).
CONFIG.GOT contains high scores. In-game settings are stored in each save rather than shared.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
No mouse support.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
DOSBox uses DirectInput, as such XInput triggers won't be supported.
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes unknown
Tracked motion controllers
Generic/other controllers
Button prompts
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Keyboard input is needed to change items and using the menu.

Audio[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
On/off only.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Other information[edit]

Command line arguments[edit]

GOT.EXE accepts the following command line arguments:[3]
Command Description
/GR  ?
/NOAL Turn off Adlib detection
/NOSB Turn off Sound Blaster detection
/SBTONE Sound Blaster makes a "bip" when you start the game
/NOJOY Turn off Joystick detection
/HELA  ?
/RETURN Start at screen with Thor throwing hammer at snake
/KEYRETURN Start at menu
/SCORE:n Used with SAVEGAME parameter below, to set a high score
/SAVEGAME:n Load and run by using Saved Game n
/EXIT Show exit screens only
/VOLSTAGG Enable cheat mode

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes VGA

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU) 80286, 80386, 80486 or Pentium
System memory (RAM) 640 KB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.2 MB
Video card (GPU) VGA
256 KB of VRAM
Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM) 1 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 MB

Notes

  1. File/folder structure within the installation folder reflects the path(s) listed for DOS and/or PC booter game data.
  2. 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>/738470/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (738470) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References