Halls of the Dead: Faery Tale Adventure II

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Halls of the Dead: Faery Tale Adventure II
Halls of the Dead: Faery Tale Adventure II cover
Developers
The Dreamers Guild
Publishers
Encore
Engines
SAGA[1]
Release dates
DOS 1997
Windows 1997
Halls of the Dead: Faery Tale Adventure II on Wikipedia
Faery Tale Adventure
The Faery Tale Adventure: Book I 1989
Halls of the Dead: Faery Tale Adventure II 1997

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Plays without the CD but prompts for optional CD video playback (see play without the CD).
DOS
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Play without the CD[edit]

The largest install size can be played without the CD, but when a video is to be played the game will show a prompt for inserting the disc or skipping that video.
Make necessary changes[2]
  1. Install the game with the largest install size (Full Install for DOS, Excessive Install for Windows).
  2. Copy the VIDEO folder on the CD into the installation folder.
  3. Go to the configuration file location.
  4. Open FTA2.INI.
  5. Change the VideoPath= line to match the VIDEO folder location in the installation folder.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Make necessary changes[2]
  1. Set the game up to Play videos without the CD.
  2. Apply the intro skip replacement files.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\FTA2.INI
Windows %WINDIR%\FTA2.INI[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\0**.SAV
Windows <path-to-game>\0**.SAV[Note 1]
Saves are 000.SAV to 049.SAV (999.SAV is an autosave)

Video[edit]

General settings.
General settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
640x480 only.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Toggle with Alt+ Enter for DOSBox; for the Windows version see Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
For DOSBox use an unofficial build (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Windowed[edit]

Windowed mode colors in the Windows version are corrupted on modern versions of Windows.
Make necessary changes[2]
  1. Go to the configuration file location.
  2. Edit FTA2.INI.
  3. Change Windowed=0 to Windowed=1
  4. Go to the installation folder.
  5. Right click FTA2.EXE and choose Properties.
  6. Go to the Compatibility tab.
  7. Enable 256 color mode.

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
For DOSBox set in the DOSBox configuration file.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound Effects, Speech, Music.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Issues fixed[edit]

Installing on modern versions of Windows[edit]

Attempting to install the Windows version on modern systems results in various errors ("The operating system denied access to the specified file" etc.)
Make necessary changes[2]
  1. Copy the CD contents to a folder.
  2. Extract the InstallShield 3 32-bit Generic Installer into this folder.
  3. Right click setup32.exe and choose Properties.
  4. Go to the Compatibility tab.
  5. Check the "Run this program in compatibility mode for" box and choose Windows 95.
  6. Run setup32.exe and follow the steps to install the game.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes SVGA
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Smacker Video

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 6.0
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 90 MHz
System memory (RAM) 8 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 MB
Video card (GPU) SVGA
Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 90 MHz
System memory (RAM) 8 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectDraw compatible SVGA

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 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).

References

  1. Halls of the Dead: Faery Tale Adventure II - ScummVM :: Wiki - last accessed on 2019-09-23
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Verified by User:Garrett on October 30, 2017