Hexx: Heresy of the Wizard

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Hexx: Heresy of the Wizard
Hexx: Heresy of the Wizard cover
Developers
TAG
Publishers
Psygnosis
Release dates
DOS 1994
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Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Prompts for answers from manual, code wheel, etc.
Prompts for symbols in the manual.
DOS
A demo is available.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\HEXX.CFG
In-game settings are stored in save.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\HEXX*.SAV
Saves are HEXX1.SAV to HEXX5.SAV.

Video[edit]

General settings.
General settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
320x200 only.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
For DOSBox toggle with Alt+ Enter (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
For DOSBox use an unofficial build (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
60 FPS
120+ FPS

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
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
On/off only.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Everything is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Issues fixed[edit]

Crash/freeze in DOSBox[edit]

Official builds of DOSBox will freeze at a black screen or crash with a CPU error ("Exit to error: CPU: GRP5: illegalCall7") when certain cutscenes are played during gameplay.[1]
Use a DOSBox SVN build[2]

Use a DOSBox SVN build.

Use hexxfix[3]

Extract WIZ.COM into the Hexx installation folder.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum
Operating system (OS) DOS 3.3
Processor (CPU) 386 20 MHz
System memory (RAM) 800 KB EMS
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 MB
Video card (GPU) 256 Color VGA/MCGA

References

  1. VOGONS • View topic - Hexx: Heresy of the Wizard is BROKEN (Dosbox)
  2. Verified by User:Garrett on September 24, 2017
    Tested with the latest EmuCR and DOSBox-X builds (both play the cutscene correctly).
  3. VOGONS • View topic - Hexx: Heresy of the Wizard is BROKEN (Dosbox)