Hocus Pocus

From PCGamingWiki, the wiki about fixing PC games
Hocus Pocus
Hocus Pocus cover
Developers
Moonlite Software
Publishers
Apogee Software
Release dates
DOS June 1, 1994[1]
Windows (DOSBox) February 19, 2013[2]
macOS (OS X) (DOSBox) April 23, 2013[3]
Linux (DOSBox) July 24, 2014[4]

General information

Official site
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
DOS
Publisher website
DRM-free
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Pre-packaged with DOSBox.[5]
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
Icon overlay.png
Pre-packaged with DOSBox.[6]
Windows
macOS (OS X)

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

v1.0 to v1.1 REGISTERED patch updates the original retail release to the latest version.

Game data[edit]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\HOCUS.SAV
Windows <path-to-game>\HOCUS.SAV[Note 1]
macOS (OS X) <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 2]
Linux <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 2]
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/358290/pfx/[Note 3]
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Input settings[edit]

Key remap choices.
Key remap choices.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound FX, Music.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Everything is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
This game supports General MIDI & Roland Sound Canvas for music.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Russian
Fan translation by «Бюро переводов Old-Games.Ru & SL&W»

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes VGA
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 3.3
Processor (CPU) 386
System memory (RAM) 640 KB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 7 MB
Video card (GPU) VGA

Notes

  1. When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within the installation folder reflects the path(s) listed for DOS and/or PC booter game data. For the GOG.com release, file changes in DOSBox are redirected to <path-to-game>/cloud_saves/ even if GOG Galaxy is not used (this folder contains all redirected files, so some files in the cloud_saves folder might be temporary files or other files that do not contain saves or settings).
  3. 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>/358290/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (358290) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References