Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb

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Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb
Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb cover
The Collective, Inc.
macOS (OS X) TransGaming Inc.
LucasArts and Steam Disney Interactive Studios
OS X Aspyr Media
Release dates
Windows March 24, 2003
macOS (OS X) December 3, 2003
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Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb on Wikipedia
Indiana Jones
Indiana Jones in Revenge of the Ancients 1987
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure 1989
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Action Game 1989
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis 1992
Indiana Jones and His Desktop Adventures 1996
Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine 1999
Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb 2003
Lego Indiana Jones (series)

Key points

Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS by default. See High frame rate.

General information Community Discussions for game series Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
macOS (OS X)
Humble Store
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The Mac version is not available digitally.

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit] and Steam versions are already patched.
Patch 1.01 (German) updates the game to the latest version.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Instructions[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\GameData\indy\movies\.
  2. Delete or rename logo_collective.bik, logo_legal.bik, and logo_lucas.bik.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\GameData\indy\[Note 1]
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/560430/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\GameData\indy\saves\[Note 1]
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/560430/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]


Force windowed[citation needed]
  1. Download and run DxWnd.
  2. Click on Edit, then Add.
  3. Set Path to <path-to-game>\GameData\bin\indy.exe.
  4. Set Do not notify on task switch.
  5. Set Acquire admin caps.
  6. Set the window position and size.
  7. Set Desktop for borderless fullscreen windowed.
  8. Click OK, then File and Save.

Vertical sync (Vsync)[edit]

Disable vsync[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\GameData\indy\.
  2. Open default.cfg with a text editor.
  3. Change vsyncinterval:2 to vsyncinterval:0.

High frame rate[edit]

Uncap frame rate[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\GameData\indy\.
  2. Open vars.cfg with a text editor.
  3. Change fpsLimit=30 to fpsLimit=0.


Changing FPS may cause bugs with animation and desynced audio in cutscenes.
Uncapping FPS may render game unbeatable.[1]

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Up to 7.0 output. May require DirectSound 3D restoration software.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
1. Fan translation by «ENPY Studio/Spirit Team».
2. Unofficial translation by «Творческая группа Дядюшка Рисёч/Fargus». and review.
Not available on and Steam, download.

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
User created profile, requires DGVoodoo2 v2.55.4, see profile introdution.
Note: Profile may not work with the latest wrapper, in case of issues please report to the vorpx forum.

Issues fixed[edit]

Movies/Loading screens small size in full screen[edit]

Before and after comparison
Before and after comparison
Instructions[citation needed]
  1. Download Movies/Loading screens fix (Full Screen 1280x960).
  2. Copy movies folder from archive to <path-to-game>\GameData\indy\ and overwrite.


Works only on 1280x960 in-game resolution (check on OPTIONS>DISPLAY).
Requires FULL K-Lite codecs pack (K-Lite Codec Pack Full).

Window border visible in full screen[edit]

Fix border issue[citation needed]
  1. Download D3D8 Wrapper.
  2. Extract to <path-to-game>\GameData\bin\.


FMVs may not be displayed properly.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8.1
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)

Various engine options[edit]

  1. Go to Indiana Jones® and the Emperor's Tomb™ > Guides > Various engine options.
  2. Download Debug Patch to enable hidden DebugUI and Debug windows.


Middleware Notes
Audio Miles Sound System
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98SE, ME
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 1.0 GHz
AMD Athlon 1.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.75 GB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 8.1 compatible


  1. 1.0 1.1 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 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>/560430/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (560430) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.