Legend of Faerghail

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Legend of Faerghail
Legend of Faerghail cover
Developers
Electronic Design Hannover
DOS Holger Heinrich
Publishers
reLINE Software
Release dates
DOS 1990
Legend of Faerghail on Wikipedia

Key points

DOS version has major bugs including missing enemies and negative experience points (allowing infinite leveling).[1]

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Prompts for answers from manual, code wheel, etc.
Late-game navigation relies on map included in the manual.[2]
DOS

Version differences[edit]

The character transfer feature mentioned in the manual is not available in the DOS version.[3]

Game data[edit]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\GAMES\
<path-to-game>\ROST\ROST
Save files are GAME1 to GAME5 (without an extension).
The ROST file contains stored characters (not part of a saved game).
In-game settings are stored in each save rather than shared.

Video[edit]

General settings.
General settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
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
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
No sound.[4]
Surround sound
Subtitles
Everything is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
For DOSBox change the priority background value in the DOSBox configuration file.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
German

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes EGA, CGA

Command line arguments[edit]

START.BAT accepts the following command line arguments:
Command Description
e EGA/VGA graphics
c CGA graphics
h Hercules graphics
m Start without mouse pointer (this can be combined with one of the graphics commands, e.g. start e m)

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) CGA, EGA, Hercules

References

  1. The CRPG Addict: Legend of Faerghail: At Least I Have the Maps - last accessed on October 22, 2017
    ""TheDeveloperDude" notes, in the DOS version, both the lack of encounters in the dungeons [...] and the negative experience point bug, which somehow allows for infinite leveling."
  2. The CRPG Addict: 1990 Loose End #1: Legend of Faerghail - last accessed on October 22, 2017
    "Our solution to add a bit of copy protection was to put vital information required to succeed at the game into the manual. This is why there are numbered maps both in the manual and on the sleeve of the manual."
  3. Legend of Faerghail IBM-PC/100% compatibles Reference Card
  4. The CRPG Addict: 1990 Loose End #1: Legend of Faerghail - last accessed on October 22, 2017
    "Ultimately, they just didn't have the time and resources to invest in better graphics or any sound."