Legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate

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Legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate
Legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate cover
Developers
Westwood Studios
Publishers
Retail Virgin Interactive
Digital Electronic Arts
Engines
Kyra
Release dates
DOS 1993
Windows (ScummVM) October 10, 2013[1]
macOS (OS X) (ScummVM) November 15, 2013[2]
Taxonomy
Series Legend of Kyrandia
Legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate on HowLongToBeat
Legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate on IGDB
Legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate on MobyGames
Legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate on Wikipedia
Legend of Kyrandia
Legend of Kyrandia 1992
Legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate 1993
Legend of Kyrandia: Malcolm's Revenge 1994

Key points

Also known as The Legend of Kyrandia: Book Two
Can be run under ScummVM

General information

Hardcore Gaming 101 - Comprehensive feature
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Floppy and CD-ROM "talkie" release.
DOS
GOG.com
DRM-free
CD-ROM "talkie" re-release. Pre-packaged with ScummVM. Includes the Official Prima Strategy Guide for the series.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
A demo is available from ScummVM.

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

The latest official patch for the floppy release can be found here.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\HOF.CFG
Windows
macOS (OS X)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\FATE_???.SAV
Windows
macOS (OS X)

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
ScummVM 2.1+ supports cloud saves on third-party cloud storage services. See the ScummVM documentation for details.

Video[edit]

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 and 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 settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Sound Effects and Speech
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
For DOSBox change the priority background value in the DOSBox configuration file.
Red Book CD audio
FM Towns port only

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Speech in CD-ROM version only.
French
German
Italian
Local retail floppy version only.
Spanish
Local retail floppy version only.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes MCGA, VGA 320x200
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
64-bit requires 64-bit build of ScummVM.

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 5.0
Processor (CPU) Intel 386 20 MHz
System memory (RAM) 2 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 20 MB
Video card (GPU) VGA
The CD-ROM version requires 4 MB of RAM and 5 MB HDD space.
Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 9 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 250 MB
Video card (GPU) 128 MB of VRAM

References