Little Big Adventure

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This page is for the original release. For the Enhanced Edition, see Little Big Adventure: Enhanced Edition.

Little Big Adventure
Little Big Adventure cover
Developers
Adeline Software International
Publishers
Electronic Arts
Release dates
DOS October 10, 1994
Windows (DOSBox) October 11, 2011[1]
macOS (OS X) (DOSBox) October 18, 2012[2]
Taxonomy
Series Little Big Adventure
Little Big Adventure on MobyGames
Little Big Adventure on Wikipedia
Little Big Adventure
Little Big Adventure 1994
Little Big Adventure 2 1997
Little Big Adventure: Enhanced Edition 2015

Key points

Can be played on ScummVM.[3]
Source code released in 2021.[4]
Released as Relentless: Twinsen's Adventure in some countries.

General information

Little Big Adventure Wiki
Magicball Network - A huge fan site for the series
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Floppy and CD-ROM release. The CD version features FMVs, CD-audio soundtrack and voice acting. The floppy version has stills, MIDI music and no speech.
DOS
GamersGate
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Bundled with Little Big Adventure: Enhanced Edition.
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Pre-packaged with DOSBox.[5]
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Green Man Gaming
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Bundled with Little Big Adventure: Enhanced Edition.
Windows
Steam
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Bundled with Little Big Adventure: Enhanced Edition.[6]
Windows
Amazon.com (unavailable)
DRM details are not known
DotEmu Version
Windows
A demo is available from ScummVM.

Essential improvements[edit]

LbaWin[edit]

Windows-native port developed by the original game's story coder, featuring remastered music by the original musician.[7]
Improves compatibility with modern machines.
Offers a host of new features, such as screen-relative movement and the ability to disable wall damage.

Peixoto's patch[edit]

  • Nearest neighbor or xBRz scaling
  • A new save system
  • Support for XInput gamepads and analog movement
  • Looping CD music
Only compatible with LbaWin 0.8.1.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\LBA.cfg
Windows <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
macOS (OS X) <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/397330/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\S****.LBA
Windows <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
macOS (OS X) <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/397330/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

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

Video[edit]

In-game advanced options menu.
In-game advanced options menu.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
640x480 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
70 fps cap.[8]

Input[edit]

Audio[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Can be disabled through the speech configuration menu of SETUP.exe or manually in LBA.cfg.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
For DOSBox change the priority background value in the DOSBox configuration file.
Red Book CD audio
This game supports Roland MT-32 for music.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Hebrew
Fan translation. Details missing—please edit this page and add it.
Italian
Brazilian Portuguese
Fan translation - Download
Spanish

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes SVGA

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 5.0
Processor (CPU) Intel 486 25 MHz
System memory (RAM) 4 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 11 MB
Video card (GPU) SVGA
512 KB of VRAM
Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.6.8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 File/folder structure within the installation folder reflects the path(s) listed for DOS 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).
  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>/397330/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (397330) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References