Lords of Doom

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Lords of Doom
Lords of Doom cover
Developers
Attic Entertainment Software
Publishers
Starbyte Software
Release dates
DOS 1990

This page is for the 1990 game. For the 1996 game, see Lords of Doom: The Black God.

Key points

Requires a specially-formatted floppy disk for save games (see make datadisk (DOSBox)).
The Starbyte Software CD-ROM release does not include the sound files (use the missing sounds fix).

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
DOS

Version differences[edit]

The Starbyte Software CD-ROM release does not include the sound files. Use the missing sounds fix to fix affected versions.

Essential improvements[edit]

Make datadisk (DOSBox)[edit]

This game saves to a specially-formatted floppy disk (even when playing the CD-ROM version installed to a hard drive).
Mount floppy image in DOSBox SVN build[1]
  1. Download a DOSBox SVN build.
  2. Download a blank floppy image.
  3. Extract the floppy image and mount it in the DOSBox SVN build as drive A or B (see IMGMOUNT for details).
  4. Follow the steps in-game to format the floppy as a datadisk.

Game data[edit]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS A:\
B:\
This game saves to a specially-formatted floppy disk (see make datadisk (DOSBox)).
In-game settings are not stored between sessions.

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
120+ FPS

Input[edit]

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
On/off only (F9).
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

Issues fixed[edit]

No sounds[edit]

Some releases have missing sound files. Affected releases show a "sound open error" message during gameplay when sounds are meant to play.
Use missing sounds fix

Use the missing sounds fix to fix affected versions.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes CGA, EGA, VGA

System requirements[edit]

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

References

  1. Verified by User:Garrett on October 31, 2017
    Tested with EmuCR DOSBox SVN (DOSBox 0.74 does not work). Mounting a folder as a floppy does not work because of the special format.