Lords of Magic

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Lords of Magic
Lords of Magic cover
Developers
Impressions Games
Publishers
Retail Sierra On-Line
Digital Rebellion Developments
Release dates
Windows November 19, 1997
Lords of Magic on MobyGames
Lords of Magic on Wikipedia

General information

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)
Special Edition has a disc check.
Windows
GamersGate
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Special Edition.
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Special Edition.
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Special Edition.
Windows
Steam
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Special Edition.
Windows
ZOOM Platform
DRM-free
Special Edition.
Windows
All digital releases are the Special Edition release, which includes the Legends of Urak expansion.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Lords of Magic: Legends of Urak
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Official Patches[edit]

The last official for Lords of Magic is 3.01 for the Special Edition and 2.0a for the non-SE release. Both may be found here.
The Steam and GOG versions comes with the 3.01 patch already installed.
The last patch for SE has a bug that causes some low level dungeons and marauder parties to spawn with Pegasus Riders, a high level unit.

Unofficial Patch[edit]

Only works with the SE release patched to version 3.01
Fixes the Pegasus Rider bug mentioned above.
Install the unofficial patch
  1. Download the latest build from here or here.
  2. Extract the contents of the archive downloaded into the <path-to-game> folder.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete/rename/move video files
  1. Open the <path-to-game>\smk folder.
  2. Delete, rename or move Intro.smk and IMPTITLE.smk.
  3. Do the same for Credits.smk if you want to also skip the video that plays when you exit the game.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/404040/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/404040/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Windowed[edit]

Install dgVoodoo 2
  1. Follow the installation instructions for installing for a DX2-8 game.
  2. Choose one of the sets of instructions below for changing dgVoodoo's config file.
Change dgVoodoo's config with it's config utility
  1. Also copy the files dgVoodoo.conf and dgVoodooCpl.exe from the archive into <path-to-game> then run dgVoodooCpl.exe.
  2. Under the General tab, change the Appearance setting to Windowed. Also tick the Centre app window box.
  3. Under the DirectX tab, untick Application controlled fullscreen/windowed state, Disable Alt-Enter to toggle screen state and dgVoodoo watermark.
  4. Click on Ok.
Change dgVoodoo's config by editing it's text file
  1. Also copy the file dgVoodoo.conf from the archive into <path-to-game> then open it with a text editor.
  2. Find the setting FullScreenMode and set it to false. Change CenterAppWindow to true
  3. Find the settings AppControlledScreenMode, DisableAltEnterToToggleScreenMode and dgVoodooWatermark, and set them all to false.
  4. If you would like to run the game in a borderless window, find the setting WindowedAttributes and set it to borderless.
  5. Save your changes.

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
4
Online play
4

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 600 MB
Video card (GPU) Hardware T&L support
DirectX 7 compatible

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 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>/404040/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (404040) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References