M.U.L.E.

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M.U.L.E.
M.U.L.E. cover
Developers
Ozark Softscape
PC booter K-Byte Software[1]
Publishers
PC booter IBM[1]
Digital Ozark Softscape
Release dates
PC booter 1985
Windows (DOSBox) March 1, 2021[2]
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Turn-based
Perspectives Top-down view
Genres Business, Strategy
Themes Sci-fi
Series M.U.L.E.
M.U.L.E. on HowLongToBeat
M.U.L.E. on IGDB
M.U.L.E. guide on StrategyWiki
M.U.L.E. on MobyGames
M.U.L.E. on Wikipedia
M.U.L.E.
M.U.L.E. 1985
Planet M.U.L.E. 2009
M.U.L.E. Returns TBA

M.U.L.E. is a singleplayer and multiplayer top-down view business and strategy game in the M.U.L.E. series.

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
PC booter
GOG.com
DRM-free
Prepackaged with DOSBox.
Windows

Game data[edit]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
PC booter A:\
Windows
This game saves to a formatted floppy disk (separate from the program disk).
This game does not store any settings.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy

Video[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
320x200 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

Input[edit]

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
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

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
4
LAN play
Online play

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes CGA, CGA Composite

Issues fixed[edit]

Can't save game (DOSBox)[edit]

Error message: "DISK ERROR!! CANNOT SAVE GAME Please Insert Unprotected Disk in Drive A And Press Enter."
Mount floppy image in DOSBox-staging[3]
  1. Use DOSBox-staging instead of DOSBox.
  2. Download a blank floppy image.
  3. Extract the floppy image and switch to it in DOSBox-staging to save and load (see BOOT).

System requirements[edit]

PC booter
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU) Intel 8088
Intel 8086
System memory (RAM) 128 KB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) CGA
Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 8, 10
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 M.U.L.E. - Wikipedia - last accessed on 2021-03-01
    "The IBM PC port of M.U.L.E was developed by K-Byte Software, an affiliate of Electronic Arts, and published by IBM..."
  2. Release: M.U.L.E. - GOG.com - last accessed on 2021-03-01
  3. Verified by User:Garrett on April 23, 2021
    Some form of SVN or custom build is required to format the floppy image; DOSBox 0.74-3 can load from existing floppy images but can't format new ones.