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Math Rescue

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Math Rescue
Math Rescue cover
Developers
Redwood Games
Publishers
Apogee Software
Release dates
DOS October 1, 1992[1]
Windows (DOSBox) October 23, 2014[2]
macOS (OS X) (DOSBox) May 5, 2015[3]
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Scrolling, Side view
Controls Direct control
Genres Educational
Art styles Cartoon, Pixel art
Themes Space
Series Math Rescue
Math Rescue on HowLongToBeat
Math Rescue on MobyGames
Math Rescue on Wikipedia
Math Rescue
Math Rescue 1992
Math Rescue Plus 1992

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Use DOSBox (see Run in DOSBox).
DOS
Developer website
DRM details are not known
Use DOSBox (see Run in DOSBox).
DOS
Publisher website
DRM-free
Windows
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
ZOOM Platform
DRM-free
Windows

Essential improvements

Run in DOSBox

To run correctly in DOSBox change timed=true to timed=false. Leave all other settings at their defaults.[4]

Game data

Save game data location

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\*.MR1
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/358200/pfx/[Note 2]
HIGH.MR1 contains high score data, other files are player profiles.
File extensions include the episode number (1-3).
In-game settings are stored in each save rather than shared (some settings are not stored between sessions).

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video

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 and 120+ FPS

Input

Audio

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
On/off only.
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.
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes EGA

System requirements

DOS
Minimum
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU) 286
System memory (RAM) 475k of conventional memory
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3.8 MB
Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.10.3
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within the installation folder reflects the path(s) listed for DOS game data.
  2. 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>/358200/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (358200) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References