Maui Mallard in Cold Shadow

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Maui Mallard in Cold Shadow
Maui Mallard in Cold Shadow cover
Disney Interactive Studios
Release dates
Windows 3.x (Win32s) September 30, 1996
Windows September 30, 1996
Series Donald Duck
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Maui Mallard in Cold Shadow on Wikipedia
Donald Duck
Subseries of Disney
Donald Duck's Playground 1985
Donald's Alphabet Chase 1988
DuckTales (series)
Maui Mallard in Cold Shadow 1996
Donald Duck: Goin' Quackers 2000

Key points

Enhanced port of the Mega Drive/Genesis version, with an expanded colour palate, higher quality sound effects, and Redbook CD Audio.[1]
Originally released as Donald in Maui Mallard outside North America.

General information Community Discussions Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
DRM details are not known
Windows 3.x
Humble Store
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Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %WINDIR%\win.ini[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/987410/pfx/[Note 2]
win.ini is shared with other software (settings for this game are saved under a [COLDSHDW] heading).
Game progress is saved using passwords (given when each level is completed).

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud


Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Integer scaled from 320x200 to 640x400. version nearest-neighbor scales the 640x400 to desktop resolution using nearest-neighbor scaling.
No aspect ratio correction is necessary.[Note 3]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
2D game with pixel art sprites.
Option for 640x400 or 1024x600.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Fullscreen mode is always borderless in version, but is stretched to desktop resolution.[3] For best results, use a custom 16:10 resolution or use Lossless Scaling with window resolution set to 640x400.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
Capped at 60 FPS.
120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)


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


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Red Book CD audio
On Windows, CD music might not play correctly; see the troubleshooting guide for solutions.


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Issues fixed[edit]

Unable to link to KERNEL32.DLL error[edit]

Spoof QT_Thunk function[4]
  1. Download the patched PMPRO62F.dll and WDIR62F.dll.
  2. Move them to <path-to-game> and overwrite the original ones.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Mega Drive soundtrack mod[edit]

Replaces the soundtrack with the version from the Mega Drive/Genesis version. Also includes an optional replacement for the elevator sound effect, also taken from the Mega Drive version.
Designed for the version. Retail users will need to obtain an winmm.dll .OGG wrapper separately.

System requirements[edit]

Windows 3.x
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 3.1 (MS-DOS 3.3), 95
Processor (CPU) 486Dx2 66 MHz
System memory (RAM) 8 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 256-color SVGA
Sound (audio device) 8-bit sound card
Other 2x speed CD-ROM drive
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 GB
Video card (GPU) 3D graphics card
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0 compatible


  1. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).
  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>/987410/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (987410) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  3. The game uses the same sprites as the Mega Drive version, which used a 320x224 resolution closer to 4:3.[2][citation needed]


  1. Which version is this based on?, page 1 - Forum -
  2. Verified by User:SirYodaJedi on 2019 May 20
    I would venture to guess widescreen is true, comparing the sprites to the Mega Drive originals, which did not need aspect ratio correction. Also, it wouldn't have correction in windowed mode anyway.
  3. Resolution, aspect ratio, and output?, page 1 - Forum -
  4. Disney Interactive's Maui Mallard in Cold Shadow Patch \ VOGONS