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Menzoberranzan

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Menzoberranzan
Menzoberranzan cover
Developers
DreamForge Intertainment
Publishers
Retail Strategic Simulations Inc.
Digital, GOG.com GOG.com
Digital, Steam SNEG
Release dates
DOS 1994
Windows (DOSBox) August 20, 2015[1]
macOS (OS X) (DOSBox) August 20, 2015[1]
Linux (DOSBox) August 27, 2015[2]
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Genres RPG
Themes Fantasy
Series Dungeons & Dragons
Menzoberranzan on HowLongToBeat
Menzoberranzan on IGDB
Menzoberranzan on MobyGames
Menzoberranzan on Wikipedia
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Menzoberranzan is a singleplayer first-person RPG game in the Dungeons & Dragons series.

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions for game series

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Prompts for answers from manual, code wheel, etc.
DOS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Sold together with Dungeon Hack. Pre-packaged with DOSBox.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (notes may include more details)
Sold together with Dungeon Hack. Pre-packaged with DOSBox.
Windows
The retail version requires the manual to answer copy protection questions. The GOG.com version will accept any answer.[3]

Essential improvements

Patches

Patch 1.1 the latest version. The GOG.com release is already patched.[4]

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\GAME.OPT
Windows <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
macOS (OS X) <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
Linux <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1904550/pfx/[Note 2]
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game data location

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\SAVE**\
Windows <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
macOS (OS X) <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
Linux <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1904550/pfx/[Note 2]
Save folders are SAVE00 to SAVE10.
Automaps are saved in <path-to-game>\AUTOMAPS\

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video

General settings.
General settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
640x400 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
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input

Keyboard and mouse, touch State Notes
Remapping
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
For DOSBox set in the DOSBox configuration file.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Touchscreen optimised
Controller
Controller support
Controller types

Audio

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound, Music.
Surround sound
Subtitles
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

Issues fixed

Automap/conversation printing

Official DOSBox builds don't support printing.
Enable printer support[4]
  1. Set up DOSBox printer support. For the GOG.com release the file to edit is dosbox_menzo.conf in the installation folder.
  2. Automaps and conversations can now be printed.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes VGA

System requirements

DOS
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 5.0
Processor (CPU) 386/40 MHz IBM DX
System memory (RAM) 4 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 15 MB
Video card (GPU) VGA, SVGA
Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD)
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD)


Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 File/folder structure within the installation folder reflects the path(s) listed for DOS game data. For the GOG.com release, file changes in DOSBox are redirected to <path-to-game>/cloud_saves/ even if GOG Galaxy is not used (this folder contains all redirected files, so some files in the cloud_saves folder might be temporary files or other files that do not contain saves or settings).
  2. 2.0 2.1 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>/1904550/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1904550) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Release: Forgotten Realms: The Archives - GOG.com
  2. an-ovel.com - last accessed on May 2023
  3. NOTE: Copy protection in these games, page 1 - Forum - GOG.com - last accessed on May 2023
  4. 4.0 4.1 Verified by User:Garrett on May 6, 2017