Might and Magic: World of Xeen

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Might and Magic: World of Xeen
Might and Magic: World of Xeen cover
Developers
New World Computing
Publishers
New World Computing
3DO
Ubisoft
Engines
Xeen[1]
Release dates
DOS 1994
Mac OS (Classic) April 1995
Windows (DOSBox) September 3, 2009[2]
Might and Magic: World of Xeen on MobyGames
Might and Magic: World of Xeen on Wikipedia
Might and Magic
Might and Magic Book One: The Secret of the Inner Sanctum 1986
Might and Magic II: Gates to Another World 1988
Might and Magic III: Isles of Terra 1991
Might and Magic: Clouds of Xeen 1992
Might and Magic: Darkside of Xeen 1993
Might and Magic: World of Xeen 1994
Swords of Xeen 1995
Heroes of Might and Magic (series)
Might and Magic VI: The Mandate of Heaven 1998
Might and Magic VII: For Blood and Honor 1999
Crusaders of Might and Magic 1999
Arcomage 1999
Might and Magic VIII: Day of the Destroyer 2000
Legends of Might and Magic 2001
Might and Magic IX 2002
Dark Messiah of Might and Magic 2006
Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes 2011
Might & Magic X - Legacy 2014
Might & Magic Showdown Cancelled
Might & Magic: Chess Royale 2020

Key points

Formed by combining Might and Magic: Clouds of Xeen and Might and Magic: Darkside of Xeen (see instructions).
Later CD-ROM versions have full speech for all dialogue.
Can be played on ScummVM.[1]

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Celestial Heavens' subforum

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
CD-ROM versions have full speech. Use DOSBox.
DOS
Mac OS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Includes both speech and text versions. Bundled with games 1-6. Pre-packaged with DOSBox.[3]
Windows
The floppy version needs the manual to answer copy protection questions (see keys_3_5.pdf for GOG.com).

Essential improvements[edit]

Combine Clouds of Xeen and Darkside of Xeen[edit]

Might and Magic: Clouds of Xeen and Might and Magic: Darkside of Xeen can be combined to form World of Xeen.
Later compilations have the games already combined (the title screen will say World of Xeen).
Combine the two games[4]
  1. Combine the games:
    • If neither game is installed, run the Darkside installer and insert the Clouds disks when prompted.
    • If only Clouds is installed, install Darkside into the same folder.
    • If only Darkside is installed, run the Darkside installer again and insert the Clouds disks when prompted.
    • If both games are already installed separately, move XEEN.CC and your saves into Darkside's folder.
  2. Run the game from the new combined folder by typing XEEN. The game will have a new title screen.

Notes

New games use the Might and Magic: Clouds of Xeen starting location. To change this, see Start World of Xeen in Darkside.

Start World of Xeen in Darkside[edit]

World of Xeen normally uses the Might and Magic: Clouds of Xeen starting location.
This does not work for the full speech version.
Run without XEEN.CC[5]
  1. Rename XEEN.CC temporarily.
  2. Run the game. You will see the Might and Magic: Darkside of Xeen title screen.
  3. Make a new save and start the game, then save and quit.
  4. Rename XEEN.CC back again.
  5. You can now start playing World of Xeen in Darkside from that save.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\XEEN.CFG
Windows <path-to-game>\XEEN.CFG[Note 1]
Mac OS (Classic)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\XEEN**.SAV
<path-to-game>\XEEN**.WOX
Windows <path-to-game>\XEEN**.SAV[Note 1]
Mac OS (Classic)
Speech version saves are *.WOX instead of *.SAV.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
ScummVM 2.1+ supports cloud saves on third-party cloud storage services. See the ScummVM user manual for details.

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.
Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
320x200 only.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Set in Graphic Mode Setup (GOG.com) or toggle with Alt+ Enter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
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 settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse 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
Controller
Controller support
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
On/off only.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Off by default; for cutscene subtitles disable speech in the installer.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
Retail only. French audio in floppy disk only.
German
In the GOG.com version.[6]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes VGA

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 3.0
Processor (CPU) Intel i486
System memory (RAM) 2 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) VGA
Other 1x CD-ROM drive
Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 250 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible
Mac OS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7.0
Processor (CPU) Motorola 68030
System memory (RAM) 3 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 MB
Video card (GPU) 12" color monitor

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).

References