Necronomicon: The Dawning of Darkness

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Necronomicon: The Dawning of Darkness
Necronomicon: The Dawning of Darkness cover
Developers
Wanadoo Edition
Publishers
France Cryo Interactive
United States DreamCatcher Interactive
UK, Germany Wanadoo Edition
Germany index+
Russia 1C Company
Digital Microids
Engines
Phoenix VR
Release dates
Windows October 23, 2000
macOS (OS X) December 8, 2012[citation needed]
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer
Controls Point and select
Genres Adventure
Art styles Realistic
Themes Lovecraftian, Horror, Detective/mystery, Interwar, North America
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Necronomicon: The Dawning of Darkness is a singleplayer adventure game.

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Windows
Steam
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Windows
ZOOM Platform
DRM-free
Windows
Mac App Store (unavailable)
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macOS (OS X)

Essential improvements[edit]

Steam version has game breaking bugs[edit]

Steam version has game breaking bug and some videos won't play.[1]

Late in the Steam version, your alchemic briefcase will be greyed out, which means that you will not be able to progress in the game any further. This file is from the 2001 disk version, which does not contain this bug.

  1. Download this fix
  2. Go to <path-to-game>.
  3. Add the downloaded Necrono.exe into <path-to-game> and select yes to overwrite.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Microsoft Store
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/302390/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\[Note 2]
Microsoft Store
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/302390/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Input[edit]

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Portuguese
Russian
Retail only
Spanish

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Smacker

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95, 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 166 MHz
System memory (RAM) 16 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Sound (audio device) 16-bit
Other 4x CD-ROM drive
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.4
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD)

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 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>/302390/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (302390) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  2. 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).

References