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Purble Place

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Purble Place
Purble Place cover
Oberon Games
Release dates
Windows January 30, 2007
Genres Mini-games
Series Microsoft Windows
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Key points

Requires a workaround on Windows 8 and later (see Run on Windows 8 and later).


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Bundled with Windows Vista and Windows 7.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft Games\Purble Place

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Microsoft Games\Purble Place


Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
For fullscreen mode, launch with -mce parameter.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vector graphics; always anti-aliased.
High-fidelity upscaling
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Native Windows Vsync.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.



Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
On/off only.
Surround sound
Everything is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Issues fixed

Run on Windows 8 and later

Purble Place and other bundled games are unavailable after upgrading to Windows 8.
The steps below make the Windows 7 version run on Windows 8 (there is no fix for the Vista version yet).
Fix Purble Place compatibility[citation needed]
  1. Recover the Purble Place files.
    • If you did an upgrade install: look in C:\windows.old\Program Files\Microsoft Games
    • If you did a clean install: go to sources on the Windows 7 DVD and open install.wim using 7-Zip.
  2. Copy the recovered Purble Place folder somewhere convenient.
  3. Download a hex editor (e.g. HxD).
  4. Open PurblePlace.exe in the hex editor.
    • If Windows 7 was 64-bit:
      1. Search for the hex values 3B C5 0F 4C CD 41
      2. Change to 39 C0 0F 4C CD 41
    • If Windows 7 was 32-bit:
      1. Search for the hex values 7D 04 83 65 FC 00
      2. Change to EB 04 83 65 FC 00
  5. Move the Purble Place folder to its default location (it will only work with this location):
    • If Windows 7 was 64-bit: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games
    • If Windows 7 was 32-bit: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games
  6. Purble Place will now run on Windows 8 and later.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Depends on OS version.

System requirements

Operating system (OS) Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) 1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 30 MB
Video card (GPU) Aero-capable WDDM
128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0 compatible
Shader model 2.0 support