Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords

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Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords
Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords cover
Developers
Infinite Interactive
Publishers
D3 Publisher
Engines
Vicious Engine
Release dates
Windows March 16, 2007
macOS (OS X) March 11, 2008
Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords guide on StrategyWiki
Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords on MobyGames
Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords on Wikipedia
Puzzle Quest
Subseries of Warlords
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Puzzle Chronicles 2010
Puzzle Quest 2 2010
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Key points

Supports mods. The game's expansion, though never officially released, has been converted to a mod by fans, and is freely available.
All visual assets were designed for 1024x768 resolution; setting the resolution higher will not yield any greater graphical fidelity.

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Simple disc check.
Windows
GamersGate
DRM-free after installation (requires an internet connection during installation)
Windows
Steam
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Windows

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Revenge of the Plague Lord Expansion pack, released as DLC for the 360 version and later incorporated for free in the PS3/mobile ports. Never officially released on PC, but has since been ported by fans, and is available as a mod/patch for the base game here.
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Infinite Interactive\Puzzle Quest\
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/12500/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Puzzle Quest\Saves
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/12500/pfx/[Note 1]
By default, only a single save is allowed. In order to use multiple saves, rename the pqhero file in the save directory, then start a new game. You should now have two pqhero files, each with the name you chose for the hero. Modify the registry config key Last Hero to the name of the save file you want to restore.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Up to 100 MB of saves can be uploaded.

Video settings[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Only certain resolutions from 640x480 to 1920x1200 can be selected.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Maximum settable resolution is 1920x1200.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Game is played almost exclusively with the mouse.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Changes button prompts to Xbox 360 Controller buttons.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Volume controls are not a slider, but rather a menu with choices ranging from "Very quiet" to "Loud". Sound effects and music levels can be set separately.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Spanish
Russian
Fan translation by «ENPY Studio/Spirit Team»

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
2
Online play
2

Connection types

Issues unresolved[edit]

Audio crackling[edit]

Some players will experience infrequent crackling in the audio.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

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

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 2000, XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 1.0 GHz or greater
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 105 MB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon 7000
Nvidia GeForce2
Intel GMA 900 series
64 MB of VRAM

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>/12500/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (12500) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References