Realms of the Haunting

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Realms of the Haunting
Realms of the Haunting cover
Developers
Gremlin Interactive
Publishers
Blue Moon Red Owl
Funbox Media
KISS ltd
Engines
True 3D
Release dates
DOS December 31, 1996
Windows (DOSBox) April 5, 2011[1]
macOS (OS X) (DOSBox) June 18, 2013[2]
Linux (DOSBox) July 24, 2014[3]
Realms of the Haunting on HowLongToBeat
Realms of the Haunting on IGDB
Realms of the Haunting on MobyGames
Realms of the Haunting on Wikipedia

General information

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

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
DOS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Pre-packaged with DOSBox.[4]
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Pre-packaged with DOSBox.[5]
Windows
ZOOM Platform
DRM-free
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Use replacement files

Apply the Realms of the Haunting intro skip.

Patches[edit]

Replace files[6]
  1. Download Realms of the Haunting UK to US patch. This allows the user to change difficulty and controller input.
  2. Copy and paste the content of the data folder in the zip to <path-to-game>\DATA\DATA and <path-to-game>\ROTH\DATA
  3. From the gdv folder in the zip to <path-to-game>\DATA\GDV
  4. From the m folder in the zip to <path-to-game>\DATA\M and <path-to-game>\ROTH\M
  5. Copy the rest of the files not in folders (.exe, .ini, .dat) to <path-to-game>\DATA and <path-to-game>\ROTH

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\ROTH.INI
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/292390/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[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\SAVEGAME\
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/292390/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
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

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Not available in UK release;[7] use ROTH Patch to fix.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
For DOSBox set in the DOSBox configuration file.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support

Audio[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound effects, Speech, Movies, 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
French
German
Italian
Spanish

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes SVGA, VGA, SVGA (VESA)

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) MS-DOS 5.0
Processor (CPU) 486DX2/66
System memory (RAM) 8 MB
16 MB (if using Windows 95)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 15 MB
Video card (GPU) VGA or SVGA
Sound (audio device) Soundblaster or 100% compatible
Other 2x CD-ROM or faster

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.
  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>/292390/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (292390) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References