Return to Mysterious Island

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Return to Mysterious Island
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Developers
Kheops Studio
macOS (OS X) Coladia
Publishers
The Adventure Company
Anuman Interactive
Release dates
Windows November 4, 2004
macOS (OS X) 2008
Reception
Metacritic 79
Taxonomy
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Point and select
Genres Adventure
Art styles Pre-rendered graphics, Realistic
Themes Contemporary, Oceania, Steampunk, Sci-fi
Series Return to Mysterious Island
Return to Mysterious Island on HowLongToBeat
Return to Mysterious Island on IGDB
Return to Mysterious Island on MobyGames
Return to Mysterious Island on Wikipedia
Return to Mysterious Island
Return to Mysterious Island 2004
Return to Mysterious Island 2 2009

General information

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

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Amazon.com
DRM details are not known
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Mac App Store
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Director's Cut.
macOS (OS X)
Steam
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Windows
ZOOM Platform
DRM-free
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\config.ini[Note 1]
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/277110/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Users[Note 1]
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/277110/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

General settings.
General settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
1024x768 only.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Pre-rendered scenes and animations.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Pre-rendered scenes and animations.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
Frame rate capped at 30 FPS. See also Windowed.
120+ FPS
Frame rate capped at 30 FPS. See also Windowed.

Windowed[edit]

Modify config.ini[1]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open config.ini.
  3. Change bFullScreen=1 to bFullScreen=0
  4. Save the file.

Notes

Enabling windowed mode also disables frame rate cap.

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio[edit]

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Polish
Russian
Spanish

Issues unresolved[edit]

Crash to desktop[edit]

It has been reported that on some configurations the game crashes to desktop when starting.[2]

Game runs too fast[edit]

On some configurations game runs too fast which makes the game nearly un-playable.[1]

In-game text is too big[edit]

It has been reported that on OS X in-game text becomes too big which makes reading the text very difficult.[3]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7 [4]
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7.0 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.6.8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 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).
  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>/277110/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (277110) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Tested by JPulowski
  2. Immediate crash on start, page 1 - Forum - GOG.com
  3. Text size problem., page 1 - Forum - GOG.com
  4. Verified by User:Expack3 on 2021-07-27
    Tested using dgVoodoo2 2.74.1. Only the DX7 wrapper hooked into the game.