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Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood

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Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood
Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood cover
Developers
Spellbound Entertainment
macOS (OS X) RuneSoft
Linux RuneSoft
Publishers
Retail, Europe Wanadoo Edition
Retail, North America Strategy First
Retail re-release Sold Out Software
OS X, North America Freeverse Software
Digital Anuman Interactive
Release dates
Windows November 15, 2002
macOS (OS X) December 17, 2004
Linux January 12, 2005
Reception
Metacritic 80
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Bird's-eye view, Isometric
Controls Point and select, Multiple select
Genres Stealth, Strategy
Themes Medieval
Series Robin Hood
Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood on HowLongToBeat
Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood on IGDB
Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood on MobyGames
Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood on Wikipedia
Robin Hood
Conquests of the Longbow: The Legend of Robin Hood 1991
Robin Hood's Games of Skill and Chance 1992
The Adventures of Robin Hood 1993
Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood 2002
Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown 2003
Robin Hood's Quest 2003
Nocked! True Tales of Robin Hood 2019
Robin Hood: Country Heroes 2019

Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood is a singleplayer bird's-eye view and isometric stealth and strategy game in the Robin Hood series.

General information

Official website (archived)
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Ring PROTECH DRM
Windows
Retail
DRM-free
CD key
2011 version needs a key required for startup.
macOS (OS X)
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
ZOOM Platform
DRM-free
Windows
GamersGate (unavailable)
DRM-free after installation (requires an internet connection during installation)
macOS (OS X)
Mac App Store (unavailable)
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macOS (OS X)
Demo

Essential improvements

Patches

Patches are available (US, European, Japan). Changelog can be found here

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\DATA\Configuration\[Note 1]
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/46560/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

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\DATA\Savegame\[Note 1]
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/46560/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Widescreen resolution.
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)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Menus and cutscenes are capped at 60 FPS while the gameplay is capped at 20 FPS.

Widescreen resolution

Modify Profiles[1]
  1. Launch the game at least once.
  2. Go to <path-to-game>\DATA\Savegame
  3. Open the Profiles file with wxMEdit or other hex editor.
  4. Press Ctrl+F and fill the Find Hex String checkbox*.
  5. Find one of the following strings:
  • 20 44 00 00 F0 43
  • 48 44 00 00 16 44
  • 80 44 00 00 40 44
  1. Replace it with the value corresponding to your desired resolution:
  • 1024x576 - 80 44 00 00 10 44
  • 1280x720 - A0 44 00 00 34 44
  • 1360x768 - AA 44 00 00 40 44
  • 1600x900 - C8 44 00 00 61 44
  • 1920x1080 - F0 44 00 00 87 44
  • For more resolution values, see here.

* Depends on the hex editor.

Windowed

Use DxWnd[citation needed]
  1. Download DxWnd and extract it.
  2. Launch DxWnd as administrator.
  3. Configure it.
  4. Choose Edit, and Add.
  5. Type in the name for it (e.g. Robin Hood).
  6. Set the path to <path-to-game>\Game.exe.
  7. Under position specify the X, Y position of a window for the game and Width (W) and Height (H) of the window.
  8. Go to Video tab.
  9. Under Window Handling, check Modal Style.
  10. Under Color management check Set 16BPP RGB565 encoding.
  11. Go to Input tab.
  12. Set the Cursor visibility to Hide.
  13. Click OK to save the settings.
  14. Minimize DxWnd and launch the game.

Input

In-game input settings.
In-game input settings.

Audio

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
FX, Dialogue, Music and Comments.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Czech
Retail version only
French
German
Polish
GOG.com version and local retail release.
Official translation, download
Brazilian Portuguese
Retail only—Robin Hood: A Lenda de Sherwood.[2]
Brazilian Portuguese
Fan translation: download (GameVício)
Spanish

Issues fixed

Uneven/poor performance

Install a wrapper[3]
  1. Download a modified DDraw wrapper and extract it.
  2. Copy aqrit.cfg and ddraw.dll to a folder where you have installed the game.
  3. If you're using Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10 start the game with DxWnd (can be set to fullscreen). See Windowed.
Replace English fonts[citation needed]
  1. Download the GOG German Fonts and extract it.
  2. Copy the files into the Data\Interface\Fonts folder contained where the game is installed.
  3. There is a bug inside the English font set which may hamper performance.
  4. Alternatively, you can use this fix with font files from any non-english localization.
Easy and Correct Wrapper and DxWnd Installer[4]
  1. Download the Performance Fix v.1.0 and extract it.
  2. Place the Robin Hood - Performance Fix.exe to the folder where you have installed the game.
  3. The Installer will install the correct working versions of the Ddraw Wrapper and DxWnd.
  4. Run the game via the Robin Hood - Performance Fix.exe shortcut on your desktop. (If missing, create a new shortcut)
  5. For more information read the 'Description' and 'How to Install' on the download-page.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
DirectDraw 7
ExecutablePPC 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Two versions exist for OS X: the original 2004 PowerPC port, and the 2011 digital release on the App Store.

The digital release is unknown if it made it to 64-bit, but did have a Lion patch the same year it released.
Linux

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD 3.6
Cutscenes Bink Video 1.5L

System requirements

Windows
Minimum[5] Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 233 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 GB
Video card (GPU) 4 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.1 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.6.6
Processor (CPU) Intel 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) 128 MB of VRAM
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU) 500 MHz x86
500 MHz PowerPC
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 GB
Video card (GPU) 8 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>/46560/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (46560) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. GOG.com - Forum - widescreen, page 1 - last accessed on May 2023
  2. Big Box PC Games Brasil Wiki - last accessed on 2023-09-16
  3. Verified by User:Suicide_machine on 2016-10-21
  4. Verified by User:Misorian on 2021
  5. Official README file