ScubaVenture: The Search for Pirate's Treasure

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ScubaVenture:
The Search for Pirate's Treasure
ScubaVenture:The Search for Pirate's Treasure cover
Developers
Apogee Software
Publishers
Retail Softdisk
Digital Ziggurat Interactive
Engines
F.A.S.T. Game System
Release dates
DOS 1993
Windows (DOSBox) May 7, 2021[1]
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer
Perspectives Scrolling, Side view
Genres Action
Themes Piracy
ScubaVenture: The Search for Pirate's Treasure on IGDB
ScubaVenture: The Search for Pirate's Treasure on MobyGames
ScubaVenture: The Search for Pirate's Treasure on Wikipedia

ScubaVenture: The Search for Pirate's Treasure is a singleplayer scrolling and side view action game.

General information

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
Prepackaged with DOSBox.
Windows
Steam
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Prepackaged with DOSBox.
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip launcher[edit]

Edit START.BAT[2]
  1. Open <path-to-game>\START.BAT in a text editor.
  2. Change docshell to :docshell
  3. Save your changes and close the file.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\SCUBA.CFG
Windows <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1601930/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\SCUBA.SV*
<path-to-game>\SCUBA.HS
Windows <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1601930/pfx/[Note 2]
Save files are numbered matching the slot (SCUBA.SV1 to SCUBA.SV9.
SCUBA.HS stores high scores.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
320x200 only.
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
120+ FPS

Input[edit]

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
On/off only.
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

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes EGA, VGA, SVGA

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU) Intel 80286
System memory (RAM) 640 KB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) EGA, VGA
Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 34 MB
Video card (GPU) WDDM 1.0
DirectX 9.0c compatible

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 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>/1601930/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1601930) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Discover these 3 retro games brought back by Ziggurat Interactive - GOG.com - last accessed on 2021-05-07
  2. Verified by User:Garrett on 31 August 2021