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Septerra Core: Legacy of the Creator

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Septerra Core: Legacy of the Creator
Septerra Core: Legacy of the Creator cover
Valkyrie Studios
Retail (Europe), digital TopWare Interactive
Retail (North America) Monolith Productions
Release dates
Windows October 1999
macOS (OS X) (Cider) November 15, 2013[1]
Linux (Wine) November 14, 2016[2]
Metacritic 72
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Continuous turn-based
Perspectives Bird's-eye view
Controls Multiple select, Point and select
Genres RPG
Art styles Anime
Themes Fantasy, Sci-fi
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The macOS (OS X) version of this game does not work on macOS Catalina (version 10.15) or later due to the removal of support for 32-bit-only apps.

Septerra Core: Legacy of the Creator is a singleplayer bird's-eye view RPG game.

General information Community Discussions Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Version differences

The and Steam versions are pre-patched with the newest patch (1.04).

Essential improvements


Patch 1.04 updates the game to the latest version.

Other Patches

SR - recompiled 32-bit executable that allows the game to run flawlessly on modern Windows and Linux systems with minimal setup. The Septerra.cfg file contains numerous settings, including windowed mode, display resolution, v-sync, and the ability to skip intro movies. If using a high DPI mouse, change "CPU_SleepMode" from "standard" to "reduced" or "nosleep" to prevent stutter.[3]
Peixoto's patch - allows nearest neighbor or xBRz scaling and has detailed instruction to correctly setup quicktime and solve issues with FMV playback
DSOAL - fixes a bug with the dialogue audio in the retail version. The bug is fixed in the version.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\[Note 1]
macOS (OS X)
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>\savedata\[Note 1]
macOS (OS X)

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud


Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
640x480 only; use the Timeslip patch for pillarboxed 4:3.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Use the -windowed parameter (use Timeslip patch to fix color depth requirement).[4]
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
120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 60 fps
High dynamic range display (HDR)


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


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, FX, Speech
Surround sound
Always turned on by default. Can be hidden with a hidetext cheat, but re-enabling them requires restarting the game.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Retail and Steam only; download for version
Retail only.
Brazilian Portuguese
Fan translation; download.
Fan translation, download

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
DirectDraw 7
Executable 32-bit 64-bitARM Notes
macOS (OS X)
This 32-bit-only macOS game does not work on macOS Catalina (10.15) or later.
ARM32 support requires M-HT SR. No ARM64 support is known to exist.


Middleware Notes
Audio Miles Sound System
Cutscenes QuickTime Version 4.0 required for playing cutscenes

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95, 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 200 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 MB
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible
Other 4x CD-ROM drive
macOS (OS X)
Operating system (OS) 10.7.0
Processor (CPU) 1.6 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 GB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) SteamOS, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Processor (CPU) Single core
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 GB
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM


  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).