Stronghold

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This page is for the 1993 game. For the unrelated 2001 game, see Stronghold (2001).

Stronghold
Stronghold cover
Developers
Beyond Software
Publishers
Retail Strategic Simulations Inc.
Digital, GOG.com GOG.com
Digital, Steam SNEG
Release dates
DOS 1993
Windows (DOSBox) September 17, 2015[1]
macOS (OS X) (DOSBox) September 17, 2015[1]
Linux (DOSBox) September 17, 2015[1]
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Genres Building, RPG, Strategy
Themes Fantasy
Series Dungeons & Dragons
Stronghold on HowLongToBeat
Stronghold on MobyGames
Stronghold on Wikipedia
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Hillsfar 1989
DragonStrike 1990
Neverwinter Nights (series)
Eye of the Beholder (series)
Dark Sun (series)
Fantasy Empires 1993
Dungeon Hack 1993
Stronghold 1993
Al-Qadim: The Genie's Curse 1994
Menzoberranzan 1994
Ravenloft (series)
Blood & Magic 1996
Descent to Undermountain 1997
Baldur's Gate (series)
Planescape: Torment (series)
Icewind Dale (series)
Pool of Radiance: Ruins of Myth Drannor 2001
The Temple of Elemental Evil 2003
Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone 2004
Dungeons & Dragons: Dragonshard 2005
Dungeons & Dragons Online 2006
Dungeons & Dragons: Daggerdale 2011
Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara 2013
Neverwinter 2013
Sword Coast Legends 2015
Tales from Candlekeep: Tomb of Annihilation 2017
Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms 2020
Solasta: Crown of the Magister 2021
Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance 2021

General information

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

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Prompts for answers from manual, code wheel, etc.
DOS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (notes may include more details)
Windows
The retail version requires the manual to answer copy protection questions. The GOG.com version will accept any answer.[2]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\GAME.CFG
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/1904650/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>\STRONG.SAV\SAVE.***
<path-to-game>\STRONG.SAV\SAVES.TXT
<path-to-game>\HIGH.TXT
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/1904650/pfx/[Note 2]
SAVES.TXT is a save index; this file must be present for saves to be loaded.
HIGH.TXT contains high scores (Great Achievements).

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

General settings.
General settings.

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]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
For DOSBox set in the DOSBox configuration file.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
On/off only (Ctrl+S and Ctrl+M).
Surround sound
Subtitles
Everything is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
For DOSBox change the priority background value in the DOSBox configuration file.
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
vorpX
2D
2D with DGVoodoo2, no vorpx profile required for 2D.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes VGA

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 5.0, 6.0
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM) 2 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) VGA

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. For the GOG.com release, file changes in DOSBox are redirected to <path-to-game>/cloud_saves/ even if GOG Galaxy is not used (this folder contains all redirected files, so some files in the cloud_saves folder might be temporary files or other files that do not contain saves or settings).
  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>/1904650/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1904650) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References