Terminal Velocity

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Terminal Velocity
Terminal Velocity cover
Terminal Reality
DOS 3D Realms
Mac OS MacSoft
Terrain Engine 1
Release dates
DOS May 1, 1995[1]
Mac OS (Classic) 1996
Windows (DOSBox) November 15, 2012[2]
macOS (OS X) (DOSBox) January 24, 2013[3]
Linux (DOSBox) May 12, 2015[4]
Terminal Velocity on Wikipedia

General information

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


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
DRM details are not known
CD-ROM or floppies. Use DOSBox (see Run in DOSBox).
Official website
Pre-packaged with DOSBox.
Pre-packaged with DOSBox.[5]
macOS (OS X)
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macOS (OS X)

Essential improvements[edit]

Run in DOSBox[edit]

To run correctly in DOSBox make the following changes:[6]

  • Change cycles=auto to cycles=max
  • Change memsize=16 to memsize=24
  • Change timed=true to timed=false
  • Change rate and oplrate to match the frequencies set in Sound Options in-game.

Leave all other settings at their defaults.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete/rename video files[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\TVI\
  2. Delete or rename DEPA.TVI and LOGO.TVI.


The 3D Realms and Terminal Reality logos will still be shown.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\VOX.INI
Windows <path-to-game>\VOX.INI[Note 1]
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X) <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 2]
Linux <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 2]
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/358370/pfx/[Note 3]
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>\SAVE*.DAT
Windows <path-to-game>\SAVE*.DAT[Note 1]
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X) <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 2]
Linux <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 2]
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/358370/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
320x200 (VGA) or 640x480 (SVGA) only.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Toggle with Alt+ Enter (when using DOSBox).
Borderless fullscreen windowed
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
Frame rate is capped at 70 FPS.

Input settings[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound and Music.
Surround sound
Everything is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Fan translation by forum users «Old-Games.RU». Floopy + CD-version


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play
8 Via IPX tunneling (the GOG.com version is pre-configured).

Connection types

Issues fixed[edit]

Joystick controls are unresponsive[edit]

Change joystick timing[6]
  1. Edit the DOSBox configuration file.
  2. Change timed=true to timed=false
  3. Save your changes.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU) 486
System memory (RAM) 4 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 40 MB
Video card (GPU) VGA
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 128 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Operating system (OS) 10.6.8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GHz+
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM


  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 File/folder structure within the installation folder reflects the path(s) listed for DOS and/or PC booter 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).
  3. 3.0 3.1 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>/358370/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (358370) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.