Tex Murphy: Under a Killing Moon

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Tex Murphy: Under a Killing Moon
Tex Murphy: Under a Killing Moon cover
Developers
Access Software
Engines
Access[1]
Release dates
DOS October 31, 1994
Mac OS (Classic) 1995
Windows (DOSBox) June 16, 2009[2]
macOS (OS X) (DOSBox) October 18, 2012
Linux (DOSBox) June 12, 2014[3]
Tex Murphy: Under a Killing Moon on MobyGames
Tex Murphy: Under a Killing Moon on Wikipedia
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General information

The Unofficial Tex Murphy Web Site - A fan site for the series
Tex Murphy Wiki
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Essential improvements[edit]

Eliminate CD-ROM swapping[edit]

The original game comes on four CD-ROM's. Disk swapping can be minimised or eliminated if you have multiple CD-ROM drives available by putting the games CD-ROM's in different drives, assuming that each drive will get a separate drive letter.

Use DOSBox

Notes With DOSBox you can IMGMOUNT each CD-ROM image onto a different virtual CD-ROM drive by adding lines similar to these to your dosbox config:

[autoexec]
MOUNT C "UAKM"
IMGMOUNT D "UAKM/CD/Under_a_Killing_Moon_CD1.iso" -t iso
IMGMOUNT E "UAKM/CD/Under_a_Killing_Moon_CD2.iso" -t iso
IMGMOUNT F "UAKM/CD/Under_a_Killing_Moon_CD3.iso" -t iso
IMGMOUNT G "UAKM/CD/Under_a_Killing_Moon_CD4.iso" -t iso
C:
CD \KMOON
MOON.EXE

Alternatively if you copied the contents of the CD-ROMs as files to different directories:

[autoexec]
mount C "UAKM"
mount D "UAKM/CD/DISK1" -label DISK1 -t cdrom
mount E "UAKM/CD/DISK2" -label DISK2 -t cdrom
mount F "UAKM/CD/DISK3" -label DISK3 -t cdrom
mount G "UAKM/CD/DISK4" -label DISK4 -t cdrom
C:
cd \kmoon
MOON.EXE
HD/DVD Installer[5]

Notes User Wintermute on Vogons posted an installer to convert the four CD-ROMs to a single DVD, or to a HD installation which no longer requires disk swapping.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\CONFIG.INI
Windows <path-to-game>\TEX3\CONFIG.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]
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>\PLAYERS\*.PLR
Windows <path-to-game>\TEX3\ all files from both "PLAYERS" and "GAMES" folders[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]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game options menu.
In-game options menu.
Graphics settings (GOG.com version)
Graphics settings (GOG.com version)

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Y-axis is bound to movement. Looking up/down is bound to the arrow keys.
Controller
Controller support
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

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

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 5.0
Processor (CPU) Intel 386 25 MHz
System memory (RAM) 4 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 MB
Video card (GPU) SVGA
Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) 1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) DirectX 8.1 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.6.8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core Duo 2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM

Notes

  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.

References