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]
Taxonomy
Series Tex Murphy
Tex Murphy: Under a Killing Moon on MobyGames
Tex Murphy: Under a Killing Moon on Wikipedia
Tex Murphy
Tex Murphy: Mean Streets 1989
Tex Murphy: Martian Memorandum 1991
Tex Murphy: Under a Killing Moon 1994
Tex Murphy: The Pandora Directive 1996
Tex Murphy: Overseer 1998
Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure 2014
The Poisoned Pawn: A Tex Murphy Adventure TBA

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\PLAYERS\[Note 1]
<path-to-game>\TEX3\GAMES\
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[edit]

In-game options menu.
In-game options menu.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
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 and 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
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[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
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 SVGA

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 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).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 File/folder structure within the installation folder reflects the path(s) listed for DOS game data.

References