The Dig

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The Dig
The Dig cover
Developers
LucasArts
Engines
Original SCUMM
Re-release ScummVM
Release dates
DOS November 1, 1995
Mac OS (Classic) November 1, 1995
Windows 2002
macOS (OS X) July 8, 2009
Windows (ScummVM) March 19, 2015[1]
macOS (OS X) (ScummVM) March 19, 2015[1]
Linux (ScummVM) March 19, 2015[1]
Reception
IGDB 45
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer
Controls Point and select
Genres Adventure
Art styles Cartoon, Pre-rendered graphics
Themes Sci-fi, Space
The Dig on IGDB
The Dig guide on StrategyWiki
The Dig on MobyGames
The Dig on Wikipedia

Key points

Can be run under ScummVM.

General information

The International House of Mojo - In-depth article including developer interviews and game trivia
The Dig Museum - Comprehensive fan site
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
DOS
Mac OS
Gamesplanet
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
GOG.com
DRM-free
Comes pre-configured with ScummVM.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
A demo is available from ScummVM.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS C:\DIG\IMUSE.INI
Mac OS (Classic)
Windows <path-to-game>\dig.ini[Note 1]
%APPDATA%\LucasArts\The Dig\
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/6040/pfx/[Note 2]
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.
The Steam version uses %APPDATA% on Windows.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS C:\DIG\SAVEGAME.*
Mac OS (Classic)
Windows <path-to-game>\dig.s??[Note 1]
%APPDATA%\LucasArts\The Dig\
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/6040/pfx/[Note 2]
The Steam version uses %APPDATA% on Windows.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud
ScummVM 2.1+ supports cloud saves on third-party cloud storage services. See the ScummVM user manual for details.

Video[edit]

Toggle between colour and black & white with B

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
Toggle mouse support with Ctrl+M.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Toggle with Ctrl+J.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Adjust Music with ; and '.
Adjust SFX with [ and ].
Surround sound
Subtitles
Toggle with Ctrl+T.
Speed of text can be adjusted with - and +.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Portuguese
Russian
Fan translation by «Бюро переводов Old-Games.Ru»
Spanish

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
vorpX
2D
User created profile, requires DGVoodoo2 v 2.6, see profile introdution.
Note: Profile may not work with the latest wrapper, in case of issues please report to the vorpx forum.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

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

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio iMUSE
Cutscenes INSANE

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 6.0
Processor (CPU) Intel 486 DX2 66 MHz
System memory (RAM) 8 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) VGA
Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 95 OSR2
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 133 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB (9x/ME)
64 MB (2000/XP)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 MB
Video card (GPU) 2 MB of VRAM
DirectX 6.1 compatible
Mac OS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) System 7.1
Processor (CPU) Motorola 68040
System memory (RAM) 8 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint 17
Processor (CPU) 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 256 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 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>/6040/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (6040) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References