The Faery Tale Adventure: Book I

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The Faery Tale Adventure: Book I
The Faery Tale Adventure: Book I cover
Developers
MicroIllusions
DOS Sculptured Software
Release dates
DOS 1989
The Faery Tale Adventure: Book I on Wikipedia
Faery Tale Adventure
The Faery Tale Adventure: Book I 1989
Halls of the Dead: Faery Tale Adventure II 1997

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Prompts for answers from manual, code wheel, etc.
DOS

Game data[edit]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\*.FAE
Saves are A.FAE to H.FAE.
In-game settings are not stored between sessions.

Video[edit]

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]

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music/Sound on/off only.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Everything is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Issues unresolved[edit]

Corrupted graphics in EGA mode[edit]

Corrupted graphics in EGA mode.
Corrupted graphics in EGA mode.
EGA graphics become corrupted if the mouse is moved while using the bird totem map item. This can be avoided by playing in CGA mode or not moving the mouse at all while on the map (exit the map with the keyboard).[1]

Other information[edit]

Command line arguments[edit]

This game has undocumented command line arguments (some commands have unknown effects).[2]
Command Description
-ccbskjspmstw Unknown
-k Adds delay to keyboard movements
-m Disables sounds completely
-nomouse Disables mouse
-save Disables saves
-verydark Unknown
-y Unknown
-x Unknown

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes CGA, EGA

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM) 512K
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) CGA, EGA

References