The Hand of Merlin

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The Hand of Merlin
The Hand of Merlin cover
Developers
Room-C Games
Croteam
Publishers
Versus Evil
Engines
Serious Engine[1]
Release dates
Windows Early access
Taxonomy
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Turn-based
Perspectives Bird's-eye view
Controls Point and select
Genres TBS
Art styles Realistic
Themes Europe, Fantasy, Lovecraftian, Medieval, Middle East
The Hand of Merlin on IGDB

General information

Official Discord server
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
DRM details are not known
Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
GamersGate
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Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
Gamesplanet
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Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
Humble Store
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Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
Steam
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Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\UserData\Merlin.ini[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/600610/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/600610/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

Video[edit]

Input[edit]

Audio[edit]

Sound settings
Sound settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Sound effects
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
Direct3D 11, 12 Selectable in-game.
Vulkan
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio OpenAL

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 SP1 with Platform Update
Processor (CPU) 3.0 GHz Dual Core
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GT 1030
AMD Radeon RX 550
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  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 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>/600610/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (600610) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Croteam - The Hand of Merlin is Alive and Kicking - last accessed on 2021-05-11
    "Spoiler alert – The Hand of Merlin is now being built in the Serious Engine!"
  2. Verified by User:Rose on 2021-05-15
    Screenshots taken at 1920x1080, 2560x1080 and 3840x1080, then compared.
  3. Verified by User:Expack3 on 2021-05-24
    Referenced GPU presets found in <path-to-game>\Content\Merlin\Config