The Incredible Machine

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The Incredible Machine
The Incredible Machine cover
Developers
Jeff Tunnell Productions
Publishers
Sierra Entertainment
Release dates
DOS 1992
Mac OS (Classic) 1992
The Incredible Machine on Wikipedia
The Incredible Machine
The Incredible Machine 1992
The Even More Incredible Machine 1993
Sid & Al's Incredible Toons 1993
The Incredible Toon Machine 1994
The Incredible Machine 2 1994
The Incredible Machine 3 1995
Return of the Incredible Machine: Contraptions 2000
The Incredible Machine: Even More Contraptions 2001

General information

Sierra Gamers - Game page on Ken Williams' official website
Hardcore Gaming 101 - Comprehensive feature on the series

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Prompts for answers from manual, code wheel, etc.
The manual is required to pass in-game copy protection.
DOS
Mac OS
This game's levels are available as part of The Even More Incredible Machine.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\RESOURCE.CFG
Mac OS (Classic)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\TIM.CFG
<path-to-game>\*.TIM
Mac OS (Classic)
TIM.CFG stores progress, while *.TIM are user levels.

Video[edit]

General options
General options

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
For DOSBox set in the DOSBox configuration file.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
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
Only Master volume can be adjusted
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
In Freeform (sandbox) mode, keys 1 - 9 and A - G can be used to select a music track.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes VGA 640x448 in 16 colors[1]

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD)

References