The Mystery of the Druids

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The Mystery of the Druids
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House of Tales
THQ Nordic
Cougar Engine
Release dates
Windows October 30, 2001
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Source DRM Notes Keys OS
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (notes may include more details)
Can be run without Steam once downloaded

Essential improvements[edit]

Configure video mode[edit]

By default the game launches with low color and software rendering. Switching to high color and hardware rendering will result in much smoother rendering.
Instructions[citation needed]
  1. Download the Cougar Setup Utility and extract it.
  2. Run the utility.
  3. For Resolution mode, choose the 32bpp option if not already selected.
  4. For 3D Rendering device, choose Microsoft Direct3D Hardware acceleration through Direct3D HAL (Direct3D HAL)
  5. Set any remaining options you want, and click Exit. Click Yes when prompted.


The utility may turn subtitles off, so be sure to check that setting in-game the next time you launch the game.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\House of Tales\Mystery of the Druids\Config
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/343000/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\SAVEGAME[Note 2]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/343000/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Can be enabled through the Cougar Setup Utility
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Enabled if hardware accelerated, disabled if software rendered
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, voice, and FX
Surround sound
Dolby Surround support
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7
Software renderer
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) 200 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 GB
Video card (GPU) VGA Video (with or without 3D)
2 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.2 compatible


  1. 1.0 1.1 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>/343000/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (343000) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  2. 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).