The Secrets of da Vinci: The Forbidden Manuscript

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The Secrets of da Vinci: The Forbidden Manuscript
The Secrets of da Vinci: The Forbidden Manuscript cover
Developers
ElektroGames
Kheops Studio
MZone Studio
Totem Studio
Publishers
Nobilis
Tri Synergy
OS X Microïds
Release dates
Windows April 21, 2006
macOS (OS X) October 8, 2009

Key points

The Windows version has major visual issues on some modern system configurations.[1]

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Publisher website
DRM details are not known
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Mac App Store
Icon overlay.png
Remastered version.
macOS (OS X)

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\config.ini[Note 1]
<path-to-game>\Users\<user-id>\config.ini
macOS (OS X)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Users\[Note 1]
macOS (OS X)

Video settings[edit]

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Remastered (Mac App Store) version only. Other versions are 4:3 only.[2][3]
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Windowed[edit]

Set in config.ini[4]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open config.ini.
  3. Change bFullScreen=1 to bFullScreen=0

Input settings[edit]

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

Audio settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Czech
French
German
Hungarian
Italian
Polish
Russian
Spanish

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
ExecutablePPC 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)

Issues unresolved[edit]

Flickering graphics[edit]

The Windows version may have flickering graphics depending on the system.[1] Enabling windowed mode is a potential workaround.[4]

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum[5]
Operating system (OS) 98 SE
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0 compatible
Other 16x CD-ROM drive
macOS (OS X)
Minimum[5]
Operating system (OS) 10.4
Processor (CPU) PowerPC 970 series 1.6 GHz
PowerPC G5 1.6 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 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).

References