The Temple of Elemental Evil

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The Temple of Elemental Evil
The Temple of Elemental Evil cover
Troika Games
Release dates
Windows September 16, 2003
macOS (OS X) April 18, 2014[1]
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The Temple of Elemental Evil on Wikipedia
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General information Community Discussions Support Page
GOG version setup guide


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM DRM disc check.
Removed in The Master Collection
macOS (OS X)


A free demo is available here.

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches (officials)[edit]

Patches are already included in GOG version.

  • #1 (9 MB) Fixes a lot of things (patch #2 does contain patch #1).
  • #2 (5.4 MB) A necessary download for anyone playing the game. The official patch fixes a huge amount of bugs and even adds some new game features like item descriptions and a brightness/gamma slider.
  • #3 (6 MB) This patch only corrects problems associated with upgrading to DirectX 9.0c, specifically, the inability to loot bug.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete/rename video files[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\data\movies\
  2. Delete or rename AtariLogo.bik, introcinematic.bik, TroikaLogo.bik and WotCLogo.bik.

Circle of Eight Modpack[edit]

This mod fixes a lot of game breaking bugs[citation needed]
This is for the and Anthology versions of the game. See this link for info on installing the CD version.
This mod requires java installed. Java is used for the mod's launcher.
Troubleshooting the mod/general advice
  1. Go to the co8 Standard page.
  2. Install the mod by executing the file.
  3. Enjoy.


Performance Optimizations, Pathfinding Fixes & UI Improvements[2]
Rewrites the engine, allowing for performance & pathfinding optimizations as well as UI improvements for modern systems.
Compatible with co8, and CD-ROM version of the game with Patch 2 installed.
Although it contains many bugfixes, it still does not fix some things co8 takes care of, so installation of both is recommended.
Temple+ FAQ
Temple+ Support
  1. Go to the mod page
  2. Download & install the mod
  3. Launch the game using the Temple+ launcher.
Might have been installed to %LOCALAPPDATA%\TemplePlus

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

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

Save game data location[edit]

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

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy


Video settings.
Video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See the WSGF entry.
4K Ultra HD
Base game: Characters and fog are not rendered at 1920x1080 or higher.
Field of view (FOV)
Fixed overhead
Use the -window parameter.[3] Window is 800x600. See also Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Possible with DxWnd. See Windowed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
On/off only.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS


  1. Launch DxWnd and add a shortcut to ToEE.exe
    • Main tab: Run in Window checked. Choose "Desktop" if going for borderless windowed, or Desktop Center otherwise.
    • Video: Emulate Win Maximize.
  2. ToEE.cfg: Edit video_width and video_height to match desired resolution. Note that height is before width.


If the game's resolution is set too high, character models and fog of war will not be rendered.
Window may be initially pinned; tab in and out of the game to have it behave normally


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.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound Effects, Speech, Music, 3D.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Only retail version. Fan translation 1, Fan translation 2
Local retail version only.
Official localization by Akella. Local retail version only.
Fan translation by «»

Game Issues[edit]

Crashes on rest[edit]

This happens only when rest on certain areas.
Try resting in another area[citation needed]

Crash on startup[edit]

Replace temple.dll[4]
  • Backup the existing temple.dll file.
  • Download the replacement file, unzip, and place in main game folder.


Applies to one type of crash after "initializing sector data".

Other information[edit]


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) 1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible


  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).