Transarctica

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Transarctica
Transarctica cover
Developers
Silmarils
Publishers
DOS, Mac OS Silmarils
Windows DotEmu
Release dates
DOS 1993
Mac OS (Classic) 1993
Windows (DOSBox) April 26, 2010
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Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Prompts for answers from manual, code wheel, etc.
Prompts for answers from the manual.
DOS
Mac OS
Publisher website (unavailable)
DRM-free
Pre-packaged with DOSBox.
Windows
Green Man Gaming (unavailable) Playfire Client Silmarils Collection - bundled with other games by Silmarils.
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\START.STP
Windows <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
Mac OS (Classic)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\*.SAV
Windows <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
Mac OS (Classic)

Video[edit]

General settings.
General settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
320x200 only.
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
120+ FPS

Input[edit]

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
On/off only.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
For DOSBox change the priority background value in the DOSBox configuration file.

Localizations

Keyboard layout can be changed in setup (DEL at startup prompt); choice of AZERTY, QWERTY, QWERTZU. The DotEmu version does not show this prompt (see setup fix).
The game language is chosen with the number pad keys, not the regular number keys; for keyboards without a dedicated number pad use Fn and the appropriate symbol.
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German

Issues fixed[edit]

Can't access setup (DotEmu)[edit]

The DotEmu version doesn't show the setup prompt on startup correctly.
Replace DOSBox version[citation needed]
  1. Download the latest version of DOSBox.
  2. Replace the version in the installation folder with this version. The setup prompt will now be displayed correctly.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes VGA

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM) 560k
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) VGA
Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) 1.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 15 MB

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within the installation folder reflects the path(s) listed for DOS game data.

References