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Wizardry Gold

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For the original DOS game, see Wizardry: Crusaders of the Dark Savant.

Wizardry Gold
Wizardry Gold cover
Windows Media Interactive Studios
Mac OS (Classic) Media Interactive Studios
Retail Sir-Tech
Digital Drecom Co.
Digital Nightdive Studios
Release dates
Windows 1996
Mac OS (Classic) 1996
macOS (OS X) November 15, 2013
Series Wizardry
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Wizardry Gold on Wikipedia
Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord 1984
Wizardry: Knight of Diamonds - The Second Scenario 1986
Wizardry: Legacy of Llylgamyn - The Third Scenario 1987
Wizardry: The Return of Werdna - The Fourth Scenario 1988
Wizardry V: Heart of the Maelstrom 1988
Wizardry: Bane of the Cosmic Forge 1990
Wizardry: Crusaders of the Dark Savant 1992
Wizardry Gold 1996
Nemesis: The Wizardry Adventure 1996
Wizardry: Llylgamyn Saga 1997
Wizardry: New Age of Llylgamyn 2000
Wizardry Empire: Princess of the Ancient 2001
Wizardry Chronicle 2001
Wizardry 8 2001
Wizardry Empire II Plus: Legacy of the Princess 2004
Wizardry: Prisoners of the Battles 2005
Wizardry: Five Ordeals 2006
Wizardry Online 2013
Wizrogue: Labyrinth of Wizardry 2017
Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls 2020
Wizardry: The Five Ordeals EA

Key points

Remake of Wizardry: Crusaders of the Dark Savant with updated visuals and narrator voice acting.
Characters can be imported from Wizardry: Bane of the Cosmic Forge (see Import characters).
At least the original retail version of Wizardry Gold is infamous for introducing several, even game-breaking bugs which did not exist on the original DOS version. Most famously, the Diplomacy skill doesn't work at all.

General information Community Discussions for game series Support Page
Steam Community Discussions
PostCount.Net Wizardry Series forum


Essential improvements

Import characters

Characters can be imported from Wizardry: Bane of the Cosmic Forge saves.
The game offers several possible beginnings for imported parties. If player imports his/her party before completing Bane, the default beginning is given (the same as with new parties). The rest of the beginnings are reserved for each of the possible endings in Bane.
Bane of the Cosmic Forge uses different file extensions for regular saves and completed games (*.DBS or *.BCF).
Import saves[citation needed]
  1. Choose Import (BANE) at the main menu.
  2. Change the file type from Wizardry Savegame to All Files (otherwise the saves will not be listed).
  3. Choose the save file and wait for importing to complete.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\CDDATA.INI[Note 1]
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/245430/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
  • .SGM
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/245430/pfx/[Note 2]
Save files (*.SGM) can be saved anywhere.

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud


General settings.
General settings.


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


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
On/off only.
Surround sound
All voiced dialogue is subtitled.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
In a local retail version for Wizardry Gold only.[1]

Issues fixed

Game window is too small

The game always runs at windowboxed 640x400 so will be very small on high-resolution monitors.
Setting the game to run in 640x480 compatibility mode will make it fit the screen better but makes task-switching very difficult.
Set 640x480 compatibility mode[citation needed]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Right-click WIZARD.EXE and choose Properties.
  3. On the Compatibility tab enable the 640x480 option and click OK.

Other information


ExecutablePPC16-bit 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)
Mac OS (Classic)

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 9.0c compatible
These requirements are for the version.


  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).
  2. 2.0 2.1 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>/245430/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (245430) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. - last accessed on 28 May 2023