Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap

From PCGamingWiki, the wiki about fixing PC games
Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap
Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap cover
Developers
Lizardcube
macOS (OS X) Ethan Lee
Linux Ethan Lee
Publishers
DotEmu
Release dates
Windows June 8, 2017[1]
macOS (OS X) July 18, 2017[2]
Linux July 18, 2017[2]
Reception
OpenCritic 79
IGDB 81
Taxonomy
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Scrolling, Side view
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Adventure, Platform
Art styles Anime
Themes Fantasy
Series Wonder Boy
Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap on HowLongToBeat
Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap on IGDB
Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap guide on StrategyWiki
Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap on MobyGames
Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap on Wikipedia
Wonder Boy
Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair 2011
Wonder Boy in Monster World 2012
Wonder Boy Returns 2016
Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap 2017
Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom 2019
Wonder Boy Returns Remix 2019

Key points

Remake of Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap, which was originally released for Sega Master System console in 1989 and runs on custom engine based on the reverse engineered cartridge and the source code of the original Master System release[3]
Includes option to switch between original and new presentation on the fly. The graphics and soundtrack can be toggled separately.

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Green Man Gaming
Icon overlay.png
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Humble Store
Icon overlay.png
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
Icon overlay.png
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Original Soundtrack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\bin_pc\config\[Note 1]
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Lizardcube/The Dragon's Trap/
Linux $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/Lizardcube/The Dragon's Trap/
This game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Lizardcube\The Dragon's Trap\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Lizardcube/The Dragon's Trap/
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/Lizardcube/The Dragon's Trap/
Passwords from the Master System and Game Gear versions are supported.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.
Retro settings.
Retro settings.
Advanced retro settings.
Advanced retro settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Pillarboxed 16:9 with side artwork.[4]
4K Ultra HD
Games assets are done for 1920x1080 resolution specifically. All of the assets are upscaled with higher resolutions.[5]
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Freely resizeable with 16:9 aspect ratio.
To input specific resolution or unlock aspect ratio, edit configuration file.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Antialiasing is applied to the assets directly.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Game speed is tied to frame rate, but there is an option to remove the frame rate cap.[6]
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
DirectInput controllers require rebinding all the buttons.
If more than one controller is connected, might require changing the used controller in settings.
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Manual choise between 360 and One layout.
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
If not automatically detected, can be chosen manually.
Light bar support
Connection modes V1, Wired.
V2, Wireless adapter and bluetooth untested.
Generic/other controllers
Button prompts
Additional information
Button prompts
Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS4 and Steam Button prompts available in menu
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Nintendo Switch version only.[7]
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Official controller preset(s)
Steam Controller button prompts

Audio[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music and Sound Effects
Surround sound
Stereo only.
Subtitles
Text based speech only.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Option to completely freeze the game, to disable keyboard and to disable controller when unfocused.

Localizations

Language settings.
Language settings.
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Swedish

VR support[edit]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11 [8]
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-4030U 1.9 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1100 MB
Video card (GPU) Intel HD Graphics 4000 series
Intel HD Graphics 5000 series
DirectX 10 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.10.5
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1100 MB
Video card (GPU) Intel HD Graphics 4000 series
Intel HD Graphics 5000 series
OpenGL 3.2 compatible
Linux
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1100 MB
Video card (GPU) Intel HD Graphics 4000 series
Intel HD Graphics 5000 series
OpenGL 3.2 compatible

Notes

  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