GAMES:Realms of Arkania: Shadows over Riva
|Realms of Arkania: Shadows over Riva|
|Developer||Attic Entertainment Software/Fantasy Productions|
|Publisher||Schmidt-Spiele/TopWare or Sir-Tech/U.S. Gold|
|Released||December 1996 or 1997|
|Tested game version|| 1.12 (patched German version)|
1.01 (English version)
|Works with DOS32A||N/A|
Realms of Arkania: Shadows over Riva is a computer role playing game based on the German RPG system Das Schwarze Auge by Attic Entertainment Software. The original German version of the game (German title: Das Schwarze Auge: Schatten über Riva) was released in December 1996. Sir-Tech released the English version in 1997.
Making it work
- patch to the latest version, if possible
- the German v1.00 is plagued by a few gamestopping bugs, the v1.12 patch is mandatory
- Make sure to use the
CALLDOS keyword to execute the batch file(s) in order to have the DOSBox
- Using the German keyboard layout (
dosbox.conf [dos] keyboardlayout=gr) along the German language version of the game is mandatory: one of the puzzles requires the player to type the character "Ä".
- When using a CD image you must use the bin/cue format, the game will not recognize the CD without the audio tracks.
- Override the DOS/4GW Extender with the DOS/32 Advanced DOS Extender by launching the game with
DOS32A.EXE RIVA.EXEinstead of