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Castle of the Winds

Windows 3.x - 1993

Alt names
Castle of the Winds: Lifthransir's Bane, Castle of the Winds: A Question of Vengeance
Year
1993
Platform
Windows 3.x
Genre
Action, Role-Playing (RPG)
Theme
Fighting, Medieval / Fantasy
Publisher
Epic MegaGames, Inc.
Developer
SaadaSoft
Perspective
Top-Down
4.72 / 5 - 86 votes

Description of Castle of the Winds Windows 3.x

If you haven't play Castle of the Winds (also known as Castle of the Winds: Lifthransir's Bane, Castle of the Winds: A Question of Vengeance) already, go ahead and download it now! Published in 1993 by Epic MegaGames, Inc., Castle of the Winds features action, role-playing (rpg) in a fighting, medieval / fantasy genre.

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gyro 2014-08-17 0 point

This requires windows 3.1 so if you configure your dosbox correctly and install windows 3.1 it runs just fine. I run it on a windows 8.1 machine. Getting windows 3.1 installed and running on dosbox is an exercise left to the reader.

Frednotbob 2014-08-10 0 point

Stabbim -- I've tried to run COTW via DOSBox; unfortunately, DOSBox is unable to emulate a 32-bit architecture, so the game still refuses to run on a 64-bit install.

tojo 2014-07-16 0 point

Awesome game. Still runs on my 32 bit windows systems.

stabbim 2014-06-18 5 points

I'm very happy I found this game. My family had part 1 (the shareware part) on an old hand-me-down PC many years ago. I didn't know who the PC came from and had no way to know at the time how to get the rest of the game. I was too young to order it myself. :) I'm not sure what compelled me to go looking for it now, but I was pretty happy to find that it has been released in full form and is now quite easy to obtain.

To clear up the will/won't run debate:

This is a 16-bit program. 32-bit Windows PCs can run it natively. 64-bit Windows PCs can't. It's not a matter of whether you're on Windows 7, or 8, or whatever. It's just a matter of your system's architecture. I'm not a computer science expert and I can't explain how processor architecture works and precisely why that is, all I know is 16-bit programs don't run on 64-bit systems without some kind of emulation, or being run inside a virtual machine.

In the previous paragraph I specifically said that it won't run natively under 64-bit Windows, rather than saying it won't run on 64-bit PCs at all. I phrased it that way because I've been running this game on a 64-bit Linux machine through WINE. I didn't have to do anything special to get it to work on 64-bit, but it might be that WINE simulates a 32-bit environment?

It might be that you could run this under 64-bit Windows by using DOSBox, which runs a sort of MS-DOS emulation environment. I haven't tested that myself with CotW, but it works for a lot of other old programs. The person who said you need to use DOS may have actually been referring to this method, because the statement that you "need to use DOS" to launch CotW is incorrect if taken literally. It was designed for Windows 3.1 and runs in a window, with full mouse support, menus, and the like. It doesn't need to run in a full-screen MS-DOS type environment, and you can quite happily launch the .EXE file from Windows Explorer, if you have a system that it will run on in the first place.

godswarpawn 2014-05-21 -1 point

Oh my god you guys are such idiots, you have to use DOS to launch these programs. Of course they won't work on new computers, they're for the oldest computers, the most primitive of it's time.

Sean 2014-05-05 0 point

Won't run on 64 bit windows 7.

Daniel Catão 2014-04-29 0 point

Thank you!!

jim 2014-04-28 0 point

doesn't workonmy windows7

Forsakenabyss 2014-04-06 0 point

Finally this game has hunted my dream for years i played this when i was only 5 and i been hunting it down since lol all i could recall was it was blue floppy and call castle of something : ) running perfect on my windows 7

Viejo 2014-03-18 0 point

when saving, remember that old school windows had file names like xxxxxxxx.xxx eight characters for the file name, then a three digit extension.

indstr 2014-02-11 0 point

Wow.... I played this once upon a time and forgot totally about it.

alternative 2013-12-12 0 point

I know you're all talking bout getting this to work in windows, but...
I bet this works on WINE. If you have linux or any other os that has wine ported to, give it a try!
Didn't try it myself, but works great with many old windows games and apps (no need for drivers or such). It even works great with some new apps too.

Maharion 2013-07-15 0 point

I have a question. I'm running this game in Windows XP Proffesional and i can't save my game... Any ideas? It gives me a messange that says "Can't open save file"

FrozenFire 2013-07-02 0 point

It took me a small effort to get Win 3.1 installed via DosBox, but this is what got me through it:
http://sierrahelp.com/Utilities/Emulators/DOSBox/3x_install.html

And you will want to install both the graphics drivers AND the sound drivers. I tried to skip the sound drivers because CotW doesn't have sound, but then windows wouldn't run without the sound drivers.

I won't give a link to where you can find a copy of Win 3.1, but if you can't find a copy on your own, then you probably don't have the know-how to get it installed anyway.

DpwnShift 2013-06-17 0 point

I loved this game! I got REALLY stuck once though where the series of stairs I took left me in a dead end with very little health... I picked up up again years later and it was totally worth it!

bob 2013-06-14 0 point

Damn can't run it on windows 7:((

Sigermen 2013-06-11 0 point

#3387

maybe you can run it on windows 3.1 use dosbox

darkmasterde 2013-04-07 0 point

tried to dos-box it on windows 7 say "this progarm requres microsoft windows" how can i get it to work

rozrea14 2013-01-13 0 point

This was my favourite game when I was little!!

ashpenaz 2012-09-13 0 point

google castle of winds adn download it from pretty much any site there... works fine .. 2nd part is also freeware now ... both very playable

Nathan 2012-08-19 0 point

I'm running xp and didn't need anything for this game. but several others haven't worked. I tried installing d-fend reloaded, but I got a message saying that it could damage my computer's ability to function either now or later (or something along those lines). As a result, there's not much I can play here, which is too bad since there are some good games.

MooSe 2012-07-15 0 point

Someone should port this over to iOS or Droid..

Lostcow 2012-06-24 0 point

Yeah, you don't need a route nearly as complicated as bbb says. Just use dosbox to run windows 3.1 like Goodbrew said, and you are good to go. Worked on my Windows 7 64 bit without any hassle. Took maybe 20 minutes to get all the required software installed and running.

Goodbrew 2012-06-06 0 point

I got this game to run by running windows 3.1 in dosbox.

It was every bit as awesome as I remembered it being.

stublue 2012-06-01 0 point

I'm running 64-bit and can't run in, and no way I'm going to those lengths so that I can play it again... that's heaps lame. Wish I could play it again, but not bad enough to do what 'bbb' said

bbb 2012-05-21 5 points

Simplest most straightforward way to play on 64-bit system - download free version of Vmware, download Windows 98 iso from a torrent site, download Daemon Tools lite, download ImgBurn.

Which is all a bitch...but seemed much more straightforward than any way I could find online:

Install Windows 98 in vmware (I burned 98 to CD - then installed). Then, because unless you have the paid version it's a horrible bitch to transfer files to your vmware 98 desktop from your computer's main file system - use imgBurn to turn the castle of the winds files into an .iso. Then *mount the .iso with daemon tools, and from there - open it in your Windows 98 Vmware desktop.

*Or if you want to skip the Daemon Tools bits - just burn the Castle of the Winds files to CD, put the CD in, and copy the files to your VmWare 98 desktop.

Bam, done. Wasn't that a fun 60 minutes? But, are now setup to play any other 16-bit games you want.

The Fifth 2012-04-22 0 point

Unfortunately it can't be run natively on a 64-bit system

Schmaugen 2010-11-25 0 point

Awesomely simple Windows RPG, ran great on old my spare PC and outdated work computers. Great memories.

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