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Death Gate

DOS - 1994

Year 1994
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Adventure
Theme Fantasy, Licensed Title, Puzzle elements
Publisher Legend Entertainment Company
Developer Legend Entertainment Company
Perspectives 1st-Person, Fixed / Flip-screen
Dosbox support Fully supported on 0.73
4.47 / 5 - 17 votes

Description of Death Gate

Death Gate is a great fantasy adventure based on best-selling novels by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman.

As young Haplo, member of the despised Patryn race, you are tasked with finding all pieces of the World Seal to avenge your people and free them. While similar to other Legend's graphical adventures, Death Gate broke new grounds with an ingenious spellcasting interface that is superbly integrated into the game engine, and required to solve many puzzles.

The storyline is strong, although a little too simplistic given the rich fantasy world of the books. Death Gate is also notable for being the first Legend game to feature truly exceptional voice acting-- among the best of its kind.

With excellent writing, challenging but not-too-difficult puzzles, and a very high production value with respect to SVGA graphics and voice acting, Death Gate is one of Legend's finest and most underrated games. A must-have.

Review By HOTUD

Comments and reviews

3vol 2020-01-14 0 point

Thank you so much! I got this working, with sound and all, January 2020 on a Windows 10 machine. Here is what I did, for anyone in the future that needs:

- Download the full CD Image ISO
- Install DosBox and Daemon Tools Lite
- Extract the Death Gate ISO CD image (.bin and .cue) into a folder
- Go into that folder and mount the DEATH_GATE.cue file using Daemon Tools Lite.
- Remember the drive letter it mounted to, you will need it below.
- Then open DosBox and type:
-- `mount d i:\` (replace 'i:\` with whatever drive letter the ISO DEATH_GATE.cue is mounted on for you)
-- `i:` (switch to the virtual I drive
-- `install`
- After installing the game type:
-- `mount c e:\` (or wherever the installed files are in \DGATE\)
-- `c:`
-- `cd \DGATE`
-- `DGATE`

should work..

KC 2018-04-30 1 point

I tried the DOS ISO version using Boxer. Boxer gives me a “Death Gate ISO does not contain any MS-DOS programs." error. I have not tried the other download, I figured the ISO version would be more complete being it is 433 MB and the other download is only 35 MB.

Adam 2017-10-13 0 point

Just finished this game now, though managed to get my hands on a CD ISO containing all the spoken words.

The voice acting was occasionally fun, but I don't think this text-only version would ruin it by any means.

Definitely worth playing this if you like point-and-click adventures and like 'nostalgia graphics':)

hrmwut 2017-06-28 0 point

played this back in 2007 on dosbox, with sound and everything. there should be working versions out there, its a wonderfull game, great Music and a nice magic system.

admin 2015-05-25 1 point DOS version

@Dave you have to contact us

Dave 2015-05-23 3 points DOS version

I have the CD version with sound files and everything - completed it again about 2 weeks ago, and all works perfectly!
Is there a way i can contribute my sound-including version to the site (600-ish mb in size)? Its heart-breaking people are playing this game without the audio!!

sylihra 2015-02-20 0 point DOS version

it freezes the mouse every time I leave the magic screen..so...5 mins into the game...

admin 2014-12-04 0 point DOS version

@Lost Cause: you wanted it, now you got it

Lost Cause 2014-08-19 1 point DOS version

Ultimately, nothing you do will work because most of the archives out there (either the 9.x MB or the 3x.x MB) Do Not Include The Voice Files!!!
The game _can_ be successfully installed even if you don't have the CD_ROM - it just won't work without the voice files. SO if our host gets the FULL version and uploads it, you can see for yourself this trick works. I discovered it for The Scottish Open.

First set up a virtual CD-ROM drive.

mount d: -t cdrom C:\Path-To-Install
d:
INSTALL.EXE
mount c C:\Users (Home\game folder, etc.)
c:

Now when you get into the install options, you should see options which won't work (like D and Z). Exit to the prompt, which should be C. Then d: and type install. Back at the drive screen, you should see the C: option. It should work fine after that - other than setting up music and sound. So there you are - even with a successful install, it won't run. And don't think editing the *.ini file will work either.

Silverbilly 2014-06-16 -1 point DOS version

How do you install this game? It says you can't install to the CD ROM and then quits. I'll keep trying.

Sam 2014-04-12 0 point DOS version

That damned puzzle with the gemstone hands... I was stuck there for a week!

reaper12 2012-08-02 0 point DOS version

shame i have fond memories of this game it was funny at times as well good point and click game

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DownloadEnglish version 35 MB DownloadISO File English version 433 MB ManualEnglish version 6 MB

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