Dark Ages is the first shareware game that supports the AdLib sound card.
Obtaining the game
The full version of this game has been released as freeware.
The following tools are able to work with this game.
The following file formats are used by this game.
|da?.exe||LZEXE Compressed executable||Game executables, one for each episode|
|file01.da? - file04.da?||PCX Format||Full-screen images|
|file05.da?||Dark Ages Map Format||Levels|
|file06.da? - file12.da?||ProGraphx Toolbox tileset format||16×16 16-colour sprites|
|file13.da? - file21.da?||MDI Format||Background music|
When run natively on faster CPUs, the game fails to start up citing "Divide error". Unfortunately, TPPATCH does not seem to be able to correct this, even after running UNLZEXE on the program.