Deathshadow's Madness
Madness and you, perfect together

Keyboard Controls

Player Movement
TIP - Generally you are best off pressing the movement key BEFORE you reach the corner.
O Toggle Sound On/Off
J Recalibrate Joystick
Only works when joystic is enabled from the command line with /joy
Start Game at menu
ESC Exit Game to Menu
Exit Program from Menu

Command Line Options

All command line options are case insensitive... for those of you who keep asking even after that sentence, that means uppercase or lowercase doesn't matter! (sheesh, I worry about the state of education these days... Oh, and get off my lawn!)

/safe Do not reprogram CRTC on EGA/VGA. Better compatibility on oddball hardware, but has some issues like even numbered columns being 1px wider than odd numbered on VGA, or the aspect ratio being off on the EGA.
/speaker Force PC Speaker sound
/tandySound Force Tandy/PCJr sound
/adlib Force Adlib/Sound Blaster
/cms Force CMS/Game Blaster sound
On CMS/Game Blaster cards you may append a base address thus:
/cms:220 Value in hex, valid range:
220 is the default.
Force Roland MT-32 MIDI
Force General MIDI
Force Custom MIDI
MIDI device should support 24 semitone pitch bender range or allow setting via RPN
Which Microsoft GS WaveTable does not support...

Midi devices also accept base addresses:
Value in hex, valid range:
330 is the default.
/joy Enable Joystick Support
Joystick support can cause crashes/slowdowns/other issues with certain incompatible joystick interfaces... or if you don't have the joystick actually plugged in.
/debug Pauses on startup to show startup messages and configuration info.
/? or /help Displays this help information

*** NOTE *** Forcing hardware settings that are not present or properly configured can crash your machine. Be sure you know what you are doing before you start playing with values.

Play Now in Your Browser!

  • MS-DOS
    Chrome or Firefox Recommended!. Other browsers may try to run this, but it uses some advanced modern JavaScript to function properly.
  • Commodore 64
    This requires Oracle Java to work properly, which not all browsers will even let you DO in the browser anymore! Laughably, this is the one you're better off trying in IE or Safari.

System Requirements

  • 4.77mhz or faster 8088
  • 128k of RAM
  • (66,560 bytes free in DOS)
  • DOS 2.11 or Higher
  • CGA, Tandy/PcJr, EGA
    or VGA video

...or just run it in DosBox

Supported Sound Cards

PC Speaker, Tandy/PcJr, C/MS Game Blaster, Adlib, MT-32 or other MIDI Device

For more information on running DOS games on modern systems, visit the DOSBox Website

To learn more about on running DOS games in your browser, please visit the JDOSBox Website or it's associated SourceForge project page.