Heartlight PC (DOS)

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Heartlight PC
Heartlight PC - DOS - Moon Doggie - USA.jpg
Platform: DOS
Year: 1993
Developer: X LanD computer games
Online: Download

Heartlight PC is a simple Boulder Dash clone with difficult levels.

In a pre-Epic Games release, Princess Pricela (or Priscella) announces that she will marry whoever brings her all hearts of Heartlightland. As all young men mount their horses to find the land, little kobold Johnny transports himself using his little magic (which is also how he pushes items, survives and skips lost levels). In Epic versions, delightful elf Percival has to prove his skill and ingenuity, either without told reason, or to marry Gwendolyn (whose blood is in the hearts).

The game has no ending; after completing the last level, you go back to level 1.

Screenshots

Heartlight PC - DOS - Title.png

The title screen.

Heartlight PC - DOS - Main Menu.png

The main menu.

Heartlight PC - DOS - Before.png

One level. Before.

Heartlight PC - DOS - After.png

Same level. After.

Heartlight PC - DOS - Dwarf Burglar.png

Dwarf burglar!

Heartlight PC - DOS - Wrong.png

Oh no no no, that was wrong!

Music

The game has a little trance soundtrack, which you may find either unobtrusively ambient or repetitive, but many sound effects make up for it.

Recording

All songs were recorded from the pre-Epic Games shareware game on a Pentium 60 MHz with a Sound Blaster 16 CT1740. Every couple of minutes, a loud click occurs, so multiple recordings were made until no click could be heard.

# Title Composer Length Listen Download
01 Title Janusz Pelc 0:13
Download
02 In-Game Janusz Pelc 6:31
Download
03 In-Game (Low) Janusz Pelc 6:31
Download

Credits

(Source)

Game Rip

Format

Download

RAW.png

Download

(Info)


All files and their dates were decrypted and decompressed using a custom tool.

Audio Devices

Music

Icon - AdLib.png Icon - PC Speaker.png Icon - Sound Blaster.png Icon - Speech Thing.png

Sound

Icon - AdLib.png Icon - PC Speaker.png Icon - Sound Blaster.png Icon - Speech Thing.png

The Ad Lib Music Synthesizer Card and Sound Blaster must be at 388h and 220h respectively. DMA and IRQ are not used. The address of Covox Speech Thing can be set in the BIOS. On all devices, the game mixes digital music with one sound effect at 8522.7 Hz.

(Source)

Releases

The game was shareware until one of the supporting programmers released the full version, recompiled within DOSBox, under a CC BY-SA 2.5 license. The full version allows 3 savegames and creating levels in a plain-text editor.

  Germany.svg   Germany
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Title: HeartLight PC
Platform: DOS
Released: 1993-0?-??
Publisher: CDV Software
  USA.svg   USA
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Title: Heartlight PC
Platform: DOS
Released: 1993-1?-??
Publisher: Epic MegaGames
  Canada.svg   Canada
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Title: Heartlight PC
Platform: DOS
Released: 1993-1?-??
Publisher: Epic MegaGames
  UK.svg   UK
BoxMissing.png
Title: Heartlight PC
Platform: DOS
Released: 1993-1?-??
Publisher: Epic MegaGames UK Ltd
  France.svg   France
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Title: Heartlight PC
Platform: DOS
Released: 1993-1?-??
Publisher: V.I.F.
  Germany.svg   Germany
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Title: Heartlight PC
Platform: DOS
Released: 1993-1?-??
Publisher: Pearl Agency
  USA.svg   USA
Heartlight PC - DOS - Moon Doggie - USA.jpg
Title: Heartlight
Platform: DOS
Released: 1994-??-??
Publisher: Moon Doggie
  World.svg   World
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Title: Heartlight PC
Platform: DOS
Released: 2006-06-25
Publisher: Maciej Miąsik

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