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Title Screen

Black & White

Developer: Lionhead Studios
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Platform: Windows
Released internationally: 2001

Carts.png This game has revisional differences.

Black & White is a god game in which the player owns a creature and attempts to convert people to his cause.

Debug Menu


Inside runblack.exe is a normal window menu containing items which appear to be debug functions. This menu is easily accessible in later fan patches, because they feature an option to run the game in a window. However, none of the items or their shortcuts appear to do anything.

EXE Parameters

IN addition to parameters enabling player to go straight to skirmish mode, load the pre-intro video, start a new game, and force or disable internet connexions,[1] runblack appears to contian the following parameters:

Elementary, my dear Cactus.
This needs some investigation.
Discuss ideas and findings on the talk page.
  • Editor - This doesn't appear to do anything. Was there once a level editor in the game?
  • Convert - This does something, because it causes the game to crash. Does it take a value?
  • Version - ???
  • Settings - ???


  1. Topic: How to get faster to the Online/LAN room BWFiles, Retrieved 29 March 2018