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Pool of Radiance (DOS)

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Title Screen

Pool of Radiance

Developer: Strategic Simulations
Publisher: Strategic Simulations
Platform: DOS
Released in US: June 1988


TextIcon.png This game has unused text.
DebugIcon.png This game has debugging material.


So very stubbly.
This page is rather stubbly and could use some expansion.
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Pool of Radiance is the first in a series of Gold Box games, and for that matter the first proper Advanced Dungeons & Dragons game. The engine for this game would prove to be quite reusable for the next few years.

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To do:
Revisional differences.

Debug Mode

When starting the game through the DOS command prompt, type in start.exe STING.

The following effects will happen on entering this:

  • Skip the title screen.
  • Pressing Control + C quits the program.
  • Get maps for all of the areas.
  • When the player is in a training menu, press J. Training is free, there is no class limitation, and the EXP required is given after doing the training.
  • Alt + X or the - key kills all the enemies, complete with a message saying "The Gods intervene!"
(Source: Simeon Pilgrim)

Unused Texts

Hidden in start.exe is a few text strings that don't make a proper in-game appearance:

Gaseous Form
Slipperiness
Flying
Treasure Finding
Missile Attractor
Of Maglubiyet
Secr Door & Trap Det
Gd Dragon Control
(Source: jhirvonen)