Installation

Before starting the installation process, please ensure your computer meets the following minimum system requirements for both the game and Steam client:

OS
WIndows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 or 10
CPU
1GHz or faster
RAM
1GB or more
Graphics & Sound
Direct X 9.0c compatible
Disk
1GB available hard drive space
Internet
any internet connection
Refer to Troubleshooting if you encounter issues starting the game.

DirectX

Windows versions compatible with this game include DirectX as part of Windows.

If you have difficulty starting the game, always update DirectX through Windows Update.
If you encounter an error message such as "The program can't start because XXXXX.DLL is missing from your computer", you may need to install an earlier version of DirectX.

Visit Microsoft Support for further information and download links.

Steam

Dungeon Manager requires Steam to be installed on your computer. After installation, add the game to your library and launch the game. 

Latest version of Steam client  can be downloaded from here.
If you encounter any issues with installing or launching Steam, visit Valve support page for assistance.

Game Launch Options

  • When you launch the game from your Steam library, check the desired options.
  • Play Songs:  Set the desired volume level for background music.  You will also have the option to make changes in the game through the Options button in the top navigation menu.
  • Play SFX and Voices:  Set the desired volume level for sound effects.  You will also have the option to make changes in the game through the Options button in the top navigation menu.
  • Full Screen:  Full Screen mode is recommended in order to avoid any graphical glitches and for the best user experience. Windowed mode may work on certain system configurations.
  • Difficulty [HARD]:  In Hard mode, monsters and hero levels will increase more quickly.
  • Save Data No.:  The game supports up to three saved game files.  In order to reset save data, first select one of the three options and proceed to the Title screen.  Then on the Title screen before clicking the Start Game button, right click while holding the CTRL key to reset save game data.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Game Speed

Keys Description
TAB Change between available game speeds
SHIFT Hold to speed up the game
CTRL Hold to slow down the game

Loading, Saving and Quitting

Keys Description
CTRL + S Save game
CTRL + L Load saved game
CTRL + RIGHT CLICK (on title screen) Reset saved game selected in the Launch Options by right clicking on title screen before Start Game
ESC Quit game

Game Screens

Keys Description
F1 Display In-Game Help Text
C Display Heroes list
I Display Rare Item help
M Display Monster Mix
R Display Game Rankings

In Game Shortcuts

Keys Description
RIGHT CLICK (on dungeon area) Remove items and monsters in the area
RIGHT CLICK (on floor indicator) Change floor element
RIGHT CLICK + E (on floor indicator) Remove all items and monsters from the floor
LEFT ARROW  Change the balance of all zombies on the displayed floor to attack-focused
RIGHT ARROW Change the balance of all zombies on the displayed floor to defense-focused
CTRL + E Trick: View the game ending and staff roll again (game must have been cleared once)
CTRL + N Toggle hero names
CTRL + T Display the amount of time played in the current game

Area Screen

Keys Description
RIGHT CLICK (on zombie) Remove the zombie
LEFT ARROW Change the balance of all zombies in the area to attack-focused
RIGHT ARROW Change the balance of all zombies in the area to defense-focused
UP ARROW Increase the area's trap level
DOWN ARROW Decrease the area's trap level
CTRL + D Delete all zombies in the area