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Zanzarah: The Hidden Portal

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After years of waiting, this legendary classic and beloved fan favorite finally comes to Steam!
Zanzarah: The Hidden Portal is the original game from 2002 now for the first time available as a downloadable version here on Steam. A lot of fans have been asking us where they can buy this cult classic still today since it seems to have been long disappeared from the retail shelves. Now we are happy to fulfill your wish together with our partner Daedalic to make this game available to you again.
***Incompatibility with notebooks (FPS drops in the menu): Set your screen resolution to a modus with 32 bit color depth***

Zanzarah - The Hidden Portal is an amazingly enjoyable adventure game brought to life by a vividly visualized and elaborately produced world. The story revolves around a young girl named Amy who escapes to the magical world of Zanzarah.
There she is charged with merging the fairytale kingdom with the real world, saving it from destruction. Help her to use magical powers and items to collect and train fairies and demons. Use your creatures in fast-paced battles to defeat the evil that defiles Zanzarah.Features:
  • Rich and fantastical game world
  • Collect, train and organize fairies and demons for magic duels
  • 77 different fairies and demons, 12 different elements
  • Action-based combat system
  • Includes the fantastical original soundtrack
Release date
Funatics Software
Daedalic Entertainment
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows® VISTA,Windows® 7, Windows® 8
  • Processor: Athlon or Pentium® 2 Processor with 500 Mhz
  • Memory: 64 MB RAM MB RAM
  • Graphics: 3D- Graphics card, 8MB (GeForce, Voodoo 5500)
  • DirectX: Version 8.1
  • Storage: 1400 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: Please make sure you are using the latest graphics card driver (especially for NVIDIA cards). You can always find the latest drivers directly at the manufacturers' website. Please do not rely on automatic Windows updates. - Symptom of NVIDIA cards: broken polygon display after starting the first scene. Solution: 1. Open NVIDIA control panel 2. Go to "Manage 3D settings" -> "Program Settings", there, select "Zantph.exe" 3. Set the "Maximum count of pre-rendered single frames" to 1 and... 4. "Apply". The grapic-errors should now be fixed. -Incompatibility with notebooks (FPS drops in the menu): Set your screen resolution to a modus with 32 bit color depth
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    Zanzarah: The Hidden Portal reviews and comments

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    I've actually been a big Fan of Daedalic for Years, played just about all the Games and played Zanzarah several times as a Kid. Unfortunately I lost the CD of Zanzarah, which is why I bought the Steamversion, but already on the first Start I had the same Problem with the Frames as many here. After a long googling, I found a Solution for this (where you also have to accept a much worse graphics quility), but in The Pinzip the Game remains unplayable! Apart From the Graphics Errors, it is incredibly confused: Shadow Elves are in the wrong Place or have far too starke/fairies for their Area, in some Places you are constantly attacked by Fairies, so you have to stop the Game, etc. I am really disappointed with Daedalic and glad that I got it reduced after all. You put the Game out before TWO YEAR and in the Meantime didn't stir a Finger for Zanzarah anymore! Saves the Money and buys the Game oldschool on CD, because it is a beautiful Game in itself!
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    Finally I have it again it is still just as Fun as it is. I then'm still running on my Notebook testing obs. So with my Desktop PC Win 8.1 everything going flawlessly some complain about the Mouse wouldn't go or Graphics errors. NVIDIA Users should use the latest Graphics Card Driver and only run in 32bit Mode then run everything as it should. Habs times purely copied for everyone. Please check that you are using the latest Drivers for your Graphics Card (especially for NVIDIA Cards). The latest Drivers can always be found manually directly on the Manufacturer's Side. Unfortunately, Automatic Windows Udates don't always find them. -Symptom of NVIDIA Graphics Cards: Broken Polygon Display After the start of the first Scene. Solution: 1. OPEN NVIDIA Control. 2. Under "Manage 3D Settings"-> "Program Oppositions," select the installed "Zantph.exe." 3. In the case Of "maximum Number of pre-rendered individual Images," set the Value to "1" and take Over 4. The Graphics Errors have now disappeared. -Incompatibility with Notebooks (FPS dips in the Menu): Please use modes with 32 Bit color Depth when Adjusting the Screen resolution. Addendum: Habs tested on the Notebook there I have an NVIDIA Graphics card no matter If old Drivers or new Drivers no matter what settings I play with, although they don't have any Mouse problems as some report in the Menu everything runs normally as soon as I'm in the Game I just see the London Background and the Girl the Rest is a Pixel Porridge. On the Desktop PC with ATI graphics card runs The Game Impeccable I hope for everyone else that, the Problem is fixed nevertheless I give a clear Buy recommendation from Nostalgia, in the Hope there is sometime a part 2 And I hope that this Version will still be ironed out. But according to the Developer, You are already looking for Troubleshooting error Reports and have even asked graphic card Manufacturers, so I am confident that You will fix the Problem. P.S. Do You have a Youtube Channel or a Twitch Channel do You want to advertise or have your own Server too few People? Or would like to know where free Games are available Then join our Steam Group at all The info you can find here, we would be happy http://steamcommunity.com/groups/Deutsch_Spieler_Streamer-Twitch
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