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Read Full Description. Discworld Noir is the third and last PC game based on Terry Pratchett's popular fantasy universe. It is also my most favorite, even though Rincewind (the hero from the other two games) is nowhere to be found, and light-hearted humor has been. He took his renowned Discworld series to the screen-that is, the computer screen. Partnered with Psygnosis Ltd., Pratchett crated a fantastic world of comedy and mischief viewed through the clever gameplay of a point-and-click adventure game. Pratchett's stories were a hit back during the time of the adventure games glory, so you can imagine.

  • Two of the most underrated adventure games ever, both Discworld games are based on Terry Pratchett's pun-filled fantasy Discworld series, in which the whole world is carried through space by a turtle, and idioms and puns do have a life of their own. As bumbling wizard Rincewind, prevent the Dragon from destroying the world in Discworld 1 and find a way to convince the disillusioned Death to.
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  1. Discworld Noir
4.65 / 5 - 66 votes

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Discworld Noir is the third and last PC game based on Terry Pratchett's popular fantasy universe. It is also my most favorite, even though Rincewind (the hero from the other two games) is nowhere to be found, and light-hearted humor has been replaced by forboding atmosphere and shady characters.

The one thing that Discworld Noir has in common with its predecessors, though, is the sharp British wit... and droning dialogues that seem to take forever. Discworld Noir is set in the most depraved city in the Discworld, Ankh-Morpork, where the sun never shines (because it is always night). You play Lewton, a downtrodden P.I. who was once a member of the Watch (i.e. Discworld police) until he was fired for accepting a bribe. The beautiful and mysterious Carlotta just hired you to find Mundy, her ex-lover. As you start looking into Mundy's disappearance more missing persons cases present themselves to you. Missing persons start turning up dead with yours truly as the prime suspect. Throw in a missing artifact, some shady underworld characters, and the ex-girlfriend who broke you heart, and you have all the elements of classic Raymond Chandler noir novels.

In a refreshing break from the recent trend of 3D adventures, Discworld Noir is a traditional third-person adventure with a few novel twists. In addition to the standard point-and-click interface, you have a notebook that contains a list of suspects and clues. You can use the clues and suspects' names just like any other inventory item: by clicking on its name, then clicking on something else in the environment that you think relates to it. If the two things are related, you will gain new insights that often lead to new clue(s) appearing in the notebook. This way of simulating the deductive process is highly effective, and fool-proof-- since there are dozens of names and locations, it is nearly impossible to deduce new leads by simple trial-and-error.

There are also many other pleasant surprises that keep gameplay fresh and fun, such as a special ability that you also use via the inventory screen, and many unexpected plot twists. Since you are a P.I., it only makes sense that you will spend a lot of time talking to suspects. Unfortunately, this is one of the game's few weaknesses. While most of the conversation is witty, they are also excessively long-- not unlike the previous two Discworld games. The same criticism also applies to most of the cut-scenes, which end up being mere showcases of the game's 3D effects rather than integral to the plot. The voice acting is also overdone, although it is somewhat appropriate for the game's tongue-in-cheek noir style.

Despite all my nitpickings about the weak use of multimedia, though, Discworld Noir is an excellent adventure that's well worth the money. Its interesting plot and characters, great interface, and challenging puzzles really brings Lewton's world to life, and make the game's weaknesses seem trivial. Similar to Adventuresoft's Feeble Files, all 3 CDs of the game are packed with a lot of solid gameplay and great plot development. Although this underdog was never released in the US, it is still widely available from stores in Europe-based on-line stores at bargain prices. A must-have!

Review By HOTUD

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DOGCHASER2020-10-160 point

Update: I found a way to make the colors look normal and not have to change your desktop resolution/color bit depth. After you replace the EXE, right click it, select Properties, and go to the Compatibility tab. Check 'Reduced color mode' and choose 16-bit color. (Also make sure 'Run this program as an administrator' is checked.)
Then you can run it out of the box fullscreen on Windows 10, or at least it's working fine for me without any changes. I didn't need to press ALT+ENTER to go to windowed mode while in the opening cutscene, either.
Running in compatibility mode also doesn't seem necessary.

DOGCHASER2020-10-161 point

This is because you're opening the game in 32 bit color, and it doesn't know how to display it. You need to change the desktop to 16 bit color.
Check this page for more information: https://blog.ihobo.com/2015/02/how-to-run-discworld-noir.html

Fatso2020-08-181 point

I, like @BEANS here, am also having the same issue. Got the game to run and now the game looks like my graphics card took acid. I'm not sure how to fix it and would like any assistance you are willing to give.

Guy2020-06-151 point

If you get stuck on installing disc 2, unmount the first disc and then mount disc 2, Then unmount 2 to mount 3 etc

beans2020-05-311 point

I used the loma fix, so the game actually runs now, but my colours are completely messed up, and the screen is all scrunched to one side.
See this handy imgur album for deets - https://imgur.com/a/tU1FHtz
How do I fix this?

HulkPants2020-05-121 point

Any advice on just installing this? I cannot get past 'insert Disc 2'. I'm using Win10 via parallels on a Mac (I'm guessing that's not ideal) and have tried Win Xp compatibility but same issue.
I am desperate to get this working as it was always one of my favourite games to play on playstation, but not sure I can handle the slow loading and dodgy graphics now.

ARK72020-04-301 point

@NEWBIEDWFAN: This should help with install:

newbieDWfan2020-04-251 point

HI, I have a copy of the original CD, I have tried to use them, your zipfiles and the fix file all to no avail. Is there a guide for me to get this to work?? There is a youtube vid but it is too bleary for me to follow. I can follow instructions well, I am clearly missing something. With the fix file there is not 'setup.exe' and i can't dn.exe to run on its own. I now it is frustrating for tech literates to pander to one such as me but i'm a huge Discworld fan. Pretty please? First old school game I have tried to revive. only previous experience was with dosh box sim for carmen sandieago.

cleveland Womble2020-02-20-1 point

Been trying to run this game on my Dell inspiron since I bought the damn thing back when windows 7 came out. it almost worked using Wine on Linux, but this time I just installed the original game (full install) in a Windows 10 partition and replaced the original tin3_dxd.exe with this one. Works like a charm and it's the only app I use on Windows10. Yes, the mouse cursor sometimes takes a second to find, but that might have happened in w98; I can't remember that far back.
Note. My Avira antivirus wasn't happy about the new .exe file. I'm happy that the programme works but I can't guarantee that it's 100% safe. You'll have to make your own choice...

ARK72020-02-150 point

Hi Hunter, this is just false positive. I have several harmless patches for old games detected as such and also some utilities like dgVoodoo. Some antivirus programs are just too sensitive. Plus if I remember correctly, this tin3_DXD.exe is not even needed to run the game, just dn.exe.

Hunter62472020-02-100 point

Hi All,
The fix from loma works very fine (only thing i needed to do additionally was to reduce the colors to 65k in the compatibility-mode)
I even can confirm that the fix works for non-English-Versions, as i used it to fix my german-version.
Bur i have an issue with the tin3_DXD.exe , as my virus scanner (Avira) blocks the file due to identified Virus. I don't know if thats due to a false-positiv of the scanner or if the file is really corrupted.. but if loma is still around, may he refresh his dropbox-download to make sure to get a clean copy ?

Ark72019-12-180 point

PsycMonkey, you can find the patch in the game extras in the download section of this page.

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PsycMonkey2019-09-300 point

Hi, Loma could you possibly reupload you fix, it was taken down from dropbox. I've desperately been looking for a fix for this game for years now.

ARK72019-01-16-1 point

Another problem I found with patch by LOMA: Mouse cursor moves beyond windows boundaries. Is it possible to fix that?

Ark72019-01-100 point

Hi, LOMA, some antivirus software do not like your tin3_dxd.exe. Only 6 of 72 in virustotal.com is positive so I guess they are false positives but it leads to problems with execution of the file. In my case is tin3_dxd.exe automatically deleted in Windows 10. I found recommendation to disable DEP but it is quite annoying and I had good results with running only dn.exe. The game so far worked fine and I had no antivirus problem. So is it ok to run the game this way and can everything work without tin3_dxd.exe?

loma2018-08-132 points

I wanted to remove ALT+ENTER, or fix the windowed screen issue.
My original purpose was to make the game run in every resolution.
Please consider the followings:
- The game using 640x480 on directx side
+ This is really hardcoded in the game so I did not touched this
- What I did is to stretch the window basically
(cause of low frame rate on virtual side)
+ from 640x480 to YourScreenResWidth x YourScreenResHeight
If you use virtual machine please use the original exe, this fix is really made for
Windows fullscreen (any dimension)
(+ in the case of this fix, please do not use the Windowed mode )

boubof2018-08-051 point

I got the game to play but now it's virtually unplayable due to unbelievably slow frame rate. Any idea about what might be causing it and how to fix it? Also the game crashes whenever i attempt to switch to windowed mode by pressing alt+enter

FPMIP2018-07-241 point

thanks to (ó mighty, ó mighty) Loma :) see workaround for Windows 10!

loma2018-06-014 points

Hi All,
Ive done the fix for discworld noir which now should run on WinXP, Win7,..Win10
Without any compatibility stuff.
Feel free to use it. :)
Thanks for your reviews / comments.
(make backup of it in case the storage get crached...etc)
Uploaded here:
NB : fix mirrored here

COLDBLOODEDLEEROY2018-01-111 point

Hey me again, Windows 10 didn't work for me, but running it on XP in VMWare Player did the job. Good luck!

SplitHead2017-12-252 points

So I went through the whole thing that AGJERDE suggested (with WMWare Player and stuff) and I got the same 'Assert Message: Requested video mode is not supported' error that ColdBloodedLeeroy also reported.
Fortunately, I was able to get the game running straight from the Windows 10. Here's what I did:
I installed the game (Full Installation) and copied both the 'fixed exe file' and NoCD patch in the game dir.
Next, I deleted the 'tin3_dxd.exe' from the game folder and ran the NoCD patch and patched the 'fixed exe file' (Discworld Noir - Fix.exe).
Finally, I started the game with the freshly patched file.
And damn, it's still an awesome game :)
PS: The game still crashes after the intro movie if you click that 'New Game' main menu button, so hit Alt+Enter for windowed mode until you get to the actual gameplay. After that just slap that Alt+Enter again and enjoy.

ColdBloodedLeeroy2017-12-220 point

I took AGJERDE's recommendation of running Windows 98 on VMWare Player. The game installed successfully, but I get the following message when I try to run it:
Discworld Noir
'Assert Message: Requested video mode is not supported'
I'm trying these settings:
Display: Default Monitor on VMWare SVGA II
Colors: 256 Colors
Resolution: 640 x 480
Any help would be greatly appreciated, I played this game as a kid but I was to dumb to complete it!

agjerde2017-09-182 points

UPDATE: I now recommend using VMWare Player instead of VirtualBox. I ran into a lot of problems with stuttering audio and choppy video on VB, and after trying absolutely everything, I switched to VMWare. It handles Win98 much better than VB.

FreebirthOne2017-09-170 point

Damn, I completely forgot about this! But it's nice that I could help some people plaing it.

agjerde2017-08-310 point

Got this working on my Windows 10 laptop: get VirtualBox, install Windows 98 in it and update the display adapter driver (tutorials/files online) so you can get more than 16 colors. Install Discworld Noir in Win98, replace the tin_dxd.exe file with the fixed .exe from the download, and run the NoCD patch in the same folder. Lower the resolution on your computer (my lowest was 800x600) and use the same in your virtual Win98 machine. You can enter full screen mode in VirtualBox, usually with Right Ctrl+F. Start the game, press F1 on the menu to load a game, or click New Game. If new game: press Alt+Enter for windowed mode so it doesn't crash after the intro scene. Enjoy. I know I am.

guadalcanal2017-01-01-1 point

For details on how to get the game running check this out http://blog.ihobo.com/2015/02/how-to-run-discworld-noir.html


Sephirot2016-10-03-6 points

I can't install it. It asks me to insert CD2 but I open the CD' file but there's nothing I can do with those files. Can someone help out?

nero Wayne2016-07-081 point

Discworld for mac pro

You're supposed to extract the iso file with a program like magic iso to a folder in your pc then run the game installer.

I really wanted to play this2016-07-07-1 point

It will not download no matter what the hours keep going up but it won't download and another game from this site is downloading just fine. This link is broken.

DrWrong2016-04-27-2 points

I can't seem to get this game to work. Running windows 10, and the patch won't work or the NO CD fix. I tried burning a copy of the first .ISO and putting it into the disc drive in the hopes it would run. It did not.
Anyone have any advice on how to properly crack this game?

RotcivariouS2016-02-060 point

Is it possible to play it on windows 10 platform?

0gre2015-12-112 points

Can't you tell Win10 to run the executable to run in Windows 98 mode using the compatibility tab?

TheDarkAce2015-11-13-5 points

Use ScummVM to run this i believe

alex2015-09-27-6 points

How do you get it to run on windows 10? it was made for win98...

renato2015-09-12-2 points


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4.3 / 5 - 67 votes

Description of Discworld

Two of the most underrated adventure games ever, both Discworld games are based on Terry Pratchett's pun-filled fantasy Discworld series, in which the whole world is carried through space by a turtle, and idioms and puns do have a life of their own.

As bumbling wizard Rincewind, prevent the Dragon from destroying the world in Discworld 1 and find a way to convince the disillusioned Death to resume his day job in the sequel. Both games have great humor (although dialogues drag on at times), and some of the most devious but logical puzzles ever designed. Famed Monty Python veteran Eric Idle's performance as the voice of Rincewind is flawless, althought some dialogues are very long-winded to the point of frustrating. Clever puzzles and hilarious animations, however, more than make up for it.

Highly recommended for Pratchett fans and fans of zany adventure games in general-- just be prepared to sit through very long (and sometimes tedious) dialogues. Two thumbs up!

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

Zeke2019-10-01-1 point

There are apparently three versions of this game.
Version 1 - the first release, with bugs.
Version 2 (aka. Director's cut) - the second release, with many of the bugs patched.
Version 3 (aka. The Director's other cut) - the third (final) release which patched the last remaining bugs, and considered the perfect version.
Where could you find the 3rd version? I only see the floppy, first version, and second version.

GAMESTER2019-09-173 points

The game runs with French subtitles. How do I get English subtitles please?

Tom2019-04-100 point

Crazy Question: How would I go about installing this in ScummVM? I personally don't have a lot of experience with the program, and despite trying repeatedly, I cannot for the life of me get this to work.

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00Dog2018-11-122 points

If your having any issues, you can try using https://www.scummvm.org/ to run it

HRG0012018-10-211 point

I have just solved my sound issue with this game by copying the individual contents of the drivers folder into the main discwld.cd folder. Hope this helps. ; )

Arnizipal2018-10-122 points

The trick with installing this game is that it can only be installed on (what the game thinks) is the C drive.
I downloaded the ISO version and mounted it on drive L.
Then I copied the Discworld folder to my Games folder on the D drive.
After starting up DosBox I used the following command to make the game think the mounted ISO was my CD ROM drive:
MOUNT L L: -t cdrom
After that I mounted my game folder on the D drive, which I gave the alias C
MOUNT C D:GamesDiscworld
Now you can run the game with the DWU.exe in the DosBox command line.
To set up sound, as Elph-kun mentioned, you should copy the Drivers folder to the new discwld.cd game folder that DosBox created. You can do this in windows.
After that is done, run the Setsound.exe command in discwld.cd from DosBox and you should be able to set up SoundBlaster sound for everything.

anon2018-09-120 point

when i go into the setsound and try and set it for the sound blaster 16 it says could not save configuration file.


yeetle2018-07-280 point

I had this game on floppy when i was a kid!
Can't wait to play it again!

agjerde2018-07-161 point

Got the floppy version. Could not get any sound to work on DosBox. Switched to ScummVM and it solved the problem.

KC2018-04-300 point

I have now tried both versions and still no sound. I guess it can be played with no sound, but sound would be a nice touch.

KC2018-04-300 point

I have the DOS game up and running in Boxer on a Mac, I have set up the sound using SoundBlaster as instructed, which works for most games. However, like Sirawsmface64 has stated, I have no sound. But DAVE says he has the game running perfect on a MAC, but can't save. I think I downloaded the ISO version, but will try again with the floppy version.

Elph-kun2018-04-234 points

Anyone having problems with getting audio working:
After installing the program to your DOSbox 'C' drive, copy the contents of the 'Drivers' folder in the ISO to c:discwld.cd
Then run Setsound.exe and you should be good to go.

ekez2018-04-12-1 point

why is there no audio with the floppy version?

Jozef Novak2017-10-040 point

Super! This game excelent!

I.M. MEEN2017-08-100 point

i wanna be the first person in a video game to say f***

Sirawsmface642017-02-260 point

I'm not getting any sound, even after i made the resident sblaster.

admin2016-02-260 point

@arf: do you honestly think a 385 MiB download is not the CD version?

arf2016-02-26-1 point

@Admin, is this download the cd version? cause I searched your site and none other than this is available.

dogpuke2015-06-03-8 points DOS version

To all those who can't get this to run try SCUMMVM.

Dave2015-05-280 point DOS version

Discworld For Mac Pro

This game runs perfectly on a mac but i can't seem to access the save menu or save the game at all. Does anyone know how to do it?

Erik2015-05-261 point DOS version

Got it to work using Dosbox, but later it started saying that it couldn't find the disk (heh.). Any suggestions?

meltedplasticarmyguy2015-05-030 point DOS version

I can not get this to even load up. I am using the latest D-Fend. The screen will flash and go back to D-Fend.

Sneaky Wizard2014-09-02-2 points DOS version


It is saying there is a windows compatibility problem :(

alucard2014-07-110 point DOS version

Espero que funcione gracias

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admin2014-03-17-2 points DOS version

Now the CD version is available, enjoy it!

Quelohasdedicho2014-03-09-1 point DOS version

For the save problem: Create a folder inside the game folder, with the name discwld, and inside this one create another folder with the name save. If this doesn't work, create a folder with the name save directly in the game folder.

L3d2014-02-190 point DOS version

this wrocks!!!!

Cole2014-02-020 point DOS version

Discworld For Pc

How do i get it to save the game? if anyone could tell me how i would appreciate it

Marellya2013-07-204 points DOS version

My father used to read the discworld novels to me when i was small and i played this (Installed on my 'pc' if you could call it that back then on 22 floppy discs haha).
My father recently died and this is just what i need to remember him by.

Rosanne2013-07-180 point DOS version

I have a huge probnlem - I couldn't save. Only thing I can do is to keep PC hibernated and don't close game till I beat it...

Beetle Bailey2013-01-091 point DOS version

This is a true gem! Dear GOD I spend so much time on this one back in 1996!
However : Some puzzles are VERY difficult, so using a walkthrough when stuck is not wrong in any sense. And trust me, despite being am old 'spelunker' I was tearing my on hair out sometimes back then!
Hint : I was stuck at giving c*****d to Nanny Ogg for atleast 2 month before I gave in and found a walkthrough.

Carlsgro2013-01-08-2 points DOS version

the cartoon was good, game was average, slightly sad

Ginja2012-10-052 points DOS version

Discworld is an amazing experience (as are the novels) but there is a reason why the file size is so small - sound files for a game that has complete voice acting officially by the amazing Eric Idle.
The good news is that the entire game IS subtitled by default. So you can enjoy the experience, but without audio, you're truly missing out.

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