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    Default Level editors and documentation

    If you want to make a level for DK1 or KeeperFX you need to:

    1) Build the map with a level editor
    2) Write a script for it.

    You can download the editors here:

    There are 2 level editors to consider:
    1) ADiKtEd:
    Hard to look at, and takes a bit of time to get used to the interface, but is easy to get to work. Allows you do place make anything you want and more, and it has several useful features helping you to quickly make your maps. Recommended by 9 out of 10 dentists.
    It simply works. At the documentation below you find a guide that helps you make your first map.

    2) The Official Editor:
    Hard to install, but easy to use. Also, it's very limited in what it can do and prone to problems.

    You need help to install it, go here:
    GOG ->
    KeeperFX ->

    Now it runs too fast. To slow it down, look here:

    The script is that changes the map into a level. Without it, nothing happens.
    Writing the script is best done using a text editor. Notepad++ is the most popular one.
    I made a plugin to help people do dk script with it:

    The script file is the .txt file that the Editor generated. See the documentation below on tutorials and commands. Also, look at the scripts of other levels to see how it's done.


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    Thanks for this! Quite fun to do honestly.

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    Hello dear people,

    I like to know how to be able to run the official editor of dungeon keeper 1. I have a 64-bit win 10 installation and get the 'this app can't run on your PC' message when trying to open the setup of my original dungeon keeper gold cd.

    things I DO know:
    * One needs the original installation instead of keeperfx apparently.
    * Keeperfx DOES work.
    * Unded DOES work.
    * copying the 'keeper' directory from the disk and after installing the d3d patch copying the dkedit-editor into that dir, setting compatibility to win 95 and try to
    run it doesNT work.
    * the biggest problem to MAYBE get it started seems that I can't even install the original DK1.

    thanks in forward.
    Last edited by SoulEater; April 27th, 2021 at 10:41.

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    Default Re: Level editors and documentation

    No worries, you do not need to install DK1, you just need the files from the disk. The 'KeeperFX' link above sorts out the process, if you get stuck at some point at that step by step description, tell me how for you got.

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