Publishers Sir-Tech
Developers Sir-Tech
Release date 1981
Genre Role-playing
Game rating
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Game Description

Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord is the first game in the Wizardry series of role-playing video games. It was developed by Andrew Greenberg and Robert Woodhead. In 1980, Norman Sirotek formed Sir-Tech Software, Inc. and launched a Beta version of the product at the 1980 Boston Computer Convention. The final version of the game was released in 1981.

Download Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord

We might have the game available for more than one platform. Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord is currently available on these platforms:

Apple II (1981)

Wizardry_Proving_Grounds_of_the_Mad_Overlord_Apple-II_ROM_EN.zip (130.3KB)

DOS (1981)

Wizardry_Proving_Grounds_of_the_Mad_Overlord_DOS_Files_EN.zip (149.6KB)

How to play on Windows

  1. Download and Extract Wizardry_Proving_Grounds_of_the_Mad_Overlord_DOS_Files_EN.zip
  2. Download and Install the DOS emulator DOSBox
  3. Drag WIZ1.bat on top of the DOSBox icon
  4. Play the game

Mac (1985)

Wizardry_Proving_Grounds_of_the_Mad_Overlord_Mac_Files_EN.zip (10.MB)

PC-88 (1985)

Wizardry_Proving_Grounds_of_the_Mad_Overlord_PC-88_ROM_EN.zip (453.7KB)

Commodore 64 (1987)

Wizardry_Proving_Grounds_of_the_Mad_Overlord_C64_ROM_EN.zip (238.8KB)

Additional files, patches and fixes

Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord Mac Manual (English)

Wizardry – All Manuals (English)

Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord Screenshots

DOS