Infestation: Survivor Stories

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Infestation: Survivor Stories
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Windows
December 17, 2012
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 Infestation: Survivor Stories at Wikipedia

Key points

Information Originally titled The War Z, rebranded due to "confusion and trademark issues".[1]
Disadvantage The game currently suffers from serious bugs[2][3] and a numerous amount of hackers.[4]
Disadvantage The developers were accused of scam and false advertising and the game itself was pulled off Steam at one point.[5] This was during launch of game and many of said issues have been resolved, including adding the anti-cheat engine PunkBuster.[6].

General information

More information Official Forums
More information Official Support
More information Steam Community Discussions

Contents

[edit] Availability

Source(s) Store unlock Notes
Developer website Retail
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[edit] Game data

[edit] Configuration file(s) location

  Location 
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Arktos\WarZ

[edit] Video settings

Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution Native
Multi-monitor Native HUD is stretched.[7]
Field of view (FOV) Impossible
Windowed Native
Borderless fullscreen windowed Impossible
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Unknown See Anisotropic filtering (AF).
Anti-aliasing (AA) Unknown See Anti-aliasing (AA).
Vertical sync (Vsync) Native
High frame rate Unknown

[edit] Anisotropic filtering (AF)

Information The game's configuration files (CustomSettings.ini, gameSettings.ini) contain the entry r_anisotropy_quality 1
Information Changing this entry to a different value does not seem to make a difference in-game.

[edit] Anti-aliasing (AA)

Information The game's configuration files (CustomSettings.ini, gameSettings.ini) contain the entry r_antialiasing_quality 1
Information Changing this entry to a different value does not seem to make a difference in-game.

[edit] Input settings

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Native
Mouse acceleration Native
Mouse input in menus Unknown
Mouse Y-axis inversion Unknown
Controller
Controller support Impossible

[edit] Audio settings

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Unknown
Surround sound Unknown
Subtitles Unknown
Closed captions Unknown
Mute on focus lost Unknown

[edit] Issues fixed

[edit] Launcher crashes or stops responding

Fix Launcher crashes or stops respondingLink

  1. Go to The War Z's installation folder. Its default location is C:\Program Files (x86)\The War Z\
  2. Right click on WarZlauncher.exe and select Properties.
  3. Choose the Compatibility tab.
  4. Tick Run this program in compatibility mode for: and choose Windows XP (Service Pack 3)
  5. Tick Run this program as an administrator and click OK at the bottom of the window.

[edit] MSVCP100.dll is missing

Fix MSVCP100.dll is missing[8]Link

Download and install Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Redistributable.

Download for 32bit Windows

Download for 64bit Windows

Information Users with 64bit Windows should download and install both of these packages.

[edit] Game freezes when entering server

Fix Game freezes when entering a server, potentially kicking you before you can moveLink

Information Poor memory optimization in the engine is likely the cause of this problem. The client can reach nearly 2 GB of RAM usage despite its unremarkable graphical fidelity.[9]
Advantage Following this fix in windowed mode is recommended (in-case the client hangs or crashes during testing).
  1. From the in-game menu, select Options and navigate to the display settings.
  2. Using a custom graphics preset, modify every settings on the right to off or low.
  3. Apply the changes. Quit the game client and start it again.
  4. Use the quick-join feature to see if the problem is solved. If it is, proceed to step 5, else seek another solution.
  5. Ignore anti-aliasing and V-sync. Choose one graphics option and modify it to medium or high.
  6. Use the quick-join feature again.
  7. If the client freezes or crashes, modify that graphics option back to low.
  8. Repeat steps 5-7 until you find a configuration that seems aesthetically pleasing, but resolves the initial problem.
  9. If you experience screen tearing enable Vsync.

[edit] Frequent crashes

Fix Frequent crashes[10]Link

  1. Go to The War Z's installation folder. Its default location is C:\Program Files (x86)\The War Z\
  2. Right click on WarZ.exe and select Properties.
  3. Choose the Compatibility tab.
  4. Tick Run this program in compatibility mode for: and choose Windows Vista (Service Pack 2)
  5. Tick Run this program as an administrator and click OK at the bottom of the window.

Fix Clicking on "play game" causes a crashLink

Uninstall AVG Antivirus. If you do not have AVG, set your antivirus software to exclude the game's installation folder.

[edit] Enable SLI

Fix Enable SLI (Multi-GPU)[11]Link

Information Do not follow these instructions if you do not know how many GPUs are in your PC and/or if you have only one GPU in your PC.
  1. Download NVIDIA Inspector and extract the .zip file's contents to a new folder on your PC.
  2. Double-click nvidiaInspector.exe and click the toolbox button (shown in red below).

Inspector button.jpg

  1. Press the Create new profile button (shown in green below). Use a profile name like WarZ for convenience.

Inspector button2.jpg

  1. Press the Add application to current profile button (shown in blue above).
  2. Locate the game's installation folder (C:\Program Files (x86)\The War Z\ by default). Select WarZ.exe
  3. Modify the entry for SLI compatibility bits to show 0x02C04205
  4. Click Apply changes at the top right of the application.

[edit] Inventory shows weird names and descriptions

Fix Inventory shows weird names and descriptionsLink

  1. From the in-game options menu, choose Language.
  2. Select English and apply.

[edit] System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7 Vista, 7 64-bit
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 3.0GHz / AMD Sempron 3400+[13] Quad-core 2.4GHz or superior[12]
System memory (RAM) 1 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
3 GB
Video card (GPU) NVIDIA GeForce 205
AMD Radeon HD6250
NVIDIA GeForce GTX460
AMD Radeon HD5850 or superior
768 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9 compatible
Information The game is a multiplayer game. It requires a stable Internet connection with sufficient connectivity to regions in the US, Russia and/or Europe.

References

  1. Today We Will Be Changing The Name Of The Game! - Announcements - Infestation: Survivor Stories Official Forums
  2. Alpha bugs compilation, only accessible by Alpha players., older (but public) list.
  3. Example of a major game-breaking bug.
  4. Joystiq news item about WarZ hackers
  5. http://www.complex.com/video-games/2012/12/the-war-z-pulled-from-steam-after-complaints-of-scams-and-false-advertising
  6. [1]
  7. http://forums.thewarz.com/showthread.php?57466-StreetRidaZ-GaminG-%28Youtube%29-WarZ-Multi-Monitor-Gameplay-%28Eyefinity-amp-Surround%29
  8. http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2666520
  9. Tested by FudgePoly using numerous graphics options and monitoring software.
  10. http://forums.thewarz.com/showthread.php?23020-Guide-How-to-reduce-the-amount-of-crashes
  11. http://forums.thewarz.com/showthread.php?31108-Known-Bug-Fix-s!!!!&p=617803&viewfull=1#post617803
  12. http://thewarz.com/download/
  13. http://www.game-debate.com/games/index.php?g_id=5244&game=The%20War%20Z
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