Red Eclipse

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Red Eclipse
Red Eclipse box art.jpg
Release dates
March 25, 2011
March 25, 2011
March 25, 2011
 Red Eclipse at Wikipedia

Key points

Advantage Runs well on old and low-end hardware[1]
Advantage Free and open source

General information

More information Red Eclipse Website
More information Official Forum
More information Red Eclipse Help and Support Subforum
More information Official Wiki on SourceForge


Source DRM Notes Keys
Official website DRM-free
Desura DRM-free

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Red Eclipse\
OS X ~/Library/Application Support/redeclipse/
Linux ~/.redeclipse/
Disadvantage This game does not support the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Video settings[edit]

Graphics settings
Post-processing effects settings
Display settings
Resolution settings
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution Native support WSGF WS Silver.svg
Multi-monitor Native support WSGF MM Silver.svg
Field of view (FOV) Hackable Configurable with the /firstpersonfov and /thirdpersonfov commands.
Windowed Native support
Borderless fullscreen windowed No native support
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Native support
Anti-aliasing (AA) Native support
Vertical sync (Vsync) Native support
60 FPS Unknown
120+ FPS Unknown

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Native support
Mouse acceleration Native support
Mouse input in menus Native support
Mouse Y-axis inversion Native support
Controller support No native support May appear in Red Eclipse 1.5.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Native support
Surround sound No native support
Subtitles Not applicable
Closed captions No native support
Mute on focus lost No native support

Issues fixed[edit]

Screenshot of the screen freezing problem
Information The Help and Support Forum can be helpful in solving your problems.
Information The game's IRC channel (webchat) is a source of live support.

Small window in bottom left/Screen freezing[edit]

Information On computers that are on the lower-end of the hardware spectrum, a small window may appear in the bottom left corner of your window and the rest of the screen will freeze.[2]

Fix Turn off shaders and lower graphics settings

  1. In the settings, turn off shaders and again try to play the game.
  2. If this doesn't fix the problem you should lower the graphics settings, this should fix the problem completely.

Missing in-game models[edit]

Information If characters are or have disappeared in the game, you likely have this problem[3][4]

Fix Turn off shaders and lower graphics settings

  1. Once you've opened the game, open the console (with either ~ or /).
  2. Enter /gpuskel 0 into the console, this should fix the problem. If it does not fix the problem, try updating your graphics drivers.


  1. "the engine is designed to run well on a wide range of hardware" - Red Eclipse General Discussion Forum
  2. Small window in the bottom left corner (SOLVED) - Red Eclipse Help and Support Forum
  3. Can't see the characters - Red Eclipse Help and Support Forum
  4. Red Eclipse doesn't work (anymore) - Red Eclipse Help and Support Forum