Ricochet

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Ricochet
Ricochet cover
Developers
Valve Corporation
Engines
GoldSrc
Release dates
Windows November 1, 2000
OS X March 30, 2013
Linux March 30, 2013

Key points

Runs extremely well on low end hardware.
There are few working servers left.
The player base is extremely small.

General information

GitHub Issue Tracker for Ricochet and other GoldSrc-based games
Steam Community Discussions
Steam Users' Forums

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail Unlocked on Steam with Half-Life retail key.
Green Man Gaming
Steam
All versions require Steam.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

-nointro
  1. Find Ricochet in your Steam Library
  2. Right-click the game name
  3. Select Properties
  4. Select Set Launch Options...
  5. Input -nointro
  6. Press OK
  7. Launch the game

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Half-Life\ricochet
OS X
Linux

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.

Borderless fullscreen windowed[edit]

-window -noborder
  1. Find Ricochet in your Steam Library
  2. Right-click the game name
  3. Select Properties
  4. Select Set Launch Options...
  5. Input -window -noborder
  6. Press OK
  7. Launch the game

Input settings[edit]

In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.
In-game mouse/joystick settings.
In-game mouse/joystick settings.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
In-game voice settings.
In-game voice settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio CC Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Spanish

Network[edit]

In-game multiplayer settings.
In-game multiplayer settings.
For more information, see the "Half-Life Dedicated Server" section of our GoldSrc article.

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
32
Online play
32

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Self-hosting
Direct IP
Use connect [IP address here] in the console.

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
UDP (outbound) 6003, 7002, 27010, 27015, 27025

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7 Lost with Linux update.[1]
OpenGL 2.1
Software renderer
64-bit executable
OS X and Linux only.[citation needed]

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio Miles Sound System
Multiplayer WON (retail)
Steamworks (Steam)

Console commands[edit]

Games running on the GoldSrc engine can utilize GoldSrc Engine Console Commands for various tasks.
The console is enabled by default in GoldSrc games, press ~ to open it.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) 500 MHz 800 MHz
System memory (RAM) 96 MB 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 6 GB
Video card (GPU) 16 MB of VRAM 32 MB of VRAM
OS X
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.6.3
Processor (CPU) 500 MHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 GB
Video card (GPU) NVIDIA GeForce 8
ATI X1600
Intel HD 3000
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 12.04
Processor (CPU) Dual-core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 GB
Video card (GPU) NVIDIA GeForce 8600/9600GT
ATI/AMD Radeaon HD2600/3600
(Graphic Drivers: nVidia 310, AMD 12.11)
OpenGL 2.1 compatible

References

  1. Steam HL1 5.1 sound - Steam discussions forums.