Spec Ops: The Line
| Release dates
June 26, 2012
November 7, 2013
|Spec Ops: Rangers Lead the Way||1998|
|Spec Ops: Ranger Team Bravo|
|Spec Ops II: Green Berets||1999|
|Spec Ops: The Line||2012|
- Game uses encrypted configuration files which can be decrypted.
- Official game site
- Official forums
- Spec Ops Wiki - A wiki for the series
- Steam Community Discussions
- Steam Users' Forums for game series
- 1 Availability
- 2 Essential improvements
- 3 Game data
- 4 Video settings
- 5 Input settings
- 6 Audio settings
- 7 Network
- 8 Issues fixed
- 9 Issues unresolved
- 10 System requirements
- 11 References
- All versions require Steam.
Skip intro videos
Limit Frame Rate
- Not as performance-heavy as V-Sync.
Limit Frame Rate
Encrypted configuration files
The game's configuration files are encrypted.
User Rick has developed a utility on the XeNTaX forums which can decrypt the files, allow them to be edited, and then re-encrypted so that Spec Ops: The Line can work.
Edit one of the files
Configuration file(s) location
Save game data location
|Widescreen resolution||4:3 and 16:10 are letterboxed; use Flawless Widescreen.|
|Field of view (FOV)||Default FoV is 72°, can be set up to 95° using Flawless Widescreen.|
|Borderless fullscreen windowed|
|Anisotropic filtering (AF)||Default is 4x. See Anisotropic filtering (AF).|
|Anti-aliasing (AA)||Can be forced through the NVIDIA Control Panel/AMD Control Center.|
|Vertical sync (Vsync)||Some players report increased performance with Vsync enabled.|
|High frame rate|
Changing Anisotropic Filtering level
|Keyboard and mouse||Native||Notes|
|Remapping||Multiple actions under one key (eg sprint/cover/context actions).|
|Mouse acceleration||Can be disabled by decrypting SRInput.ini and setting bEnableMouseSmoothing and m_ViewAccelEnabled to false then encrypting.|
|Mouse input in menus|
|Mouse Y-axis inversion|
|Full controller support|
|Controller Y-axis inversion|
|Separate volume controls||Music, Speech, SFX, Voice chat.|
|Surround sound||Up to 7.1 output.|
|Mute on focus lost|
|Turkish||A Turkish fan patch is available here.|
No sound during cutscenes
- The problem appears to be that bounded to multiple causes, like wrong audio routing, wrong codecs or surround audio setups.
Disable HDMI output
Set stereo sound
Crashing and low frame rate
- Users have reported crashing, low frame rates.
- AMD users have experienced the game crashing on launch, with the message,
C:\depot\PC\UnrealEngine3\Development\Src\D3D9Drv\Src\D3D9Device.cpp:718 with error D3DERR_INVALIDCALL"rendering the game unplayable. The game runs on 3840 x 2160 screen resolution by default, see below for fix.
Crashing on LaunchRight-Click on the game shortcut in Steam, go to
Crashing on Launch - Errors
Reset configuration filesIf having performance issues after the initial launch, delete the
Laptops with both integrated (onboard) graphics and discrete graphics may have a tendency to run Spec Ops: The Line on integrated graphics, resulting in markedly poor performance, even on lowest settings.
Select discrete graphics card
Mouse speed adjustment in the menu does not always work properly.
In the single player campaign mode changing the mouse speed during gameplay can cause the mouse speed to become extremly high regardless of the value it was set to. It is recommended to set the mouse speed from the options menu before starting gameplay to avoid this issue.
In multiplayer mode the mouse speed sometimes is at an extremely high level regardless of the setting. Contrary to single player mode, setting the value in the options menu before starting a game does not necessarily prevent this problem.
|Operating system (OS)||XP SP3||Vista, 7|
|Processor (CPU)|| Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+
|2.4 GHz Quad Core processor|
|System memory (RAM)||2 GB||3 GB|
|Hard disk drive (HDD)||6 GB||10 GB|
|Video card (GPU)|| NVIDIA GeForce 8600
ATI Radeon HD 2600XT
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
| NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX |
ATI Radeon HD 4850
512 MB of VRAM
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