Alien Nations

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Alien Nations
Alien Nations cover
Developers
Neo Software Produktions
Publishers
JoWood Productions
Nordic Games
Release dates
Windows July 1, 1999
Mac OS (Classic) 2001
Alien Nations
Alien Nations 1999
The Nations 2001

General information

Nordic Games Forum - Publisher technical forum (link displays older threads).
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Windows
Mac OS
GamersGate
DRM-free after installation (requires an internet connection during installation)
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Use replacement intro.avi

Apply the Alien Nations intro skip.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Savegames\an.cfg[Note 1]
Mac OS (Classic)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Savegames[Note 1]
Mac OS (Classic)

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Displays at only 4:3 resolutions 800x600 and 1024x768.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Effects, Music, Mentor.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
3
Online play
3

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) 1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).

References