Aliens versus Predator

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Aliens versus Predator
Aliens versus Predator cover
Developers
Rebellion Developments
Mac OS Logicware
Publishers
Fox Interactive
Release dates
Windows April 30, 1999
Mac OS 2001
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Aliens versus Predator
Aliens versus Predator 1999
Aliens versus Predator 2 2001
Aliens vs. Predator 2010

For 2010 remake, see Aliens vs. Predator (2010).

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM-free
Windows
Mac OS
GamersGate GamersGate Downloader (listed as "DRM Free" on store page) Classic 2000 edition.
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Classic 2000 edition.
Windows
Green Man Gaming Playfire Client Classic 2000 edition.
Windows
Steam
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Classic 2000 edition.
Windows

Version differences[edit]

Classic 2000 edition includes the added content from the Gold Edition, as well as modifications to run the game on modern systems without requiring tweaking.
Only the GOG.com and Steam versions of Classic 2000 include multiplayer.

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Patches are available for both the Windows and Macintosh versions. Digital distribution versions are already patched.

Modifications[edit]

  • Aliens versus Predator Classic Redux - a completed project that updates and expands the original Aliens vs. Predator Classic 2000. It replaces almost every model, texture, and sound in the game with higher quality ones. Every single-player and standard multiplayer map has these improvements, and some single-player levels have significant additions.
  • AvP Direct3D9 Renderer - updated renderer for improved compatibility (almost pointless with classic 2000 version, except for resolution independent menu rendering)

Ports[edit]

  • An unofficial Linux port was created and it's source code is available here. It contains compiling instructions and required dependencies for compiling.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Rebellion\AvP Classic\video.cfg
Mac OS

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Rebellion\AvP Classic\User_Profiles
Mac OS

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Added in Version 1.01 update for Classic 2000.[1] Cutscenes and main menu are 640x480.
Multi-monitor
Use Widescreen Fixer to center the HUD.
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Text scales very poorly at higher resolutions.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Use -windowed parameter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Force in the graphics card control panel.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Enabled by default.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 120 FPS.[1]

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
There is negative mouse acceleration.
Also, the more FPS the game runs on, the higher sensitivity is.
Mouse sensitivity
There is a slider for each axis. However, when these sliders are on equal notches, horizontal sensitivity is higher than vertical sensitivity.
Downward movement, and movement to the right both have a small dead-zone, and sensitivity for these directions is slightly lower than for the opposite directions.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Classic 2000 edition supports XInput controllers.
Full controller support
Launcher requires mouse. Full support in-game.
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Up to 7.0 output.[2] May require DirectSound 3D restoration software.
Subtitles
Can not be disabled.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Losing focus often causes a sound loop bug.
EAX support
EAX 1[3]

Localizations

Language UI Audio CC Notes
English
Dutch
French
German
Spanish

Network[edit]

Only the GOG.com and Steam versions of Classic 2000 include multiplayer.

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
9 Co-op, Versus
Retail only; removed from digital distribution versions.[4]
Online play
9 Co-op, Versus

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Self-hosting
Direct IP
Retail only; removed from digital distribution versions.[4]

Issues fixed[edit]

Game crashes at the end of the mission[edit]

In some missions game crashes, when player presses any key at the results screen.
Use a restart function[5]
  1. Play through a level like you normally would.
  2. At the end of a level, when the game displays stats press Esc to restart the mission.
  3. Press Esc again to go to in-game menu and choose Abort Play to go back to main menu.
  4. Choose Single Player and after that choose a campaign, they you've just been playing.
  5. Choose a newly unlocked mission from the list and continue your playthrough.

Other information[edit]

Remove the save limit[edit]

By default, the number of saves per level is limited to 8, 4, or 2 (from the easiest to the hardest difficulty).
Use an argument[1]

Use the -unlimitedsaves command line argument.

Enable quick save and quick load[edit]

By default, saving and loading can only be done via the menus.
Edit config file[6]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Open CONFIG.CFG with a text editor (or create it if it does not already exist).
  3. Add the following commands to the file.
    BIND F5 QUICKSAVE
    BIND F9 QUICKLOAD
  4. When in-game, press F5 to save and F9 to load.

Notes

Quick saving and loading always uses the first save slot.

Enable crouch mode toggle[edit]

Useful when playing as the Alien.
Edit config file[6]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Open CONFIG.CFG with a text editor (or create it if it does not already exist).
  3. Add the following commands to the file.
    BIND C CROUCHMODE 1
    BIND X CROUCHMODE 0
  4. When in-game, press C to enable the toggle and X to disable.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 400 MMX
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 500 MB

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 AVP Classic 2000 Update Version 1.01 - Steam Users' Forums (retrieved)
  2. PC Gaming Surround Sound Round-up
  3. Games tech help: Aliens vs Predator - Vortex of Sound (retrieved)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Predator Self Destruct? :: Aliens versus Predator Classic 2000 General Discussions
  5. Verified by User:Suicide_machine on 2016-08-19
  6. 6.0 6.1 AVP Classic console commands WORK! - Steam Users' Forums (retrieved)