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America

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America
America cover
Developers
Related Designs
Publishers
Data Becker
Release dates
Windows January 15, 2001
America at Wikipedia

Key points

Also known as America: No Peace Beyond the Line.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Windows

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
America: Expansion Pack
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

1.02 is the latest version. It fixes random crashes that may occur on 1.00 but also comes with new problems. See Resolution troubles.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Instructions
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\America.ini
  2. Set intro=1 to intro=0

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\America.ini

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Save

Video settings[edit]

Settings.
Settings.

Windowed[edit]

Instructions
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\America.ini
  2. Set FullScreen=1 to FullScreen=0

Resolution troubles[edit]

Overview[1]
Widescreen resolutions are supported by default.
The game always stretches the display in fullscreen mode, if the resolution does not fill the entire screen.
When patch 1.02 is applied to combat the random crashes on modern systems, any resolution above 1152x864 will crash the game when running in fullscreen mode. Resolutions up to Full HD work fine in window mode but the performance is considerably worse. Window mode will require the Windows color depth to be set to 16 bit instead of 32 bit to avoid the rainbow color issues.

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

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music & SFX.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
German

Issues fixed[edit]

Game refuses to launch[edit]

Instructions
  1. Running the game in window mode usually solves that issue. See Windowed.

Terrible performance and mouse issues[edit]

Instructions
  1. Disable NVIDIA Shadowplay.

Issues unresolved[edit]

Crash upon saving in mission 5 of the Mexican campaign[edit]

There is a bug in mission 5 of the Mexican campaign that might prevent the player from saving their game in this mission since the game will suddenly start crashing upon each saving attempt and the created savegame file will be corrupted. This problem can reliably be reproduced on said mission on patch 1.02. The only known way around it is to win the mission without relying on saves.

Unit pathfinding becoming abysmal[edit]

Sometimes the pathfinding of all units on the map can become extremely slow or cause units to ignore orders and remain frozen. This is usually caused by the buggy AI trying to move their army to a spot they cannot reach or a destination very far away. Usually a big group of enemy troops can be found stuck together somewhere. Killing them typically restores the regular pathfinding behaviour.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 300 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible

References

  1. Tested by Nessy