America's Army

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America's Army
America's Army cover
Developers
U.S. Army
Engines
Unreal Engine 2
Release dates
Windows July 4, 2002
Linux June 9, 2003
macOS (OS X) July 16, 2003
America's Army guide at StrategyWiki
America's Army at Wikipedia
America's Army
America's Army 2002
America's Army 3 2009
America's Army: Proving Grounds 2015

Key points

Also titled America's Army: Operations (1.x releases) and America's Army: Special Forces (2.x releases).
Available for free.
Official support for the game has been dropped. The main authentication server is no longer available, rendering a majority of the game unplayable.

General information

Official game manual
25Assist Forums - Forum for the community-maintained version of the game.
Battletracker.com - A community forum mainly for the America's Army series.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Official website Original installer (v2.8.3).
Windows
Official website Assist
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Version differences[edit]

Assist[edit]

A community-run version of the game, it enables cross-platform support on modern hardware, along with re-enabling online multiplayer support with a custom authentication server.

An account with Battletracker.com is required to play.

Note that although the game is running an outdated version (2.5, as opposed to 2.8.5), it has been modified to be content-equivalent to 2.8.5.

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Assuming the latest full installer is used (v2.8.3), install the patches in the following order:

Game data[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.
In-game HUD settings.
In-game HUD settings.
In-game parental lock settings.
In-game parental lock settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\System
macOS (OS X)
Linux
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\System\Save
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Video settings[edit]

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

Input settings[edit]

In-game control settings.
In-game control settings.
In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.

Audio settings[edit]

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
30 Versus
Online play
30 Versus

Connection types

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP (outbound) 14200, 20025-20048
UDP (outbound) 1716-1718, 8777, 27900

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 2
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics Karma
Audio OpenAL
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer GameSpy, PunkBuster

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000 XP
Processor (CPU) 2.4 GHz 3.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3.5 GB
Video card (GPU) 128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0 compatible
256 MB of VRAM

References