BattleTech

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BattleTech
BattleTech cover
Developers
Harebrained Schemes
Publishers
Paradox Interactive
Engines
Unity 2018[Note 1]
Former Unity 5[Note 2]
Release dates
Windows April 24, 2018[3]
macOS (OS X) April 24, 2018[3]
Linux November 27, 2018[4]
BattleTech on Wikipedia

General information

Official website
Official forum
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

All versions requires a Paradox Account for multiplayer.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Season Pass Includes the expansions
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Flashpoint Expansion #1
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Urban Warfare Expansion #2
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Heavy Metal Expansion #3. Expected release date is Winter 2019.[5]
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Shadow Hawk Pack Alternate skin for the Shadow Hawk 'Mech.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Digital Deluxe Content Art book, deluxe avatar & icon for the Paradox forums, 4K wallpapers, and the soundtrack.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Game data[edit]

Gameplay settings
Gameplay settings

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Harebrained Schemes\BATTLETECH
macOS (OS X)
Linux ~/.config/unity3d/Harebrained Schemes/BATTLETECH
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 %USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\Harebrained Schemes\BattleTech\C#\SGS#
macOS (OS X) ~\Library\Application Support\Harebrained Schemes\BattleTech\C#\SGS#
Linux
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\637090\remote\C#\SGS#

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Basic video settings
Basic video settings
Advanced video settings
Advanced video settings
Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Support was added in patch 1.1.[6]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Default behavior when Windowed Mode is disabled. See Exclusive Fullscreen on how to enable exclusive fullscreen mode.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Exclusive Fullscreen[edit]

By default the fullscreen mode of the game runs in a borderless fullscreen window mode. This can be changed to use an exclusive fullscreen mode using the external launcher.
Enable exclusive fullscreen mode using the external launcher[7]
  1. Navigate to <path-to-game>.
  2. Launch BattleTechLauncher.exe.
  3. Click on the Display tab and enable Exclusive Fullscreen (when in Fullscreen Mode).
  4. Click Save.
  5. Play the game.

Input settings[edit]

Mouse options
Mouse options
Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Follows the system-wide setting.
Mouse sensitivity
Follows the system-wide setting.
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 feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Sound Effects, Music, Ambient, Voices, Cinematics
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Can be adjusted through the Play audio when Alt+Tabbed setting.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Russian

Network[edit]

Multiplayer is compatible between Windows, Mac and Linux versions.

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play
2 Versus
Requires a Paradox Account.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 or higher
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-2105
AMD Phenom II X3 720
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 35 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti
ATI Radeon HD 5870
1 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9 compatible
Other Broadband Internet connection for multiplayer
A 64-bit system is required.
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.13.3
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-4670
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 35 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 775M
2 GB of VRAM
Other Broadband Internet connection for multiplayer
A 64-bit system is required.
Linux
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) SteamOS, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS or higher
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-3240
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 35 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 560
Other Broadband Internet connection for multiplayer
A 64-bit system is required.

Notes

  1. Unity engine build: 2018.4.2f1[1]
  2. Unity engine build: 5.6.6f2[2]

References