Battle Realms

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Battle Realms
Battle Realms cover
Developers
Liquid Entertainment
Crave Entertainment
Publishers
Ubisoft
Release dates
Windows November 7, 2001
Battle Realms at Wikipedia

Key points

Online multiplayer no longer works due to the GameSpy servers being shut down.[1]
Can use multiplayer with GameRanger.
Small online community.

General information

Battle Realms Wiki
The oldest (still living) forums dedicated to Battle Realms
Battle Realms Reddit
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc v2 DRM[Note 1].
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Includes 'Winter of the Wolf' expansion.
Windows

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Winter of the Wolf
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Patches are available.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

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

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Saved Games

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy

Video settings[edit]

Game settings
Game settings
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See the WSGF entry.
Multi-monitor
See the WSGF entry.
Ultra-widescreen
See the WSGF entry.
4K Ultra HD
See the WSGF entry.
Field of view (FOV)
See the WSGF entry.
Windowed
See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See Windowed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS

Windowed[edit]

Use DxWnd[citation needed]
  1. Download DxWnd.
  2. Extract it and launch it.
  3. Click Edit from a bar and choose Add.
  4. Type in a name for the game.
  5. Click ... right of the Path input box.
  6. Go to the installation folder and choose Battle_Realms_F.exe.
  7. Check fields:
    • Hook Enabled
    • Run in Window
    • Hook all DLLs
    • Remap Client Rect
  8. Leave other fields unchecked.
  9. In position panel, type in the game's resolution (e.g. W 1024 H 768).
  10. Go to Video tab and check check Hide multi-monitor config (leave the rest of fields unchecked).
  11. Go to Input tab.
    • In Cursor visibility panel choose Hide.
    • In Cursor handling panel choose Correct mouse position and Force cursor clipping.
  12. Click OK, minimize DXWnd and run the game.

Input settings[edit]

Input settings
Input settings
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Available via the in-game custom profile menu (not settings).
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 options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Sound Effects, Music, Dialogue
Surround sound
Subtitles
Only in cutscenes.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
The addon WotW is not localized.
German
The addon WotW is not localized.
Spanish
The addon WotW is not localized.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play
GameSpy services have been shut down;[4] see GameSpy for workarounds.

Connection types

Issues fixed[edit]

Could not find supported display mode[edit]

Use dgVoodoo2[5]
  1. Download the latest version of dgVoodoo2.
  2. Copy the files in the MS folder and place them in <path-to-game>.
  3. Run dgVoodooSetup.exe
  4. Under Config folder/Running instance, click Add
  5. From the window which appears, navigate to <path-to-game> and click Select Folder.
  6. Select the folder you just added from the dropdown list under Config folder/Running instance.
  7. Under Full Screen Output, choose which monitor you want the game to be displayed on from the dropdown list. For example, if you want your primary monitor, choose \\.\DISPLAY1; if you want your tertiary monitor, choose \\.\DISPLAY3.
  8. Click the Apply button, then click OK.
Run the game in windowed mode[citation needed]
Disable other monitors[citation needed]
  1. When on desktop, press Win+P.
  2. Choose single monitor.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DirectDraw 7
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98 2000, ME, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 400 MHz Intel Pentium III 750 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 500 MB 600 MB
Video card (GPU) 16 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8 compatible
32 MB of VRAM

Notes

  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[2] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[3]

References