Blockland

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Blockland
Blockland cover
Developers
Eric Hartman
Ben Garney
Publishers
Step 1 Games LLC
Engines
Torque
Release dates
Windows February 24, 2007
macOS (OS X) February 24, 2007
Blockland on Wikipedia

Warnings

The macOS (OS X) version of this game does not work on macOS Catalina (version 10.15) or later due to the removal of support for 32-bit-only apps.

Key points

For help with issues, check the official support page and the help section on the forums.

General information

Official site
Official forums
Steam Community Discussions
Kenko's Content Archive - An archive of add-ons, saves, and other user-generated content.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Developer website
DRM details are not known
Payments can be run through either Paypal or by mail. Formerly available through Amazon, however the game can no longer be purchased there.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
A Steam key can be redeemed if you already own the game at Blockland Steam Conversion page.
Purchasing the game on Steam will not provide you with a Blockland key, which may be limiting if you plan to host a dedicated server or play the game without Steam.
Demo version of the game can be downloaded at Blockland Download page along with portable edition of the game (key needed).
The game uses its own authentication servers independent of Steam. This means the authentication servers can be down even when Steam is up and vice versa.

Essential improvements[edit]

Blockland Glass[edit]

Blockland Glass adds several quality-of-life improvements to the game, including an add-on manager and a server preferences manager.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Blockland\config
macOS (OS X) ~/Documents/Blockland/config
Steam <path-to-game>\config
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/250340/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Blockland\saves
macOS (OS X) ~/Documents/Blockland/saves
Steam <path-to-game>\saves
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/250340/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics settings
Graphics settings
Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
See Multi-monitor.
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Text will become small and won't fit if the resolution is set to 4K. If Windows scaling is enabled, the application must be set to override application scaling in the compatibility settings.
Field of view (FOV)
Slider in Advanced Options ranges from 75 to 120; custom FOV may be set using the setfov(); command in the console.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Multi-monitor[edit]

Change FOV value[1]
  1. Start the game
  2. Press ~ to open console and type setdefaultfov("100 100 100");
  3. Change 100 100 100 to other FOV value like 140 140 140
  4. Apply the changes.

Input settings[edit]

Input settings
Input settings
Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
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 settings
Audio settings
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
The OpenAL library that drives the game's audio does not support surround.
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Use OpenAL Soft[edit]

Fixes some sound issues, including incorrect directional sound and audio that is too loud.
Replace OpenAL32.dll file
  1. Download the version 1.7.411 binary from here.
  2. Unpack soft_oal.dll, rename it to OpenAL32.dll, and replace the existing one located in the folder of the game.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Peer-to-peer
Somewhat P2P, however there is little client control.
Dedicated
You can't host and play simultaneously with the Steam version.
Self-hosting
Use the -dedicated parameter.[2]
Direct IP
Use the Connect to Server button in the server browser.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
PowerPC support was removed in r1908.[3]

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) 800 MHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) 32 MB of VRAM
OpenGL 1.2 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.5
Processor (CPU) 800 MHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) 32 MB of VRAM
OpenGL 1.2 compatible

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/250340/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (250340) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References