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Brigade E5: New Jagged Union

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Brigade E5: New Jagged Union
Brigade E5: New Jagged Union cover
Developers
Apeiron[1]
Publishers
North America Strategy First[2]
1C Company[3]
Release dates
Windows July 29, 2005[1]
Brigade E5: New Jagged Union at Wikipedia
Brigade E5
Brigade E5: New Jagged Union 2005
7.62 High Calibre 2007
7.62: Reloaded 2008
7.62 Hard Life 2014

Key points

While a separate game with a different story line, 7,62 High Calibre is an improved version of Brigade E5 based on the same engine.
Since the game was mostly popular in Russia, most of the community, mods and information about the game is not available in English language.
Native modding support.
Various game bugs remain unsolved without an unofficial patch.

General information

Official website (retrieved)
The Brigade E5 Unofficial Home Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Windows
GamersGate
DRM-free after installation (requires an internet connection during installation)
Windows
Steam
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Windows
Steam version contains the latest patch 1.13.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Intro videos can be disabled in configuration utility by unchecking Video option in configuration utility. Alternatively you can do that by manually editing the configuration file.

Edit Config.e5c[citation needed]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Open Config.e5c with a text editor.
  3. Find the ShowVideo parameter.
  4. Int the same line change 1 value to 0.

Immortal Badass Mod[edit]

Contains unofficial patch, new weapons and changes various game aspects, making game a bit harder.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Config.e5c
<path-to-game>\AutoCamera.cfg
<path-to-game>\keys.cfg
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/296210/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Saves
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/296210/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

External General settings.
External General settings.
External Special settings.
External Special settings.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Only 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x960 and 1600x1200 resolutions are selectable from the in-game,[4] the rest have to chosen from configuration utility.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Only 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x960 and 1600x1200 resolutions are selectable from the in-game,[4] the rest have to chosen from configuration utility.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Game always runs in borderless window.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Key combinations and system buttons are excluded from this process (Print Screen, Scroll Lock, Pause and Num Lock, Windows buttons, as well as additional and non-standard buttons of various keyboards). Also it is impossible re-assign mouse buttons or the mouse wheel.[4]
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
You can adjust Sound Effect volume (blasts, gunshots and other similar sounds), Music volume, and Ambient volume (environmental sounds - birds singing etc.)[4]
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
German
Polish
Retail only.
Russian
Original language of the game.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play

Connection types

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP unknown
UDP unknown
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Issues fixed[edit]

Missing music and characters voiceovers[edit]

Enable the following compatibility settings for the E5.exe file: Compatibility mode (Windows XP (Service Pack 3))[5]
The Steam overlay will not work after applying this fix.
  • Locate the E5 executable file. It can be found in <path-to-game>\E5.exe.
  • Use Windows XP (Service Pack 3) compatibility mode. Example for Windows 10:
    • Right-click the E5.exe file icon and choose Properties from the context menu that appears.
    • Click on the Compatibility tab.
    • Select the Run this program in compatibility mode for: checkbox and select Windows XP (Service Pack 3) from the list below.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

Console commands[edit]

List of console commands and explanations (in Polish) can be found in post [179] and [180] in this thread.
Console commands can be typed in the game by opening the console with ~.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD)

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>/296210/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (296210) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References