Call of Duty

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Call of Duty
Call of Duty cover
Developers
Infinity Ward
United Offensive Gray Matter Interactive
United Offensive Pi Studios
macOS (OS X) Aspyr Media
Publishers
Activision
OS X Aspyr Media
Engines
id Tech 3
Release dates
Windows October 29, 2003
macOS (OS X) May 2004
Call of Duty guide at StrategyWiki
Call of Duty at Wikipedia
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Key points

Mod-friendly
Requires PunkBuster update to play on protected servers which is no longer hosted on EvenBalance's website. Obtainable here.
The Simplified Chinese Version doesn't have United Offensive expansion.

General information

Official Call of Duty series site
Call of Duty Wiki - A detailed wiki for every Call of Duty game made.
Planet Call of Duty - Very old hub for all Call of Duty games. Has mods, guides, and news on the Call of Duty communities. Hasn't been updated for a while.
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
SafeDisc DRM. Single player game doesn't launch on updated versions of Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 8.1 (for Windows 10 it doesn't matter if it's updated). How to Play PC Games That Require SafeDisc or SecuROM DRM on Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, and Vista
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Amazon.com
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Windows
Mac App Store
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macOS (OS X)
Steam
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Windows

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Call of Duty: United Offensive
Windows

Demos[edit]

Call of Duty[edit]

Windows[edit]
The Dawnville demo continues from the Single Player demo
OS X[edit]
Not compatible with Intel Macs

Call of Duty: United Offensive[edit]

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

The latest version is v1.5 (v1.51 for the expansion)

Skip intro videos[edit]

Edit config file[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open config.cfg (uoconfig.cfg for United Offensive).
  3. Change seta com_introplayed "0" to seta com_introplayed "1".
  4. Save the file.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Main
<path-to-game>\uo
macOS (OS X)
config.cfg is for single player, config_mp.cfg is for multiplayer.
uoconfig.cfg and uoconfig_mp.cfg are the respective files for the expansion.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Main\save
<path-to-game>\uo\save
macOS (OS X)

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game general graphics settings.
In-game general graphics settings.
In-game advanced graphics settings.
In-game advanced graphics settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Widescreen resolution.
Multi-monitor
See Widescreen resolution.
Ultra-widescreen
See Widescreen resolution.
4K Ultra HD
Mouse cursor sometimes moves by itself. See Widescreen resolution.
Field of view (FOV)
See Field of view (FOV).
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use Borderless Gaming.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Force from the graphics card control panel.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Force from the graphics card control panel.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Labelled "Sync Every Frame".
60 FPS
120+ FPS

Widescreen resolution[edit]

The game does not automatically adjust the aspect ratio to match widescreen resolutions.
Set resolution and aspect ratio[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Edit config.cfg or uoconfig.cfg.
  3. Set seta r_mode to seta r_mode -1 to enable custom resolution.
  4. Set seta r_customheight and seta r_customwidth to the resolution you want.
  5. Set r_customaspect to the aspect ratio (e.g. 1.6 for 16:10). Divide the resolution's width by height to calculate aspect ratio decimal.
  6. Change seta cg_fov "XX" to the FOV you want.
  7. Save your changes and close the file.

Notes

If your monitor turns darker in fullscreen and the game doesn't respond to brightness settings, you can fix it with r_overBrightBits from "1" to "0"
If your monitor turns very bright when attempting to Alt+Tab out of the game, you can fix it with r_ignorehwgamma from "0" to "1"

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Use CoDUO FoV Changer for multiplayer.
Change FOV in SP[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Edit config.cfg or uoconfig.cfg.
  3. Change seta cg_fov "XX" to the FOV you want.
  4. Save your changes and close the file.

Input settings[edit]

In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Software, such as the Logitech Gaming Software, is required to map controls to a mouse's side-buttons or any other additional buttons. For Steam, you will need the .exe's TestApp2620s.exe and TestApp2620m.exe, in addition to CoDSP.exe and CoDMP.exe to make a workable profile. For United Offensive, you will also need to look for CoDUOSP.exe and CODUOMP.exe.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Up to 7.1[1] Needs EAX for Surround sound, use Creative ALChemy or ALChemy Universal if you don't have a creative product
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
A3D 1.0, A3D 2.0. EAX 1, EAX 2, EAX 3[2]

Localizations

Language UI Audio CC Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Only available in China Mainland (People's Republic of China) retail release.
Traditional Chinese
Only available in Taiwan (Republic of China) retail release.
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Only available in Japanese retail release.
Korean
Only available in Korean retail release.
Polish
Only available in Polish retail release.
Portuguese
Only available in Portuguese retail release.
Russian
Only available in Russian retail release.
Slovak
Use unofficial slovak language file (Windows). Also contains localized textures.
Spanish
Only available in Spanish retail release.
Thai
Only available in Thai retail release.

Network[edit]

In-game multiplayer settings.
In-game multiplayer settings.

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
64
Online play
64

Connection types

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP (outbound) 28960
UDP (outbound) 20500, 20510, 28960

Issues fixed[edit]

Buffer Overrun error on start-up[edit]

Game may display a black screen and error message on some cards. Seems to primarily affect those with Intel HD cards, and occurs more commonly with the United Offensive expansion.
Rename executable[citation needed]
  • Rename the executable you need to mohaa.exe and launch the game.
Use Nvidia card[citation needed]
Users with Nvidia Optimus can set the CoD .exes to use their dedicated Nvidia GPU instead of the integrated card- fixing the crash.
  1. Open Nvidia Control Panel.
  2. Go to Manage 3D Settings > Program Settings.
  3. Add the CoD executables and set the preferred graphics processor for each to 'High-performance NVIDIA processor'.

Other information[edit]

Mods[edit]

Extreme Mod Lite 2013[edit]

A mod which adds new sounds, textures and more.

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
OpenGL 1.3, 2.0
64-bit executable
OS X only.

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio Miles Sound System
Multiplayer PunkBuster

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98 ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 600 MHz or equivalent for Windows 98/ME Intel Pentium III 700 MHz or equivalent for Windows 2000/XP
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.5 GB
Video card (GPU) 32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0b compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.6.6
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.15 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon X1600
Nvidia GeForce 7300
128 MB of VRAM
256 MB of VRAM
Not supported: 2006-2007 GMA 950 for Mac Mini, iMac and MacBook (2006–2007), GMA X1300 for MacBook (2007–2008) and MacBook Air (2008)

References

  1. Call of Duty - SoundBlaster.com (retrieved)
  2. EAX Featured Game: Call of Duty - EAX.CREATIVE.COM (retrieved)