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Chaser

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Chaser
Chaser cover
Developers
Cauldron
Publishers
JoWood Productions
Engines
CloakNT
Release dates
Windows August 30, 2003
Chaser at Wikipedia

Key points

GameSpy server browser no longer works; usage of the alternative CGP Launcher was recommended, but its server is currently down, too (checked on August 2018).

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete/rename Logos folder[citation needed]
  1. Go to Data in the installation folder.
  2. Delete or rename the Logos folder.

Patches[edit]

Patches are available.

Game data[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Save\Users\default.cfg
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/39670/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Save\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/39670/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video 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)
Use Chaser FOV Tool.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use Borderless Gaming.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Set in Options, Video, Texture Filter.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Disabled by default; see Vertical sync (Vsync).
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 96 FPS.

Vertical sync (Vsync)[edit]

Set in default.cfg[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Edit default.cfg.
  3. Change Set "VerticalSync" 0 to Set "VerticalSync" 1
  4. Save your changes.

Input settings[edit]

In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.
In-game mouse settings.
In-game mouse settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Cannot map Mouse5 button.
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]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Effects, Music and Speech.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Enabled by default; set in Options, Player Setup.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Does not mute on main menu screen.
EAX support

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Hungarian
Japanese
Russian
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
128
Online play
128 Usage of the alternative CGP Launcher to replace GameSpy server browser was recommended, but that launcher's server is currently down, too (checked on August 2018).

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Self-hosting
Direct IP
Use -connect parameter with the IP and port.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7, 8.1 DirectX 7 is used for cutscenes only.
Shader Model support 1.x
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio Miles Sound System
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98SE ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 650 MHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.35 GB
Video card (GPU) 32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.1 compatible
64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.1 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>/39670/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (39670) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References