Clive Barker's Undying

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Clive Barker's Undying
Clive Barker's Undying cover
Developers
EA Los Angeles
Mac OS (Classic) Westlake Interactive
macOS (OS X) Westlake Interactive
Publishers
Electronic Arts
Mac OS Aspyr Media
OS X Aspyr Media
Engines
Unreal Engine 1
Release dates
Windows February 21, 2001
Mac OS (Classic) June 11, 2002
macOS (OS X) June 11, 2002
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General information

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)
CD key
SafeDisc DRM[Note 1].
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Comes pre-configured with nGlide.
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Texture Patch fixes issues with some textures (already present in the GOG.com version).

Texture Updater[edit]

Texture Updater updates original textures with detail textures to improve image quality.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete/rename video file[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Help\.
  2. Delete or rename Intro.bik.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\System\*.ini
macOS (OS X)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Save\
macOS (OS X)

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
Advanced video settings.
Advanced video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Non-4:3 resolutions are stretched unless external fix is used. See Widescreen resolution.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
See Widescreen resolution.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See Field of view (FOV).
Windowed
Toggle with Alt+ Enter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See Borderless fullscreen windowed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Off by default; see Vertical sync (Vsync).
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
3dfx Glide rendering is capped at 62.5 FPS.
Direct3D only; for Windows 8 users see this fix.

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Use Undying Widescreen Fix[citation needed]
  1. Download the Undying Widescreen Fix 1.01.
  2. Extract the contents to <path-to-game>\System\.
  3. Download nGlide (version 1.05 or higher) and open the setup file with 7-Zip.
  4. Extract nGlide_config.exe and the various .dll files to <path-to-game>\System\.
  5. Go to the in-game video settings and set the resolution.
    • For custom resolutions, press Tab and enter setres 2560x1440 (replace 2560x1440 with your desired resolution).

Notes

Alternative fix for Direct3D rendering can be found here. Also fixes issues with cropped cutscenes and weapon models.
Higher resolutions will crash the game; use Legacy D3D Resolution Hack to remove resolution limits.

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

The default FOV is 90° when outputting a 4:3 image.
Set custom FOV[citation needed]
  1. Press Tab while playing.
  2. Type in and enter fov x (replace x with your desired FOV).
    • To match the original FOV, use 100.3 (16:10), 106.2 (16:9), or 121.1 (21:9).

Borderless fullscreen windowed[edit]

Force borderless fullscreen (nGlide)[citation needed]
  1. Download and run DxWnd.
  2. Click on Edit and Add.
  3. Set the Path to <path-to-game>\System\Undying.exe.
  4. Set Do not notify on task switch.
  5. Set Desktop for borderless fullscreen windowed.
  6. Click on DirectX tab, set DirectX 9.
  7. Click OK, then File and Save.

Vertical sync (Vsync)[edit]

Enable Vsync[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\System\
  2. Open System.ini.
  3. Change UseVSync=False to UseVSync=True
  4. Save your changes.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Forced on in Windows Mouse Properties.
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 options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Ambient, effects, voices
Surround sound
Up to 7.0 with Creative ALchemy
Subtitles
Only 40% of the dialog is subtitled.[3]
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
EAX 1.0.
May require DirectSound3D restoration software to restore proper audio functionality on Windows Vista and later.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Russian
Only on Russian retail copy.

Issues unresolved[edit]

Mouse acceleration forced on[edit]

The game may cause Windows to enable the mouse 'Enhance pointer precision' feature which adds mouse acceleration.

Issues fixed[edit]

"3d hardware initialization failed" error[edit]

Use dgVoodoo[4]
  1. Download and extract dgVoodoo.
  2. Open the MS folder and copy the contents to <path-to-game>\System\.
  3. Run dgVoodooCpl.exe.
  4. Click on Add and select the installation folder.
  5. Disable Capture mouse in the General tab.
  6. Go to the DirectX tab and disable dgVoodoo Watermark.
  7. Apply changes and start the game.

Windows 8 low frame rate in fullscreen[edit]

Use dgVoodoo[4]

See "3d hardware initialization failed" error to fix.

Gamma doesn't work on Windows 8 and later[edit]

Use dgVoodoo[4]

See "3d hardware initialization failed" error to fix.

No mouse access with ReShade[edit]

Rename ReShade files[5]
  1. Rename dxgi.dll and dxgi.ini to dinput.dll and dinput.ini.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DirectDraw 7
Glide
Software renderer
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95 OSR2 98, ME, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 400 MHz Intel Pentium III 500 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 90 MB 610 MB
Video card (GPU) 16 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
32 MB of VRAM
Mac OS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 8.6 9.x, 10.1
Processor (CPU) PowerPC G3 400 MHz PowerPC G3/G4 500 MHz
System memory (RAM) 96 MB 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 600 MB
Video card (GPU) ATI Rage 128
16 MB of VRAM
Nvidia GeForce2 MX
ATI Radeon 7500
32 MB of VRAM

Notes

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

References