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Cold Fear

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Cold Fear
Cold Fear cover
Developers
Darkworks
Publishers
Ubisoft
Engines
RenderWare
Release dates
Windows March 30, 2005
Cold Fear at Wikipedia

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
StarForce 3 DRM[Note 1].
Use Alternate Executable to remove the disc check.
Windows
Amazon.com
DRM-free
Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
Uplay
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Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete video files[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\data\movie
  2. Delete or rename Logo_Dar.bik, Logo_Ubi.bik, Renderware.bik, RW.bik

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/15270/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\SAVES
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/15270/pfx/[Note 2]
6 save slots available.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Uplay

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use Cold Fear Widescreen Fix.
Multi-monitor
Use Cold Fear Widescreen Fix.
Ultra-widescreen
Use Cold Fear Widescreen Fix.
4K Ultra HD
Use Cold Fear Widescreen Fix. Very high resolutions have significantly reduced mouse sensitivity.
Field of view (FOV)
See Field of view (FOV).
Windowed
See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See Windowed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Set FOV[5]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Conf\
  2. Edit Heroes.cfg.
  3. Find the following lines and change the values to your desired FOV.
CAMERA_AIM_FOV
CAMERA_CONSTRAINT_FOV
CAMERA_FOLLOW_MAXDIST

Windowed[edit]

Force windowed[citation needed]
  1. Download and run DxWnd.
  2. Click on Edit, then Add.
  3. Set the name and .exe path.
  4. Set the window position and size.
  5. Set Desktop for borderless fullscreen windowed.
  6. Click OK, then File and Save.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Separate options for music, sound effects, and voices.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Spanish
Russian
Retail only. Patch for digital release here.

Issues fixed[edit]

Game doesn't launch after changing resolution[edit]

Delete res.bin in the installation folder

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes RAD Video

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000 XP
Processor (CPU) 1 GHz 2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2.2 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 3/4/FX/6 series
ATI Radeon 8500/9000/X series
64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9 compatible
128 MB of VRAM

Notes

  1. This version of StarForce DRM does not work on Windows Vista or later.[1][2][3][4] For supported versions of Windows the StarForce driver may need to be updated manually using SFUPDATE.
  2. 2.0 2.1 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>/15270/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (15270) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References