Contract J.A.C.K.

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Contract J.A.C.K.
Contract J.A.C.K. cover
Developers
Monolith Productions
Publishers
Sierra Entertainment
Engines
Lithtech Jupiter
Release dates
Windows November 11, 2003
Contract J.A.C.K. at Wikipedia
No One Lives Forever
The Operative: No One Lives Forever 2000
No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.'s Way 2002
Contract J.A.C.K. 2003

General information

UnityHQ - A fansite for the series
UnityHQ Forums

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM 5 DRM.
Windows

Demos[edit]

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Patch 1.1 updates the game to the latest version.

Map Packs[edit]

Unlike both No One Lives Forever games, no official map packs were released.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\*.cfg
display.cfg and autoexec.cfg contain game settings.
Changes to autoexec.cfg may result in the inability to join multiplayer servers

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Save\

Video settings[edit]

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Add command line switches[citation needed]
1. Open game's launcher.
2. Open Options.
3. In Command Line insert line:
  • +fovx **** +fovy **** +fovxinterface **** +pvmodelaspect **** +ScreenWidth XXXX +ScreenHeight YYYY
4. Replace **** with values from a table below:
Aspect ratio+fovx+fovy+fovxinterface+pvmodelaspect
4:390.078.090.01.3333
16:9106.2678.0106.261.7777
15:9101.578.0101.51.6666
16:1010078.01001.6
5. Where XXXX and YYYY type in your desired resolution values.
6. Check "Always pass command line arguments to the game".

Windowed[edit]

Use a command-line parameter[citation needed]
  1. Start the game's launcher and click on Options.
  2. In Command-Line field type in: +windowed 1
  3. Make sure Always specify these command line parameters is checked.
  4. Click on "OK" and launch the game.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Spanish
Fan translation, download.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
16
Online play
16 GameSpy services have been shut down;[1] see GameSpy for workarounds.

Connection types

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
UDP 27888
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98 98SE, ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 733 MHz Intel Pentium III 1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) 32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.1 compatible
64 MB of VRAM
Supported Nvidia chipsets: Nvidia GeForce FX, Nvidia GeForce 4, Nvidia GeForce 3, Nvidia GeForce 2, Nvidia GeForce 256
Supported ATI chipsets: ATI Radeon 9800, ATI Radeon 9700, ATI Radeon 9000, ATI Radeon 8500, ATI Radeon 7500, ATI Radeon 7200, ATI Radeon
Other supported chipsets: Matrox Parhelia 512

References