Cortex Command

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Cortex Command
Cortex Command cover
Developers
Data Realms
macOS (OS X) Chris Kruger
Release dates
Windows September 28, 2012
macOS (OS X) September 28, 2012
Linux October 6, 2012
Cortex Command at Wikipedia

Key points

The Linux port doesn't work on most systems.[citation needed]

General information

Official Forum
Official Wiki
Developer Blog
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Developer website
DRM-free
Via Humble Widget
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
GamersGate
DRM-free after installation (requires an internet connection during installation)
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Humble Store
DRM-free
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
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Game is playable without Steam running.[citation needed]
Windows
macOS (OS X)

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

The Configuration Settings are split between two files. Settings.ini contains game settings such as resolution or control mapping, and AllegroConfig.txt contains hardware and driver settings as well as vsync settings.
System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Base.rte
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/209670/pfx/[Note 1]
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Metagames.rte
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/209670/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Change the disable_vsync variable in AllegroConfig.txt to enable or disable vsync
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Menus are locked to 60 FPS, but everywhere else it is not.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Player 1 must first be set to using a controller in the control settings before a controller can be used in the menus.
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Though there is no option to invert the controller's y-axis, the controls can be remapped so that the y-axis is reversed.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
There are separate music and sound volume sliders.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
4 Co-op, Versus
Shared-screen.
LAN play
Online play

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) 1 GHz 3 GHz or faster
System memory (RAM) 1 GB 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 150 MB 150 MB
Video card (GPU) 640x480 (VGA) resolution monitor 1920x1080 (full HD 1080p) resolution monitor
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.4
Processor (CPU) 1.6 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 300 MB
Video card (GPU) Intel GMA X3100

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>/209670/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (209670) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References