Crimson Skies

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Crimson Skies
Crimson Skies cover
Developers
Zipper Interactive
Publishers
Microsoft Studios
Release dates
Windows September 17, 2000
Crimson Skies at Wikipedia

General information

Official game site (archived)
MontanaRaiders.com - A fan site for the Crimson Skies series

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc DRM[Note 1].
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

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

Patches[edit]

Patch 1.02[edit]

The latest patch can be downloaded from here.

Modern hardware support[edit]

Use csfix[citation needed]
  1. Make sure the game is patched to 1.02. If not, see the Patches section for a download link.
  2. Download the Crimson Skies fix.
  3. Extract to the installation folder.
  4. Optional: Edit csfix.ini to use a resolution other than your native resolution.
  5. If running on Windows 10, ensure that the Windows features are also enabled under "Turn Windows Features On and off"
    1. Legacy Components > DirectPlay
    2. Media Features > Windows Media Player

Notes

The resolution specified in csfix.ini is used during gameplay; menus are letterboxed 4:3.
Use dgVoodoo2[citation needed]
  1. Download dgVoodoo 2.
  2. Run dgVoodooCpl.exe</code and under the DirectX tab, tick Application controlled fullscreen/windowed state.
  3. (Optional) Set your resolution and enable MSAA and texture filtering.
  4. Copy D3DImm.dll and DDraw.dll from MS to <path-to-game>.

Notes

Menus will follow your resolution, but they will be stretched unless the aspect ratio is 4:3.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows

Save game data location[edit]

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

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.
External video settings.
External 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)
Windowed
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)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
If you are having frame rate issues, try capping the frame rate at 70 FPS.[citation needed]

Input settings[edit]

In-game general controls settings.
In-game general controls settings.
In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Effects, Voice
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
German

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
16 TCP/IP or IPX
Online play
16 Direct IP or via modem
Playing via MSN Gaming Zone is no longer possible.

Connection types

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 28805, 28801, 3040, 1121[3]
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95 98, ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 266 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 700 MB 1 GB
Video card (GPU) 8 MB of VRAM
DirectX 7 compatible
16 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible
Other 4x CD-ROM

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