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Daikatana

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Daikatana
Daikatana cover
Developers
Ion Storm
Publishers
Eidos Interactive
Engines
id Tech 2[1]
Release dates
Windows May 23, 2000
Daikatana at Wikipedia

General information

DaikatanaNews.net
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Digital releases are already fully patched.
Several demo and alpha versions have been released
The multiplayer-only Daikatana DM is available for free

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

The latest patch for the game is v1.2 (v1.2.2 if using Daikatana DM). The patch is available from DaikatanaNews.net (mirror).

Map packs, Utilities, etc.[edit]

All of the official content for the game, along with user created content and patches, can be found on DaikatanaNews.net (mirror)

GameSpy shutdown workaround[edit]

A guide on fixing the in-game server browser can be found here.

Daikatana 1.3[edit]

Compatible with Windows, Linux, OS X and FreeBSD.
Adds support for widescreen resolutions, disabling mouse acceleration and AI sidekicks, and more.

Game data[edit]

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

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\data
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/242980/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\data\save
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/242980/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Set custom FOV[citation needed]
  1. Install Daikatana 1.3.
  2. While in game open the console with ~.
  3. Type in fov x where x is the desired FOV.

Frame rate (FPS)[edit]

Frame rate is capped at 83 FPS by default.
Set maximum FPS[citation needed]
  1. Install Daikatana 1.3.
  2. Go to <path-to-game>\data\.
  3. Create and edit autoexec.cfg.
  4. Add r_maxfps x where x is the maximum FPS cap.
  5. Add cl_maxfps x instead if async refresh is disabled.

Brightness[edit]

The game can be too dark to play at default settings.
Adjust gamma[citation needed]
  1. Install Daikatana 1.3.
  2. While in game open the console with ~.
  3. Type in gl_ignorehwgamma 1
  4. Type in vid_gamma 1.0
  5. Type in gl_modulate 3
  6. Type in vid_restart to apply changes.

Input settings[edit]

In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.
In-game mouse settings.
In-game mouse settings.
In-game joystick settings.
In-game joystick settings.

Mouse acceleration[edit]

Daikatana causes Windows to enable the mouse 'Enhance pointer precision' feature, which adds mouse acceleration.[4]
Disable acceleration function[citation needed]
  1. Install Daikatana 1.3.
  2. While in game open the console with ~.
  3. Type in and enter m_noaccel 1.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
[5]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Apply 1.3 patch.
EAX support
A3D 1.0, A3D 2.0, DirectSound3D, EAX.[5] The 1.3 patch includes OpenAL, which can be replaced with OpenAL Soft one to enable 3D sound without a sound card. See Enable HRTF.

Enable HRTF[edit]

Windows[citation needed]
  1. Apply the 1.3 patch and download OpenAL Soft (both source code and the Windows binary)
  2. From Windows binary folder rename soft_oal.dll in bin/Win32 folder into OpenAL32.dll and then replace the one included with the patch located in main folder.
  3. Create a text file called alsoftrc.ini in %APPDATA% directory and then add:
[general]
hrtf = true;

4. Copy the hrtf folder from the source code archive into %APPDATA%/openal/ directory. 5. Make sure OpenAL is set in Sound options.

Notes

The Windows binary archive also contains a ALSoft Configurator which lets you change any sound-related elements such as Ambisonic format, Stereo Encoding or emulate EAX Reverb.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
32 Versus, Co-op
Co-op supports two players.
Online play
32 Versus, Co-op
Co-op supports two players.

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Self-hosting
Direct IP
Use the connect [IP]:[PORT] command in the console.

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 27982, 27992
UDP 27992
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.
These are the default ports used by the game. They can be changed externally by the user for dedicated servers.
All servers will have 2 ports open: the first port is specified by the user, while the other one is 10 ports before the first (ex. A server with daikatana.exe -dedicated +exec server.cfg +set port 27998 will have ports 27998 and 27988 open). Make sure the second port is not being used.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
OpenGL 1.1
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio Miles Sound System
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95 98, NT 4.0, 2000
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 233 MHz
AMD K6 233 MHz
Intel Pentium II 300 MHz
AMD K6-2 300 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 200 MB 450 MB
Video card (GPU) 4 MB of VRAM
DirectX 6.0 compatible
16 MB of VRAM
DirectX 7.0a compatible

Notes

  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[2] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[3]
  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>/242980/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (242980) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References