Earth 2140

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Earth 2140
Earth 2140 cover
Developers
Reality Pump Studios
Publishers
TopWare Interactive
Release dates
DOS October 15, 1997
Windows October 15, 1997
Mac OS (Classic) October 15, 1997
macOS (OS X) May 29, 2012[1]
Linux March 23, 2014[2]
Earth 2140 guide at StrategyWiki
Earth 2140 at Wikipedia
Earth
Earth 2140 1997
Earth 2150: Escape from the Blue Planet 2000
Earth 2150: The Moon Project 2000
Earth 2150: Lost Souls 2002
Earth 2160 2005

Key points

DOS version has severe difficulties starting in DOSBox, frequently requiring the game executable to be run multiple times to even start successfully.[citation needed]
Windows version has abysmal AI[3] and no multiplayer.

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
DOS
Windows
Mac OS
GamersGate
DRM-free after installation (requires an internet connection during installation)
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Bonus content includes the DOS version pre-packaged with DOSBox.[4] Does not include HD version.[5]
Windows
Mac App Store
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HD version.
macOS (OS X)
Steam
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HD version and classic Windows version.[6]
Windows
macOS (OS X)
All digital releases include the official mission packs.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Mission Pack 1
DOS
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Mission Pack 2
DOS
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Edit intro setting[citation needed]
  1. Go the configuration file location.
  2. Edit game.ini.
  3. Change playIntro = 1 to playIntro = 0
  4. For the HD version, delete or rename <path-to-game>\GameData\Common\runelogo.bmp

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS
Windows %APPDATA%\Earth 2140\game.ini
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/253860/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
DOS
Windows %APPDATA%\Earth 2140\save\
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/253860/pfx/[Note 1]
Windows save game data location is shared between classic and HD but saves are not compatible.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
HD version has native support. False for classic Windows and DOS versions.
Multi-monitor
Output is pillarboxed.
Ultra-widescreen
Output is pillarboxed.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Toggle with Alt+ Enter when using DOSBox. False for native Windows versions.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Color blind mode

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
German
Not available in the GOG.com version.
Italian
Not available in the GOG.com version.
Polish
Retail version only.
Russian
Not available in the GOG.com version. Available on Steam, despite not being stated in the store page.

Network[edit]

The native Windows version does not have multiplayer; the GOG.com version includes the DOS version in the bonus content.

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play
Using DOSBox IPX tunneling (GOG.com version is pre-configured for this).

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 6.0
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium
System memory (RAM) 16 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 30 MB
Video card (GPU) SVGA, VESA
1 MB of VRAM
Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 90 Intel Pentium 133
System memory (RAM) 16 MB 24 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 30 MB 170 MB
Video card (GPU) SVGA, VESA 2.0
1 MB of VRAM
2 MB of VRAM
Sound (audio device) SoundBlaster 16 or later
Mac OS
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 8.6
Processor (CPU) PowerPC 603e
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 3D Accelerator card
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.7 10.8
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 700 MB 800 MB
Video card (GPU) 128 MB of VRAM

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>/253860/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (253860) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References