Earth 2140

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Earth 2140
Earth 2140 cover
Developers
Reality Pump Studios
Mac OS (Classic) RuneSoft
macOS (OS X) RuneSoft
Publishers
TopWare Interactive
Mac OS (Classic) RuneSoft
macOS (OS X) RuneSoft
Release dates
DOS October 15, 1997
Windows October 15, 1997
Mac OS (Classic) April 7, 2001[Note 1]
macOS (OS X) April 28, 2003[Note 2]
Windows (DOSBox) March 17, 2009
macOS (OS X) May 29, 2012[Note 3]
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
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Humble Store
DRM-free
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
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 4]
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 4]
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 feature State 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

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State 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
DOS video modes
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

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
System memory (RAM) 16 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 30 MB
Video card (GPU) SVGA, VESA 2.0
1 MB of VRAM
Sound (audio device)
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
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 700 MB
Video card (GPU) 128 MB of VRAM

Notes

  1. Original RuneSoft published release. Published by MacPlay in North America.
  2. The OS X release was initially made a Carbon application two years after its Mac OS release.
  3. This is the digital release, now made a Cocoa-based app and ensuring compatibility with 10.7 "Lion" and above.[1]
  4. 4.0 4.1 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