Earth 2160

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Earth 2160
Earth 2160 cover
Developers
Reality Pump Studios
Publishers
Zuxxez Entertainment
Deep Silver
Engines
Earth-4 Engine
Release dates
Windows June 3, 2005
macOS (OS X) October 1, 2015[1]
Linux February 16, 2016[2]
Earth 2160 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

Natively supports 4K and ultrawidescreen resolutions.
In-game cutscenes are designed for 4:3 resolutions, causing display issues in any other resolution.
All in-game cutscenes force a letterbox format, regardless of resolution.

General information

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

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail Requires online activationCan only be used x times 3 computer limit[3]
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
DRM: Reality Pump activation (for multiplayer).
Windows
Steam
Icon overlay.png
Requires online activation
DRM: Reality Pump activation.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Change registry settings[4]
  1. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Reality Pump\Earth2160\Interface
  2. Change the value of ShowIntro from 1 to 0

Skip credits[edit]

The game normally shows credits after the player chooses to exit the game.
Change registry settings[4]
  1. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Reality Pump\Earth2160\Interface
  2. Change the value of ShowCredits from 1 to 0

Enable anti-aliasing in Windowed mode[edit]

Change registry settings[4]
  1. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Reality Pump\Earth2160\Graphics
  2. Change the value of EnableMultisampleInWindowedMode from 0 to 1

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Reality Pump\Earth 2160\
macOS (OS X)
Linux
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 %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Earth 2160\Players
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
You may need to adjust registry settings for the UI to be non-stretched or illegible.

Input settings[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.

Audio settings[edit]

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio CC Notes
English
Czech
Not available in the GOG.com version.
French
Not available in the GOG.com version.
German
Not available in the GOG.com version.
Italian
Not available in the GOG.com version.
Polish
Not available in the GOG.com version.
Russian
Spanish
Not available in the GOG.com version.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
8
Online play
8 Requires an EarthNet account

Connection types

Issues unresolved[edit]

In-game cutscenes do not display correctly using non-4:3 resolutions[edit]

Example of in-game cutscene display issues.
Example of in-game cutscene display issues.
When a non-4:3 resolution is used, in-game cutscenes will assume the resolution is still 4:3, causing various display issues.
Use a 4:3 resolution[4]

Issues fixed[edit]

Cannot select non-4:3 resolutions in options menu[edit]

Change registry settings[4]
  1. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Reality Pump\Earth2160\Graphics
  2. Change the value of Only4x3Modes from 1 to 0

UI is stretched/illegible[edit]

Multi-monitor configuration[edit]

Change registry settings[4]
  1. Take the resolution you plan on using, then divide it by the number of monitors wide your multi-monitor configuration is. For example, if you have a multi-monitor configuration which is 2 monitors wide by 1 monitor tall, and you intend to use a multi-monitor resolution of 3840x2160, divide 3840 by 2 to get 1920.
  2. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Reality Pump\Earth2160\Interface
  3. Change the value of MaxInterfaceWidth to the number you got in Step 1.

Ultra-widescreen/4K Ultra HD[edit]

Change registry settings[4]
  1. Take the resolution you plan on using, then divide its width by 2. For example, if you intend to use a resolution of 2560x1080, divide 2560 by 2 to get 1280.
  2. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Reality Pump\Earth2160\Interface
  3. Change the value of MaxInterfaceWidth to the number you got in Step 1.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 1.3, 2.0
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000 XP
Processor (CPU) 1.5 GHz 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.5 GB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 1.3 support
ATI Radeon/X-series
Nvidia GeForce 6600
Nvidia GeForce 6800
Shader model 2 support
Linux
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 12.04 LTS or SteamOS
Processor (CPU) Intel/AMD Single Core CPU with 2.0 GHz Intel/AMD Core Duo CPU with 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB 2.5 GB
Video card (GPU) 128 MB of VRAM 256 MB of VRAM
Shader model 2.0 support
The Linux version uses Wine.[2]

References

  1. Steam Community Announcement - Mac OSX Version available!
  2. 2.0 2.1 Available for Linux & Steam OS now! - Steam Community :: Group Announcements :: Earth 2160
  3. Earth 2160 - FAQ's - Activations
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Verified by User:Expack3 on 2016-07-12