Echelon: Wind Warriors

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Echelon: Wind Warriors
Echelon: Wind Warriors cover
Madia Entertainment
Buka Entertainment
Release dates
Windows 2002
Echelon: Wind Warriors guide at StrategyWiki


GameSpy online services have been shut down (see Network for solutions).
Echelon (2001) 2001
Echelon: Wind Warriors 2002
Operation: Matriarchy 2005

Key points

For Windows 8 and later apply the low frame rate fix.

General information

Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
DRM details are not known
Icon overlay.png
Run GameLauncher.bat as admin for first run.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete/rename intro.avi[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Data\Movies\
  2. Delete or rename intro.avi.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Madia\Echelon 1.5\Video[Note 1]
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/311100/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/311100/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings (in-game).
Video settings (in-game).
Video settings (launcher).
Video settings (launcher).
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See the WSGF entry.
See the WSGF entry.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Use cm_fov X in console (~) up to 120. Using a zoom function will revert the changes.
Set in launcher.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
For Windows 8 and later apply the low frame rate fix.
120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings (in-game).
Audio settings (in-game).
Audio settings (launcher).
Audio settings (launcher).
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Menu Music, Menu Effects, Mission Effects, HUD, Radio Environment, and Engine.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play
48 GameSpy services have been shut down;[1] see GameSpy for workarounds.

Issues fixed[edit]

"Product "Echelon 1.5 is not installed! Please, reinstall"" error on launch[edit]

Run GameLauncher.bat as administrator[citation needed]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Right-click GameLauncher.bat and choose Run as administrator.
  3. The launcher will now show the correct options.


This only needs to be done for the first run. Run the game normally after this.

Low frame rate in fullscreen mode[edit]

This game has frame rate issues in fullscreen mode on Windows 8 and later.
Apply necessary fixes

Apply the low frame rate fix.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable


Middleware Notes
Multiplayer GameSpy GameSpy services have been shut down.

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 400 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1150 MB
Video card (GPU) 32 MB of VRAM


  1. When running this game without Administrator elevation, 32-bit programs writing to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE will be redirected to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\VirtualStore\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node (more details).
  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>/311100/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (311100) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.