Eradicator

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Eradicator
Eradicator cover
Developers
Accolade
Publishers
Retroism
Night Dive Studios
Release dates
DOS September 30, 1996
Windows (DOSBox) November 6, 2014[1]
macOS (OS X) (DOSBox) November 6, 2014[1]
Linux (DOSBox) November 6, 2014[1]
Eradicator guide on StrategyWiki
Eradicator on Wikipedia

General information

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

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Run in DOSBox.
DOS
GamersGate
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
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Pre-packaged with DOSBox.[2]
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete/rename SMACKPLY.EXE[3]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Delete or rename SMACKPLY.EXE.

Notes

The title screen and Accolade logo will still be shown.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\ERAD.CFG
Windows <path-to-game>\ERAD.CFG[Note 1]
macOS (OS X) <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 2]
Linux <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 2]
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 <path-to-game>\ERAD**.SAV
<path-to-game>\PLAYER.DAT
Windows <path-to-game>\ERAD**.SAV[Note 1]
<path-to-game>\PLAYER.DAT
macOS (OS X) <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 2]
Linux <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 2]
PLAYER.DAT only exists after finishing the game; this file unlocks a fourth playable character when present.[4]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.

Input settings[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound, Music.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
8 Versus
Online play
For DOSBox use DOSBox IPX/modem emulation.

Connection types

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes VGA
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Smacker

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 6.0
Processor (CPU) Intel 486 DX2
System memory (RAM) 8 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) VGA
Other 2x CD-ROM drive
Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) 1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 700 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.7
Processor (CPU) 1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 700 MB
Video card (GPU) OpenGL compatible
Sound (audio device) CoreAudio compatible
Linux
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Processor (CPU) 1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 700 MB
Sound (audio device) ALSA compatible

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 File/folder structure within the installation folder reflects the path(s) listed for DOS and/or PC booter game data. For the GOG.com release, file changes in DOSBox are redirected to <path-to-game>/cloud_saves/ even if GOG Galaxy is not used (this folder contains all redirected files, so some files in the cloud_saves folder might be temporary files or other files that do not contain saves or settings).

References