F.E.A.R. Perseus Mandate

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F.E.A.R. Perseus Mandate
F.E.A.R. Perseus Mandate cover
Developers
TimeGate Studios
Publishers
Sierra Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Engines
Lithtech Jupiter EX
Release dates
Windows November 6, 2007
F.E.A.R. Perseus Mandate at Wikipedia
F.E.A.R.
F.E.A.R. 2005
F.E.A.R. Perseus Mandate 2007
F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin 2009
F.E.A.R. 3 2011
F.E.A.R. Online 2014

Key points

GameSpy multiplayer servers were shut down in 2012.
Potential performance issues, use the DirectInput FPS Fix.

General information

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

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
SecuROM DRM.
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Includes F.E.A.R. and F.E.A.R. Extraction Point.
Windows
Steam
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Windows

Game data[edit]

Game options
Game options

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %PUBLIC%\Documents\TimeGate Studios\FEARXP2\settings.cfg
Key bindings are saved in %PUBLIC%\Documents\TimeGate Studios\FEARXP2\Profiles\Profile000.gdb

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %PUBLIC%\Documents\TimeGate Studios\FEARXP2\Save\Profile000\SinglePlayer

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings
Video settings
Advanced computer options
Advanced computer options
Advanced video card options
Advanced video card options
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Widescreen resolution.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
In-game hud elements become very small.
Field of view (FOV)
See Field of view (FOV).
Windowed
See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FSAA up to 4x. Soft shadows don't work properly when this is turned on. Can be forced higher from graphics card control panel.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Set custom resolution[citation needed]
  1. Go to %PUBLIC%\Documents\TimeGate Studios\FEARXP2
  2. Open settings.cfg with a text editor.
  3. Change the "ScreenWidth" "640" and "ScreenHeight" "480" lines to the desired resolution.
  4. Save the changes made and set the file to read-only.

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

This game uses vertical FOV. See FOV Calculator for help.
Set custom FOV[1]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Create a file named autoexec.cfg with a text editor.
  3. If using a widescreen resolution add this line: "FovYWidescreen" "XX.00" where XX is the vertical FOV value. If using a non-widescreen resolution use "FovY" "XX.00"

Windowed[edit]

Set windowed mode[citation needed]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Create a file named autoexec.cfg with a text editor.
  3. Add "Windowed" "1" on a new line.

Input settings[edit]

Mouse options
Mouse options

Audio settings[edit]

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio CC Notes
English
Italian
Italian language is only available in the retail version. See here for the Steam version translation.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
16 Versus
Online play
16 Versus

Connection types

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP (outbound) 27888
UDP (outbound) 27888
These are the default ports used. They can be changed in-game during server setup

Issues fixed[edit]

Small subtitles[edit]

Turning on large subtitles for non-4:3 resolutions has no effect.
Fix small subtitles[2]
  1. Download this patch.
  2. Extract FEARL_XP2_1920.Arch00 into the <path to FEAR Perseus Mandate> folder.
  3. Open Default.archcfg in Notepad and add FEARL_XP2_1920.Arch00 at the end of the file as a new line.

Low frame rate[edit]

Frame rate may drop to around 20-30 FPS after a few minutes of play. This is especially common with people using Logitech devices.
Use low frame rate fix[citation needed]

Use the DirectInput FPS Fix.

If you don't own a Logitech, are still having frame rate issues and don't want to use any extra files.

Borderless fullscreen mode[citation needed]
  1. Make game into windowed mode. See Windowed.
  2. Use Borderless fullscreen mode.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8, 9
Shader Model support 1.1, 2
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer GameSpy, PunkBuster

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000, XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 1.7 GHz Intel Pentium 4 3.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 4
ATI Radeon 9000
64 MB of VRAM
Shader model 1.1 support
Nvidia GeForce 6600
ATI Radeon 9800
256 MB of VRAM
Shader model 2.0 support

References

  1. F.E.A.R. - Can FOV be changed? - Dead End Thrills
  2. How to fix the small subtitles font at big screen resolutions - Steam Community Guide