Freedom Fighters

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Freedom Fighters
Freedom Fighters cover
Developers
IO Interactive
Publishers
Electronic Arts
Engines
Glacier
Release dates
Windows September 26, 2003
Freedom Fighters at Wikipedia

Warnings

SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see Availability for affected versions).

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc v2 DRM[Note 1].
Windows
SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Edit ini setting[citation needed]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Open Freedom.ini
  3. Change DefaultScene=FF-Intro.gms to DefaultScene=FF-Startup.gms

Enable Alt+F4[edit]

Edit ini setting[citation needed]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Open Freedom.ini
  3. Remove DisableAltF4

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Freedom.ini[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Freedom Fighters\
<path-to-game>\Save is also needed and must be present to load saves.[3]

Video settings[edit]

Graphic settings.
Graphic settings.
Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Widescreen resolution.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See Widescreen resolution.
Windowed
Borderless. See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See Windowed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See Vertical sync (Vsync).
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Frame rates higher than 60 FPS will cause issues with camera, animations, and player physics.

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Widescreen fix[citation needed]
  1. Download Widescreen fix by nemesis2000.
  2. Extract ff.7z files to the installation folder (password: ff).
  3. Edit ff.ini to set the resolution and FOV multiplier.

Notes

Supported exe size: 3 706 880 bytes.
LOD distance can also be adjusted.

Windowed[edit]

Edit ini setting[citation needed]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Open Freedom.ini
  3. Add a new line: Window

Vertical sync (Vsync)[edit]

Enabling VSync can correct certain physics-based issues, such as being able to jump, or going down stairways.[citation needed]
Disabling Vsync may correct the game running too fast or too slow.[citation needed]
Edit ini setting[citation needed]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Open Freedom.ini
  3. Search for the line containing VSync. It may not already exist.
  4. Set VSync with either of the following: EnableVSync or DisableVSync

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
A3D 2.0, EAX 3.[4]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 98, ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 733 MHz
AMD Athlon 800 MHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 650 MB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 256
ATI Radeon DDR
32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.1 compatible

Notes

  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]
  2. When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).

References