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Freedom Force

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Freedom Force
Freedom Force cover
Developers
Irrational Games
Publishers
Crave Entertainment
Electronic Arts
Focus Home Interactive
Steam 2K Games
OS X MacPlay
Engines
NetImmerse
Release dates
Windows March 26, 2002
macOS (OS X) 2002
Freedom Force guide at StrategyWiki
Freedom Force at Wikipedia
Freedom Force
Freedom Force 2002
Freedom Force vs. The 3rd Reich 2005

General information

Official game site
Official forums
Freedom Reborn forums
Alex's Freedom Fortress - A fansite for the series
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
SafeDisc v2 DRM[Note 1].
Windows
GamersGate
DRM-free after installation (requires an internet connection during installation)
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Steam
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Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

The latest patch is Patch v1.3. The Steam version is already patched.

Game data[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/8880/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Data\SaveGames
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/8880/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See the WSGF entry.
Multi-monitor
See the WSGF entry.
Ultra-widescreen
See the WSGF entry.
4K Ultra HD
See the WSGF entry.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Launch with -w parameter. Can't resize or move window in-game.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Force using any utility.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

In-game control settings.
In-game control settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native 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]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Non-functional for FMV (despite option)
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Spanish
Fan translation, download.
Russian
Pirate's translation, download or review.

Issues fixed[edit]

Left Click orders[edit]

Some users are unable to use left clicks to order heroes around. The cause and fix aren't consistent among users, with suggestions to use Windowed mode, Enable compatibility mode for Windows 95, use command line parameters -winxp -32bit[citation needed]

If none of the solutions work, the workaround is to use the right-click command menu.[citation needed]

Mouse Cursor does not change from fist (attack cursor)[edit]

This should be fixed in the GOG.com version. A fix for versions of the game affected by this bug can be found by downloading the file linked here: Steam Community - Ultimate fix for the cursor problems

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
4
Online play
4 GameSpy services have been shut down;[3] see GameSpy for workarounds.

Connection types

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
UDP 5050, 6073, 11111
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8
OpenGL 1 OS X only.
Shader Model support 1.4
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio Miles Sound System
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98 ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 300 MHz
AMD K6-2
Intel Pentium III 600 MHz
AMD Athlon
System memory (RAM) 128 MB 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 31 MB 680 MB
Video card (GPU) 16 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.1 compatible
32 MB of VRAM

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. 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>/8880/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (8880) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References