Ground Control

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Ground Control
Ground Control cover
Massive Entertainment
Dark Conspiracy High Voltage Software[1]
Sierra Entertainment
Rebellion Developments
Release dates
Windows June 1, 2000
Ground Control at Wikipedia
Ground Control
Ground Control 2000
Ground Control II: Operation Exodus 2004

Key points

Ground Control has been released as a free download.

General information

Ground Control Veterans Community Discussions for game series Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Ground Control Anthology.
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (see notes)
The base game has been released as a free download in order to promote the sequel.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Dark Conspiracy

Game data[edit]

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

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\data\games\settings.dat
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/254820/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\data\games\game*
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/254820/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game general video settings.
In-game general video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Only supports 640x480, 800x600 and 1024x768 by default. See Widescreen resolution.
4K Ultra HD
See Widescreen resolution.
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Forced Vsync in hardware rendering, software rendering is uncapped.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Follows display refresh rate.

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Improved successor to the below resolution changer application
  1. Download the following archive.
  2. Go to the installation folder.
  3. Extract all the files from the archive and overwrite.
  4. Open Resolution Changer.exe, then set the desired Width and Height.
  5. Launch the game through the Launch Ground Control.bat file.


If using Dynamic Super Resolution or Virtual Super Resolution and 4K Ultra HD, see this fix.

Input settings[edit]

In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.
In-game mouse settings.
In-game mouse settings.
In-game joystick settings.
In-game joystick settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Mouse acceleration
Game uses "software mouse". This means cursor will be laggy at lower frame rates.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Very limited modern controller support.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play

Connection types


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 15001, 15101, 15200, 20000-21000, 25000-25499
UDP 20000-21000
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Issues fixed[edit]

Poor framerate on Windows 8[edit]

Instructions[citation needed]
  1. Download the following archive.
  2. Go to the installation folder, and extract the file.

Near-illegible text and buttons when using downscaling[edit]

If Dynamic Super Resolution or Virtual Super Resolution is used to achieve 4K resolutions, the game's text and buttons will become nearly illegible due to the downsampling involved.
Use dgVoodoo2[3]
  1. Follow all instructions for the widescreen resolution fix, ensuring width and height are set to one of the following:
    1. 16:9 monitors: 1024 width, 576 height
    2. 16:10/8:5 monitors: 1024 width, 640 height
    3. 21:9 monitors: 1024 width, 432 height
  2. Download the latest version of dgVoodoo2.
  3. Extract D3Dlmm.dll and DDraw.dll to <path-to-game> from the downloaded ZIP file.
  4. Extract dgVoodooSetup.exe to the folder of your choice from the downloaded ZIP file.
  5. Navigate to the folder your extracted dgVoodooSetup.exe to, then run dgVoodooSetup.exe.
  6. From the window which appears, click Add under Config folder / Running instance.
  7. Navigate to <path-to-game> using the window which appears, then click Select Folder.
  8. Ensure <path-to-game> is selected in the dropdown box Config folder / Running instance.
  9. Click on the DirectX tab.
  10. Under Resolution, select your monitor's native 4K resolution from the dropdown list.
  11. Click on the Apply button to save the configuration, the click OK.


This fix has been tested with Nvidia Dynamic Super Resolution.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98, ME 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 233 MHz Intel Pentium II 333 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 465 MB 1.5 GB
Video card (GPU) 4 MB of VRAM
DirectX 7.0a compatible
The game has software rendering mode, which may have lower system requirements.
Windows 98 and ME are only supported with the original ATI Radeon, ATI Radeon 7200, and Nvidia video cards


  1. 1.0 1.1 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>/254820/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (254820) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. High Voltage Software Additional Games
  2. Verified by User:Expack3 on 2016-06-30
  3. Verified by User:Expack3 on 2016-06-06