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Impossible Creatures

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Impossible Creatures
Impossible Creatures cover
Developers
Relic Entertainment
Publishers
Microsoft Studios
Steam Nordic Games
Release dates
Windows December 29, 2002
Impossible Creatures at Wikipedia

General information

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

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM-free
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Steam
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Windows

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Insect Invasion Expansion pack (requires Impossible Creatures Update v1.1).
Windows
Multiplayer Map Pack Expansion pack (requires Impossible Creatures Update v1.1).
Windows
Bonus Animal Unlocker Expansion pack.
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete/rename video files[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Movies
  2. Delete or rename Nordic_Games.bik and relicintro.bik.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Profiles
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/324680/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Profiles
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/324680/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Maximum resolution seems to default to that of the smallest monitor. UI issue can also occur with parts of the minimap becoming obstructed.
Multi-monitor
Possible to force multi-monitor support, but the UI stretches and no fix is known
Ultra-widescreen
The entire screen is stretched horizontally to fit the monitor's aspect ratio
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
It is an RTS however, so its need is debatable
Windowed
Add -window parameter[1]
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use Borderless Gaming.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Enabled by default. Running in windowed mode disables Vsync.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Options menu has a slider for framerate. Function is unknown. Needs additional testing.
Color blind mode
In multiplayer games, it is possible to choose a player's color by repeatedly clicking a colored orb by a player's name. This recolors the structures that player builds and the icon on each of their units.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Quite extensive, though a few keybindings cannot be changed (camera controls and menu options)
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 options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, speech, and sound effects
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Russian

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98 XP
Processor (CPU) 500 MHz 2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 GB (?) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) 16 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8 compatible
128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible

Notes

  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>/324680/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (324680) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References