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Incoming

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Incoming
Incoming cover
Developers
Rage Software
Publishers
Blue Moon Red Owl
OS X MacPlay
Release dates
Windows March 23, 1998
macOS (OS X) 2002
Incoming guide at StrategyWiki
Incoming at Wikipedia
Incoming
Incoming 1998
Incoming Forces 2002

General information

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

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM-free
Uses 16 bit installer, which doesn't work on 64 bit operating systems.
Windows
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Some copies might use SecuROM DRM.
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Includes Incoming and Incoming Forces.
Windows
Steam
Icon overlay.png
Includes Incoming and Incoming Forces.
Windows
Official website
DRM details are not known
Includes Incoming, Incoming Forces, and the Incoming Subversion Expansion Pack.
Windows

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
The Subversion Expansion Pack Only available on Ebay as Retail and Incoming Trilogy from Zoom.com (sectioned as Official Website above)
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\save\incoming.cfg
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/283390/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\save
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/283390/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics settings
Graphics settings
Resolution selection (use -screenmode parameter).
Resolution selection (use -screenmode parameter).
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
-screenmode parameter lists up to 1024x768. Everything stretches from 4:3.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Can be forced using DxWnd, but the results are unscalable.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Can be forced using DxWnd and Borderless Gaming, but the results are blurry.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Can be forced using DgVoodoo.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Can be forced using DgVoodoo.
60 FPS
Go to game options, then video, and turn of frame scaling (doubles speed of game, but locks at 60fps)
120+ FPS
Color blind mode

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
0% to 100%
Mouse input in menus
Only if Mouse polling set to 125Hz
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Partial, set Controls to Joystick in Game Options
Full controller support
Both Indirect and Direct input work
Controller remapping
Select Configure in control settings after selecting either Joystick 1 or 2
Controller sensitivity
0% to 100%
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Must restart game for full detection
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound Effects Only
Surround sound
Stereo Only
Subtitles
Dialogue small, commands prompt on screen
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
A3D 1.0[1]

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
Retail version only

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Arcade only. Split-screen.
LAN play
2 Arcade only. Split-screen.
Online play
Servers shut down, "Network error".

Issues fixed[edit]

The "Create Surface for Z-Buffer Failed" Crash[edit]

Apply teleguy AMD Driver fix to Game[citation needed]
This fix is for ATI / AMD graphics cards only.
  1. Go to this forum post on vogons.org (http://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=34931&start=940), and download the attachment at the bottom of the post. If you can't find it, here's the direct link from the post (http://www.vogons.org/download/file.php?id=18776)
  2. Extract the file from it using your favorite archiving tool, or right click it and select Extract All, then follow the on-screen instructions.
  3. Take the new atiumdag.dll file, and move it to <path-to-game>.
  4. Start Game

The "Please report exception code (c0000005) ADDRESS: (777af82b)" Crash[edit]

Buy or Download a new .EXE[citation needed]
This problem has little documentation due to it's rarity, so solutions are difficult to find.

This solution could be from a corrupted install, or from a disagreement between the 32-bit game and a 64-bit operating system. Before assuming it's the second problem, please uninstall and re-install the game.

If the re-installation does not solve the problem, then you will have to find a different version of the game from a different store using the sources above in the Availability section. The GOG.com version is known to be the most stable under these circumstances.

Missing In-Game Texture Fixes and Corrupt UI Elements / Increase Graphical Fidelity[edit]

Install dgVoodoo 2[citation needed]
  1. Download the latest version of dgVoodoo 2 here (http://www.dege.freeweb.hu/dgVoodoo2/dgVoodoo2.html).
  2. Extract the contents using your favorite archiving tool, or by right clicking it and selecting Extract All, and then following the on-screen instructions.
  3. Copy the file dgVooDooSetup.exe and the contents of the folder MS (Which are D3D8.dll, D3Dlmm.dll, DDraw.dll) and dgVooDooSetup.exe.
  4. Paste all aformentioned files to <path-to-game>
  5. Run the dgVooDooSetup.exe as an administrator
  6. Click the icon with the symbols .\ near the top right to reassign the location of the configuration file for dgVoodoo to <path-to-game>.
  7. Click Apply to save your changes.
Fix Missing In-Game Texture Fixes and Corrupt UI Elements[citation needed]
  1. Launch dgVoodoo 2
  2. Click on the tab titled DirectX
  3. Set the Videocard to ATI Radeon 8500 and VRAM to 256 MB.
  4. Click Apply to save your changes.
Increase Graphical Fidelity[citation needed]
Values can be lowered for weaker computers, the values used below are the maximum settings for the best graphical enhancements.
  1. Launch dgVoodoo 2
  2. Click on the tab titled DirectX
  3. Set Resolution to Max
  4. Set Antialiasing (MSAA) to 8x
  5. Tick the Force vSync and Apply Phong shading when possible boxes in Miscellaneous
  6. Click Apply to save your changes.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 166 MHz 1.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 16 MB 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 138 MB
Video card (GPU) 3D Accelerator Card
4 MB of VRAM
DirectX 5 compatible
3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 9
DirectX 9 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>/283390/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (283390) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References