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Iron Storm

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Iron Storm
Iron Storm cover
Developers
4X Studios
Publishers
Wanadoo
DreamCatcher Interactive
Engines
Phoenix3D
Release dates
Windows October 25, 2002
macOS (OS X) November 15, 2013[1]
Iron Storm at Wikipedia
Iron Storm
Iron Storm 2002
World War Zero: Iron Storm 2005

Key points

Later re-released as World War Zero: Iron Storm.
GameSpy online server browser has stopped working due to GameSpy services being shut down.

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
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)
SafeDisc v2.80 DRM[Note 1] (US)
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Steam
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Contains left over inert DRM component ISLauncher.exe.
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Use blank intro files
  1. Apply the Iron Storm intro skip.
  2. The game will now go to the main menu after the fiction disclaimer and a brief black screen.

Patches[edit]

Digital distribution versions are already patched; for retail versions install the latest patch.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\settings\user.cfg
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/296180/pfx/[Note 2]
safe_user.cfg and defctrl.cfg store the default settings so don't need to be edited directly.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\save\
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/296180/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
Advanced settings.
Advanced 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
Only works after selecting a resolution lower than the desktop.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Disabled by default.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
capped at 100 FPS by default

Input settings[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
ActivateJoy in user.cfg has no effect.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound effects and Speech.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Subtitles are always enabled.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Polish
Portuguese
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play
Server browser does not work (GameSpy services have been shut down).

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Use IronStorm_DS.exe in the installation folder (added in Patch 1.04).
Self-hosting
Direct IP

Issues fixed[edit]

Game exits on launch (no error message)[edit]

This can be caused by user.cfg being absent.
Copy safe_user.cfg[citation needed]
  1. Go to Settings in the installation folder.
  2. Make a copy of safe_user.cfg.
  3. Rename it to user.cfg.
  4. The game should now launch correctly.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Multiplayer GameSpy GameSpy services have been shut down.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) 1 GHz 1.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 GB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 8.1 compatible DirectX 9.0 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.7
Processor (CPU) 2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.5 GB
Video card (GPU) GF 9400M / HD 3300

Notes

  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[2] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[3]
  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>/296180/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (296180) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References