Nexus: The Jupiter Incident

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Nexus: The Jupiter Incident
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Developers
Mithis Entertainment
Publishers
Sierra Entertainment
HD Publishing
Release dates
Windows November 5, 2004
Nexus: The Jupiter Incident at Wikipedia

Key points

The GOG.com and Steam versions have been updated with support for higher resolutions, improved multiplayer, and better compatibility with modern systems.[1][2]

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 v4 DRM[Note 1].
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

The v1.01 Patch updates the retail release to the latest version. The GOG.com and Steam versions are already patched.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Mithis\Nexus - The Jupiter Incident
%APPDATA%\Nexus - The Jupiter Incident\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/6420/pfx/[Note 2]
The retail version uses the registry while the GOG.com and Steam versions use the %APPDATA% location.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\save
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/6420/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Native for GOG.com and Steam;[1][2] for retail see Widescreen resolution.
Multi-monitor
Native for GOG.com and Steam;[1][2] for retail see Widescreen resolution.
Ultra-widescreen
Native for GOG.com and Steam;[1][2] for retail see Widescreen resolution.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See Field of view (FOV).
Windowed
Native for GOG.com and Steam; for retail see Widescreen resolution.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
GOG.com and Steam versions only. Enabled by default (toggle in-game).
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Widescreen resolution[edit]

These steps are for the retail version; the GOG.com and Steam versions have native support (use the Desktop or other resolution choice in-game, or set in %APPDATA%\Nexus - The Jupiter Incident\Display.ini)
Change settings in registry[citation needed]
  1. Change the resolution once in the Game's Options Menu.
  2. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Mithis\Nexus - The Jupiter Incident
  3. Change Display_Height and Display_Width to your resolution in Decimal mode (e.g. for 1920x1080 set Display_Height to 1080 and Display_Width to 1920).
  4. Test your settings.

Notes

For windowed mode, change Display_Mode value to 2 in decimal mode.
For multi-monitor resolutions set Display_Width to the single-display width (not the width of the group) and set Display_TripleHead to 1 to fix most UI issues.[5]

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Edit rendering.ini[citation needed]
  1. Extract nexus_00.dat using daTool if you haven't already.
  2. Go to universe\engine in the installation folder.
  3. Edit rendering.ini
  4. Change the FOV value accordingly.
Try FOV 90 45 46.826 for 16:9 resolutions or FOV 80 45 46.826 for 16:10 resolutions.
There are some display issues with briefings and in-game titles, but everything else works as expected.

Windowed[edit]

These steps are for the GOG/Steam version.
Set game to windowed mode[6]
  • Add parameter /win to the game shortcut.
  • Start the game from the mod_tools.exe file and select NEXUS windowed. This can be found in <path-to-game>\mod_tools folder.

Input settings[edit]

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]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound Effects, Dialog, Music.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Hungarian
Italian
Hungarian
Russian

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
12
Online play

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8, 9 The GOG.com and Steam versions do not include Direct3D 8 support.[1][2]
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio Ogg Vorbis
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7, 8 XP, Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB 2 GB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible DirectX 9 compatible

Notes

  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[3] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[4]
  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>/6420/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (6420) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References