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O.R.B: Off-World Resource Base

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O.R.B: Off-World Resource Base
O.R.B: Off-World Resource Base cover
Developers
Strategy First
Publishers
Strategy First
Mindscape
Release dates
Windows November 8, 2002
O.R.B: Off-World Resource Base at Wikipedia

General information

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

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Steam
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Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/281390/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\orbdata\players
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/281390/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 Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Widescreen resolution.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Cannot be moved. No border.
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)
Capped at 30 FPS.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Capped at 30 FPS.

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Modifying the orb.ini file[citation needed]
Using widescreen resolution will result in GUI elements to render off screen thus inaccessible to player.
  1. Go to the game installation folder
  2. Open orb.ini.
  3. Change the lines with screen_width and screen_height to the width and height the game should run in (ex. screen_width=1680 and screen_height=1050 will run the game in 1680x1050 resolution).
  4. Save the file.
  5. Launch the game.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Limited acceleration on cursor, strong acceleration for camera, ignoring small movements.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Spanish
Retail version, download.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
4
Online play
4 GameSpy services have been shut down;[1] see GameSpy for workarounds.

Connection types

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 3783, 6500, 6667, 20000, 28900, 29900, 29901
UDP 6515, 13139, 20000, 27900
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98 ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 600 MHz Intel Pentium III 1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 96 MB (98/ME)
128 MB (2000 SP2/XP)
128 MB (98/ME)
256 MB (2000 SP2/XP)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 500 MB 650 MB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia TNT2-class
16 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.1 compatible
Nvidia GeForce 2
ATI Radeon
32 MB of VRAM

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>/281390/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (281390) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References