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ObsCure

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ObsCure
ObsCure cover
Developers
Hydravision Entertainment
Publishers
DreamCatcher Interactive
MC2-Microïds
Updated Steam version Mighty Rocket Studio
Engines
RenderWare
Release dates
Windows October 1, 2004
ObsCure at Wikipedia
ObsCure
ObsCure 2004
ObsCure II 2007

Key points

Doesn't come with any video settings besides resolution.

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)
StarForce 3.3.36.01 DRM[Note 1]
Windows
Steam
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Windows

Version differences[edit]

Steam release is an updated version featuring full XInput controller support and compatibility fixes for modern machines.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\tm_input.ipt
<path-to-game>\Save\options.sav
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\MC2\Obscure\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/254460/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Save\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/254460/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Launcher.
Launcher.
Settings.
Settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Retail version decreases the vertical FOV.
Steam version is in 4:3 with black bars.[3]
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See Windowed.
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. Can be forced off.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Camera issues introduced at very high frame rates.

Windowed[edit]

Set with D3D8 Wrapper[citation needed]
  1. Download D3D8 Wrapper.
  2. Extract to <path-to-game>.
  3. Edit d3d8.ini.
  4. Set ForceWindowedMode to 1.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
No mouse support.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Steam version fully supports the Xbox 360 Controller. See Controller support.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts Input settings icon - Generic Controller.svg
Xbox button prompts are only available in the Steam version.
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Controller support[edit]

In the retail and GOG.com versions, all controller buttons must be assigned manually. Also requires a fix for XInput controllers.
Fix button assignment[citation needed]
  1. Download and run XInput Plus.
  2. Set the Target Program to Obscure.exe.
  3. Go to DirectInput and check Enable DirectInput Output.
  4. Assign LT/RT to Button 11/12
  5. Assign DPAD to Button 13-16
  6. Click on Customize and change the following:
    1. Assign Right Stick-X to Slider1
    2. Assign Right Stick-Y to Slider2
  7. Click Apply, this will install DLL files in the installation folder.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
Italian
German
Spanish
Russian
Retail only. Patch for digital release here.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Co-op
Controller required.
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) XP 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 1 GHz Intel Pentium 4 2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 GB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 9.0c compatible

Notes

  1. This version of StarForce DRM does not work on Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.[1][2] For supported versions of Windows the StarForce driver may need to be updated manually using SFUPDATE.
  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>/254460/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (254460) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References