Overlord (2007)

From PCGamingWiki, the wiki about fixing PC games
Overlord (2007)
Overlord (2007) cover
Developers
Triumph Studios
macOS (OS X) Virtual Programming[1]
Linux Virtual Programming[1]
Publishers
Codemasters
Release dates
Windows June 26, 2007
macOS (OS X) July 21, 2016[2]
Linux July 21, 2016[2]
Overlord (2007) guide at StrategyWiki
Overlord (2007) at Wikipedia
Overlord
Overlord (2007) 2007
Overlord II 2009
Overlord: Fellowship of Evil 2015

Key points

Multiplayer servers shut down following the release of Overlord II. Online multiplayer is now only possible through tools like Hamachi or Tunngle.

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
SecuROM DRM.
Windows
Publisher website
Icon overlay.png
Official store of OS X/Linux porter. Includes Raising Hell.
macOS (OS X)
Linux
GamersGate
Icon overlay.png
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Green Man Gaming
Icon overlay.png
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
GOG.com
DRM-free
Includes Raising Hell.
Windows
Steam
Icon overlay.png
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
The demo is available on the Strategy Informer website.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Raising Hell
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Patch 1.4 is the latest available patch. Includes amBX and split-screen support. Only needed for the retail version.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Rename Title_***.bik in the installation folder[3]
  1. Go to Video in the installation folder.
  2. Delete or rename all Title_***.bik files.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Overlord\settings.dat
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/com.vpltd.overlord/GameDocuments/Overlord/Settings.dat
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/vpltd/Overlord/
This game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Overlord
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/com.vpltd.overlord/GameDocuments/Overlord/
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/vpltd/Overlord/GameDocuments/Overlord/

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings
Video settings
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Located under Display Mode in Overlord Configuration tool. Resolution is changed by dragging window borders or maximizing. Steam Overlay must be closed for this to work.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Color blind mode

Input settings[edit]

Controls settings
Controls settings
Xbox 360 controller layout
Xbox 360 controller layout

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound, music and speech sliders
Surround sound
Up to 8.1
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Italian
Available here.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Co-op
LAN play
Online play
Official multiplayer servers have been shut down.

Issues fixed[edit]

General advice[edit]

Verify game cache or reinstall[citation needed]
In general, if the game doesn't work and you failed to find a fix, it's a good idea to first lower your graphic settings or if that didn't help, reinstall the game or on Steam to verify game cache integrity. It's also advised to check the System requirements.
To verify game cache integrity:[4]
  1. Right-click the game on your library
  2. Go to Properties -> Local Files
  3. Click "Verify integrity of game cache.

Missing executable error or blank menu screen[edit]

See General advice.[5]

Black screen after choosing a profile[edit]

Restart or disable Steam overlay[6]
After choosing a profile, the loading screen flashes and then goes black. To fix this, try either:
  1. Restarting your PC
  2. Disabling Steam overlay (if on Steam, of course)
  • Right-click the game on your library, go to Properties -> Local Files and untick the "Enable Steam Community in Game"

Crash after starting the game[edit]

Turn off anti-aliasing or reinstall[7]
When the game crashes right after the start. To fix it, try turning off anti-aliasing or if that didn't work, reinstall the game/Verify game integrity cache (see General advice).

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon 2400+ 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2
System memory (RAM) 512 MB 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4.5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce FX5900 Or Radeon 9500 Video Card Nvidia GeForce 7800 or Radeon X1800

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Overlord I: Mac & Linux : Virtual Programming
  2. 2.0 2.1 Overlord - Mac and Linux Release Date Teaser. - YouTube - last accessed on 2016-07-20
  3. Verified by User:aaronth07 on 10/6017
  4. Steam Support
  5. Steam Users' Forums - Blank Menu Screens (retrieved)
  6. Steam Users' Forums - It just...stops... (retrieved)
  7. Steam Users' Forums - Overlord 1 crashes on startup (retrieved)