POD: Planet of Death

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POD: Planet of Death
POD: Planet of Death cover
Developers
Ubisoft
Release dates
Windows February 28, 1997
POD: Planet of Death at Wikipedia

Key points

Titled "POD" in North America

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Includes the Back to Hell expansion.
Windows
Uplay
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Gold Edition. Included with Uplay+.
Windows

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Back to Hell
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Playing POD Gold on Windows 10 (2018), a guide on how to fix POD Gold issues (GOG/CD version) on Windows 10, and how to add new cars/tracks.

Patches[edit]

Fixes a lot of compatibility issues on modern operating systems.
Apply Podhacks[1]
  1. Download PodHacks.zip (password is PodHacks).
  2. Extract PodHacks executable into <path-to-game>.
  3. Run the executable

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\DATA\ChShip\[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Uplay

Video settings[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Widescreen resolution.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
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)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Normally the game only allows for resolutions up to 800x600.

Rename a DLL[citation needed]
  1. Install nGlide.
  2. Delete or rename glide2x.dll found in <path-to-game>.

Notes

Causes sky box issues on some tracks.
Recommended to first apply PodHacks.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, sound
Surround sound
Via Dolby Surround
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
Dutch
German

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Versus
LAN play
8
Online play
8

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible
System requirements are for the GOG.com release.

Notes

  1. When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).

References