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Painkiller: Overdose

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Painkiller: Overdose
Painkiller: Overdose cover
Developers
Mindware Studios
Publishers
DreamCatcher Interactive
Engines
Pain Engine
Release dates
Windows October 30, 2007
Painkiller: Overdose at Wikipedia
Painkiller
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Painkiller: Overdose 2007
Painkiller: Resurrection 2009
Painkiller: Redemption 2011
Painkiller: Recurring Evil 2012
Painkiller: Hell & Damnation 2012

Key points

Multiplayer compatibility with original Painkiller maps and game modes
GameSpy online server browser stopped working on May 31, 2014 due to GameSpy services being shut down.

General information

Painkiller Wiki
Painkiller Zone - A fansite for the series
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
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)
SecuROM 7 DRM.
Windows
GamersGate
DRM-free after installation (requires an internet connection during installation)
Windows
GamersGate
DRM-free after installation (requires an internet connection during installation)
Painkiller Universe
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
Painkiller Universe includes the base game and Painkiller along with the Battle out of Hell expansion.

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

A list of patches can be found here.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete or rename video files[1]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Data\Movies.
  2. Delete or rename LogoDreamCatcher.bik, LogoMindware.bik and LogoNVidia.bik.

Game data[edit]

In-game HUD settings.
In-game HUD settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Painkiller Overdose
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/3270/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Painkiller Overdose\Saves
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/3270/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.

Input settings[edit]

In-game control settings.
In-game control settings.
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]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, (battle and ambient) music, sound
Surround sound
Up to 8 speakers[2]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
A3D, EAX 3[3]

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
Not available in the Steam version.
German
Polish
Not available in the Steam version.
Russian
Not available in the Steam version.

Issues fixed[edit]

Long loading times[edit]

Disable Vsync from the in-game menu[4]

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
16 Versus
Online play
16 Versus
GameSpy services have been shut down;[5] see GameSpy for workarounds.

Connection types

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 4974
UDP 4974
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.
This is the default port used. It can be changed in-game by the user

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 2
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Audio Miles Sound System 7.1a
Cutscenes Bink Video 1.8s
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000 XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 1.5 GHz
AMD Athlon XP 1800+
Intel Pentium 4 2.4 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 3800+
System memory (RAM) 512 MB 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2.5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce FX 5600
ATI Radeon 9600
128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9 compatible
Nvidia GeForce 7800
ATI Radeon X1800
256 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>/3270/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (3270) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References