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Revenant cover
Cinematix Studios
Eidos Interactive
Release dates
Windows October 26, 1999
Revenant at Wikipedia

Key points

Plagued by major issues on most modern systems.[citation needed] However, the GOG.com version has those issues fixed.
It is possible to run the old retail version of this game with 3d hardware acceleration on modern systems. See instructions below.

General information

Official website (retrieved)
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc DRM[Note 1]
A demo is available.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location

Save game data location[edit]

System Location

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy

Video settings[edit]

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

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


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play
Via Mplayer[3]

Issues fixed[edit]

General Game Problems Fixes(Standard 2CD Retail Version)[edit]

It is possible to run this game with 3d hardware acceleration on modern systems.

Common Issues:

0. Updates

  1. Make sure both Windows and your GPU drivers are up to date
  2. Make sure you install Revenant 1.22 patch

1. Game resets the settings every time it starts

  1. Right click on the Revenant shortcut in the Start menu items
  2. Select Properties
  3. In the 'Target' field change Launcher.exe to Revenant.exe

Notes You need to start the game via launcher at least once to max out all the settings.

2. Game Crashes (on some machines) Common cause is the Fast Surface Locks options in the settings menu

  1. Run the game settings and check the 'Disable Fast Surface Locks' option

3. Game Speed/Framerate is very low or choppy

  1. Go to in game options and disable 'Limit Game Speed' option

Notes This has to be done every time you launch the game - this setting is reset after you exit the game.

4. Game Speed/Framerate is too high after point 3.

  1. Assuming you use NVIDIA gpu
  2. Install Nvidia Inspector program from Guru3D
  3. In Nvidia Inspector main window open 'Profile Settings' (toolbox icon next to the 'Driver Version' field)
  4. In top-left corner select 'Revenant' profile from 'Profiles' list
  5. In 'Sync and Refresh' set 'Frame Rate Limiter' to 30 (60 fps is way too high for this game)

5. Game screen is stretched horizontally on modern monitors Revenant uses fixed 640x480 4:3 ratio resolution which does not scale properly on 16:9 screens

  1. Assuming you use NVIDIA gpu
  2. Open Nvidia Control Panel
  3. Go to Display>Adjust display size and position window
  4. Set 'Select a scalling mode:' to 'Aspect Ratio'
  5. Set 'Perform Scaling on:' to GPU
  6. Apply changes

6. Game graphics look jagged This is due to low in game resolution. Can be alleviated a bit.

  1. Assuming you use NVIDIA gpu
  2. Install Nvidia Inspector program from Guru3D
  3. In Nvidia Inspector main window open 'Profile Settings' (toolbox icon next to the 'Driver Version' field)
  4. In 'Antialiasing' set 'Antialising' to 2x (the higher you go the smoother it gets)
  5. In 'Texture Filtering' set 'Anisotropic filtering setting' to 2x (the higher you go the smoother it gets)

Game Problems related to modern graphics cards configurations[edit]

Game fail to boot or large black areas in-game[citation needed]
  1. Press Win+R. Type msconfig.exe and press Enter.
  2. Go to boot tab, advanced options, set maximum memory up to 2048.
  3. Restart pc.


PC may have less RAM than usual, revert to usual settings and reboot.
Windows 8 may instead need to change graphics driver to basic display driver.[citation needed] This can be done in right-click 'my computer', 'Manage', right click graphics adapter and select 'update driver' and 'select from list'. Then select basic display driver. You may also revert to normal configuration after finishing playing.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95, 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 233 MHz Intel Pentium II 266 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 4 MB of VRAM
DirectX 6.0 compatible
8 MB of VRAM


  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]