Sea Dogs

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Sea Dogs
Sea Dogs cover
Developers
Akella
Publishers
Bethesda Softworks
Engines
Storm[1]
Release dates
Windows November 27, 2000
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Key points

Includes a game editor for adding or editing game content.

General information

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)
Disc check.
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Steam
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Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

The latest patch is Patch 1.06 for international versions and Patch 1.061 for Russian versions.
Some retail re-releases already include the latest patch (the version is shown on the title screen).

Skip intro videos[edit]

Use replacement video files

Apply the Sea Dogs intro skip.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\engine.ini
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/764670/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\RESOURCE\SAVES
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/764670/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game settings.
In-game settings.
Config settings (Config.exe).
Config settings (Config.exe).
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Vert- with stretched UI; see Widescreen resolution.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Sea Dogs is Vert-; FOV is always the same.
Windowed
Use reduced color mode or set desktop to 16-bit color to fix windowed color issues.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
On/off only; if it doesn't work or you want a higher setting, force it in the video card control panel.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Set resolution in engine.ini[citation needed]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Edit engine.ini.
  3. Change WINDOW_WIDTH and WINDOW_HEIGHT to the width and height of your resolution.
  4. Save your changes.
Menus and other interface elements will be stretched, but 3D elements will have the correct aspect ratio.

Input settings[edit]

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]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound effects and Music.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Most dialogue is text-only but cutscenes and voices have no subtitles.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Polish
Local retail version only.
Russian

Issues fixed[edit]

Invisible text[edit]

Invisible text in-game.
Invisible text in-game.
The retail version may have invisible text in certain situations (such as when running on Windows 10) due to a font issue.
Replace broken fonts[2]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\RESOURCE\INI\
  2. Edit fonts.ini.
  3. Replace all instances of log-russ, log-russ-Italic, and seawolf with arial (or another working font).

Notes

All in-game text will be readable but will not have the correct appearance due to the different font.

"DxInit: The operation is not supported" launch error[edit]

You have set a resolution your monitor does not support. Edit engine.ini and enter a supported resolution (see Widescreen resolution).

Other information[edit]

Game editor[edit]

Sea Dogs includes a hidden editor that can be used to add or edit quests, equipment, characters, etc.
Enable editor[citation needed]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Edit engine.ini.
  3. Change CORE_MODULE core to CORE_MODULE tools_launcher
  4. Save your changes.

Notes

Choosing Game from the Tools Launcher will return to the game and reset this change. Repeat to re-enable.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95 OSR2 98, ME, 2000
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 233 MHz Intel Pentium II 300 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 650 MB 800 MB
Video card (GPU) 8 MB of VRAM 16 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>/764670/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (764670) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References