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Section 8

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Section 8
Section 8 cover
TimeGate Studios
SouthPeak Interactive
Unreal Engine 3
Release dates
Windows September 4, 2009
Section 8 guide at StrategyWiki
Section 8 at Wikipedia
Section 8
Section 8 2009
Section 8: Prejudice 2011

Key points

For Windows 8 and later update the Games for Windows client to fix compatibility issues.[1]

General information

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Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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All versions require Games for Windows - LIVE DRM.[Note 1]

Essential improvements[edit]


Patch v1.1 updates the game to the latest version.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Section8\S8Game\Config\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/38220/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/38220/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

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
Use the German language pack.


Online features in non-Steam versions require a Microsoft account (optional for offline play).

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play
40 Online matchmaking services are offline rendering some achievements discontinued.[citation needed]

Connection types

Issues fixed[edit]

Cannot continue after "Press any key" prompt[edit]

Update client[1]
  1. Uninstall Microsoft Games for Windows – LIVE Redistributable.
  2. Uninstall Microsoft Games for Windows Marketplace.
  3. Install the Games for Windows Marketplace Client.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP (SP3) Vista (SP1), 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 3.0 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 3000+
Intel Dual or Quad Core 2.4 GHz
AMD Athlon X2 4000+
System memory (RAM) 1 GB 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 7800 series
ATI Radeon X1800
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9 compatible
Shader model 3.0 support
512 MB of VRAM


  1. Games for Windows - LIVE DRM features: SSA activation, supports local profiles.
  2. 2.0 2.1 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>/38220/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (38220) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.