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Shogo: Mobile Armor Division

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Shogo: Mobile Armor Division
Shogo: Mobile Armor Division cover
Developers
Monolith Productions
Mac OS (Classic) Hyperion Entertainment[1]
Linux Hyperion Entertainment[1]
Publishers
Monolith Productions
Interplay Entertainment
Microïds
Engines
LithTech 1.0
Release dates
Windows October 15, 1998
Mac OS (Classic) December 18, 2000
Linux February 11, 2001
Shogo: Mobile Armor Division at Wikipedia

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions
Shogo Pentacle - A Shogo Fan Site

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Windows
Mac OS
Linux
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Steam
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Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Shogo Patch 2.214 is recommended and does not require any previous patches to be installed (the GOG.com version already comes pre-patched).

dgVoodoo[edit]

dgVoodoo stabilizes performance and is essential for getting Shogo to run on modern systems.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\autoexec.cfg
Mac OS (Classic)
Linux
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/610860/pfx/[Note 1]
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Save
Mac OS (Classic)
Linux
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/610860/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Display Settings (SHOGO Launcher).
Display Settings (SHOGO Launcher).
Advanced Settings (SHOGO Launcher).
Advanced Settings (SHOGO Launcher).
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
FOV is Vert-. Use the widescreen patch to add in a proper FOV.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
See the WSGF topic.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Use the widescreen patch.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Control panel hack doesn't seem to apply to all textures.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Will need to use dgVoodoo.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Might need to use dgVoodoo for stable performance.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Menus can only be navigated with the arrow keys.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Supports joysticks out of the box, but is very basic. For details on better native support, go to <path-to-game>\Joystick and open a file called joystick.htm. Has not been tested with GOG.com version.
Full controller support
Can't navigate menus with joystick. See Controller Remap Notes for details.
Controller remapping
Must be configured in Joystick.cfg. Each axis, including the Right and Left Triggers on XInput controllers, can be individually given digital or analog actions, (i.e. RT = Fire, Y Axis Up = Jump, X Axis = Turning). See Controller Support Notes for details.
Controller sensitivity
Must be configured in the Joystick.cfg file. See Controller Support Notes for details.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Any axis can be inverted. Must be configured in the Joystick.cfg file. See Controller Support Notes for details.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio Settings in Launcher.
Audio Settings in Launcher.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
DirectSound3D, Miles Fast 2D Positional Audio, and RSX 3D Audio are included in the game.
Subtitles
All dialogue has subtitles that cannot be turned off.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play
GameSpy services have been shut down;[2] see GameSpy for workarounds.

Issues fixed[edit]

Music doesn't play in-game[edit]

To fix the music in Windows XP and beyond without compatibility mode all you need to do is this:
Description[citation needed]
  1. Open AM18.DLL with a hex editor such as HxD.
  2. Find the text dslite.dll (when you find dslite.dll there should also be a dsound.dll somewhere nearby).
  3. Change dslite.dll to dsound.dll (when you complete this step you should be seeing two dsound.dll entries around that area of the file)

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 166 MHz Intel Pentium II 233 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 100 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 6 compatible

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>/610860/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (610860) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References