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Sid Meier's Covert Action

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Sid Meier's Covert Action
Sid Meier's Covert Action cover
Developers
MicroProse
Publishers
Retroism
Night Dive Studios
Release dates
DOS June 3, 1990
Windows January 16, 2014[1]
macOS (OS X) January 16, 2014[1]
Linux July 24, 2014[2]
Sid Meier's Covert Action at Wikipedia

General information

Covert Action Wiki
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM-free
Entire game can be copied to the hard drive.
DOS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Pre-packaged with DOSBox.[3]
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
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
DOS
Windows <path-to-game>\Covert\CV*.SVE
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics settings (GOG.com version)
Graphics settings (GOG.com version)

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
No mouse support.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Toggle with Alt+J. Cannot be used for the car chase and code breaking sections.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
All speech is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes CGA (4 Colour), Tandy, EGA (16 Colour), MCGA, VGA (256 Colour)
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2.0 3.0
Processor (CPU) Intel 8088
System memory (RAM) 512 KB 640 KB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.5 MB
Video card (GPU) 256 KB of VRAM
Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible DirectX 9 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 100 MB
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 14.04, Mint 17
Processor (CPU) 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 100 MB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM

References