The Terminator: SkyNET

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The Terminator: SkyNET
The Terminator: SkyNET cover
Developers
Bethesda Softworks[1]
Engines
XnGine[1]
Release dates
DOS 1996
The Terminator: SkyNET on Wikipedia
The Terminator
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Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991
The Terminator 2029 1992
The Terminator: Rampage 1993
T2: The Arcade Game 1993
Terminator 2: Judgment Day - Chess Wars 1993
The Terminator: Future Shock 1995
Skynet 1996
Terminator 3: War of the Machines 2003
Terminator: Salvation 2009

General information

MobyGames - Description, screenshots, credits, technical information and more

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Disc check (see Run without the CD). Run in DOSBox.
DOS

Essential improvements[edit]

Official patches[edit]

Patch 1.01 updates the game to the latest version.

Unofficial patches[edit]

SkyNET Unofficial Patch 2017 includes patch v1.01, fixes for crashes on modern systems, extended viewing distance, corrected sky color and more.

SkyNET Mouse Helper[edit]

Enables changing weapons by scrolling the mouse wheel.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Make necessary changes[2]
  1. Configure the game to Run without the CD.
  2. Go to <path-to-game>\GAMEDATA\
  3. Delete or rename OPENING.VID.

Run without the CD[edit]

Run without the CD[2]
  1. Install the game normally (full install option).
  2. Copy the GAMEDATA folder from the SKYNET folder on the CD into the installation folder.
  3. Edit <path-to-game>\INSTALL.DAT
  4. Change the installpath= line to read installpath=.
  5. Change the sourcepath= line to read sourcepath=.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\CONTROLS.DAT

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\TFS_SAVE.*

Video settings[edit]

Graphics settings
Graphics settings
Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
For DOSBox toggle with Alt+ Enter (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
For DOSBox use an unofficial build (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
60 FPS
120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Mouse settings
Mouse settings
Keyboard settings
Keyboard settings

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music and sound volume
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Russian
Fan translation by «Бюро переводов Old-Games.Ru»

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
8
Online play
2

Issues fixed[edit]

Poor performance in 640x480[edit]

The frame rate can be very low in 640x480 (SVGA) mode under certain versions and builds of DOSBox.

Replace DOSBox[3]

Use the official 0.74 version of DOSBox or recent SVN builds (rather than pre-0.74 versions or older SVN builds).

Crash at start of gameplay[edit]

Within seconds of starting a mission (if not immediately), the game crashes, often taking DOSBox with it.

Install unofficial patch[3]

Install the unofficial patch, which includes a fix for this crash.

Crash when entering buildings[edit]

When using doors to enter and exit buildings, the game often crashes.

Install unofficial patch[3]

Install the unofficial patch, which includes a fix for this crash.

Unresponsive main menu buttons[edit]

After left-clicking to dismiss the intro video, the main menu buttons may not work.

Right click[4]

Right click once anywhere on the screen. After that, left clicking on the menu buttons will work.

Dismiss intro with keyboard[4]

Use Space or Enter (rather than the mouse) to dismiss the intro.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes VGA, SVGA 320x200, 640x480

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio Human Machine Interface (HMI) audio drivers

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 5.0
Processor (CPU) Intel i486 66 MHz
System memory (RAM) 8 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 20 MB
Video card (GPU) VGA

References