Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D

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Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D cover
Developers
Factor 5
LucasArts
Publishers
LucasArts
Disney Interactive Studios
Release dates
Windows December 3, 1998
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D guide at StrategyWiki
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D at Wikipedia
Star Wars
Star Wars 1989
Series: Star Wars: X-Wing 1993
Series: Star Wars: Rebel Assault 1993
Series: Star Wars: Jedi Knight 1995
Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire 1997
Star Wars: Yoda Stories 1997
Star Wars: Rebellion 1998
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D 1998
Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace 1999
Star Wars: Episode I – Racer 1999
Star Wars: Force Commander 2000
Star Wars: Episode I – Battle for Naboo 2001
Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds 2001
Star Wars: Starfighter 2001
Star Wars Galaxies 2003
Series: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2003
Series: Star Wars: Battlefront 2004
Series: Lego Star Wars 2005
Star Wars: Republic Commando 2005
Star Wars: Empire at War 2006
Series: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2007
Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Republic Heroes 2009

Key points

Installing on 64-bit systems requires a workaround. See Installing on 64-bit versions of Windows.

General information

Official website (archived)
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions
Wookieepedia - A huge wiki dedicated to the Star Wars universe

Availability[edit]

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

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

  • 1.2.0 Update adds the Naboo Starfighter and fixes issues with 3dfx Voodoo 3 and 3dfx Banshee chipsets.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC\Rogue Squadron\v1.0
Some elements like game settings, sound settings or controls are stored in player profile.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\PlayerProfiles

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Widescreen resolution.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
65° horizontal.
Windowed
Use DxWnd.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use dgVoodoo 2 wrapper (DirectX; Glide crashes the video driver) combined with GeDoSaTo.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Can be forced using NVIDIA Control Panel or AMD Catalyst Control Center if using Glide.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Some animation weirdness at framerates above 60, but nothing that affects gameplay.

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Use Sui's Rogue Squadron DLL wrapper[1]
  1. Download the DLL wrapper and extract it.
  2. Copy DSOUND.dll and PlayerProfiles folder to <path-to-game>\ROGUE.
  3. Edit PlayerProfiles\extconfig.cfg with a text editor to specify the rendering resolution.
  4. Start the game.

Notes

The wrapper requires the rendering to be set to Direct3D - Glide is not supported.
The main menu, hangar, etc. are still rendered at 640x480. To bypass the issue see steps below.
Upscale main menu, hangar etc. with DgVoodoo 2[1]
  1. Make sure to install Sui's Rogue Squadron DLL wrapper first.
  2. Download the latest dgVoodoo 2 wrapper and extract it.
  3. Copy the DLL files from dgVoodo's MS folder to <path-to-game>\ROGUE.
  4. Start dgVoodooSetup.exe, go to DirectX tab and adjust the rendering resolution there.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Under general options.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Can not be disabled. Prone to crashing on loss of focus.

Localizations

Language UI Audio CC Notes
English
French
German
Spanish

VR support[edit]

Issues fixed[edit]

Installing on 64-bit versions of Windows[edit]

Alternative installer[2]

An alternative MSI installer can be downloaded from his website. A guide on how to create a CD image with a new installer can be found here.

Manual installation[3]
1. Copy the ROGUE folder from Rogue Squadron CD to your hard disk. Then copy ROGUE.EXE from the root of the CD into ROGUE folder on your hard disk. Finally grab DSETUP.dll, DSETUP16.dll and DSETUP32.dll files from INSTALL (along with any .txt and .doc files you want) and put them in ROGUE. If you had placed the ROGUE folder in C:\Games then your folder structure would look like this:
C:\Games\ROGUE\BUNDLE.000
C:\Games\ROGUE\BUNDLE.001
C:\Games\ROGUE\BUNDLE.002
C:\Games\ROGUE\BUNDLE.003
C:\Games\ROGUE\dsetup.dll
C:\Games\ROGUE\dsetup16.dll
C:\Games\ROGUE\dsetup32.dll
C:\Games\ROGUE\IFORCE2.DLL
C:\Games\ROGUE\License.txt
C:\Games\ROGUE\README.TXT
C:\Games\ROGUE\Rogue Squadron.EXE
C:\Games\ROGUE\ROGUE.EXE
C:\Games\ROGUE\DATA\BUNDLE.000
C:\Games\ROGUE\DATA\BUNDLE.001
C:\Games\ROGUE\DATA\OUT\DATA.DAT
C:\Games\ROGUE\DATA\OUT\DATA.HDR
2. Now you need the registry entries. Copy the following into Notepad and save it as “rogue.reg”, after you edit the file paths as appropriate:
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC\Rogue Squadron\v1.0]
"Executable"="C:\\Games\\ROGUE\\Rogue Squadron.EXE"
"Install Path"="C:\\Games\\ROGUE"
"Source Path"="C:\\Games\\"
"CD Path"="D:"
"Analyze Path"="D:\\INSTALL\\SysCheck.exe"
"Source Dir"="C:\\Games\\"
"JoystickID"="1"
"Magic"=dword:0009283c
"InstallType"=dword:00000009
"SoundCard"="TRUE"
"DefVidID"="0"
"Driver"="D3D"
"VDEVICE"="Primary Display Driver"
"3DSetup"="TRUE"
"JoystickGUID"="{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}"
"CurrentPlayer"=dword:00000000
3. Now, you should be able to start a game.

Notes

If a launcher still shows only install option, go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC\Rogue Squadron\v1.0 and see if it's not empty. Keep in mind, that these entries must be located under Wow6432Node or they will not work.
If an error pops up asking to reinstall a game, it's probably, because entries in registry point to incorrect locations. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC\Rogue Squadron\v1.0. There edit entries Analyze Path, and CD Path to refer to locations on your CD/DVD drive. After that edit entries Executable, Install Path, Source Dir and Source Path to make them refer to a folders and files on your hard drive.

Game freezes in menu / can't create a user profile[edit]

Fixing menu freeze when creating a profile[4]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Set the compatibility mode for ROGUE SQUADRON.EXE to Windows 98 / Windows ME.
  3. Launch a game and create user profile.
  4. If there are problems afterwards (lagging menus), turn compatibility mode back off AFTER having created the profile.

Joystick inhibits controls[edit]

Turning off Joystick[4]
  • The joystick input (even if no joystick is activated) can be switched off by pressing Ctrl+J.

Joystick not detected[edit]

Change the compatibility mode to Windows 98/Me[5]
  • If your joystick isn't detected change the compatibility mode in the Properties tab to Windows 98/Me. Then try pressing "Default" to reset your joystick assignments. After this, you can shut compatibility mode off (if there are problems with the menus being slow etc) and you should be set.

Game crashes on startup (GOG.com)[edit]

Reinstall the game using the GOG.com installer instead of GOG Galaxy[citation needed]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95, 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 166 MHz Intel Pentium 200 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 80 MB
Video card (GPU) Direct3D or Glide compatible graphics card
4 MB of VRAM

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Verified by User:Suicide_machine on 2016-12-03
  2. http://www.markusegger.at/Software/Games/Default.aspx
  3. https://web.archive.org/web/20130804104137/http://noabody.wordpress.com/2011/09/23/run-rogue-squadron-3d-on-windows-7-64-bit/
  4. 4.0 4.1 Verified by User:Suicide_machine on 2016-08-30
  5. http://www.lucasforums.com/showthread.php?t=185463