Startopia

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StarTopia
StarTopia cover
Developers
Mucky Foot Productions
Publishers
Square Enix
Release dates
Windows June 15, 2001
Startopia at Wikipedia

Warnings

GameSpy online services have been shut down (see Network for solutions).

General information

Startopia Wiki
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Steam
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (see notes)
May be launched without Steam running.
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Rename .bik files in the installation folder[citation needed]
  1. Go to Intro in the installation folder.
  2. Delete or rename eidos.bik and startopia.bik

Patches[edit]

The 1.01 Patch updates the retail version of the game to the latest version.
The 1.01b Patch is merely an alternative to the 1.01 patch, in case you experience problems with it.
There is also the semi-official 1.02 Patch which requires either 1.01 or 1.01b to be installed already (it was created by a former Mucky Foot employee).

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>/startopia.ini[Note 1]
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/243040/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>/Profiles[Note 1]
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/243040/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.
Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See the WSGF entry.
Multi-monitor
See the WSGF entry.
Ultra-widescreen
See the WSGF entry.
4K Ultra HD
See the WSGF entry.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

In-game control settings.
In-game control settings.
Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controlled via sliders.
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
Retail version, download.
German
Retail version, download.
Italian
Retail version, download.
Spanish
Retail version, download.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
4
Online play
4 GameSpy services have been shut down;[1] see GameSpy for workarounds.

Connection types

Issues fixed[edit]

Enable intro videos[edit]

Applies if Startopia isn't in the expected install path (as with the Steam distribution)
Edit configuration file[citation needed]
  1. Edit <path-to-game>\startopia.ini
  2. Under the [Intro] section, set IntroPath=<path-to-game>\Intro\. Trailing slash required.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7
Software renderer
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95B
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 450 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 300 MB
Video card (GPU) 8 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.0a compatible

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).
  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>/243040/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (243040) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References