Stronghold (2001)

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Stronghold
Stronghold cover
Developers
Firefly Studios
macOS (OS X) Crescent Vision Interactive
macOS (OS X) Varcon Systems
Publishers
Take-Two Interactive
Gathering of Developers
OS X MacSoft
Release dates
Windows October 19, 2001
macOS (OS X) October 19, 2001
Stronghold (2001) guide on StrategyWiki
Stronghold (2001) on Wikipedia
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This page is for the 2001 game. For the unrelated 1993 game, see Stronghold.

Warnings

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

General information

Official game page
Official Firefly Studios game page
Official forums
Stronghold Wiki
Stronghold Heaven - A fan site for the game
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc v2 DRM[Note 1]
Windows
macOS (OS X)
GOG.com
DRM-free
Stronghold HD. Comes bundled with the original retail release.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Green Man Gaming
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Stronghold HD
Windows
Humble Store
DRM-free
Stronghold HD
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Windows
Steam
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Stronghold HD
Windows
SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).

Demos[edit]

English
Polish

Version differences[edit]

Stronghold HD is an enhanced version of the game which adds widescreen support, higher quality graphics, and various other additions.

Essential improvements[edit]

HD patch[edit]

This official patch will upgrade a retail copy of Stronghold to Stronghold HD.

Skip intro video[edit]

Delete/move/rename video file
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\binks.
  2. Delete, move or rename intro.bik.

Game data[edit]

In-game general settings (Stronghold HD).
In-game general settings (Stronghold HD).

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Stronghold\stronghold.cfg
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/40950/pfx/[Note 2]
Settings for the Windows version without the HD patch are stored in <path-to-game>\stronghold.cfg

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Stronghold\Saves
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/40950/pfx/[Note 2]
Saves for the Windows version without the HD patch are stored in <path-to-game>\Saves

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings (Stronghold HD).
In-game video settings (Stronghold HD).
Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Resolutions up to 2560x1600.[3] For the original release install the HD patch.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
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)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
"...\Stronghold 07 - 3\bin\win32_release\config.xml" open with text editor change 0 to 1 <verticalsync enabled=1 />[citation needed]
60 FPS
120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings (Stronghold HD).
In-game audio settings (Stronghold HD).
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
music, effects, speech
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
8
Online play
8 GameSpy services have been shut down;[4] see GameSpy for workarounds.

Connection types

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 2300-2400, 47624
UDP 2300-2400
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Issues fixed[edit]

Game fails to launch on Windows 10[edit]

Install DirectPlay
  1. Open Control Panel
  2. Click on Programs
  3. Under Programs and Features, click on Turn Windows Features On or Off
  4. Wait for the list to load, then scroll down to Legacy Components
  5. Expand Legacy Components and you should see an item come up called DirectPlay
  6. check the box next to DirectPlay

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DirectDraw 7
OpenGL
OS X only.
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio Miles Sound System 6.1c
Cutscenes Bink Video 1.2h
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) 300 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 750 MB
Video card (GPU) 4 MB of VRAM
DirectX 7 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.6.8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core Duo 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 750 MB
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM

Notes

  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]
  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>/40950/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (40950) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References