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Sword of the Stars

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Sword of the Stars
Sword of the Stars cover
Developers
Kerberos Productions
Publishers
Paradox Interactive
Lighthouse Interactive
Release dates
Windows August 22, 2006
Sword of the Stars guide at StrategyWiki
Sword of the Stars at Wikipedia
Sword of the Stars
Sword of the Stars 2006
Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter 2012
Sword of the Stars: The Pit 2013
Sword of the Stars: Ground Pounders 2014

Key points

GameSpy online server browser was disabled for this game, due to GameSpy services being shut down.

General information

Developer's forum
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions (Complete Collection)
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Steam
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Complete Collection - includes all expansion packs
Windows

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Born of Blood
Windows
A Murder of Crows
Windows
Argos Naval Yard
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/42890/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/42890/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

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

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
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]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Some announcements are audio-only.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Will still give important alerts (e.g. during multiplayer, on new turn or last player to act).

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
8
Online play
8 Requires Direct IP. GameSpy server browser disabled.

Connection types

Issues unresolved[edit]

Invalid CD Key[edit]

The Steam version has recently provided nonfunctioning CD-keys, or has them missing.
Instructions[1]
  1. Open 42890_install.vdf
  2. In the "CDKey" option, change %CDKEY% to the valid CD key.
  3. Launch the game.

Notes

Requires access to a prior known CD-key. You should find it in HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Valve/TestApp42890 from previous use.
A valid CD key may exist in a different Swords of the Stars entry in the game list (e.g. "Sword of the Stars Complete Collection" rather than "Sword of the Stars").

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 2000, XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 1.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB (2 GB for Vista)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) 128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9 compatible

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 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>/42890/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (42890) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References