Tachyon: The Fringe

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Tachyon: The Fringe
Tachyon: The Fringe cover
Developers
NovaLogic
Engines
Voxel Space 32
Release dates
Windows March 30, 2000
Tachyon: The Fringe at Wikipedia

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
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 DRM[Note 1].
Windows
Developer website
DRM details are not known
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Steam
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Windows
SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).
A demo is available.

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Patches are available.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Disable 3dfx logo (GOG.com)[3]
  1. Run the nGlide configurator in the installation folder.
  2. Change the 3dfx logo splash screen setting.
  3. Click Apply, then Exit.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Tachyon.cfg[Note 2]
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/32760/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\player00.sav[Note 2]
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/32760/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Doesn't pause on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play
50

Connection types

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 3, 6, 7 Original release uses Direct3D 3, later releases use Direct3D 6 or 7.
Glide 2
Software renderer
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium MMX 200 MHz (with 3D accelerator)
Intel Pentium II 400 MHz (without 3D accelerator)
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 500 MB
Video card (GPU) 8 MB of VRAM
DirectX 3.0 compatible
Other

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 When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).
  3. 3.0 3.1 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>/32760/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (32760) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References