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The Ur-Quan Masters

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The Ur-Quan Masters
The Ur-Quan Masters cover
Developers
The Ur-Quan Masters Team
Toys for Bob
Release dates
Windows November 26, 2002
macOS (OS X) March 3, 2003
Linux November 26, 2002
The Ur-Quan Masters at Wikipedia
Star Control
Star Control 1990
Star Control II 1992
Star Control 3 1996
The Ur-Quan Masters 2002
Star Control: Origins 2018

Key points

Free and open-source rewrite of Star Control 2
Does not require the original game
Combines best features of 3DO and PC versions of the game, with improved compatibility and support for numerous platforms

General information

Official forums
Official source code repository

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Official website
DRM-free
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\uqm
macOS (OS X) ~/.uqm/
Linux ~/.uqm/
This game does not follow the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\uqm\save
macOS (OS X) ~/.uqm/save
Linux ~/.uqm/save

Video settings[edit]

Graphics settings
Graphics settings
Advanced graphics and sound options
Advanced graphics and sound options
3DO/PC compatibility settings, including subtitles
3DO/PC compatibility settings, including subtitles
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Maximum menu resolution of 1024x768. See Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
See Widescreen resolution
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use Borderless Gaming. Game doesn't stretch to window size, but takes up a corner of the fullscreen window if using a resolution smaller than screen resolution. See Widescreen resolution to fix this.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Capped at 30 FPS in star-systems and conversations, 24 in hyperspace and battles, 20 when orbiting planets and 15 in some menus.
Color blind mode

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Edit config file[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration files location.
  2. Open uqm.cfg.
  3. Change reswidth and resheight to your chosen values.
  4. Save the file.

Notes

The game will still render at 320x200, but will be stretched to your chosen resolution. To reduce the resulting pixelation, you may wish to use one of the scaler options.

Input settings[edit]

Input settings
Input settings
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Can rebind all space-flight and battle controls for Player 1 and 2, but not menu navigation keys.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support

Audio settings[edit]

Basic audio settings. More advanced settings contained in Advanced Options (see above).
Basic audio settings. More advanced settings contained in Advanced Options (see above).
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Sliders for music, sound effects and speech.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Under PC/3DO Compatibility Options; on by default.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2
LAN play
Online play

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 200 MHz Intel Pentium 450 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 100 MB
Video card (GPU) TNT2, Voodoo3 OpenGL compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.0
Processor (CPU) 200 MHz 450 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 100 MB
Video card (GPU) OpenGL compatible
Linux
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 200 MHz Intel Pentium 450 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 100 MB
Video card (GPU) OpenGL compatible

References