Theocracy

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Theocracy
Theocracy cover
Developers
Philos Laboratories
Publishers
Ubisoft
Release dates
Windows March 30, 2000
Linux March 30, 2000
Theocracy at Wikipedia

General information

MobyGames entry
Official game site (archived)

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc 1.40.004 DRM[Note 1]
Windows
Linux
This game is not available digitally.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\.gamesettings
<path-to-game>\mvos.cfg
Linux
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\save\*.tsg
Linux

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
800x600 resolution only.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See Windowed.
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

Windowed[edit]

Force windowed
  1. Download and run DxWnd.
  2. Click on Edit, then Add.
  3. Set the name and executable path.
  4. Set the window position and size for windowed or Desktop for borderless fullscreen windowed.
  5. Click on Input tab, set Cursor clipper to ON.
  6. Click OK, then File and Save.
  7. Run the game from DxWnd.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native 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]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Sounds, Ambient
Surround sound
Subtitles
Voice acting is present only in a tutorial. Remaining modes do not feature voice acting.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Hungarian
Italian
Polish
Local retail version only.
Spanish

Issues fixed[edit]

Installing on modern versions of Windows[edit]

Run installer in Windows 98 compatibility mode

Game doesn't start[edit]

Bypass SafeDisc[3]
  1. Copy dplayerx.dll from CD2 to <path-to-game>
  2. Download unSafedisc.
  3. Run it and select <path-to-game>\theocracy-0.6.85.ICD
  4. Switch theocracy-0.6.85.exe with testme.exe

Lock failed: SURFACEBUSY error[edit]

Run game in Windows 98 compatibility mode

Mouse doesn't work correctly (Windows 8 or newer)[edit]

Disable display scaling
  1. Open theocracy-0.6.85.exe compatibility settings.
  2. Disable display scaling on high DPI settings.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play
6

Connection types

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DirectDraw 5
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Input DirectInput 5

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 233 MHz Intel Pentium II 300 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 200 MB
Video card (GPU) 800x600 high-color video card
2 MB of VRAM
DirectX 5.0 compatible
4 MB of VRAM
Other 10x CD-ROM drive 20x CD-ROM drive
Linux
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 233 MHz Intel Pentium II 300 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 200 MB
Video card (GPU) 800x600 high-color video card
2 MB of VRAM
4 MB of VRAM
Other 10x CD-ROM drive 20x CD-ROM drive
Optimum settings according to the developer:
  • Intel Pentium II 400 MHz
  • 128 MB
  • 32x CD-ROM drive

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]

References