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UFO: Aftershock

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UFO: Aftershock
UFO: Aftershock cover
Developers
Altar Games
Publishers
1C Company
Release dates
Windows October 21, 2005
UFO: Aftershock at Wikipedia
UFO
UFO: Aftermath 2003
UFO: Aftershock 2005
UFO: Afterlight 2007

General information

Official page
Modding forums for game series
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
EN+RU+FR+DE, patched 1.2.1
Windows
Steam
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EN+RU, patched 1.2.1
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Patch 1.3 (over 1.2 or 1.2.1): OfficialSite or StrategyCore

Game data[edit]

Configuration file location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Profiles\<user-id>\options.txt
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/289500/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Profiles\<user-id>\Saves\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/289500/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

UFO: Aftershock system settings menu.
UFO: Aftershock system settings menu.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Locked at 1024x768. See Widescreen resolution for fix.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Add --option fullscreen=FALSE in shortcut
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See Anisotropic filtering (AF).
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Options 1 to 8
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Widescreen resolution[1]
  1. Download the widescreen fix.
  2. Go to the installation folder and create a backup of the original UFO.exe.
  3. Open archive and extract files from selected resolution into installation folder. Overwrite when asked.

Notes

Currently supported resolutions are 1600x900, 1680x1050 and 1920x1080.
Sometimes this fix will cause game to render partially off screen. See Off screen rendering fix bellow.
Off screen rendering fix[citation needed]
  1. Delete or rename widescreenmod.vfs file and Profile folder. Backup your saves if necessary.
  2. Run original UFO.exe, create new profile and set your options.
  3. Apply widescreen fix again and run the game.

Notes

You can keep both original exe and fixed exe in same folder, but you have to delete or rename widescreenmod.vfs because original version will load this file as well.

Anisotropic filtering (AF)[edit]

Anisotropic filtering[citation needed]
  1. Replace Aftershock's default desktop shortcut with the one from its Start menu folder (probably ...\Cenega Czech\UFO Aftershock), reading "High Quality" or something to that effect.
  2. Manually force 16x AF from your graphics card settings.

Notes

The resulting sharper textures and (consequentially) more detailed gloss maps add up to a significant increase in the overall visual experience, compared to "vanilla" game.

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
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
CC may not be if AS is not from Trilogy pack
German
Russian
Spanish

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000 XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 1 GHz
AMD Athlon 1 GHz
Intel Pentium 4 2 GHz
AMD Athlon 2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB 768 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 5700
ATI Radeon 9500
Nvidia GeForce 6600
ATI Radeon 9700 PRO

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>/289500/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (289500) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Fix by jackfuste from Widescreen Gaming Forum