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Urban Chaos

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Urban Chaos
Urban Chaos cover
Mucky Foot Productions
Square Enix
Release dates
Windows November 30, 1999
Urban Chaos at Wikipedia

Key points

The game's source code has been released in 2017.
This article also applies to the demo.

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Icon overlay.png
A demo containing an exclusive level is available here.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete or rename video files[1]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Bink
  2. Delete or rename Eidos.bik, logo24.bik and PCINTRO_withsound.bik.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

Game's launcher.
Game's launcher.
System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\config.ini
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/243060/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\saves\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/243060/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See the WSGF entry.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
MSAA can be forced in the graphics card control panel.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
Locked at 30 FPS by default. See High frame rate.
120+ FPS
See High frame rate.

High frame rate[edit]

Set high frame rate[1]
Raising the frame rate cap beyond 60 FPS will speed up the game.
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Edit config.ini.
  3. Set max_frame_rate to the desired FPS cap.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
At least 5.1
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
1.0 via Miles Sound System


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Only available in the retail version.
Only available in the retail version.

Issues fixed[edit]

Visual artifacts during gameplay[edit]

Alt-Tab to another window and back.
If using a GeForce card, disable Fast VSync.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 6.1a
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95, 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 233 MHz Intel Pentium 300 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 150 MB 400 MB
Video card (GPU) 4 MB of VRAM
DirectX 6.1a compatible


  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>/243060/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (243060) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Verified by User:Azatoth on November 23, 2018