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Latest revision as of 21:21, 29 July 2021

America
America cover
Developers
Related Designs
Publishers
Data Becker
Release dates
Windows January 15, 2001
Taxonomy
Monetization Expansion pack
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Isometric
Controls Multiple select, Point and select
Genres RTS
Themes North America, Western
America on MobyGames
America on Wikipedia

Key points

Also known as America: No Peace Beyond the Line and A*M*E*R*I*C*A.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
VOB v3 DRM
Windows

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
America: Expansion Pack Executable is called AmericaAddon.exe
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

1.02 is the latest version. It fixes random crashes that may occur on 1.00 but also comes with new problems. See Resolution troubles.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Instructions
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\America.ini
  2. Set intro=1 to intro=0

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\America.ini[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Save[Note 1]
<path-to-game>\Save2 for the Expansion Pack

Video settings[edit]

Settings.
Settings.

Windowed[edit]

Instructions
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\America.ini
  2. Set FullScreen=1 to FullScreen=0

Resolution troubles[edit]

Overview[1]
Widescreen resolutions are supported by default.
The game always tries to stretch the display in fullscreen mode, if the resolution does not fill the entire screen.
When patch 1.02 is applied to combat the random crashes on modern systems, any resolution above 1152x864 will crash the game when running in fullscreen mode. Resolutions up to Full HD work fine in window mode but the performance is considerably worse. Window mode will require the Windows color depth to be set to 16 bit instead of 32 bit to avoid the rainbow color issues. Performance can be increased by tweaking and launching the game with DXWnd

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music & SFX.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
German

Issues fixed[edit]

Game refuses to launch[edit]

Instructions
  1. Running the game in window mode usually solves that issue. See Windowed.

Terrible performance and mouse issues[edit]

Instructions
  1. Disable the NVIDIA In-Game Overlay.
  2. Tweak and launch the game with DXWnd.

Issues unresolved[edit]

Crash upon saving in mission 5 of the Mexican campaign[edit]

There is a bug in mission 5 of the Mexican campaign that might prevent the player from saving their game in this mission since the game will suddenly start crashing upon each saving attempt and the created save file will be corrupted. This problem can reliably be reproduced on said mission on patch 1.02. The only known way around it is to win the mission without relying on saves.

Unit pathfinding becoming abysmal[edit]

Sometimes the pathfinding of all units on the map can become extremely slow or cause units to ignore orders and remain frozen. This is usually caused by the buggy AI trying to move their army to a spot they cannot reach or a destination very far away. Usually a big group of enemy troops can be found stuck together somewhere. Killing them typically restores the regular pathfinding behaviour.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 300 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).

References

  1. Tested by Nessy