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'''Key points'''
 
'''Key points'''

Revision as of 16:04, 26 July 2021

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This page is for the 2001 game by Madia Entertainment. For the 1988 game by Access Software, see Echelon. For the 1998 strategy game, see Echelon (1998).

Echelon
Echelon cover
Developers
Madia Entertainment
Publishers
Buka Entertainment
Release dates
Windows April 15, 2001
Reception
Metacritic 70
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Vehicle simulator
Vehicles Flight
Themes Sci-fi
Series Echelon
Echelon (2001) on HowLongToBeat
Echelon (2001) on IGDB
Echelon (2001) on MobyGames
Echelon (2001) on Wikipedia
Echelon
Echelon (2001) 2001
Echelon: Wind Warriors 2002
Operation: Matriarchy 2005

Key points

For Windows 8 and later apply the low frame rate fix.

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Windows
Steam
Icon overlay.png
Run GameLauncher.bat as admin for first run.[1]
Windows

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Delete/rename Logo.wmv[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Data\Movies\
  2. Delete or rename Logo.wmv.

Game data

Configuration file location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Data\Configs.cfg[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/311080/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Saved Games\[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/311080/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings

Video settings (in-game).
Video settings (in-game).
Video settings (launcher).
Video settings (launcher).

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Output is Vert; set FOV with cm_fov X console command.
Multi-monitor
Resolutions are listed but do not work.
Ultra-widescreen
Resolutions are listed but do not work.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Use cm_fov X in console (~) up to 120. Using a zoom function will revert the changes.
Windowed
Set in launcher.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
No option. Probably enabled by default.[citation needed]
60 FPS
For Windows 8 and later apply the low frame rate fix.
120+ FPS

Input settings

Audio settings

Audio settings (in-game).
Audio settings (in-game).
Audio settings (launcher).
Audio settings (launcher).

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
No option to disable it.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Bulgarian
Polish
Not available in digital release.
Russian

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
16
Online play

Issues fixed

Launcher only shows Exit option

Run GameLauncher.bat as administrator[1]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Right-click GameLauncher.bat and choose Run as administrator.
  3. The launcher will now show the correct options.

Notes

This only needs to be done for the first run. Run the game normally after this.
Use Sui's Game Register[2]
  1. Download Sui's RegisterGame.exe
  2. Place it in game's directory.
  3. Run the program.

Low frame rate in fullscreen mode

This game has frame rate issues in fullscreen mode on Windows 8 and later.
Apply necessary fixes

Apply the low frame rate fix.

Other information

API

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 266 MHz
Intel Celeron 300 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 650 MB
Video card (GPU) 32 MB of VRAM
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).
  2. 2.0 2.1 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>/311080/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (311080) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References