Extreme Assault

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Extreme Assault
Extreme Assault cover
Developers
Blue Byte
Release dates
DOS 1997
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Shooter, Vehicle combat
Vehicles Helicopter, Tank
Themes Sci-fi
Extreme Assault on IGDB
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Extreme Assault on Wikipedia

Availability[edit]

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

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

The last official patch is 1.2.3. Those focus in general on improving 3dfx support and network support. No cumulative patches were ever released. 2 additional multiplayer levels were also released for free as separate patches. All of them are available for download here.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\INIT.CFG
<path-to-game>\SETUP.INI

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\SAVEGAME

Video[edit]

Resolution settings (this menu is not available when using 3dfx / glide)
Resolution settings (this menu is not available when using 3dfx / glide)
Graphics detail settings
Graphics detail settings

Input[edit]

Control settings
Control settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Keyboard remapping becomes available when Control Type is set to Customize.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Depends on direction used when binding axis to action.
Controller
Controller support
Supports 2-button and 4-button joysticks as well as Thrustmaster, with or without rudder for all 3.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Depends on direction used when binding axis to action.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio[edit]

Sound settings
Sound settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound effects and MIDI volume. CD Audio volume can't be configured directly from within the game.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Red Book CD audio
A switch between Midi Music and CD Audio is available under Audio settings.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
German
Polish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
4 Versus
Using IPX.
Online play
4 Versus
Disabled after MPlayer.com acquisition by GameSpy Arcade in 2001.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Glide 2 Patch 1.2.0 is required to support Voodoo Rush chips. Patch 1.2.3 adds support for Voodoo 2. Requires running the game using XA_3DFX.EXE executable.
DOS video modes VGA, SVGA

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Multiplayer MPlayer.com

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 5.0
Processor (CPU) 486 DX 4/100 MHz
System memory (RAM) 16 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 40 MB
Video card (GPU) VESA compatible
Supports Intel MMX for software rendering.

References