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{{ii}} {{file|{{p|game}}\Save}} is also needed and must be present to load saves.<ref>[http://www.gamesave-manager.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1320 GameSave Manager: Forum • View topic - Freedom Fighters]</ref>
 
{{ii}} {{file|{{p|game}}\Save}} is also needed and must be present to load saves.<ref>[http://www.gamesave-manager.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1320 GameSave Manager: Forum • View topic - Freedom Fighters]</ref>

Revision as of 18:53, 25 September 2020

Freedom Fighters
Freedom Fighters cover
Developers
IO Interactive
Publishers
Electronic Arts
Re-Release IO Interactive
Engines
Glacier
Release dates
Windows September 26, 2003
Reception
Metacritic 80
IGDB 70
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Shooter
Art styles Realistic
Freedom Fighters on HowLongToBeat
Freedom Fighters on IGDB
Freedom Fighters on MobyGames
Freedom Fighters on Wikipedia

General information

The Retail version of the game lacks an FPS limiter or vsync and causes a lot of bugs and physical glitches with frame rates above 60 FPS, although it can be fixed by forcing Vsync from the game's configuration files.
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc v2 DRM[Note 1].
Windows
Epic Games Store
DRM details are not known
2020 Re-Release
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
2020 Re-Release
Windows
Steam
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2020 Re-Release
Windows
SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Edit ini setting[citation needed]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Open Freedom.ini
  3. Change DefaultScene=FF-Intro.gms to DefaultScene=FF-Startup.gms

Enable Alt+F4

Edit ini setting[citation needed]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Open Freedom.ini
  3. Remove DisableAltF4
Not necessary for digital versions of the game.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Freedom.ini[Note 2]
Windows (Re-Release 2020)[Note 2]
%APPDATA%\IO Interactive\Freedom Fighters\Freedom.ini
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1347780/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Freedom Fighters\
Windows (Re-Release 2020)[Note 2]
%APPDATA%\IO Interactive\Freedom Fighters\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1347780/pfx/[Note 3]
<path-to-game>\Save is also needed and must be present to load saves.[3]

Save game cloud syncing

Video

Graphic settings.
Graphic settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Widescreen resolution.
Natively supported in digital versions.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Menus, game UI and text don't scale and are unreadable at 4k.
Field of view (FOV)
See Widescreen resolution.
Windowed
Borderless. See Windowed.
Natively supported in digital versions.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See Windowed.
Natively supported in digital versions.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See Vertical sync (Vsync).
60 FPS
Frame rate is capped to 62 FPS on digital versions.
120+ FPS
Frame rates higher than 60 FPS will cause issues with camera, animations, and player physics such as being able to jump or going down stairways.

Widescreen resolution

Widescreen fix[citation needed]
  1. Download Widescreen fix by nemesis2000.
  2. Extract ff.7z files to the installation folder (password: ff).
  3. Edit ff.ini to set the resolution and FOV multiplier.

Notes

Supported exe size: 3 706 880 bytes.
LOD distance can also be adjusted.
Incompatible with digital releases.

Windowed

Set windowed mode[citation needed]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Open Freedom.ini
  3. Add a new line: Window

Vertical sync (Vsync)

Set Vsync[citation needed]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Open Freedom.ini
  3. Search for the line containing VSync. It may not already exist.
  4. Set Vsync with either of the following: EnableVSync or DisableVSync

Input

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

Mouse acceleration

Use OS mouse acceleration instead of direct mouse input[citation needed]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Open Freedom.ini
  3. Remove line: UseDirectInputMouse 1

Audio

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
No option to disable.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
A3D 2.0, EAX 3.[4]

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
Available only in retail version
Spanish
Available only in retail version. For digital version download.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8.1
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 98, ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 733 MHz
AMD Athlon 800 MHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 650 MB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 256
ATI Radeon DDR
32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.1 compatible

System requirements 2020 Re-lease

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) Windows 10
Processor (CPU) Pentium 4 1.5Ghz or Athlon XP Equivalent
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 800 MB
Video card (GPU) 100% DirectX 10 compatible video card
DirectX 10 compatible

Notes

  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 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).
  3. 3.0 3.1 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>/1347780/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1347780) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References