O.R.B: Off-World Resource Base

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O.R.B: Off-World Resource Base
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Developers
Strategy First
Publishers
Strategy First
Mindscape
Release dates
Windows November 8, 2002
O.R.B: Off-World Resource Base on Wikipedia

Warnings

GameSpy online services have been shut down (see Network for solutions).

General information

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

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Steam
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Windows

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/281390/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\orbdata\players[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/281390/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings

In-game general video settings.
In-game general video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Widescreen resolution.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Cannot be moved. No border.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Capped at 30 FPS.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Capped at 30 FPS.

Widescreen resolution

Modifying the orb.ini file[citation needed]
Using widescreen resolution will result in GUI elements to render off screen thus inaccessible to player.
  1. Go to the game installation folder
  2. Open orb.ini.
  3. Change the lines with screen_width and screen_height to the width and height the game should run in (ex. screen_width=1680 and screen_height=1050 will run the game in 1680x1050 resolution).
  4. Save the file.
  5. Launch the game.

Input settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Limited acceleration on cursor, strong acceleration for camera, ignoring small movements.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Spanish
Retail version, download.

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
4
Online play
4 GameSpy services have been shut down;[1] see GameSpy for workarounds.

Connection types

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 3783, 6500, 6667, 20000, 28900, 29900, 29901
UDP 6515, 13139, 20000, 27900
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Other information

API

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 600 MHz
System memory (RAM) 96 MB (98/ME)
128 MB (2000 SP2/XP)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 500 MB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia TNT2-class
16 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.1 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>/281390/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (281390) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References