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{{Fixbox|description=Use dgVoodoo|ref={{cn|date=July 2016}}|fix=
 
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# Download [http://dege.freeweb.hu/dgVoodoo2/dgVoodoo2.html dgVoodoo].
 
# Download [http://dege.freeweb.hu/dgVoodoo2/dgVoodoo2.html dgVoodoo].
# Copy the 3 dll's from the MS folder to the game installation folder. For convenience you can also copy dgVoodooSetup.exe but it's optional.
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# Copy D3DImm and DDraw dll's from the MS folder to the game installation folder. For convenience you can also copy dgVoodooSetup.exe but it's optional.
 
# Launch the dgVoodooSetup.exe and verify the "config folder/ running instance" is showing the location of the dgVoodooSetup.exe, config file will be created there.
 
# Launch the dgVoodooSetup.exe and verify the "config folder/ running instance" is showing the location of the dgVoodooSetup.exe, config file will be created there.
 
# In the DirectX tab, choose an TI4400 or a Radeon 8500 videocard or dgVoodoo Virtual 3D Accelerated Card and max VRAM.
 
# In the DirectX tab, choose an TI4400 or a Radeon 8500 videocard or dgVoodoo Virtual 3D Accelerated Card and max VRAM.
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{{Fixbox|description=Starlancer Crash Fix 1.0.2|ref={{cn|date=September 2021}}|fix=
# Download [https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/247515315825672203/891255492993769472/Starlancer_Crash_Fix_1.0.2.zip StarLancer Crash Fix].
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# Download [https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/247515315825672203/891255933727023194/Starlancer_Crash_Fix_1.0.2.zip StarLancer Crash Fix].
 
# Install the Application Compatibility Database with the batch included in this file.
 
# Install the Application Compatibility Database with the batch included in this file.
 
# Do not use any compatibility mode on the Game exe after that.
 
# Do not use any compatibility mode on the Game exe after that.
 
# The medal case should now be usable without any crash of the game.
 
# The medal case should now be usable without any crash of the game.
 
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===Crash when using EAX/Forcefeedback on some missions===
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In some missions these advanced features have been known to crash the game, you can try without these by changing them in the game settings.
  
 
==Other information==
 
==Other information==

Revision as of 09:53, 25 September 2021

StarLancer
StarLancer cover
Developers
Warthog Games
Digital Anvil
Publishers
Microsoft Game Studios
Release dates
Windows April 27, 2000
StarLancer on MobyGames
StarLancer on Wikipedia

Warnings

Key points

Problems running the game on modern hardware, but all problems can be fixed.[citation needed] (see Issues fixed).

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc DRM[Note 1].
Windows
SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).
This game is not available digitally.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\starlancer.ini[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\SAVES[Note 2]

Video

Video settings.
Video settings.

Input

Input settings.
Input settings.

Audio

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, speech, sound effects and music sliders.
Surround sound
Up To 7.0, may require DirectSound3D restoration and dsound fix for surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
EAX 1.0, A3D

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
Only available on French version
German
Only available on German version

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
8 Versus, Co-op
Online play
8 Versus, Co-op
MSN Gaming Zone support has been discontinued but Direct TCP/IP still available. 4 players Max in coop, 8 max in versus

Connection types

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 47624 (inbound, outbound)
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Issues fixed

Graphics/colors problem

Color banding problem without wrapper
Color banding problem without wrapper
Depending of your video card you could have some graphical problem ingame. A graphic wrapper can fix this problem. The wrapper can also improved the graphics of the game by forcing a superior resolution, AA that is not possible though ini.
Use dgVoodoo[citation needed]
  1. Download dgVoodoo.
  2. Copy D3DImm and DDraw dll's from the MS folder to the game installation folder. For convenience you can also copy dgVoodooSetup.exe but it's optional.
  3. Launch the dgVoodooSetup.exe and verify the "config folder/ running instance" is showing the location of the dgVoodooSetup.exe, config file will be created there.
  4. In the DirectX tab, choose an TI4400 or a Radeon 8500 videocard or dgVoodoo Virtual 3D Accelerated Card and max VRAM.
  5. Optional :Force Anti Aliasing Anisotropic Filtering And Force Higher Resolutions.
  6. Apply any changes, you can exit the configuration application and launch the game. If you have "dgvoodoo Watermark" selected in DirectX tab you will be able to easily verify that the wrapper is running. After that it can be deselected to remove the watermark from the game.

Can't Select Eax or Surround sound After Surround sound Restoration

By default the DSOUND.dll of the creative alchemy and other sound wrapper is ignored by the game. So no surround sound or EAX can be selected.
  1. Download the Dsound fix
  2. replace the mss32.dll file of the game by the one in the zip
  3. Creative alchemy and any other ds3d wrapper should now be working as intended.
  4. Surround sound should be working and you can now activate EAX if want.

Game crash when closing the medal case

This game crashes when you want to close the medal case on modern windows OS, a patch exists to fix this problem.
This fix also forces the game to run on one core, so no need to use the imagecfg after that.
This fix may cause temporary hangups when used in conjunction with DgVoodoo on an Nvidia graphics card thanks to the driver maxing out a UMD open adapter query during 2D<>3D transitions, use 1.0.2 for this case only.
Starlancer Crash Fix 1.0.1[citation needed]
  1. Download StarLancer Crash Fix.
  2. Install the Application Compatibility Database with the batch included in this file.
  3. Do not use any compatibility mode on the Game exe after that.
  4. The medal case should now be usable without any crash of the game.
Starlancer Crash Fix 1.0.2[citation needed]
  1. Download StarLancer Crash Fix.
  2. Install the Application Compatibility Database with the batch included in this file.
  3. Do not use any compatibility mode on the Game exe after that.
  4. The medal case should now be usable without any crash of the game.

Crash when using EAX/Forcefeedback on some missions

In some missions these advanced features have been known to crash the game, you can try without these by changing them in the game settings.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 200 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 400 MB
Video card (GPU) Super VGA card which supports 256 colours
2 MB of VRAM

Notes

  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] or Windows 11 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 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