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# Go to the game's [[#Configuration file(s) location|configuration file(s) location]].
# Find the <code>ScreenRefresh</code> key and edit the value of it to the value of your choosing:
* 3C - 60 (the default value)
* 4B - 75
* 78 - 120
* 90 - 144

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Universe at War: Earth Assault
Universe at War: Earth Assault cover
Petroglyph Games
Alamo Game Engine
Release dates
Windows December 10, 2007
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Bird's-eye view
Controls Multiple select, Point and select
Genres RTS
Themes Sci-fi
Universe at War: Earth Assault on MobyGames
Universe at War: Earth Assault on Wikipedia


For Games for Windows - LIVE on Windows 8 or later, install the latest Games for Windows - LIVE software.

General information

Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
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SafeDisc v4.85 DRM[Note 1] disc check.
Steam (unavailable)
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SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).
All versions require Games for Windows - LIVE DRM.[Note 2]

Essential improvements


Install Patch 2 to fix various issues.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Petroglyph\UAWEA\Profile0\Player
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/10430/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Sega\UAWEA\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/10430/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud


Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
2x/4x/8x of unknown method (likely MSAA), 8x/16x CSAA and 8x/16x QCSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
See High frame rate.
120+ FPS
Refresh rate is locked at 60 Hz.


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Certain actions' bindings cannot be set or changed.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Sound Effects, Music and Dialogue.
Surround sound
In-game options for Dolby Surround, SRS Circle Surround and discrete setups from 4.0 to 8.1
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
EAX 2, 3 and 4.


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Retail only.


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
8 Co-op, Versus
Online play
8 Versus
Cross-platform with Xbox 360 players.

Issues fixed

High frame rate

Edit registry setting[5]
  1. Go to the game's configuration file(s) location.
  2. Find the ScreenRefresh key and edit the value of it to the value of your choosing:
  • 3C - 60 (the default value)
  • 4B - 75
  • 78 - 120
  • 90 - 144

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9, 10
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 6 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 6200
Nvidia GeForce 6200
128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9 compatible


  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. Games for Windows - LIVE DRM features: Legacy activation, local profile support unknown.
  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>/10430/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (10430) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. Not Loading in Windows 10; this will break thousands of - Microsoft Community - last accessed on 2017-01-16
  2. Microsoft - MS15-097: Description of the security update for the graphics component in Windows: September 8, 2015 - last accessed on 2018-02-16
  3. Verified by User:SojerManLan on 2021-09-27
    Upon changing to another window, the game mutes all sounds.
  4. Verified by User:SojerManLan on 2021-09-27
    According to the game's SteamDB depots, only the English, German and French versions got the full translation, while Italian and Spanish got only the interface translations.
  5. Verified by User:SojerManLan on 2021-09-27
  6. Verified by User:SojerManLan on 2021-09-27
    Tested with Process Explorer.