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25 to Life

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25 to Life
25 to Life cover
Avalanche Software
Eidos Interactive
Russia Noviy Disk
Release dates
Windows January 17, 2006
Metacritic 39
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Shooter, Stealth
Themes Contemporary
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25 to Life is a singleplayer third-person shooter and stealth game.


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

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\25 to life\settings.ini

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\25 to life\SaveGames\
External video settings.
External video settings.


Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Supports widescreen resolutions, but HUD is stretched.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See Field of view (FOV).
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
High-fidelity upscaling
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Field of view (FOV)

Change FOV[1]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\data\var\.
  2. Open shootercam.var.
  3. Change FOV 65 to FOV 85 or the desired value.
Input settings.
Input settings.


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Forced on, can be lowered with the Look Speed setting but not fully disabled.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Controller types
Audio and General settings.
Audio and General settings.


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Retail only. Available here.

Issues unresolved

Control settings are not saved

When loading a game, the background music does not play

After loading the game go to the sound settings of the game and change the music value. This should be done every time you load a game

Issues fixed

Vsync (Always on) not working on Windows 10

The game uses Vsync (Always on) but in Windows 10 it does not work because the game uses DirectX 8 and the Vsync of DirectX 8 in Windows 10 is broken
Use dgVoodoo2
  1. Download dgvoodoo2.
  2. Copy D3D8.DLL from the \MS\x86\ folder to the game install directory.
Use d3d8to9
  1. Download [1] d3d8to9.
  2. Copy D3D8.DLL from the folder to the game install directory.

Micro-sttutering, including when shooting weapons

The game exhibits stuttering when loading small audio files.[2]
Delete stream folder[3][4]
This will remove both the music and dialog from the game.
  1. Navigate to <path-to-game>\data_dx.
  2. Delete the stream folder.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 1.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 3
Ati Radeon 8500
64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9 compatible
Shader model 1.1 support