Act of War: High Treason

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Act of War: High Treason
Act of War: High Treason cover
Developers
Eugen Systems
Publishers
Original Atari
Current THQ Nordic
Release dates
Windows March 24, 2006
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Bird's-eye view
Controls Multiple select, Point and select
Genres RTS
Themes Contemporary, Sci-fi
Series Act of War
Act of War: High Treason on MobyGames
Act of War: High Treason on Wikipedia
Act of War
Act of War: Direct Action 2005
Act of War: High Treason 2006

Warnings

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

Key points

Available both as stand-alone game or as expansion for the original Act of War: Direct Action.[1]

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
TAGES DRM.
Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
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Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Includes Act of War: Direct Action.
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
Singleplayer demo is available

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

NAVY INVADERS mod[edit]

Official mod by Eugen Systems, that allows naval battles against AI[2]
Fixes an audio bug related to missiles.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/9760/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\AOW\[Note 2]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/9760/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Settings.
Settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
2D elements are stretched.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Press the Alt+Enter key combination to toggle between windowed and full-screen mode. Otherwise, this feature doesn't appear in the Options dialog box.
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)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
Capped at 60 FPS.
120+ FPS

Input[edit]

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

Audio[edit]

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
8
Online play
8 GameSpy services have been shut down;[3] see GameSpy for workarounds.

Connection types

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 12222
UDP 12222
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Issues fixed[edit]

TAGES protection error[edit]

Update TAGES DRM[4]

Game doesn't start on Windows 8 and later[edit]

Install DirectPlay[5]

Runtime error 217[edit]

This problem is supposedly fixed in the Steam version.
Instructions[6]

Use Proper Windows 7 Fix for Act of War

Works for Windows 10 too.

Tomahawk Sound Loop[edit]

The game has issues with naval units which can make certain missions unplayable.

Use a sound loop fix[7]
  1. Download the fix
  2. Use the game's mod manager to launch it.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

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

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 1.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 7 GB
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 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>/9760/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (9760) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  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).

References