Alias

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Alias
Alias cover
Developers
Acclaim Cheltenham
Publishers
Acclaim Entertainment
Engines
RenderWare
Release dates
Windows June 14, 2004
Taxonomy
Series Alias
Alias on MobyGames
Alias on Wikipedia
Alias
Alias: Underground 2002
Alias 2004

Alias is a game in the Alias series.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM v5 DRM.
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Acclaim\Alias

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Acclaim Entertainment\Alias

Video[edit]

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See the WSGF entry. Files can be found here.
Multi-monitor
See the WSGF entry.
Ultra-widescreen
See the WSGF entry.
4K Ultra HD
See the WSGF entry.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
No frame rate cap. Frame rates higher than 60 FPS break the game.

Input[edit]

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
Italian
German
Spanish

Issues fixed[edit]

Videos don't play[edit]

Fix video issue[1]
  1. Open the Start menu, type in cmd and press Enter.
  2. Type in and enter: regsvr32 C:\Games\Alias\MultiVMR9.dll (change C:\Games\Alias\ to your game install path).

'Not enough space' error[edit]

At game startup you get the following message: "YOUR HARD DISK DOESN'T HAVE ENOUGH SPACE TO SAVE GAMES AND OPTIONS. YOU NEED TO FREE 33 KBYTES."
Fix startup error[1]
  1. Make a text file.
  2. Copy the following code into it.
  3. For 64-bit OS:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Acclaim]
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Acclaim\Alias]
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Acclaim\Alias\1.0]
    "ADMIN_RIGHTS"="You do not have administrator rights."
    "Installed Path"="C:\\Games\\Alias\\"
    "Language"="English"
    "NO_DISC"="Please insert Alias Disk2."
    "NO_DRIVE"="No CD-ROM/DVD drive found."
    "WRONG_DISC"="Please insert Alias Disk2."
  4. For 32-bit OS:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Acclaim]
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Acclaim\Alias]
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Acclaim\Alias\1.0]
    "ADMIN_RIGHTS"="You do not have administrator rights."
    "Installed Path"="C:\\Games\\Alias\\"
    "Language"="English"
    "NO_DISC"="Please insert Alias Disk2."
    "NO_DRIVE"="No CD-ROM/DVD drive found."
    "WRONG_DISC"="Please insert Alias Disk2."
  5. Change the following settings to your own:
    • "Installed Path"="C:\\Games\\Alias\\"
    • "Language"="English" (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish)
  6. Save it as a .reg file.
  7. Run it and merge it.

"DirectInput problem detected - There is a problem with your DirectInput registry settings"[edit]

Install the Microsoft DirectInput Mapper

High FPS Issues[edit]

Occurs due to script breaking at fps higher than 60fps
Limit the Framerate to 60FPS[citation needed]
Vsync (Enabled by default) not working on Windows10
Vsync is enabled by default, but in Windows 10 it does not work because the Vsync of DirectX 8 in Windows 10 is broken.
  1. Download the d3d8to9.
  2. Copy D3D8.DLL from the folder to the game install directory and set the monitor refresh rate to 60 Hz.

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
vorpX
2D

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8.1, 9
Shader Model support 1.1
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, ME, 2000, 98SE
Processor (CPU) 1 GHz Intel Pentium 4
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.2 GB
Video card (GPU) Hardware Vertex and Pixel Shaders V1.1
DirectX 8.1 compatible

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Alias | WSGF - last accessed on 2017-03-13