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Alien Nations

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Alien Nations
Alien Nations cover
Developers
Neo Software Produktions
Publishers
1999-2011 JoWood Productions
2011-2016 Nordic Games
2016-present THQ Nordic
North America Simon & Schuster Interactive
Russia 1C Company
Release dates
Windows May 11, 1999
Mac OS (Classic) 2001
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase, Expansion pack
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Bird's-eye view, Isometric
Controls Point and select, Multiple select
Genres Building, RTS
Themes Fantasy
Series Alien Nations
Alien Nations on HowLongToBeat
Alien Nations on MobyGames
Alien Nations on Wikipedia
Alien Nations
Alien Nations 1999
The Nations 2001

Alien Nations is a singleplayer and multiplayer bird's-eye view and isometric building and RTS game in the Alien Nations series.

Key points

Also released as Die Völker in Germany and Amazons & Aliens.

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Illegal Table of Contents DRM
Windows
Mac OS
GamersGate
DRM-free after installation (requires an internet connection during installation)
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Mission Pack
Windows

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Use replacement intro.avi

Apply the Alien Nations intro skip.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Savegames\an.cfg[Note 1]
Mac OS (Classic)

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Savegames[Note 1]
Mac OS (Classic)

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy

Video

Video settings.
Video settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Displays at only 4:3 resolutions 800x600 and 1024x768.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input

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

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Effects, Music, Mentor.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Russian
Retail only

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
3
Online play
3 The official multiplayer service was shut down.

Issues fixed

Crashes and renderer problems

Use DDrawCompat[1]
  1. Use DDrawCompat.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
DirectDraw 6
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 95/98
Processor (CPU) Pentium 233 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 130 MB
Video card (GPU) 2 MB of VRAM
DirectX 7 compatible
Mac OS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 8.6
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM) 96 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 200 MB
Video card (GPU) 6 MB of VRAM

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 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

  1. Verified by User:Nessy on 2021-11-20