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Alien Rage - Unlimited

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Alien Rage - Unlimited
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Developers
City Interactive
Publishers
City Interactive
Engines
Unreal Engine 3
Release dates
Windows September 24, 2013
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, FPS, Shooter
Art styles Realistic
Themes Sci-fi
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Key points

Single player configuration files are encrypted.
The game is known to silently crash on quit.

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GamersGate
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Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
itch.io (unavailable)
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Windows
All versions require Steam DRM.

Essential improvements

Encrypted configuration files

Single player configuration files are encrypted.
To edit one of the files[citation needed]
  1. Download the Bulletstorm INI editor and extract it
  2. Open the editor and go to the configuration file(s) location.
  3. Open the file you need to edit and make your changes.
  4. Save it

Remove Texture Streaming

Edit Configuration File[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration files location.
  2. Open AFEAREngine.ini.
  3. Change these lines:
UseBackgroundLevelStreaming=False
MipFadeInSpeed0=0
MipFadeOutSpeed0=0
MipFadeInSpeed1=0
MipFadeOutSpeed1=0
OnlyStreamInTextures=True
PoolSize=0
LoadMapTimeLimit=999
LightmapStreamingFactor=0 
ShadowmapStreamingFactor=0
bAllowSwitchingStreamingSystem=False 
UseDynamicStreaming=False
  1. Save as Read-Only.

Skip intro videos

Delete or Rename video files[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Singleplayer\AFEARGame\Movies\.
  2. Delete or rename AR_CI.bik and AR_CI_UNREAL.bik.
  3. Go to <path-to-game>\Multiplayer\ARageMPGame\Movies\.
  4. Delete or rename AR_CI.bik and UE3_logo.bik.

Stable Camera Mod

Removes a lot of clunky camera effects[citation needed]
  1. Download mod.
  2. From the archive, pick the folder of your chosen FOV.
  3. Extract "documents" configs to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\AlienRage\SinglePlayer\AFEARGame\Config\.
  4. Extract "directory" configs to <path-to-game>\Singleplayer\AFEARGame\Config\.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\AlienRage\SinglePlayer\AFEARGame\Config\
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\AlienRage\Multiplayer\ARageMPGame\Config\
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/217920/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\AlienRage\SinglePlayer\AFEARGame\SaveData\
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/217920/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
OneDrive
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud

Video

Video settings (single player).
Video settings (single player).
Video settings (multiplayer).
Video settings (multiplayer).

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Use Flawless Widescreen to fix single player weapon FOV and HUD centring.
Ultra-widescreen
Use Flawless Widescreen to fix single player weapon FOV.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
85-120° for single player; 75-94° for multiplayer (multiplayer shows no numbers).
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 8x MSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Uncheck Smooth Frame Rate (62 FPS cap) for single player (off by default for multiplayer); may cause stuttering, see High frame rate.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

High frame rate

High frame rate[citation needed]
Unlocked frame rates may cause stuttering. Use smoothed frame rate, but raise values.
  1. Open <path-to-game>\Singleplayer\AFEARGame\Config\DefaultEngine.ini with Bulletstorm INI Editor.
  2. Change MaxSmoothedFrameRate to a higher cap (to a value below unlocked FPS that is having performance issues).
  3. Save the changes and close the editor.

Input

Input settings (single player).
Input settings (single player).
Input settings (multiplayer).
Input settings (multiplayer).

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Delete cannot be bound to commands in-game and must be set in AFEARInput.ini.
Mouse acceleration
Toggle Mouse Smoothing for single player (for multiplayer set in ARageMPInput.ini).
Mouse sensitivity
The lowest ingame sensitivity is relatively high and may cause imprecise input. See Mouse sensitivity.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Might need unplugging other controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
PlayStation controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Mouse sensitivity

Change mouse sensitivity[citation needed]
  1. Go to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\AlienRage\Singleplayer\AFEARGame\Config\.
  2. Open DefaultInput.ini with Bulletstorm INI Editor.
  3. Change MouseSensitivity=60 to the desired value.

Audio

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
SFX, Music, Voice. music, voices and FX
Surround sound
5.1
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
Compatible with X3DAudio HRTF for binaural HRTF mixing.
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Czech
Fan - #1
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Polish
Russian
Spanish

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play
16

Connection types

VR support

3D modes State Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
Use Helix Mod: Alien Rage.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) Dual Core 2.6 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT
DirectX 9.0c compatible


Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data:

References