Alien Shooter

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Alien Shooter
Alien Shooter cover
Developers
Sigma Team
Release dates
Windows June 12, 2003
Alien Shooter on Wikipedia
Alien Shooter
Alien Shooter 2003
Alien Shooter: Vengeance 2006
Alien Shooter 2: Reloaded 2009
Alien Shooter: Revisited 2009
Alien Shooter 2: Conscription 2010
Alien Shooter TD 2017

Key points

Very limited graphical options.
Keys can only be rebound by editing a config file.

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
Windows
Retail
DRM details are not known
UK version. Released as Invasion: Earth. In-game text is different from Alien Shooter.
Windows
Retail
DRM details are not known
Russian retail release.
Windows
Retail
Requires online activation
ASProtect DRM. Alien Shooter 2: Gold Edition. Russian retail release. Comes with both expansions, as well as Alien Shooter 2.
Windows
Retail
Requires online activation
ASProtect DRM. Complete Shooter Pack. Russian retail release. Base game only. Also contains Alien Shooter: Revisited, Alien Shooter 2: Reloaded, and Zombie Shooter.
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Newer complete version with the both the first expansion, Fight for Life, and the second expansion The Experiment included.
Windows
Steam
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Base game only - DLC available for purchase separately
Windows
Developer website
Requires online activation
ASProtect DRM. Base game only. Expansions available standalone.
Windows
Developer website
Requires online activation
ASProtect DRM. Alien Shooter Gold Pack. Base game only. Also contains Alien Shooter 2: Reloaded and Zombie Shooter.
Windows
Developer website
Requires online activation
Russian version.
Windows

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Fight for Life
Windows
The Experiment
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SigmaTeam\AlienShooter\[Note 1]
<path-to-game>\AlienShooter.cfg
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/33100/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SigmaTeam\AlienShooter\<user-id>
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/33100/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Game's launcher.
Game's launcher.
Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Limited to 640x480, 800x600 and 1024x768 by default. Steam version in fullscreen 1440x900 (inside perhaps 1280x720 with black borders). A hack for GOG version enables several resolutions up to 1920x1080. There's a similar one for Steam.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See Windowed. Steam version toggleable.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Enabled by default. See Vertical sync (Vsync).
60 FPS
120+ FPS

Windowed[edit]

Edit registry to set window mode[citation needed]
Playing in a window mode may be problematic, as the mouse cursor is not grabbed by the game's window.
  1. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ETeam\SW
  2. Change the FullScreen value to 0.

Vertical sync (Vsync)[edit]

Disable Vsync by editing AlienShooter.cfg[citation needed]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Open AlienShooter.cfg
  3. Change VSync=1 to VSync=0.

Input settings[edit]

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

Remapping[edit]

Change controls by editing AlienShooter.cfg[citation needed]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Open AlienShooter.cfg using Notepad.
  3. Below [control] you'll find actions bound to specific keys.
  4. Change keys to your liking leaving action names unchanged.

Audio settings[edit]

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Russian
Spanish
Fan translation, download.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 2000, XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) 400 MHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 50 MB
Video card (GPU) 32 MB of VRAM

Notes

  1. When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).
  2. 2.0 2.1 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>/33100/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (33100) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References