Aliens vs. Predator (2010)

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Aliens vs. Predator
Aliens vs. Predator cover
Developers
Rebellion Developments
Publishers
Sega
Engines
Asura
Release dates
Windows February 16, 2010
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Aliens versus Predator
Subseries of Alien
Aliens versus Predator 1999
Aliens versus Predator 2 2001
Aliens vs. Predator 2010

For the original 1999 game, see Aliens versus Predator.

General information

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Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Includes all DLC.
Windows
Steam
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Windows
All versions require Steam DRM.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Bughunt Map Pack
Windows
Swarm Map Pack
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete/rename video files[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\FMV
  2. Delete or rename fox.bik, rebellion.bik and sega.bik

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\AliensVsPredator\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/10680/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\AliensVsPredator\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/10680/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Only multiplayer progress are stored in the cloud.

Video settings[edit]

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Menus and FMVs are in 16:9 resolution.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
~69° for Predator and Marine and ~89° for Alien at 4:3 aspect ratio.
Can be changed using FOV Changer (read notes)
Windowed
Use the -subwindow parameter. Toggle with Alt+ Enter. Doesn't apply new resolutions properly on DirectX 11 renderer.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Requires DirectX 11 rendering enabled.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
See Run the game at screen refresh rate
on Windows 10(ver 1903+), turn on variable refresh rate and disable fullscreen optimization to run the game at screen refresh rate(DX11 only).

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Music, Speech, SFX, Voice
Surround sound
Up to 7.0 output[1]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Czech
French
German
Italian
Polish
Russian
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play
Versus, Co-op

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Self-hosting
Windows Dedicated Server available under Tools in the Steam client.
Direct IP

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native GG3D Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
Use Helix Mod to improve 3D support.

Issues fixed[edit]

Run the game at screen refresh rate[edit]

Rebellion's Asura engine may automatically set monitor refresh rate to 60 Hz; this can result in reduced smoothness on a high refresh rate monitor even if GPU render shows a high FPS count.
If Vsync limits refresh rate to 60 fps on a high refresh rate monitor, this is a sign this issue is occurring.
Set display refresh rate[citation needed]
  1. Download Special K.
  2. Copy SpecialK32.dll to the installation folder.
  3. Rename SpecialK32.dll to dxgi.dll.
  4. Start the game and exit.
  5. Open dxgi.ini in the installation folder.
  6. Change RefreshRate=-1 to RefreshRate=0 under [Render.FrameRate].

Notes

If your monitor has a manual refresh rate toggle button, you can use that to set a higher refresh rate instead of using a custom .dll.

No servers available[edit]

Change server type[citation needed]

In the in game browser set Server Type to Dedicated (Internet).

Alternative method[citation needed]
  1. Open Steam, click on View > Servers.
  2. Under Game select Alien vs Predator.
  3. Select the server you would like to play.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9, 11
Shader Model support 3, 5
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 - 3.2 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 3000+ - 3.2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 16 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 6600
ATI Radeon X1800
128 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>/10680/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (10680) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References