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Alpha Prime

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Alpha Prime
Alpha Prime cover
Black Element Software
IDEA Games
Bohemia Interactive
Release dates
Windows December 21, 2006
Metacritic 59
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Alpha Prime on Wikipedia

General information

Steam Community Discussions
Alpha Prime official page


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc v4.81 DRM[Note 1]. Czech and Polish copies use StarForce 4 DRM[Note 2].
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Publisher website (unavailable)
DRM details are not known
SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).
StarForce DRM for this game does not work on modern versions of Windows (see above for affected versions).


English demo is available.

German release

German retail release is mildly censored (no ragdoll).[5] Steam release in Germany seems to be uncensored.

Essential improvements


Patch 1.3 is the latest official patch. It's already included in the Steam & North America DVD version.

Skip intro videos

Delete/rename video folder[citation needed]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Delete or rename the video folder.

Dominus Prime

Mod that overhauls the gameplay and fixes some bugs. Can be downloaded here.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\settings.cfg[Note 3]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/2590/pfx/[Note 4]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\save\[Note 3]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/2590/pfx/[Note 4]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud


Video settings.
Video settings.
Advanced settings.
Advanced settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Default FOV is 60°. See Field of view (FOV).
Toggle with Alt+ Enter or set Fullscreen 0 in settings.cfg
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16x.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 8x FSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Enabled by default. To disable set VSync 0 in settings.cfg
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Field of view (FOV)

Use console[6]
  1. Open the in-game console with Ctrl+Alt+F3.
  2. Modify the DefaultFOV variable to the desired size.
  3. Zoom in with the equipped weapon for the change to take effect.
  4. Repeat these steps each time the game is launched.


Input settings.
Input settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Supports two keys per action.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Separate X and Y axis sliders.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Some buttons on controller can be mapped, but is largely unusable.


Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music and effects.
Surround sound
Up to 7.1 output. May require DirectSound3D restoration software.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
EAX 4.0.
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Fan translation, download.
Local retail only.

Other information


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


Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX

System requirements

Operating system (OS) 2000, XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) 128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible


  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] or Windows 11 and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]
  2. This version of StarForce DRM does not work on Windows 8.1, Windows 10, or Windows 11.[3][4] For supported versions of Windows the StarForce driver may need to be updated manually using SFUPDATE.
  3. 3.0 3.1 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).
  4. 4.0 4.1 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>/2590/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (2590) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.