Alternativa

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Alternativa
Alternativa cover
Developers
Centauri Production
Publishers
Bohemia Interactive
Release dates
Windows November 3, 2010

Key points

This game forces a constant resolution of 1024x768 for 4:3 aspect ratio making it difficult to run it fullscreen on modern displays without any kind of modding

General information

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Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Centauri\ALTERNATIVA
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/33990/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Alternativa\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/33990/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game Settings
In-game Settings
Game does not have an option to choose between different resolutions, forcing black bars on the sides.
It does however changes the resolution using the Aspect Ratio option in settings, but for some reason it refuses to work on 16:9 and 16:10 aspect ratios forcing it only on 4:3
Potential resolution fix
  1. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Centauri\ALTERNATIVA\gfx_options
  2. Modify the hexadecimal value of the registry named xres to match your wanted value. Example: for 1920 in screen width enter 780 (value of 1920 in hexadecimal).
  3. Modify the hexadecimal value of the registry named yres to match your wanted value. Example: for 1080 in screen height enter 438 (value of 1080 in hexadecimal).
Not guaranteed to work, however you should try it

Refresh Rate (Hz)[edit]

Change refresh rate
  1. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Centauri\ALTERNATIVA\gfx_options
  2. Modify the hexadecimal value of the registry named refreshrate to match your wanted refresh rate. Example: for 144hz enter 90 (value of 144 in hexadecimal)
For another potential resolution workaround, check this guide How-to: About resolution and aspect ratio

Input settings[edit]

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
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller types
Tracked motion controllers

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Sound, Dialogue, 3D Sound and Better sound quality
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
vorpX
2D
Game is only partly 3D, play 2D without specific vorpx profile.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 2.0 GHz or compatible
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) 512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 2.0 support

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>/33990/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (33990) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References