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America's Army

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America's Army
America's Army cover
Army Game Studio
Linux Ryan C. Gordon
U.S. Army
Unreal Engine 2
Release dates
Windows July 4, 2002
Linux June 9, 2003
macOS (OS X) July 16, 2003
Monetization Freeware
Modes Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, FPS, Shooter
Art styles Realistic
Themes North America
Series America's Army
America's Army on IGDB
America's Army guide on StrategyWiki
America's Army on MobyGames
America's Army on Wikipedia
America's Army
America's Army 2002
America's Army 3 2009
America's Army: Proving Grounds 2015


The macOS (OS X) version of this game does not work on macOS Catalina (version 10.15) or later due to the removal of support for 32-bit-only apps.
GameSpy online services have been shut down (see Network for solutions).

Key points

Also titled America's Army: Operations (1.x releases) and America's Army: Special Forces (2.x releases).
Official support for the game has been dropped. The main authentication server is no longer available, rendering a majority of the game unplayable.

General information

Official game manual
25Assist Forums - Forum for the community-maintained version of the game. - A community forum mainly for the America's Army series.


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Official website Original installer (v2.8.3).
Official website Assist
macOS (OS X)

Version differences


A community-run version of the game, it enabled cross-platform support on modern hardware, along with re-enabling online multiplayer support with a custom authentication server.

An account with was required to play.

Note that although the game was running an outdated version (2.5, as opposed to 2.8.5), it was modified to be content-equivalent to 2.8.5.

Battletracker was shut down in 2018.

Essential improvements


Assuming the latest full installer is used (v2.8.3), install the patches in the following order:

Game data

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.
In-game HUD settings.
In-game HUD settings.
In-game parental lock settings.
In-game parental lock settings.

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\System[Note 1]
macOS (OS X)
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\System\Save[Note 1]
macOS (OS X)


In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.

4K resolution

Edit ini file[1]
  1. Launch the game at least once then close it.
  2. Open ArmyOps.ini.
  3. Go to the [WinDrv.WindowsClient] section.
  4. Set the lines FullscreenViewportX= and FullscreenViewportY= to 3840 and 2160 respectively.
  5. Set the resolution inside the 25Assist Client as well.


Lower vertical FOV at wider aspect ratios (Vert-). FOV is fixed, can't be changed.

Anisotropic filtering (AF)

Edit ini file[2]
  1. Launch the game at least once then close it.
  2. Open ArmyOps.ini.
  3. Change the line LevelOfAnisotropy=1 to any value desired (between 1 and 16).

Anti-aliasing (AA)

Enable MSAA
  1. Download and open Nvidia Profile Inspector.
  2. Select the game profile.
  3. Set Antialiasing compatibility to 0x000000C1.
  4. Set Antialiasing - Mode to Override any application setting.
  5. Set Antialiasing - Setting to 8xQ [8x Multisampling].


For better performance, decrease aforementioned settings to 2x or 4x.
This only works in DX9 mode.


In-game control settings.
In-game control settings.
In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.

Jerky/Uneven mouse movement

Edit User.ini[3]
  1. Launch the game at least once then close it.
  2. Open User.ini.
  3. Go to the following lines and change 6 to 0.1:
  4. MouseX=Count bXAxis | Axis aMouseX Speed=6
    MouseY=Count bYAxis | Axis aMouseY Speed=6
  5. Change the line MouseSmoothingMode= to 1 and MouseSamplingTime= to:
    • 0.008 for 125Hz polling rate
    • 0.002 for 500Hz polling rate
    • 0.001 for 1000Hz polling rate
  6. Change the line MouseSensitivity= to 50 in User.ini (more or less, if needed to adjust).


In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
30 Versus
Online play
30 Versus
GameSpy services have been shut down;[4] see GameSpy for workarounds.

Connection types


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 14200, 20025-20048
UDP 1716-1718, 8777, 27900
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

VR support

Devices State Notes
Supports: Yaw, Pitch (v2.8.2 only in HMMWV vehicle).

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8, 9
Shader Model support 2
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)
This 32-bit-only macOS game does not work on macOS Catalina (10.15) or later.


Middleware Notes
Physics Karma
Audio OpenAL
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer GameSpy
Anti-cheat PunkBuster

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98, 2000, ME
Processor (CPU) Pentium III 766 MHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 600 GB
Video card (GPU) 32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0 compatible
Other 4X CD-ROM
Supported Video Cards: ATI Radeon 7500/8000/9000/X, Matrox Parhelia, Nvidia GeForce 2/3/4/FX/6 (MX cards may not function properly)


  1. 1.0 1.1 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).


  1. Verified by User:AlphaYellow on 2023-06-06
  2. Verified by User:AlphaYellow on 2023-06-06
  3. Verified by User:AlphaYellow on 2023-06-06
  4. Pricing | GameSpy Technology