America's Army

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America's Army
America's Army cover
U.S. Army
Unreal Engine 2
Release dates
Windows July 4, 2002
Linux June 9, 2003
macOS (OS X) July 16, 2003
America's Army guide on StrategyWiki
America's Army on Wikipedia


GameSpy online services have been shut down (see Network for solutions).
America's Army
America's Army 2002
America's Army 3 2009
America's Army: Proving Grounds 2015

Key points

Also titled America's Army: Operations (1.x releases) and America's Army: Special Forces (2.x releases).
Available for free.
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[edit]


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

An account with is required to play.

Note that although the game is running an outdated version (2.5, as opposed to 2.8.5), it has been modified to be content-equivalent to 2.8.5.

Essential improvements[edit]


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

Game data[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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

Video settings[edit]

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

Input settings[edit]

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

Audio settings[edit]

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


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;[1] 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.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 2
64-bit executable


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

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000
Processor (CPU) 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3.5 GB
Video card (GPU) 128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0 compatible


  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).