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Ancient Wars: Sparta

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Ancient Wars: Sparta
Ancient Wars: Sparta cover
Developers
World Forge
Publishers
Retail Playlogic Entertainment
Retail (Russia) Russobit-M
Digital Eidos Interactive
Engines
Ancient Wars Engine
Release dates
Windows April 20, 2007
Reception
Metacritic 59
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Bird's-eye view
Controls Point and select
Genres RTS
Art styles Realistic
Themes Eastern Europe
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Warnings

GameSpy online services have been shut down (see Network for solutions).

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM 7 DRM internationally, StarForce 3 DRM[Note 1] in Russian releases.
Windows
Steam
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Definitive Edition
Windows
Steam (unavailable)
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Original release
Windows
StarForce DRM for this game does not work on modern versions of Windows (see above for affected versions).

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/8010/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/8010/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video

Input

Audio

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
8 Versus
Online play
8 Versus
GameSpy services have been shut down;[5] see GameSpy for workarounds.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 6600 GT
ATI Radeon X800 Pro
128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible


Notes

  1. This version of StarForce DRM does not work on Windows Vista or later.[1][2][3][4] For supported versions of Windows the StarForce driver may need to be updated manually using SFUPDATE.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data:

References