Army Men: RTS

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Army Men: RTS
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Pandemic Studios
2K Games
Release dates
Windows March 24, 2002
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Army Men: RTS on Wikipedia


GameSpy online services have been shut down (see Network for solutions).
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General information Community Discussions - for game series. Support Page
Steam Community Discussions
ClanEXF forums - Army Men RTS fan community.


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc v2 DRM[Note 1]
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Green Man Gaming
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Humble Store
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DRM-free after installation through Steam client (notes may include more details)
Can be played without Steam running
SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).

Essential improvements[edit]

Multiplayer hack[edit]

Multiplayer hack is a trainer that enables skirmishes against AI opponents in multiplayer, without the need for other players to join via the network.
  1. Download the trainer archive, extract the files and run the AMRTS Trainer program.
  2. Click Press me to enable button.
  3. Start the game and create a new multiplayer game with AI opponents.

Special Operations + Intelligence Files[edit]

Special Operations + Intelligence Files is a mod that adds Special Operations missions and Intelligence Files menu that were only available in the console versions of the game.

High resolution textures[edit]

Army Men RTS - high resolution texture pack contains 200 textures updated using an algorithm based on Deep Convolutional Neural Networks.

Level of detail[edit]

Game switches between high and low quality models depending on the distance from the camera.
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\library\engine\.
  2. Open detail.cfg with a text editor.
  3. Increase the value of MrmDist, so higher quality models are rendered even far away.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\settings.cfg[Note 2]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/694500/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\user\[Note 2]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/694500/pfx/[Note 3]
data.cfg contains user campaign progress, while save files are inside the saves folder.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

General audio/video settings.
General audio/video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Only resolutions up to 1280x1024 are available in the options menu, for higher resolutions see Widescreen resolution.
See Ultra-widescreen.
4K Ultra HD
See Widescreen resolution.
Field of view (FOV)
Hor+. Camera can be zoomed in/out using in-game controls.
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Force in the GPU control panel or use dgVoodoo 2.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Force in the GPU control panel or use dgVoodoo 2.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
On by default, no option to disable.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Maximum 50 FPS in menus and gameplay, 60 FPS during in-game cutscenes.

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Game only lists first 22 available resolutions in the options menu (usually 1280x1024, 32-bit is the highest resolution available).
dgVoodoo 2 can be used to force higher resolutions, while the resolution set in the options menu controls the aspect ratio.
Menus and in-game interface (HUD) is scaled properly on very high resolutions and is not small.
  1. Download the latest version of dgVoodoo 2 and unpack it (verified working on version 2.54).
  2. Copy all the files from the MS folder and paste them into the game installation folder.
  3. Run dgVoodooCpl.exe and in the DirectX tab set the desired resolution.
  4. (Optional: enable anisotropic filtering, so that menus and text are not pixelated).
  5. Click Apply to save the settings, then click OK to exit the program.
  6. In the game options menu select a resolution that has the same aspect ratio as the one set in dgVoodoo.
  • HUD size can be controlled with the resolution set in the game options menu; the lower the selected resolution, the bigger will the HUD be displayed on screen.


  1. In the GPU control panel create a custom ultra-widescreen resolution that is smaller than 1280x1024 (like 1280x540), so it can be selected in the game options menu for the proper aspect ratio.
  2. Follow the instructions above.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Only the music volume and master volume can be adjusted.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

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

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Audio Miles Sound System
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer GameSpy GameSpy Arcade

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98, ME, 2000
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium MMX 233 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 310 MB
Video card (GPU) Direct3D Accelerated Video Card
16 MB of VRAM


  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]
  2. 2.0 2.1 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).
  3. 3.0 3.1 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>/694500/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (694500) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.