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Battlestations: Pacific
Battlestations: Pacific cover
Eidos Hungary
macOS (OS X) Robosoft Technologies[1]
Eidos Interactive
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Square Enix
OS X Feral Interactive
Release dates
Windows May 12, 2009
macOS (OS X) October 8, 2010
Monetization One-time game purchase, DLC
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person, Third-person
Genres Shooter
Vehicles Naval/watercraft, Flight
Themes Oceania
Series Battlestations
Battlestations: Pacific on HowLongToBeat
Battlestations: Pacific guide on StrategyWiki
Battlestations: Pacific on MobyGames
Battlestations: Pacific on Wikipedia
Battlestations: Midway 2007
Battlestations: Pacific 2009


For Games for Windows - LIVE on Windows 8 or later, install the latest Games for Windows - LIVE software.
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.

Battlestations: Pacific is a singleplayer and multiplayer first-person and third-person shooter game in the Battlestations series.

General information

Developer minisite
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
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SecuROM 7 DRM.
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
macOS (OS X)
Games for Windows Marketplace (unavailable)
DRM details are not known
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Green Man Gaming (unavailable)
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Steam (unavailable)
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Temporarily removed from sale.
All Windows versions require Games for Windows - LIVE DRM.[Note 1]


DLC and expansion packs

DLCs are no longer available for purchase or re-download due to Games for Windows - LIVE's Marketplace shutdown and consequent non-functionality, but can be restored with DLC Pack (Offline Mode).
Name Notes
Carrier Battles Map Pack
Mustang Unit Pack
Volcano Map Pack

Essential improvements


Patch 1.02 is the latest version.

Play without Games for Windows - LIVE

Play without GFWL[citation needed]
  1. Download the replacement xlive.dll.
  2. Extract into <path-to-game>\Binaries\Win32.
This will disable connections in local and online multiplayer.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Battlestations-Pacific\options.txt\
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/8170/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Battlestations-Pacific\save\
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/8170/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud


Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Vert-. UI issues like HUD elements being straight-up missing or cut-off are present.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Unknown method, listed as "2x/4x/8x".
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Off by default.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Must disable Xbox 360 compatibility mode
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Difficulty can't be selected by mouse.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
If not used, should be disabled in options.
Full controller support
Xbox 360 Compatibility mode must be enabled to function.
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
PlayStation controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Music, Speech, Effect
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Authentic voice-over is available. See Issues fixed for a related issue.


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
8 Versus
Online play
8 Versus

Connection types

VR support

3D modes State Notes
User created game profile, see profile introdution.

Issues fixed

Failed to start game (app already running)

If you Alt+Tab to another window, the launcher might not close properly.
Switch to launcher[citation needed]
  1. After closing the game, click or switch to the Launcher window. This will close the launcher.

Crashing on mission/match load when using "English (Authentic VO)" language on Windows

The "English (Authentic VO)" files seem to be missing entirely from Steam and retail Windows copies.[3]
Add the missing files[4]
  1. Download this archive and extract it to <path-to-game>.

No sounds in the Opening and Ending movies

Movies appears to have no sounds or completely muted when starting the first campaign, finishing the last campaign or replaying movies in Tactical Library.
Disable full-screen optimization[citation needed]
  1. Right-click on the .exe or its shortcut and select Properties, go to Compatibility tab, and check "Disable full-screen optimisations." This will restore sounds in the movies.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)
32-bit only.[5]


Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD Ex
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer Games for Windows - LIVE

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 3.0 GHz
AMD Athlon 2.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB (XP)
2 GB (Vista)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 6800 GT
ATI Radeon X1800XT
DirectX 9.0c compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.5.8
Processor (CPU) Intel 1.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 9 GB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM


  1. Games for Windows - LIVE DRM features: Legacy activation, supports local profiles.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data:


  1. Feral Support - Battlestations: Pacific - last accessed on 2023-07-21
  2. Battlestations Pacific - - last accessed on 2024-05-12
  3. Way to get English (Authentic VO) to work? - last accessed on 2022-10-17
  4. Verified by User:SargeCassidy on 2022-10-17
    After following these instructions, I was able to play with English (Authentic VO) without any issues.
  5. Last chance to buy these Mac classics! | Feral News