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Battlestations: Pacific
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Developers
Eidos Hungary
macOS (OS X) Robosoft Technologies
Publishers
Eidos Interactive
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Square Enix
OS X Feral Interactive
Release dates
Windows May 12, 2009
macOS (OS X) October 8, 2010
Battlestations: Pacific guide on StrategyWiki
Battlestations: Pacific on Wikipedia

Warnings

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
Battlestations: Midway 2007
Battlestations: Pacific 2009

General information

Developer minisite
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
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SecuROM 7 DRM.
Windows
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
macOS (OS X)
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
All Windows versions require Games for Windows - LIVE DRM.[Note 1]

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Carrier Battles Map Pack
Windows
Mustang unit pack
Windows
Volcano map pack
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Patch 1.02 is the latest version.

To run the game you need to install games for windows live http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=128962 (This doesn't install by default)

Play without Games for Windows - LIVE[edit]

Play without GFWL[citation needed]
  1. Download the replacement xlive.dll.
  2. Extract into <path-to-game>\Binaries\Win32.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/8170/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/8170/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
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
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
DualShock 4 controllers
Tracked motion controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Includes authentic VO
French
German
Italian
Spanish

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
vorpX
G3D
User created game profile, see profile introdution.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

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

Connection types

Issues fixed[edit]

Failed to start game (app already running)[edit]

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.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
32-bit only.[1]

Middleware[edit]

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

System requirements[edit]

Windows
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

Notes

  1. Games for Windows - LIVE DRM features: Legacy activation, local profile support unknown.
  2. 2.0 2.1 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>/8170/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (8170) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References