Bloodline

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Bloodline
Bloodline cover
Developers
Zima Software
Publishers
Cenega
Release dates
Windows December 10, 2004

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Sui's Fix[edit]

Fix aimed primarily at fixing issues, with the game breaking explorer.exe. In addition, allows to correct camera aspect ratio (for widescreen resolutions) and override functions that change resolution.

Sui's Fix Installation[1]
  1. Download and extract Sui fix.
  2. Copy dinput8.dll and dinput8.ini to <path-to-game>.
  3. Configure the fix, by editing dinput8.ini.

English Patch[edit]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Default.cfe[Note 1]
<path-to-game>\system.cfg

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Save\[Note 1]
The save directory can be changed from current directory, if a file %WINDIR%\Bloodline.ini exists (or its virtualized version %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\Windows\Bloodline.ini). This file is being created and used by "Unofficial patch" (not to be confused with Sui's Fix) and due to game's tenancy to corrupt file paths, it's highly advised not to use this patch, especially with elevated privileges![1]

Video settings[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use Sui's Fix.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Can be rebound only from main menu.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse sensitivity seems to be framerate dependent![1]
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Often bug out.[1]
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Fan patch - download.
Czech
Polish
Russian

Issues unresolved[edit]

Loadings take absurd amount of time / poor performance[edit]

This issues seem to be partially related to how the game was coded (running mainly using one thread) and most likely can't be fixed without access to original source code.[1]

Issues fixed[edit]

Running the game breaks down start bar / explorer.exe[edit]

The game creates seemingly random folders inside and outside of its directory[edit]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
OpenGL
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD)

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 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).

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Verified by User:Suicide_machine on 2020-08-08