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Release dates
Windows October 28, 2003
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Key points

Game features a graphics setting launcher, but is disabled by default in the Steam version.
Suffers from significant performance issues on Windows 10. See Increase Rendering Resolution.
Introduction videos may not work on newer versions of Windows. See Increase Rendering Resolution.

General information Community Discussions Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (notes may include more details)

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

  1. Go to <path-to-game>\video
  2. Rename, move or delete these files:

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\system\blowout.ini[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/719070/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\savegame\[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/719070/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud
Local saves only.


Video settings launcher.
Video settings launcher.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Vert-. Menus & UI are also cut off at the top and bottom. See Widescreen resolution.
Vert-. Menus & UI are also cut off at the top and bottom. See Widescreen resolution.
4K Ultra HD
Vert-. Menus & UI are also cut off at the top and bottom. See Widescreen resolution.
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See Increase Rendering Resolution.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See Increase Rendering Resolution.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Off by default. See Increase Rendering Resolution.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Widescreen resolution

Modify blowout.ini
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open the blowout.ini file with Notepad or other text editor.
  3. Change the values of gamePIXX and gamePIXY to your desired resolution.
  4. Save the changes.
Menu and UI are cut off on the top and bottom.
Vertical FOV is reduced.

Increase Rendering Resolution

Play at 1080p or higher
  1. Download dgVoodoo.
  2. Extract dgVoodooCpl.exe and dgVoodoo.conf to <path-to-game>, where Blowout.exe resides.
  3. Open the MS folder in the dgVoodoo zip and extract DDraw.dll, D3DImm.dll, D3D8.dll, and D3D9.dll from the x86 folder to <path-to-game>, again where Blowout.exe resides.
  4. Open dgVoodooCpl.exe.
  5. Make sure the Config folder / Running instance is set to <path-to-game>, it may already be there by default.
  6. In the General tab, set Adapter(s) to use / enable to your current graphics card, Appearance to Full Screen, and Scaling mode to either Stretched, keep Aspect Ratio or Stretched, 4:3 Aspect Ratio.
  7. In the DirectX tab, make sure Disable and passthru to real DirectX is unchecked, and set Resolution to Max. You can uncheck dgVoodoo Watermark if you wish.
  8. Optional: under Texturing, set Filtering to Force anisotropic 16x and set Antialiasing (MSAA) to 8x to enable anisotropic filtering and antialiasing respectively. Under Miscellaneous, check Force vSync to enable vSync.
  9. Click Apply and exit the program.
Also helps with game performance on Windows 10.
Opening videos now play correctly on newer versions of Windows.


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Referred to as "Aviation" style.
Controller support
Full controller support
You can only accept/decline menu options and skip cutscenes with keyboard.
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Referred to as "Aviation" style.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Triggers cannot be defined.
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
PlayStation controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Game will be unable to recognize any new controllers.
Haptic feedback
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Choice between keyboard/mouse or controller.


General settings.
General settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Effects and Music.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Fan translation - link #1

VR support

3D modes State Notes
User created profile, requires DGVoodoo2 v 2.6, see profile introdution.
Note: Profile may not work with the latest wrapper, in case of issues please report to the vorpx forum.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8.1
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) 733 MHz
AMD equivalent
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 GB+200 MB virtual memory
Video card (GPU) 32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8 compatible
Sound (audio device)
Other 4x CD-ROM


  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).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data: