Boiling Point: Road to Hell

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Boiling Point: Road to Hell
Boiling Point: Road to Hell cover
Deep Shadows
Vital Engine
Release dates
Windows May 20, 2005
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StarForce DRM for this game does not work on some versions of Windows (see Availability for affected versions).
Boiling Point: Road to Hell 2005
Xenus II: White Gold 2008
Precursors 2009

Key points

Released as Xenus: Точка кипения (Xenus: Boiling Point) in Ukraine and Russia.


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM 7 DRM. Czech copies use StarForce 3 DRM[Note 1].
StarForce DRM for this game does not work on some versions of Windows (see above for affected versions).
This game is not available digitally.

Version differences[edit]

The "boiling point version magazine computer bild spiele" released in 3/2007 is drm free and 2.0):
No-CD patches are already applied; the DVD is only necessary for installation - which ensures compatibility with modern operating systems; and are fully patched. The game version computer bild spiel is multilanguage (german,french and english)

Essential improvements[edit]


  • Patch 2.0 fixes many crucial issues with the game.
  • Last patch for game - 2.2. But that patch included to "Xenus Gold Edition" with Russian language and unavailable for other languages.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete/rename video files[citation needed]
  1. Open GAME.INI file in <path-to-game>
  2. Find [Game] section and delete all four 'AVI%= ...' lines.
  3. Go to <path-to-game>\Avi
  4. Delete or rename all four files.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\GAME.INI[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\save[Note 2]


In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.
In-game custom gfx settings.
In-game custom gfx settings.
In-game custom effects settings.
In-game custom effects settings.

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Use modified DLLs[5]
  1. Download the modified DLL files provided by WSGF and extract them.
  2. Copy appropriate DX8RENDER.DLL to the installation folder replacing the original one.


2.0 Patch is required. See Patches.
Setting up custom resolution[citation needed]
  1. Edit <path-to-game>\GAME.ini.
  2. Find lines ModeWidth= and ModeHeight=.
  3. Replace their values with a desired game resolution and save the changes.


Changing in-game video settings will revert the changes.

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Use game's console[citation needed]
  1. Edit <path-to-game>\GAME.ini.
  2. Find a section [Console].
  3. Below it, add a line enabled=1.
  4. Save the changes.
  5. While in game press ~ to open the console.
  6. Type in FOV X where X is your horizontal FOV value, for example FOV 105.


The screen change is Vert-. Use this FOV calculator to calculate the proper horizontal FOV value (described as New hFOV in calculator).


In-game control settings.
In-game control settings.


In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music and sound effects volume slider.
Surround sound
Up to 7.0 output. Requires DirectSound3D restoration software.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Retail version
Retail version\Xenus Gold Edition 2007

Issues fixed[edit]

Glow setting is lost each time when starting game[edit]

Glow setting is lost each time when starting game[citation needed]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Open Game.ini
  3. Find this line Bloom=0. Change the 0 value to 1.

Other information[edit]


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 1.3 GHz
AMD Athlon XP 1600
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 7500 LE
AMD Radeon X300 Series
Operating systems released after XP are not officially supported.


  1. This version of StarForce DRM does not work on Windows Vista or later.[1][2][3][4] For supported versions of Windows the StarForce driver may need to be updated manually using SFUPDATE.
  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).