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This page is for the 2005 RPG. For the unrelated 1987 text adventure game, see Border Zone.

BorderZone cover
Saturn Plus
Orion Games
2006-2018 1C Company
2018-2022 1C Entertainment
2022-present Fulqrum Publishing
Release dates
Windows January 20, 2005
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer
BorderZone on HowLongToBeat
BorderZone on IGDB
BorderZone on MobyGames

General information Community Discussions Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


StarForce DRM for this game does not work on modern versions of Windows (see above for affected versions).

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\saves\config.cfg[Note 2]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/289220/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\saves[Note 2]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/289220/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud


External settings.
External settings.
In-game interface settings.
In-game interface settings.


In-game keybindings.
In-game keybindings.


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

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound, Music
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7, 8.1 [5]
Shader Model support 1
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) 700.0 MHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 2 MX
32 MB of VRAM


  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).
  3. 3.0 3.1 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>/289220/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (289220) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. Windows Vista support - StarForce Support
  2. Windows 7 support - StarForce Support
  3. Windows 8.1 support - StarForce Support
  4. Windows 10 support - StarForce Support
  5. 5.0 5.1 Verified by User:Expack3 on 2021-02-06
    Tested using dgVoodoo 2.72. Game would not start correctly without DirectDraw, D3D7, and D3D8 wrapper DLLs present.