Chicken Invaders

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Chicken Invaders
Chicken Invaders cover
Developers
InterAction Studios
Engines
Ultra VGA Engine[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows 1999
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Top-down view
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Shooter
Vehicles Space flight
Art styles Pre-rendered graphics, Cartoon
Themes Space, Sci-fi
Series Chicken Invaders
Chicken Invaders
Chicken Invaders 1999
Chicken Invaders 2 2002
Chicken Invaders 3 2006
Chicken Invaders 4 2010
Chicken Invaders 5 2014
Chicken Invaders Universe Early Access

Key points

Has problems running on Windows 8 and above. See "Low frame-rate"

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Windows
Developer website
DRM-free
Windows

Game data[edit]

Save game data location[edit]

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

Video[edit]

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Supports Dolby surround.
Subtitles
All speech is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Alt + Tab crashes the game, using a DirectX wrapper can alleviate the issue.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Polish
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2

Issues fixed[edit]

Low frame-rate[edit]

DirectDraw emulation is used in Windows 8 and later, causing low frame-rate.
Use a DirectDraw wrapper[2]
  1. Download the DirectDrawCompat wrapper
  2. Extract the contents from the .zip file into the game's installation folder

Notes

Alternatively, a normal DirectX wrapper can be used to get the same results.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 95/98/Me/2000/XP/Vista/7
Processor (CPU) 166 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 10 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7.0 compatible

Notes

  1. UVE engine build: UveDX7.NET (assumption)[1]
  2. 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