Clive Barker's Undying

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Clive Barker's Undying
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EA Los Angeles
Mac OS (Classic) Westlake Interactive
macOS (OS X) Westlake Interactive
Electronic Arts
Mac OS Aspyr Media
OS X Aspyr Media
Unreal Engine 1
Release dates
Windows February 21, 2001
Mac OS (Classic) June 12, 2002
macOS (OS X) June 12, 2002
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Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
SafeDisc DRM[Note 1].
Comes pre-configured with nGlide.
SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).

Essential improvements[edit]


Texture Patch fixes issues with some textures (already present in the version).

Texture Updater[edit]

Texture Updater updates original textures with detail textures to improve image quality.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete/rename video file[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Help\.
  2. Delete or rename Intro.bik.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\System\*.ini[Note 2]
macOS (OS X)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Save\[Note 2]
macOS (OS X)

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
Advanced video settings.
Advanced video settings.
Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Non-4:3 resolutions are stretched unless external fix is used. See Widescreen resolution.
See Widescreen resolution.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See Field of view (FOV).
Toggle with Alt+ Enter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See Borderless fullscreen windowed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Off by default; see Vertical sync (Vsync).
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
3dfx Glide rendering is capped at 62.5 FPS.
Direct3D only; for Windows 8 users see this fix.

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Use Undying Widescreen Fix[citation needed]
  1. Download the Undying Widescreen Fix 1.01.
  2. Extract the contents to <path-to-game>\System\.
  3. Download nGlide (version 1.05 or higher) and open the setup file with 7-Zip.
  4. Extract nGlide_config.exe and the various .dll files to <path-to-game>\System\.
  5. Go to the in-game video settings and set the resolution.
    • For custom resolutions, press Tab and enter setres 2560x1440 (replace 2560x1440 with your desired resolution).


Alternative fix for Direct3D rendering can be found here. Also fixes issues with cropped cutscenes and weapon models.
Higher resolutions will crash the game; use Legacy D3D Resolution Hack to remove resolution limits.

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

The default FOV is 90° when outputting a 4:3 image.
Set custom FOV[citation needed]
  1. Press Tab while playing.
  2. Type in and enter fov x (replace x with your desired FOV).
    • To match the original FOV, use 100.3 (16:10), 106.2 (16:9), or 121.1 (21:9).

Borderless fullscreen windowed[edit]

Force borderless fullscreen (nGlide)[citation needed]
  1. Download and run DxWnd.
  2. Click on Edit and Add.
  3. Set the Path to <path-to-game>\System\Undying.exe.
  4. Set Do not notify on task switch.
  5. Set Desktop for borderless fullscreen windowed.
  6. Click on DirectX tab, set DirectX 9.
  7. Click OK, then File and Save.

Vertical sync (Vsync)[edit]

Enable Vsync[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\System\
  2. Open System.ini.
  3. Change UseVSync=False to UseVSync=True
  4. Save your changes.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Forced on in Windows Mouse Properties. Can be disabled using this fix.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Ambient, effects, voices
Surround sound
Up to 7.0 with Creative ALchemy
Only 40% of the dialog is subtitled.[3]
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
EAX 1.0.
May require DirectSound3D restoration software to restore proper audio functionality on Windows Vista and later.


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Only on French retail copy. French patch for version here.
Only on Russian retail copy.

Issues fixed[edit]

Disable Mouse Acceleration[edit]

Enable DirectInput
  1. Launch Undying and load a save.
  2. Open console by pressing Tab key and enter preferences.
  3. expand the Display selection and change UseDirectInput parameter to True.
  4. Close Preferences window.

"3d hardware initialization failed" error[edit]

Use dgVoodoo[4]
  1. Download and extract dgVoodoo.
  2. Open the MS folder and copy the contents to <path-to-game>\System\.
  3. Run dgVoodooCpl.exe.
  4. Click on Add and select the installation folder.
  5. Disable Capture mouse in the General tab.
  6. Go to the DirectX tab and disable dgVoodoo Watermark.
  7. Apply changes and start the game.

Windows 8 low frame rate in fullscreen[edit]

Use dgVoodoo[4]

See "3d hardware initialization failed" error to fix.

Gamma doesn't work on Windows 8 and later[edit]

Use dgVoodoo[4]

See "3d hardware initialization failed" error to fix.

No mouse access with ReShade[edit]

Rename ReShade files[5]
  1. Rename dxgi.dll and dxgi.ini to dinput.dll and dinput.ini.

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Playing in 2D requires dgVoodoo2 (Glide) with vorpx dgVoodoo2 base profile.Note: There are a few experimental 3D profiles, see: here, or here

Other information[edit]


An in depth comparison of the Glide and Direct3D renderers can be found on the GOG forums. Of note is that Direct3D takes advantage of 32-bit assets, but Glide has more accurate and variable lighting and shadows.
Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7
Glide 2
Software renderer
ExecutablePPC 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95 OSR2
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 400 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 90 MB
Video card (GPU) 16 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Mac OS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 8.6
Processor (CPU) PowerPC G3 400 MHz
System memory (RAM) 96 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 600 MB
Video card (GPU) ATI Rage 128
16 MB of VRAM


  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]
  2. 2.0 2.1 When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).