Conflict: Desert Storm

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Conflict: Desert Storm
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Pivotal Games
SCi Games
Release dates
Windows September 13, 2002
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Key points

DirectPlay must be enabled to run on Windows 10.
Co-op multiplayer mode from console version is not present.[1][2]

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)
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Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Pivotal Games\Conflict Desert Storm\Device Settings[Note 1]
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/211780/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\[Note 3]
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/211780/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Settings in the launcher.
Settings in the launcher.

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Edit registry entries[citation needed]
  1. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Pivotal Games\Conflict Desert Storm\Device Settings or HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\VirtualStore\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Pivotal Games\Conflict Desert Storm\Device Settings.
  2. Edit the entry ResolutionIndex and change the value to one of from a list below (decimal):
         ???        1152x864
    • 24 - 1152x648
    • 25 - 1280x768
    • 26 - 1280x720
    • 27 - 1280x800
    • 29 - 1280x1024
    • 30 - 1360x768
    • 31 - 1360x1024
    • 32 - 1364x768
    • 33 - 1440x900
    • 34 - 1600x900
    • 35 - 1680x1050
    • 36 - 1776x1000
    • 37 - 1920x1080
    • 16 - 2560x1440
    • 19 - 3840x2160


Editing graphical settings in the launcher will revert the changes.
The values above are just an example. The values differ between different setups and is a matter of trial & error.
4k has been tested only on windows 10 fall creators update.

Input settings[edit]

Mouse settings.
Mouse settings.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Up to 7.0 output with DirectSound3D restoration software.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Retail and only.
Retail only


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
8 Versus
Online play
8 Versus
Direct IP connection only.

Connection types

Issues fixed[edit]

Game runs too fast / Mouse too sensitive[edit]

Limit the framerate

Limit fps to around 60, for example through "Rivatuner Statistics Server". Forced VSYNC through driver settings did nothing for me.

Other information[edit]


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Audio DirectSound3D

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98, 2000, ME, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 450 MHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 300 MB
Video card (GPU) 32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.1 compatible


  1. When running this game without Administrator elevation, 32-bit programs writing to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE will be redirected to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\VirtualStore\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node (more details).
  2. 2.0 2.1 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>/211780/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (211780) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  3. When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).


  1. co-op multiplayer, page 1 - Forum -
  2. Verified by User:Suicide machine on 9 March 2016
    There is no co-op in PC version.