Constructor

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Constructor
Constructor cover
Developers
System 3
Publishers
Acclaim Entertainment
Release dates
DOS 1997
Windows (DOSBox) January 19, 2010[1]
macOS (OS X) (DOSBox) October 18, 2012
Linux (DOSBox) January 31, 2017[2]
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Series Constructor
Constructor on MobyGames
Constructor on Wikipedia
Constructor
Constructor 1997
Mob Rule 1999
Constructor HD 2017
Constructor Plus 2019

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Use DOSBox.
DOS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Pre-packaged with DOSBox.[3]
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (notes may include more details)
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\SETTINGS
Windows <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
macOS (OS X) <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
Linux <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/599600/pfx/[Note 2]
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\SAVEGAME
Windows <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
macOS (OS X) <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
Linux <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/599600/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

In-game options menu.
In-game options menu.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
For DOSBox toggle with Alt+ Enter (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
For DOSBox use an unofficial build (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
For DOSBox change the priority background value in the DOSBox configuration file.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Polish
Fan translation, download.
Portuguese
Brazilian Portuguese
Physical release.
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
4
Online play

Connection types


Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 5
DOS video modes SVGA (VESA)

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 5.0
Processor (CPU) Intel 486 DX2 66 MHz
System memory (RAM) 8 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 MB
Video card (GPU) VGA
Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel i486
System memory (RAM) 8 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 450 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 5.0 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.6.8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core Duo 2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 450 MB
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 File/folder structure within the installation folder reflects the path(s) listed for DOS game data. For the GOG.com release, file changes in DOSBox are redirected to <path-to-game>/cloud_saves/ even if GOG Galaxy is not used (this folder contains all redirected files, so some files in the cloud_saves folder might be temporary files or other files that do not contain saves or settings).
  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>/599600/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (599600) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References