Contract J.A.C.K.

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Contract J.A.C.K.
Contract J.A.C.K. cover
Developers
Monolith Productions
Publishers
Sierra Entertainment
Engines
Lithtech Jupiter
Release dates
Windows November 11, 2003
Reception
Metacritic 56
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres FPS
Vehicles Motorcycle, Off-roading
Themes Cold War, Europe, Space
Series No One Lives Forever
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No One Lives Forever
The Operative: No One Lives Forever 2000
No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.'s Way 2002
Contract J.A.C.K. 2003

Warnings

GameSpy online services have been shut down (see Network for solutions).

General information

UnityHQ - A fansite for the series
UnityHQ Forums

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM 5 DRM.
Windows
The game is not sold digitally due to various legality issues with several parties.

Demos[edit]

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Patch 1.1 updates the game to the latest version.

Map Packs[edit]

Unlike both No One Lives Forever games, no official map packs were released.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\*.cfg[Note 1]
display.cfg and autoexec.cfg contain game settings.
Changes to autoexec.cfg may result in the inability to join multiplayer servers

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Save\[Note 1]

Video[edit]

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Add command line switches[citation needed]
1. Open game's launcher.
2. Open Options.
3. In Command Line insert line:
  • +fovx **** +fovy **** +fovxinterface **** +pvmodelaspect **** +ScreenWidth XXXX +ScreenHeight YYYY
4. Replace **** with values from a table below:
Aspect ratio+fovx+fovy+fovxinterface+pvmodelaspect
4:390.078.090.01.3333
16:9106.2678.0106.261.7777
15:9101.578.0101.51.6666
16:1010078.01001.6
5. Where XXXX and YYYY type in your desired resolution values.
6. Check "Always pass command line arguments to the game".

Note: May not work with resolutions higher than 1280x720.

Windowed[edit]

Use a command-line parameter[citation needed]
  1. Start the game's launcher and click on Options.
  2. In Command-Line field type in: +windowed 1
  3. Make sure Always specify these command line parameters is checked.
  4. Click on "OK" and launch the game.

Input[edit]

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
German
Censored release.
Polish
Local retail only. Patch for other releases here
Spanish
Fan translation, download.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
16 Versus
Online play
16 Versus
GameSpy services have been shut down;[1] see GameSpy for workarounds.

Connection types

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
UDP 27888
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Issues fixed[edit]

Too high mouse sensitivity[edit]

The high fps cause that mouse sensivity is too high.
Use dgVoodoo wrapper[2]
  1. Download dgvoodoo2.
  2. Copy D3D8.DLL from the \MS\x86\ folder to the game install directory.
  3. Enable vsync in video options and set refresh rate on 60hz

Vsync broken on Windows 10[edit]

Use dgVoodoo wrapper
  1. Download dgvoodoo2.
  2. Copy D3D8.DLL from the \MS\x86\ folder to the game install directory.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 733 MHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) 32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.1 compatible
Supported Nvidia chipsets: Nvidia GeForce FX, Nvidia GeForce 4, Nvidia GeForce 3, Nvidia GeForce 2, Nvidia GeForce 256
Supported ATI chipsets: ATI Radeon 9800, ATI Radeon 9700, ATI Radeon 9000, ATI Radeon 8500, ATI Radeon 7500, ATI Radeon 7200, ATI Radeon
Other supported chipsets: Matrox Parhelia 512

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 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).

References

  1. Pricing | GameSpy Technology
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