Cortex Command

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Cortex Command
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Data Realms
macOS (OS X) Chris Kruger
Release dates
Windows September 28, 2012
macOS (OS X) September 28, 2012
Linux October 6, 2012
Cortex Command on Wikipedia

Key points

The game was made open source in 2019. The Original source code can be found here.[1] An up to date community supported source code can be found here.
The Linux port doesn't work on most systems.[citation needed]

General information

Official Forum
Official Wiki
Developer Blog
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Developer website
Via Humble Widget
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macOS (OS X)
DRM-free after installation (requires an internet connection during installation)
macOS (OS X)
Humble Store
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macOS (OS X)
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (notes may include more details)
Can be played without Steam running, but still requires its steam_api.dll file to run.[2]
macOS (OS X)

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

The Configuration Settings are split between two files. Settings.ini contains game settings such as resolution or control mapping, and AllegroConfig.txt contains hardware and driver settings as well as vsync settings.
System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Base.rte[Note 1]
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/209670/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
Windows <path-to-game>\Metagames.rte[Note 1]
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/209670/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Change the disable_vsync variable in AllegroConfig.txt to enable or disable vsync
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Menus are locked to 60 FPS, but everywhere else it is not.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Player 1 must first be set to using a controller in the control settings before a controller can be used in the menus.
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Though there is no option to invert the controller's y-axis, the controls can be remapped so that the y-axis is reversed.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
There are separate music and sound volume sliders.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
4 Co-op, Versus
LAN play
Online play

Other information[edit]


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) 1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 150 MB
Video card (GPU) 640x480 (VGA) resolution monitor
macOS (OS X)
Operating system (OS) 10.4
Processor (CPU) 1.6 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 300 MB
Video card (GPU) Intel GMA X3100


  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).
  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>/209670/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (209670) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. Cortex Command goes OPEN SOURCE
  2. Verified by User:AmethystViper on December 1, 2018