DEFCON

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DEFCON
DEFCON cover
Developers
Introversion Software
macOS (OS X) Ambrosia Software
Linux Edward Rudd
Release dates
Windows September 29, 2006
macOS (OS X) May 19, 2007
Linux May 22, 2007
DEFCON on Wikipedia
DEFCON
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DEFCON VR 2017

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
CD key
Requires online activation
Windows
Developer website
CD key
Requires online activation
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
GOG.com
CD key
Requires online activation
By default, a single valid key is included. The key is different in Linux version.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Green Man Gaming
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CD key
Requires online activation
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
Icon overlay.png
CD key
Requires online activation
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Online activation is only performed when the metaserver is reachable.
All versions use an activation key for multiplayer. The hash of the key is sent to the server, which validates it against the metaserver, removing the player if it is bad or is already used by another person in the same game. If the metaserver is unreachable, multiplayer is only possible by manually specifying the server IP.
The game is sometimes claimed to be "DRM-free" (e.g. GOG or Humble Bundle), despite it isn't.
In Steam version, the key is received from the metaserver after verifying Steam account ownership, and is inserted automatically. Once a month, but not before the game is launched, the key is reissued.

Game data[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\[Note 1]
macOS (OS X)
Linux ~/.defcon/

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux ~/.defcon/
This game does not follow the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

In-game graphics settings.
In-game graphics settings.
In-game screen resolution/rendering settings.
In-game screen resolution/rendering settings.

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Only four presets can be chosen.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Spanish
Russian
Fan translation by «Spirit Team», «ENPY Studio», «SyS-team»

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
6
Online play
6

Connection types

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
UDP 5008-5011
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
OpenGL 2
ExecutablePPC 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 600 MHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 60 MB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 2
64 MB of VRAM
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.5.8, 10.6.3
Processor (CPU) Intel Core Duo 1.66 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 70 MB
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 12.04
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 70 MB
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM

Notes

  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