Earth & Beyond

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Earth & Beyond
Earth & Beyond cover
Developers
Westwood Studios
Publishers
Electronic Arts
Engines
Westwood 3D
Release dates
Windows September 24, 2002
Reception
Metacritic 82
Earth & Beyond on IGDB
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Earth & Beyond on Wikipedia

Key points

Servers were shut down on September 22, 2004.
Earth & Beyond Emulator allows play on unofficial servers.

General information

Earth & Beyond Emulator forums
Earth & Beyond Emulator Wiki

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\Westwood Studios\Earth and Beyond[Note 1]

Video settings[edit]

External graphics settings.
External graphics settings.
In-game advanced video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.
In-game camera settings.
In-game camera settings.
In-game interface setting.
In-game interface setting.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Requires Earth & Beyond Emulator.
Ultra-widescreen
Requires Earth & Beyond Emulator.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Via external configuration utility.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Cannot dictate number of samples used.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Uncapped.

Input settings[edit]

In-game keybindings.
In-game keybindings.

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

Audio settings[edit]

External sound settings.
External sound settings.
In-game sound settings.
In-game sound settings.

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Connection types

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8.1
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio Miles Sound System
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.5 GB
Video card (GPU) 32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.1 compatible

Notes

  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).

References