Echelon

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This page is for the 1988 game by Access Software. For the 1998 strategy game, see Echelon (1998). For the 2001 game by Madia Entertainment, see Echelon (2001).

Echelon
Echelon cover
Developers
Access Software
Publishers
DOS Access Software
Digital Big Finish Games
Release dates
DOS 1988
Windows (DOSBox) July 26, 2021[1]
macOS (OS X) (DOSBox) July 26, 2021[1]
Linux (DOSBox) July 26, 2021[1]
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer
Perspectives First-person
Genres Vehicle combat
Vehicles Space flight
Themes Sci-fi, Space
Echelon on IGDB
Echelon on MobyGames
Echelon on Wikipedia

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
DOS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Prepackaged with DOSBox.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Game data[edit]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS A:\G*.BIN
<path-to-game>\DISK2\G*.BIN
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]
Save files are numbered matching the slot chosen when saving the game (G1.BIN to G8.BIN).
Saves are stored in a subfolder in the installation folder (when playing from the hard drive) or on a save disk (when playing directly from a floppy disk).
In-game settings are not stored between sessions.
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy

Video[edit]

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
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
No mouse support.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Many functions require the keyboard.
Controller remapping
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
No separate volume controls (choice of Off, Min, Med, Max).
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

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes Hercules, CGA, EGA, Tandy/PCjr

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2.0
Processor (CPU) Intel 8088
Intel 8086
System memory (RAM) 384 KB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) Hercules, CGA, EGA
Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 8, 10
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) DirectX 9 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.11
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) DirectX 9 compatible
Linux
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 16.04
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) DirectX 9 compatible

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 File/folder structure within the installation folder reflects the path(s) listed for DOS game data.

References