Echelon (2001)

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Echelon cover
Madia Entertainment
Buka Entertainment
Release dates
Windows April 15, 2001
Echelon (2001) on Wikipedia
Echelon (2001) 2001
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Operation: Matriarchy 2005

Key points

For Windows 8 and later apply the low frame rate fix.

General information

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Source DRM Notes Keys OS
DRM details are not known
Icon overlay.png
Run GameLauncher.bat as admin for first run.[1]

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete/rename Logo.wmv[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Data\Movies\
  2. Delete or rename Logo.wmv.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Data\Configs.cfg[Note 1]
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/311080/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Saved Games\[Note 1]
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/311080/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings (in-game).
Video settings (in-game).
Video settings (launcher).
Video settings (launcher).
Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Output is Vert; set FOV with cm_fov X console command.
Resolutions are listed but do not work.
Resolutions are listed but do not work.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Use cm_fov X in console (~) up to 120. Using a zoom function will revert the changes.
Set in launcher.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
No option. Probably enabled by default.[citation needed]
60 FPS
For Windows 8 and later apply the low frame rate fix.
120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings (in-game).
Audio settings (in-game).
Audio settings (launcher).
Audio settings (launcher).
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
No option to disable it.


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Not available in digital release.


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play

Issues fixed[edit]

Launcher only shows Exit option[edit]

Run GameLauncher.bat as administrator[1]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Right-click GameLauncher.bat and choose Run as administrator.
  3. The launcher will now show the correct options.


This only needs to be done for the first run. Run the game normally after this.
Use Sui's Game Register[2]
  1. Download Sui's RegisterGame.exe
  2. Place it in game's directory.
  3. Run the program.

Low frame rate in fullscreen mode[edit]

This game has frame rate issues in fullscreen mode on Windows 8 and later.
Apply necessary fixes

Apply the low frame rate fix.

Other information[edit]


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 266 MHz
Intel Celeron 300 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 650 MB
Video card (GPU) 32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 7 compatible


  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (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>/311080/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (311080) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.