Emergency: Fighters for Life

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Emergency: Fighters for Life
Emergency: Fighters for Life cover
Developers
Sixteen Tons Entertainment
Publishers
TopWare Interactive
Release dates
Windows July 31, 1998
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Bird's-eye view, Isometric
Controls Multiple select, Point and select
Genres Simulation, Strategy
Art styles Realistic
Themes Contemporary
Series Emergency
Emergency: Fighters for Life on MobyGames
Emergency: Fighters for Life on Wikipedia
Emergency: Fighters for Life 1998
Emergency 2: The Ultimate Fight for Life 2002
Emergency 3: Mission:Life 2005
Emergency 4: Global Fighters for Life 2006
Emergency 2012 2010
Emergency 2013 2012
Emergency 2014 2013
Emergency 5 2014
Emergency 2016 2015
Emergency 2017 2016
Emergency 20 2017

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Windows
Game's music is stored on a disc in Audio CD format.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Emergency Police
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\*.sav[Note 1]

Video[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Hard-coded to run at 800x600.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input[edit]

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

Audio[edit]

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Polish

Issues unresolved[edit]

Game crashing a lot on Windows 7, 8, 10[edit]

  • On modern systems the game seems to be crashing a lot more than it used to on older ones. Some of the errors are related to Dsound.dll, but the majority of them seem to be due to access violation.[1]

Issues fixed[edit]

Weird colors[edit]

Start the game with DxWnd[citation needed]
Use a DDraw wrapper like Aqrit's ddwrapper or dgVoodoo 2[2]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DirectDraw 3.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 120 MHz
System memory (RAM) 16 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 150 MB
Video card (GPU) SVGA

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

  1. Verified by User:Suicide machine on May 19, 2018
  2. Verified by User:Suicide machine on August 13, 2016
    Both work, although Aqrit's wrapper may sometimes require changing screen (to a map/base etc.)