Fieldrunners

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Fieldrunners
Fieldrunners cover
Developers
Subatomic Studios
Release dates
Windows May 24, 2012
macOS (OS X) May 24, 2012
Linux August 15, 2012
Taxonomy
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Bird's-eye view
Controls Point and select
Genres Tower defense
Art styles Cartoon
Series Fieldrunners
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Warnings

The macOS (OS X) version of this game does not work on macOS Catalina (version 10.15) or later due to the removal of support for 32-bit-only apps.

Key points

Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS.[1]

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Mac App Store
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macOS (OS X)
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
All Windows versions require Steam DRM; the DRM-free version is no longer sold.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Go to <path-to-game>\Data\HighResolution\UserInterface.[2]
  1. Open the bootstrap_wide.form file with a text editor.
  2. Edit the first line <bootstrap_wide image="Default-Landscape.png" type="background">.
  3. Remove the part that says image="Default-Landscape.png" type="background".
  4. Save the file when the first line only remains with <bootstrap_wide>.

Notes

Create a backup of the bootstrap_wide.form file, incase of any errors or to re-enable the intro videos.
Only edit the first line of the file, the second line needs to remain unchanged.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\user_defaults.plist[Note 1]
macOS (OS X)
Linux ~/.fieldrunners/
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\209690\remote\user_defaults.plist
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/209690/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Saves\[Note 1]
macOS (OS X)
Linux ~/.fieldrunners/
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\209690\remote\Saves\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/209690/pfx/[Note 2]
This game does not follow the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

General graphics settings
General graphics settings

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Pillarboxed 4:3.
Multi-monitor
Pillarboxed 4:3.
Ultra-widescreen
Pillarboxed 4:3.[3]
4K Ultra HD
No in-game option to change resolution and is fixed at 1024*768 screen resolution at fullscreen.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Is fixed at 1024*768 resolution. Window is non resizable.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Used in place of exclusive fullscreen.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS.[1]
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input settings[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 settings[edit]

Audio Settings
Audio Settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound, Music
Surround sound
[4]
Subtitles
Game has no dialogue
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Issues fixed[edit]

Game not saving progress or data[edit]

Go to <path-to-game> and right click the .exe file
  1. Click on the properties button.
  2. Go to the compatibility tab.
  3. Check "Run this program as administrator".
  4. Click apply.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
OpenGL 3.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
This 32-bit-only macOS game does not work on macOS Catalina (10.15) or later.
Linux

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) 1.6 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 285 MB
Video card (GPU) OpenGL 3.0 compatible
DirectX 9.0c compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.6.3
Processor (CPU) Intel
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 285 MB
Video card (GPU) OpenGL 3.0 compatible
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 2.6
Processor (CPU) 1.6 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 285 MB
Video card (GPU) OpenGL 3.0 compatible

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 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).
  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>/209690/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (209690) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Post 30fps locked games here :: The Framerate Police
  2. Verified by User:Ultragamer2004 on 2020-07-08
  3. Verified by User:Ultragamer2004 on 2020-07-08
    Tested on a ultra wide monitor at 21:9 aspect ratio.
  4. Verified by User:Ultragamer2004 on 2020-07-10