Forsaken

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This page is for the original 1998 game. For the remaster, see Forsaken Remastered.

Forsaken
Forsaken cover
Developers
Probe Entertainment
Publishers
Acclaim Entertainment
Release dates
Windows April 30, 1998
Forsaken on MobyGames
Forsaken on Wikipedia
Forsaken
Forsaken 1998
Forsaken Remastered 2018

Key points

Difficult to get running on newer systems
Engine is open source with a modern multi-platform port available.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM DRM.
Windows
A demo is available.

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Patch 1.01
Unofficial patches

ProjectX[edit]

Community port of Forsaken, runs on cross-platform technologies and currently officially supports Windows, Linux, and OS X.

Install and play on modern systems[edit]

Instructions[citation needed]
  1. Go to the disc and set Windows 95 compatibility mode for autorun.exe and setup.exe.
  2. Install the game normally.
  3. Set Windows 95 compatibility mode for all the 3 executables FORSAKEN*.EXE in the installation folder.
  4. Download dgVoodoo 2 and extract D3DImm.dll and DDraw.dll to the installation folder (tested with v2.44).
  5. download and extract some custom graphic card opt files.
  6. Start FORSAKEN.EXE, select "512MB" as Renderer.
  7. After the game starts choose any resolution in the visual options.
  8. CD music will work if the disc is inserted in CD-ROM 0.
  9. If you don't mind playing with CDDA, using ProjectX as engine requires a much simpler installation.

Notes

For other issues see this page

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows

Video settings[edit]

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Set horizontal FOV[1]
  1. Download ProjectX.
  2. Add -fov:<number> command line argument.
  3. Replace <number> with desired FOV; default is 90, max is 120.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
Controversial A3D support.[citation needed]

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Versus
Online play
Versus

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
vorpX
Game was crashing on Win7.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 133 MHz
System memory (RAM) 16 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 120 MB

References

  1. Command line · ForsakenX/forsaken Wiki - last accessed on November 26, 2016