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Freedom Force

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Freedom Force
Freedom Force cover
Irrational Games
Irrational Games Australia
Crave Entertainment
Electronic Arts
Focus Home Interactive
Retail re-release Sold Out Software
Digital 2K Games
OS X MacPlay
Release dates
Windows March 26, 2002
macOS (OS X) January 4, 2003
Metacritic 90
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Turn-based
Perspectives Isometric
Controls Point and select
Genres RPG, Strategy
Art styles Cartoon
Series Freedom Force
Freedom Force on HowLongToBeat
Freedom Force guide on StrategyWiki
Freedom Force on MobyGames
Freedom Force on Wikipedia
Freedom Force
Freedom Force 2002
Freedom Force vs. The 3rd Reich 2005


The Mac OS X version of this game does not work on Mac OS X Lion (version 10.7) or later due to the removal of support for PowerPC apps.
GameSpy online services have been shut down (see Network for solutions).

Freedom Force is a singleplayer and multiplayer isometric RPG and strategy game in the Freedom Force series.

General information

Official forums
Freedom Reborn forums
Alex's Freedom Fortress - A fansite for the series Community Discussions for game series Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
SafeDisc v2 DRM[Note 1].
DRM details are not known
macOS (OS X)
Humble Store
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GamersGate (unavailable)
DRM-free after installation (requires an internet connection during installation)
SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).

Essential improvements


The latest patch is Patch v1.3. The Steam version is already patched.

Game data

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/8880/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Data\SaveGames[Note 3]
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/8880/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud


In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See the WSGF entry.
See the WSGF entry.
See the WSGF entry.
4K Ultra HD
See the WSGF entry.
Field of view (FOV)
Launch with -w parameter. Can't resize or move window in-game.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Force using any utility.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.


In-game control settings.
In-game control settings.


In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Non-functional for FMV (despite option)
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Retail only.
Retail only; download for digital releases.
Unofficial localization by «Fargus Multimedia», download or review.
Fan translation by Clan Dlan, download.

Issues fixed

Left Click orders - Mouse Cursor does not change from fist (attack cursor)

Fixed in the version.

Some users are unable to use left clicks to order heroes around, with the game thinking that the user wants to use the attack cursor. A fix for versions of the game affected by this bug can be found by downloading the file linked here: Steam Community - Ultimate fix for the cursor problems

Without the patch, the cause and fix aren't consistent among users, with suggestions to use Windowed mode, Enable compatibility mode for Windows 95, use command line parameters -winxp -32bit[citation needed]. Otherwise, the workaround is to use the right-click command menu.[citation needed]


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play
4 GameSpy services have been shut down;[3] see GameSpy for workarounds.

Connection types


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
UDP 5050, 6073, 11111
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8.1
OpenGL 1 OS X only.
Shader Model support 1.4
ExecutablePPC 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)


Middleware Notes
Audio Miles Sound System
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 300 MHz
AMD K6-2
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 31 MB
Video card (GPU) 16 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.1 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Operating system (OS) 10.1.5
Processor (CPU) PowerPC G4
System memory (RAM) 192 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 600 MB
Video card (GPU) 3D accelerator


  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] or Windows 11 and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]
  2. 2.0 2.1 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data:
  3. 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).