Frontlines: Fuel of War

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Frontlines: Fuel of War
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Developers
Kaos Studios
Publishers
Former THQ
Current THQ Nordic
Engines
Unreal Engine 3
Release dates
Windows February 25, 2008
Reception
Metacritic 73
IGDB 76
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Shooter
Art styles Realistic
Frontlines: Fuel of War on IGDB
Frontlines: Fuel of War on Wikipedia

Key points

Requires the Nvidia PhysX Legacy System Software.
Multiplayer master server is offline.

General information

Steam Community Discussions
Official forums PC section

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM DRM. 2 x DVD-ROMs.
Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
Gamesplanet
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Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
All versions require Steam DRM.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Frontlines - Fuel of War\GCGame\Config\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/9460/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Frontlines - Fuel of War\GCGame\Save\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/9460/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Image is stretched. Use Frontlines: Fuel of War Aspect Ratio Fixer.
Ultra-widescreen
Image is stretched.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See Field of view (FOV).
Windowed
See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
The game re-adds the border as soon as its removed. Window has maximum size, and can't be repositioned higher than Y=0.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Disabled by default. See Vertical sync (Vsync).
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Capped at 63 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Edit config file[citation needed]
  1. Open %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Frontlines - Fuel of War\GCGame\Config\GCinput.ini
  2. Under [Engine.Console] look for ConsoleKey=None and replace with ConsoleKey=Tilde.
  3. Add the line -devmode to the game's shortcut.
  4. In the game, press ~ to bring up the console and type fov x.

Windowed[edit]

Edit config file[citation needed]
  1. Open %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Frontlines - Fuel of War\GCGame\Config\GCEngine.ini
  2. Change StartupFullscreen=True to StartupFullscreen=False to launch a game in a Windowed mode.

Vertical sync (Vsync)[edit]

Edit config file[citation needed]
  1. Open %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Frontlines - Fuel of War\GCGame\Config\GCEngine.ini
  2. Change UseVsync=False to UseVsync=True to enable Vsync.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
[1]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Enabled by default. No option to disable it.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
Italian
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
64
Online play
64 Possible to connect over IP via console.

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Self-hosting
Dedicated Server software is available.
Direct IP
Open the console and enter open followed by the IP and port.

VR support[edit]

Devices Native Notes
3RD Space Gaming Vest

Issues fixed[edit]

Crash on startup - OpenAL[edit]

The game includes an outdated version of openal32.dll which may crash the game.
Use updated OpenAL[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\binaries\
  2. Rename openal32.dll to a backup name.
  3. Install OpenAL 2.1.0.0.

Game doesn't launch[edit]

This game needs an older PhysX version no longer included in the latest PhysX System Software.
Install Nvidia PhysX Legacy System Software[citation needed]
  1. Install the Nvidia PhysX Legacy System Software.
  2. Relaunch the game.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX Requires the Nvidia PhysX Legacy System Software.
Anti-cheat PunkBuster [citation needed]

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 4800+ 2.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 768 MB (1 GB for Vista)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 12 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 6800 GT
ATI Radeon X800
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 2 support

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 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>/9460/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (9460) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References