Future Cop: LAPD

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Future Cop: LAPD
Future Cop: LAPD cover
Developers
EA Redwood Shores
Publishers
Electronic Arts
Release dates
Windows 1998
Mac OS (Classic) December 15, 1998
Future Cop: LAPD guide on StrategyWiki
Future Cop: LAPD on Wikipedia

Key points

Make sure to run the game as an administrator. No compatibility modes are required other than the Privilege Level.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Windows
Mac OS
This game is not available digitally.
Demo

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Patch 1.0.2 (Mac OS) is a very important patch, fixing a crash issue in the single player mode in the third level.
No patches have been released for the Windows version.

Playing on modern systems[edit]

The following installer should get around an issue related to the game not installing on 64-bit operating systems.
Installing the game[1]
  1. Insert the Future Cop: LAPD installation disc, then download this installer and run it.
  2. Select the desired rendering method. For 3DFX download and install nGlide.

Notes

Don't forget to run FCopLAPD.exe as an admin.
The Software rendering mode appears to be most stable and compatible of all three.
The 3DFX mode will fail to render some of the laser obstacles, they should be fairly easy to detect and avoid.
Windows 10 support (DirectX)
  1. Insert the Future Cop: LAPD installation disc, then download this installer and run it.
  2. Use all defaults during the installation, except when choosing components to install. Select the "DirectX Rendering" component.
  3. Download DgVoodoo_2 version 2.52 and copy the DDraw.dll and D3DImm.dll files to the Future Cop installation folder
  4. Set the game exe's compatibility mode to "Windows 98 / ME" mode
  5. Run the game!

Notes

As of 2019-12, the version of dgVoodoo used must be 2.52. Earlier versions will not work, later versions will corrupt the game menu
Game will be playable, but videos will play as a black screen with sound
Be sure to edit your controller config in controls.txt
Windows 10 support (3DFX)[2]
  1. Insert the Future Cop: LAPD installation disc, then download this installer and run it.
  2. Use the default native resolution output, don't change something during the install
  3. Download DgVoodoo_2 and install 3DFX dgVoodoo2 DLLs to the Future Cop folder
  4. Set the game exe to "Windows 98 / ME" mode and "Admin" by default
  5. Set the game exe to "16-bit (65536) color" mode
  6. Run the game!

Notes

Not compatible with the French CD release, only English release is supported
Game will be playable, but videos may play as a black screen with sound
Be sure to edit your controller config in controls.txt

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Mac OS (Classic)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\save.cfg[Note 1]
Mac OS (Classic)
Saving is only available after completing a level.

Video settings[edit]

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

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2
LAN play
Online play

Connection types

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Mac OS
Minimum
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD)

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