Genocide

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Genocide
Genocide cover
Developers
KaosKontrol
Engines
Abuse Engine
Release dates
Windows 1998
Taxonomy
Series Genocide
Genocide on MobyGames
Genocide
Genocide 1998
Genocide: Remixed Version 1999

Key points

Built-in level editor.

General information

Developer website (archived)

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM-free
Windows

Version differences[edit]

Comparison between original release and Remixed Version.
Comparison between original release and Remixed Version.
Game was re-released as Genocide: Remixed Version in 1999 running on an updated engine.

Demo[edit]

Demos are available here.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\config.cfg[Note 1]
Config.cfg file is encrypted.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>[Note 1]

Video[edit]

Options menu.
Options menu.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Only 320x200 or 320x240 are available. Use dgVoodoo 2 and zoom out to fake higher resolution.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Camera can be zoomed in/out using in-game controls. Use dgVoodoo 2 to avoid pixelisation when zooming out.
Windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
On by default, no option to disable.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Locked to 50 FPS, change in framerate affects game speed.

Pixelisation when zooming out[edit]

By default the game will look very pixelated when zooming out. By using dgVoodoo 2 to force higher resolution this can be avoided and player will be able to see larger area clearly.
Instructions[1]
  1. Follow instructions to install dgVoodoo 2 for DirectX 2-8 games here.
  2. Follow instructions to create a configuration for the game here.
  3. In dgVoodooCpl program open the DirectX tab and select a higher resolution under Resolution.
  4. Click OK to save the changes and exit the program.

Input[edit]

Controls menu.
Controls menu.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Only lasts while the game is running, not saved permanently.
Player can run by holding Shift.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse input is available in the level editor.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
CD music volume control is available, but game has no CD music itself.
Surround sound
Subtitles
No talking in game.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Red Book CD audio
On Windows, CD music might not play correctly; see the troubleshooting guide for solutions.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Issues unresolved[edit]

Broken settings and save system[edit]

Not all settings in the options menu are saved permanently, player has to change the controls and brightness each time the game is run.
Save game doesn't save player status or inventory. Game will use the last in-game values when reloading the game.

Reduced game brightness[edit]

At some points in levels the game brightness is greatly reduced for no apparent reason. Player can move away from those points then save and load the game to return the brightness to normal levels.

Corrupt sound[edit]

When starting a new level sometimes the sound can get corrupt, probably because the sound effects from previous level were not turned off. Player should exit the game completely and run it again.

Issues fixed[edit]

Missing d3drm.dll[edit]

Game doesn't start because d3drm.dll file is missing from the computer.
Instructions[1]
  1. Download D3DRM.zip from here.
  2. Extract the archive using WinRAR or 7-Zip.
  3. Copy d3drm.dll file to the game installation folder.

Broken graphics[edit]

Instructions[1]
  1. Follow instructions to install dgVoodoo 2 for DirectX 2-8 games here.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 5
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows[2]
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium (90 MHz)
System memory (RAM) 16 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 35 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 5 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).

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Verified by User:Antrad on March 9, 2020
  2. ReadMe file.