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Global Operations

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Global Operations
Global Operations cover
Developers
Barking Dog Studios
Publishers
Crave Entertainment
Electronic Arts
Retail re-release Sold Out Software
Engines
LithTech Talon
Release dates
Windows March 25, 2002
Reception
Metacritic 79
IGDB 81
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, FPS, Shooter
Art styles Realistic
Themes Asia, China, Europe
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Warnings

SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see Availability for affected versions).
GameSpy online services have been shut down (see Network for solutions).

Global Operations is a singleplayer and multiplayer first-person action, FPS and shooter game.

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
SafeDisc 2 DRM[Note 1]
Windows
SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Globalops\profile[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows

Video

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

Widescreen resolution

Edit config file[3]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Global\profile.
  2. Open the .cfg file with the desired profile name with a text editor.
  3. Find the line "screenwidth" and set to desired value, e.g. "1920".
  4. Find the line "screenheight" and set to desired value, e.g. "1080".
  5. Save the file.

Notes

Non-4:3 resolutions are stretched.
Some resolutions may break the main menu.

Input

Audio

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network

Multiplayer types

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

Connection types

Issues fixed

Poor performance on Windows 8 and newer

Install dgVoodoo 2.[citation needed]
Use crosire's d3d8to9 wrapper[citation needed]
  1. Download d3d8.dll from here.
  2. Place it in <path-to-game>\System.

Vsync doesn't work on Windows 8 and newer

Install dgVoodoo 2.[citation needed]
Use crosire's d3d8to9 wrapper[citation needed]
  1. Download d3d8.dll from here.
  2. Place it in <path-to-game>\System.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Audio Miles Sound System
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 98, ME, 2000 or XP (95 and NT are not supported)
Processor (CPU) 500 MHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 800 MB
Video card (GPU) 16 MB - DirectX 8.0a


Notes

  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. 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