Gunlok

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Gunlok
Gunlok cover
Developers
Rebellion Developments
Publishers
Virgin Interactive
Release dates
Windows December 8, 2000
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Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Windows
GamersGate
DRM-free after installation (requires an internet connection during installation)
Windows
Steam
DRM details are not known
Windows

Demo[edit]

Three demos are available:
  • First one includes the tutorial missions and unfinished campaign Mission 6; available here.
  • Second one is just an update of the first demo; available here.
  • Third one includes the tutorial missions and first three campaign missions; available here.
    • This one has the CD music volume issue like the full game (even though there is no CD music), so it should be run in Windows XP compatibility mode.

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Latest patch is version 1.1 and can be downloaded here.

dgVoodoo 2[edit]

Can be used to force vsync, AA, AF and higher resolution if the text is too small.
Instructions[1]
  1. Follow DirectX 1-8 instructions here to setup dgVoodoo 2.
  2. Follow instructions here to create a dgVoodoo configuration file for this game.
  3. Go to game install folder and open the created dgVoodoo.conf file with a text editor like Notepad.
  4. Change MSD3DDeviceNames value from false to true and save the changes.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\scripts\GLkeys.cfg[Note 1]
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/254900/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>[Note 1]
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/254900/pfx/[Note 2]

Video settings[edit]

Graphics settings menu.
Graphics settings menu.
Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Widescreen resolutions are available, but the image is stretched.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Camera can be zoomed in/out using in-game controls.
Windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Can be forced through the GPU control panel or dgVoodoo 2.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Triple-buffering. Vsync can be forced using dgVoodoo 2.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Framerate above 60 FPS can cause flickering textures on some systems. At around 200 FPS some enemies get stuck on terrain.

Input settings[edit]

Mouse settings and one of key rebinding menus.
Mouse settings and one of key rebinding menus.
Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings menus.
Audio settings menus.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
CD music, sound effects, battle music and cinematics.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Can not be disabled. Intro and outro videos do not have subtitles.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
Italian
German
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
2 Co-op, Versus
Online play
2 Co-op, Versus

Issues unresolved[edit]

Sound turning on/off during gameplay[edit]

Because of the changes in the way Windows handles audio mixing after Windows XP, all sound in-game will have the same volume as the CD music on Windows Vista and later, so when the game lowers CD music volume it also affects other sounds.
Use Windows XP compatibility mode[1]
  1. Right-click the game executable or shortcut and select Properties.
  2. Click Compatibility and turn on Run this program in compatibility mode for.
  3. Select Windows XP (Service Pack 3).
  4. Click OK.

Notes

This will make the CD music play at maximum volume constantly, but will not affect other sounds.
CD music can sometimes stop looping or get stuck.

Tutorial crash[edit]

At the end of the last tutorial mission, when it should go back to main menu, the game crashes.[1]

Issues fixed[edit]

Flickering textures[edit]

Textures may start to flicker when the game runs above 60 FPS on some systems.
Instructions[1]
  • Limit the framerate to 60 FPS using the GPU control panel or RivaTuner Statistics Server.
  • Alternatively force vsync if using a 60 Hz monitor.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7.0a
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows[2]
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95, 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium MMX (200 MHz)
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 10 MB
Video card (GPU) Direct3D compatible graphics card
DirectX 7 compatible

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).
  2. 2.0 2.1 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>/254900/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (254900) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Verified by User:Antrad on August 8, 2019
  2. Game manual.