Haegemonia: Legions of Iron

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Haegemonia: Legions of Iron
Haegemonia: Legions of Iron cover
Digital Reality
Anuman Interactive
Release dates
Windows November 14, 2002
macOS (OS X) November 15, 2013[1]
Series Haegemonia
Haegemonia: Legions of Iron on MobyGames
Haegemonia: Legions of Iron on Wikipedia
Haegemonia: Legions of Iron 2002
Haegemonia: The Solon Heritage 2003

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).


A free demo can be downloaded here (German site, but English demo).

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
The Solon Heritage Retail requires base game; digital distribution version is a standalone title.

Essential improvements[edit]


The most recent patch is 1.10, download it here.

The Steam and GOG versions are only 1.09 - install patch 1.10 for them too if you get problems with invisible ships after reloading.[4]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Use replacement files

Use the Haegemonia: Legions of Iron intro skip. Deleting the files also works but causes error messages in-game.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Digital Reality\Haegemonia\[Note 2]
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/294770/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Save[Note 4]
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/294770/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud


Video settings.
Video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Widescreen resolution.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
On/off only.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Set in registry (see Game data).
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
No frame rate cap.

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Must be performed each time you launch the game - resets when viewing options menu.
The whole registry branch might disappear
Registry edit for widescreen resolution[5]
  1. Open the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Digital Reality\Haegemonia
  2. Set values for ResolutionX and ResolutionY


Use modding tools[citation needed]
  1. Install the Hegemonia: Legions of Iron Modding Tools.
  2. Go to Inf_files_uncrypted\Inf in the Modding Tools folder.
  3. Copy program.inf to Inf in the installation folder, replacing the existing file when prompted.
  4. Open this new program.inf.
  5. Change English to your language if you were not playing in English.
  6. Set SkipStartScreen to 0 to disable the automatic mission loading.
  7. Save your changes and close the file. The game will now run in a window. Change FullScreen to 1 for fullscreen mode.


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Use ShortcutEditor.exe in the installation folder. Full key remapping is not supported; some keys can't be selected, and some functions (like Pause) cannot be rebound.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.


Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Effect and Speech.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Retail only

Issues fixed[edit]

Sound System Error[edit]

Mod DB download[citation needed]

Download and install Haegemonia Legions of Iron Sound System Fix

Disable audio[6]
  1. In the options menu, set all audio sliders to zero.
  2. Restart the game.

Ships become transparent[edit]

If textures on ships start disappearing after reloading (which makes the ships transparent / invisible):

Replace starfield.mat[7]

Replace the starfield.mat file in Legions of Iron with the one from The Solon Heritage:

  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Shaders\Materials in the Solon Heritage install directory and copy starfield.mat
  2. Go to <path-to-game>\Shaders\Materials in the Legions of Iron directory and replace the starfield.mat there
Install patch 1.10[4]

Install patch 1.10 from here. This is necessary even for GOG and Steam versions.


Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play
GameSpy server browser no longer works.

Connection types


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
UDP 19664,19667
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Other information[edit]


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)


Middleware Notes
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) 1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 GB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 9.0c compatible


  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[2] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[3]
  2. When running this game without Administrator elevation, 32-bit programs writing to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE will be redirected to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\VirtualStore\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node (more details).
  3. 3.0 3.1 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>/294770/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (294770) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  4. 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).