Hellforces

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Hellforces
Hellforces cover
Developers
Orion Games
Publishers
Buka Entertainment
Engines
Orion Engine
Release dates
Windows March 25, 2005

Warnings

StarForce DRM for this game does not work on some versions of Windows (see Availability for affected versions).

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
StarForce 3.4.76 DRM[Note 1].
Windows
StarForce DRM for this game does not work on some versions of Windows (see above for affected versions).

Essential improvements[edit]

SuicideMachine's Hellforces D3D9 wrapper[edit]

Installation[3]
  1. Download the wrapper and extract it.
  2. Copy d3d9.dll and d3d9.ini to the installation folder.
  3. Edit settings in d3d9.ini if needed.
  4. Start the game.

Notes

Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable libraries have to be installed in order to run it.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\SAVES\config.cfg[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

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

Video settings[edit]

Launcher window.
Launcher window.

Input settings[edit]

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Russian

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play
Versus

Connection types

Issues fixed[edit]

Light is rendered incorrectly (glitchy shadowmaps)[edit]

Replace vortex shader for lightmaps[4]
  1. Download fixed lightmap shader and extract it.
  2. Move the folder vshader to the installation folder.

White screen when trying to launch the game[edit]

Start a game using D3DWindower[4]

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
vorpX
G3D
User created game profile, see vorpx forum profile introduction.
Do Not use the d3d9 wrapper above !

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 1.1, 1.4, 2.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) 1.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 3
64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0a compatible

Notes

  1. This version of StarForce DRM does not work on Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.[1][2] For supported versions of Windows the StarForce driver may need to be updated manually using SFUPDATE.
  2. 2.0 2.1 When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).

References