Homefront

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Homefront
Homefront cover
Developers
Kaos Studios
Windows Digital Extremes
Publishers
Former THQ
Current Deep Silver
Engines
Unreal Engine 3
Release dates
Windows March 15, 2011
Reception
Metacritic 70
IGDB 74
Taxonomy
Monetization DLC
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres FPS
Art styles Realistic
Themes Asia, North America
Series Homefront
Homefront on HowLongToBeat
Homefront on IGDB
Homefront on MobyGames
Homefront on Wikipedia
Homefront
Homefront 2011
Homefront: The Revolution 2016

Homefront is a singleplayer and multiplayer first-person FPS game in the Homefront series.

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Resist Edition also available.
Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
All versions require Steam DRM.
A demo is available: steam://install/55130

Version differences[edit]

The Resist Edition includes the base game, an exclusive shotgun (Express 870) and early unlocks for the multiplayer modes.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Express 870 Shotgun
Windows
Fire Sale Map
Windows
The Rock Map Pack
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Set launch options[citation needed]

Use the -nostartupmovies command line argument.

Utilities[edit]

The Homefront Widescreen Tool changes options like resolution, aspect ratio, force DirectX 9 10 or 11.

Game data[edit]

Gameplay settings.
Gameplay settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\HOMEFRONT\GCGame\Config\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/55100/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\55100\remote\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/55100/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Options menu (System).
Options menu (System).

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
See Multi-monitor.
Ultra-widescreen
See Multi-monitor.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
60-110° multiplayer only. For singleplayer use FOV changer.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16x.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 4x MSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Uncheck FPS smoothing option to remove frame rate cap.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Multi-monitor[edit]

The game has built-in support for 5:4, 4:3, 16:10 and 16:9 resolutions. For multi-monitor aspect ratios and resolutions, an .ini edit is required.

Use Homefront Widescreen Tool[1]

Use the Homefront Widescreen Tool to set the resolution and other options.

Set resolution manually[2]
  1. Go to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\HOMEFRONT\GCGame\Config\GCEngine.ini
  2. Change the following lines to the desired resolution:
[SystemSettings]
ResX=2560
ResY=1080
ScreenAspectRatio=2.370370

Notes

Screen change is Hor+. The HUD & lobby screens stretch.
ScreenAspectRatio should be set to (Your Horizontal Resolution)/(Your Vertical Resolution). 2.370370 is appropriate for 2560x1080, while 3440x1440 should be 2.3888889. An incorrect value will result in a slightly horizontally stretched image.
If you get a stretched weapon, open the graphics menu in-game, then exit it without making any changes. This should reset the weapon to proper proportions.

Input[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Effects, Speech, VOIP Receive.
Surround sound
5.1
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
Compatible with X3DAudio HRTF for binaural HRTF mixing.[3]
Homefront reverses front and rear audio channels when using HeSuVi virtual surround sound.[4]

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Czech
Available despite not being listed on the Steam store page.
Dutch
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Japanese version only.
Polish
Russian
Russian version only.
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Supported but requires an internet connection for Steam authentication.[5]
Online play

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Self-hosting
Install Homefront Dedicated Server under Tools in the Steam client.
Direct IP

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 27014-27050
UDP 3478-4380, 27000-27030
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
Officially supported.[6]
vorpX
G3D
User created game profile, see here and here for profile introduction.

Issues fixed[edit]

Homefront not launching[edit]

Homefront not launching[citation needed]
  1. Right click on Homefront in the Steam library
  2. Select Properties
  3. Go to the "Local files" tab
  4. Click the "Verify integrity of game files" and wait until it is completed
  5. When it has finished launch the game

Physx error when you run the game[edit]

Homefront not launching after you install the game[citation needed]
  1. Uninstall your old Physx version
  2. Reboot your pc
  3. Download and Install a current version of Physx
  4. Run the game

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9, 11
Shader Model support 3, 5
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer Steamworks

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
AMD Athlon X2 2.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 10 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 7900 GS
ATI Radeon X1900 XT
Shader model 3.0 support

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 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>/55100/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (55100) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References