Homefront: The Revolution

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Homefront: The Revolution
Homefront: The Revolution cover
Developers
Deep Silver Dambuster Studios
2011-2014 Crytek UK
Publishers
Deep Silver
Engines
CryEngine (4th generation)
Release dates
Windows May 17, 2016
macOS (OS X) Likely cancelled[1][2]
Linux Likely cancelled[1][2]
Reception
Metacritic 54
OpenCritic 48
IGDB 48
Taxonomy
Monetization DLC
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Shooter
Art styles Realistic
Themes North America
Series Homefront
Homefront: The Revolution on HowLongToBeat
Homefront: The Revolution on IGDB
Homefront: The Revolution on MobyGames
Homefront: The Revolution on Wikipedia
Homefront
Homefront 2011
Homefront: The Revolution 2016

Homefront: The Revolution is a singleplayer first-person action and shooter game in the Homefront series.

Key Points

The game contains a full remaster of TimeSplitters 2 as an Easter Egg.[3] See Unlocking Timesplitters 2.

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

All versions require Steam DRM.
Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM was removed from the game on March 6, 2017.[4]

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Expansion Pass
Windows
Aftermath
Windows
Beyond the Walls
Windows
The Combat Stimulant Pack
Windows
The Guerrilla Care Package
Windows
The Liberty Pack
Windows
The Wing Skull Pack
Windows
The Revolutionary Spirit Pack
Windows
The Voice of Freedom
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Unlocking Timesplitters 2[edit]

Unlocks Timesplitters 2 without having to play through Homefront.
Auto unlocks Timesplitters 2 and fixes bugs.[5]
  1. Start Homefront once, and exit after you reach the menu.
  2. Download This zip file.
  3. Go to %UserProfile%\Saved Games\homefront2\Profiles, inside there's a file called attributes.xml rename this file or delete it.
  4. Inside of the zipped file you downloaded is a file called attributes.xml.
  5. Place attributes.xml inside %UserProfile%\Saved Games\homefront2\Profiles.
  6. Go here and follow the instructions.

Only Timesplitters 2[edit]

Players who are only interested in playing TimeSplitters 2 can delete many of Homefront 2's game files to reduce the size to just 5 GB, while still allowing TimeSplitters 2 to work.
Delete unneeded files[6]
  1. Download and save TS2-Ripper.bat from here.
  2. Double-click on it to run; it will ask you to enter the path to your Homefront folder, then it will remove everything that isn't needed to run TimeSplitters 2. It puts all of the ripped files in a folder called ripped that you can then delete.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\homefront2\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/223100/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\homefront2\SaveGames\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/223100/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game basic graphic settings
In-game basic graphic settings
In-game advanced graphic settings
In-game advanced graphic settings

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Image is stretched from 16:9 in TimeSplitters 2 arcade machine.[7]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Scales from 40 to 65°. To edit manually, see Field of view (FOV).
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16x.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA, SMAA and SSAA. Also supports TAA with optional sharpening.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
TimeSplitters 2 arcade machine is locked to 60 FPS.[8]
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Consoles only.[9]

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

This game uses vertical FOV. See FOV Calculator for help.
Set FOV by hand[10]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open game.cfg with Notepad.
  3. Find the following lines and change the values.
cl_defaultnearfov = 65
cl_fov = 65

Hiding HUD[edit]

In-game HUD settings
In-game HUD settings

As of patch 1.10, the HUD can be extensively customized as well as completely hidden by adjusting options in the HUD options menu.

Depth of field[edit]

Disable depth of field[11]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open game.cfg with Notepad.
  3. Add the following line to the end.
r_DepthOfField = 0

Notes

Make sure to adjust the graphic settings before adding the line or it will get overwritten.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
If you experience an odd mouse movement while playing, see how to disable mouse acceleration.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
If using an Xbox One controller instead of an Xbox 360 one, a bug will cause looking around to be mapped to the D-pad instead of to one of the thumbpads.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
4 stick layouts and 8 button layouts available.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Global setting inverts mouse and controller.
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Mouse acceleration[edit]

Disable Mouse Acceleration
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open game.cfg.
  3. Add the following two lines at the bottom of the file and save it
i_mouse_smooth=0.0 
i_mouse_accel=0.0

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings
In-game audio settings
In-game game settings
In-game game settings

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Czech
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
vorpX
G3D
User created profile, see vorpX forum.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play
4 Co-op

Connection types

Issues unresolved[edit]

No icons in Main Menu[edit]

Some users have reported the game failing to render any menu icons. Running a certain AMD APUs may be the cause. No solution is known currently.

Enemies disappearing[edit]

Sometimes the game removes enemies and other NPCs if they are still relatively close to the player but not in plain sight anymore. This can cause the randomly spawned side objectives (like saving a civilian) to just disappear after running around a building.[citation needed]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-4570T 2.9 GHz
AMD FX-6100 3.3 GHz
System memory (RAM) 6 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 38 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti
AMD Radeon R7 260X
1 GB of VRAM
A 64-bit system is required.

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>/223100/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (223100) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Deep Silver Dambuster Studios on Twitter, April 15, 2016 - last accessed on 2021-01-15
    "Windows first with native Mac & Linux to follow afterwards - we haven't forgotten you! :)"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Homefront on Twitter, January 24, 2017 - last accessed on 2021-01-15
    ""guys, could we speak to someone about the Linux/SteamOS version? Haven't heard anything for a while now"
    Nothing to share at this moment in time.
    "
  3. Matt Phillips on Twitter, April 4, 2021 - last accessed on 2021-04-12
  4. 2.4 gb update - no info?? :: Steam Community Discussions
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  6. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named TS2guide
  7. 21:9 is supported :: Homefront: The Revolution General Discussions - last accessed on 2017-01-31
  8. Verified by User:Shadowstealer7 on 2021-01-15
  9. Does the pc version support hdr? :: Homefront: The Revolution General Discussions
  10. View topic - Homefront: The Revolution | WSGF
  11. Verified by User:Waschbär on 2017-09-02