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Incoming cover
Rage Software
Blue Moon Red Owl
OS X MacPlay
Release dates
Windows March 23, 1998
macOS (OS X) September 30, 2002
Incoming guide on StrategyWiki
Incoming on Wikipedia
Incoming 1998
Incoming Forces 2002

General information Community Discussions for game series Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Uses 16 bit installer, which doesn't work on 64 bit operating systems.
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Some copies might use SecuROM DRM.
Official website
Includes Incoming, Incoming Forces, and the Incoming Subversion Expansion Pack.
Includes Incoming and Incoming Forces.
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Includes Incoming and Incoming Forces.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
The Subversion Expansion Pack Only available on Ebay as Retail and Incoming Trilogy from (sectioned as Official Website above)

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\save\incoming.cfg[Note 1]
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/283390/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\save[Note 1]
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/283390/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics settings
Graphics settings
Resolution selection (use -screenmode parameter).
Resolution selection (use -screenmode parameter).

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
-screenmode parameter lists up to 1024x768. Everything stretches from 4:3.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Can be forced using DxWnd, but the results are unscalable.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Can be forced using DxWnd and Borderless Gaming, but the results are blurry.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Can be forced using DgVoodoo.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Can be forced using DgVoodoo.
60 FPS
Go to game options, then video, and turn of frame scaling (doubles speed of game, but locks at 60fps)
120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
0% to 100%
Mouse input in menus
Only if Mouse polling set to 125Hz
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Partial, set Controls to Joystick in Game Options
Full controller support
Both Indirect and Direct input work
Controller remapping
Select Configure in control settings after selecting either Joystick 1 or 2
Controller sensitivity
0% to 100%
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Must restart game for full detection
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound Effects Only
Surround sound
Stereo Only
Dialogue small, commands prompt on screen
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
A3D 1.0[1]


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Retail version only


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Arcade only. Split-screen.
LAN play
2 Arcade only. Split-screen.
Online play
Servers shut down, "Network error".

Issues fixed[edit]

The "Create Surface for Z-Buffer Failed" Crash[edit]

Apply teleguy AMD Driver fix to Game[citation needed]
This fix is for ATI / AMD graphics cards only.
  1. Go to this forum post on (, and download the attachment at the bottom of the post. If you can't find it, here's the direct link from the post (
  2. Extract the file from it using your favorite archiving tool, or right click it and select Extract All, then follow the on-screen instructions.
  3. Take the new atiumdag.dll file, and move it to <path-to-game>.
  4. Start Game

The "Please report exception code (c0000005) ADDRESS: (777af82b)" Crash[edit]

Buy or Download a new .EXE[citation needed]
This problem has little documentation due to it's rarity, so solutions are difficult to find.

This solution could be from a corrupted install, or from a disagreement between the 32-bit game and a 64-bit operating system. Before assuming it's the second problem, please uninstall and re-install the game.

If the re-installation does not solve the problem, then you will have to find a different version of the game from a different store using the sources above in the Availability section. The version is known to be the most stable under these circumstances.

Missing In-Game Texture Fixes and Corrupt UI Elements / Increase Graphical Fidelity[edit]

Install dgVoodoo 2[citation needed]
  1. Download the latest version of dgVoodoo 2 here (
  2. Extract the contents using your favorite archiving tool, or by right clicking it and selecting Extract All, and then following the on-screen instructions.
  3. Copy the file dgVooDooSetup.exe and the contents of the folder MS (Which are D3D8.dll, D3Dlmm.dll, DDraw.dll) and dgVooDooSetup.exe.
  4. Paste all aformentioned files to <path-to-game>
  5. Run the dgVooDooSetup.exe as an administrator
  6. Click the icon with the symbols .\ near the top right to reassign the location of the configuration file for dgVoodoo to <path-to-game>.
  7. Click Apply to save your changes.
Fix Missing In-Game Texture Fixes and Corrupt UI Elements[citation needed]
  1. Launch dgVoodoo 2
  2. Click on the tab titled DirectX
  3. Set the Videocard to ATI Radeon 8500 and VRAM to 256 MB.
  4. Click Apply to save your changes.
Increase Graphical Fidelity[citation needed]
Values can be lowered for weaker computers, the values used below are the maximum settings for the best graphical enhancements.
  1. Launch dgVoodoo 2
  2. Click on the tab titled DirectX
  3. Set Resolution to Max
  4. Set Antialiasing (MSAA) to 8x
  5. Tick the Force vSync and Apply Phong shading when possible boxes in Miscellaneous
  6. Click Apply to save your changes.

Other information[edit]


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

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 166 MHz
System memory (RAM) 16 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 138 MB
Video card (GPU) 3D Accelerator Card
4 MB of VRAM
DirectX 5 compatible


  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>/283390/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (283390) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.