Incoming Forces

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Incoming Forces
Incoming Forces cover
Developers
Rage Software
Publishers
Blue Moon Red Owl
Sold-Out Software
Hip Games
Current Funbox Media
Release dates
Windows February 28, 2002
Reception
Metacritic 67
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person, Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Shooter, FPS, TPS
Vehicles Flight, Tank
Themes Sci-fi
Series Incoming
Incoming Forces on HowLongToBeat
Incoming Forces on IGDB
Incoming Forces on MobyGames
Incoming Forces on Wikipedia
Incoming
Incoming 1998
Incoming Forces 2002

Key points

Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS.
For Windows 8 and later see Game does not start on Windows 8 and later.

General information

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

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc 2 DRM[Note 1]
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Includes Incoming and Incoming Forces.
Windows
Steam
Icon overlay.png
Includes Incoming and Incoming Forces.
Windows
ZOOM Platform
DRM-free
Includes Incoming, Incoming Forces, and the Incoming Subversion Expansion Pack.
Windows
SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Enable skip intro checkbox[3]
  1. Choose Setup from the launcher.
  2. Check Skip intro.
  3. Click OK to save the change.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Rage\Incoming Forces
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/283390/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Rage\Incoming Forces
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/283390/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

General settings.
General settings.
Video settings.
Video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See the WSGF entry.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Available with -notfullscreen command line switch.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Capped at 30 FPS.

Input[edit]

Audio[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Music continues playing in the background.
EAX support
EAX 2. A3D support was dropped during development.[4]

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Brazilian Portuguese
Incoming Forces: A Vingança de uma Raça.
French
German
Italian
Spanish
Swedish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
LAN play
Requires DirectPlay to be enabled.
Online play

Issues fixed[edit]

Game does not start on Windows 8 and later[edit]

Use replacement DLLs[5]
  1. Download the latest version of ogg-winmm.
  2. Extract to the installation folder, replacing the existing files when prompted.
  3. Delete or rename win32.dll.
  4. Rename winmm.dll to win32.dll.

Also ensure that there is no spaces in the name of the folder that the game is installed to. By default, GOG instals it into a directory called "Incoming Forces". Eliminating the space allows it to run.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98, ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 550 MHz
AMD Athlon 550 MHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 380 MB
Video card (GPU) 16 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.0 compatible

Notes

  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] or Windows 11 and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]
  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.

References