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Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony

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This page is for the original game. For the remastered edition, see Jamestown+.

Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony
Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony cover
Developers
Final Form Games
Release dates
Windows June 8, 2011
macOS (OS X) December 13, 2011
Linux December 13, 2011
Reception
Metacritic 81
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase, DLC
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Top-down view
Controls Direct control
Genres Shooter
Vehicles Flight
Art styles Pixel art
Themes Steampunk, Sci-fi
Series Jamestown
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Jamestown
Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony 2011
Jamestown+ 2019

Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony is a singleplayer and multiplayer top-down view shooter game in the Jamestown series.

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Steam
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (notes may include more details)
Can be played without Steam.[1] Linux support was removed at some point.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Windows, OS X, and Linux versions were sold DRM-free in several bundles including The Humble Indie Bundle 4, The Humble Indie Bundle 6, and The Steampunk Groupee.[2]

Monetization

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Gunpowder, Treason, & Plot DLC can no longer be purchased for Linux.
Windows
macOS (OS X)

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux $HOME/.jamestown/
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/94200/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Saved Games\Jamestown\
macOS (OS X)
Linux $HOME/.jamestown/
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/94200/pfx/[Note 1]
This game does not follow the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
OneDrive
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud

Video

In-game options menu.
In-game options menu.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Stretch or maintain aspect ratio. See Widescreen resolution.
Multi-monitor
Pillarboxed.
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Only displays at 1024x640 resolution.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use Borderless Windowed.[3]
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
120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 62 FPS.[4]

Widescreen resolution

The game's native resolution is 512x320 (16:10).
  • Pixel Perfect - "Fills as much of the window as possible, while preserving aspect ratio and clean pixel scaling".
  • Proportional stretch - "Fills as much of the window as possible, while still preserving the aspect ratio".
  • Crazy stretch - "Fills the entire window, disregarding aspect ratio".

Input

Audio

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
4 Co-op
Allows for any combination of keyboard, mouse or gamepad controls.
LAN play
Online play

Issues fixed

Ship movement stuck in one direction

When using a controller, the game re-calibrates directional input at the start of each level. Holding a direction at the beginning of a level can result in this issue.
Force game to recalibrate controller input[citation needed]
  1. Pause the game.
  2. Select "Rebind Controls" on the pause menu.
  3. Have all players select "Ready".
  4. Unpause the game.

Linux build of version 1.0.2 won't run

The Linux build of version 1.0.2 (the only version still available to those who purchased the game from Humble Bundle) comes with a broken 64-bit executable which crashes with a segmentation fault, while its 32-bit executable requires libsteam_api.so which is not included.[5] (The initial Humble Indie Bundle 4 release also had a corrupted 64-bit Linux executable, but this was resolved prior to version 1.0.2 breaking the game again.[6])
Acquire libsteam_api.so and run the 32-bit executable[5]
  1. Find a suitable libsteam_api.so, e.g. from an installed Steam game with a 32-bit native Linux version.
    • If your Steam games are installed under ~/.steam/root/steamapps/common, you can search them for 32-bit libsteam_api.so files with the following command: find ~/.steam/root/steamapps/common -type f -name libsteam_api.so -exec file {} + | grep -oP '^.+libsteam_api\.so(?=:\s+ELF 32-bit)'
    • If running the game as described below results in a fatal Steam-related error such as ./Jamestown-x86: symbol lookup error: ./Jamestown-x86: undefined symbol: SteamUserStats, try using a different libsteam_api.so.
  2. Copy libsteam_api.so into <path-to-game>/x86.
  3. You may also need to remove or rename the included <path-to-game>/x86/libstdc++.so.6.[7]
  4. Open <path-to-game> in a terminal and run JAMESTOWN_ARCH=x86 ./Jamestown or LD_LIBRARY_PATH=./x86 ./Jamestown-x86.

Other information

API

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

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP2
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 250 MB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM
OpenGL 2.0 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.5.8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 250 MB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM
OpenGL 2.0 compatible
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 2.6
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 250 MB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM
OpenGL 2.0 compatible


Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data:

References

  1. Verified by User:AmethystViper on July 8, 2017
  2. Jamestown | Indie Game Bundle Wiki | Fandom - last accessed on 2024-06-29
  3. Verified by User:Andytizer on 6 February 2013
  4. Blur Busters Forums • View topic - HALL OF SHAME: List of games with locked frame rates (60fps) - last accessed on 9 June 2023
  5. 5.0 5.1 6036 – Jamestown 1.0.2 from Humble Bundle doesn't start. Requires Steam? - last accessed on 2024-06-29
  6. 5322 – Segmantation Fault while trying to play. - last accessed on 2024-06-29
  7. Verified by User:Outoflives on 2024-06-29