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Lego Loco

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Lego Loco
Lego Loco cover
Developers
Intelligent Games
Publishers
Lego Media
Release dates
Windows November 11, 1998
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Top-down view
Controls Point and select
Genres Simulation
Vehicles Train
Series Lego
Lego Loco guide on StrategyWiki
Lego Loco on MobyGames
Lego Loco on Wikipedia
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Key points

The game comes packaged with exclusive Lego pieces
Can use saved levels as a screensaver (Pre-Vista Windows only)
No uninstaller provided
Compatibility issues with modern Windows, see Issues fixed and Issues unresolved.

General information

Lego Wiki
Brickimedia
Rock Raiders United - A fan forum for all of the classic Lego games.

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM-free
Windows

Essential improvements

Lego LOCO Alternate Installer

An alternate installer that is faster than the stock installer and fixes some minor errors with the game.

It can be found here.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Exe\LEGO.INI[Note 1]
<path-to-game>\art-res\EE.INI[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\art-res\[Note 1]

Video

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Hard coded maximum resolution of 1280x1024. It will refuse to run on anything higher. Use 1280x720 for 16:9 aspect.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
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
120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
The game turns off mouse acceleration in Windows settings after running.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support

Audio

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Spanish
Danish
Dutch
French
German
Italian
Norwegian
Swedish
Brazilian Portuguese
[1]

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
9
Online play

Issues unresolved

Some animations play too fast

Crashing and graphical glitches in certain areas

Issues fixed

"LEGO LOCO only runs in High Colour (16-bit) 800x600, 1024x768 and 1280x1024. Please change to one of these settings."

The Lego LOCO Alternate Installer also fixes the issue partially
Setup the game compatibility settings[citation needed]
  1. Right click on the loco.exe file (located in <path-to-game>\Exe) and select "Properties".
  2. Go to the "Compatibility" tab and enable Reduced Colour Mode (set to 16-bit) along with "Run this program as an administrator".
  3. Before running the game, make sure the desktop resolution is equal to or below 1280x1024 and disable or unplug other monitors that are not your main screen.
  4. Run the exe again.

Graphical glitches with UI and other elements

DirectDraw software emulation is used on Windows 8/10, causing performance and display issues in fullscreen.
Fixes graphical glitches with the cursor
Use a DirectX wrapper[2]
  1. Download the DirectDrawCompat wrapper.
  2. Extract the contents from the .zip file into the game's installation folder.
  3. Run the game.

Notes

If the game only shows a black screen, G-SYNC must be disabled (either globally or manually)

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
DirectDraw 6
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 133 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 100 MB
Video card (GPU) SVGA Direct3D compatible video card

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).

References