NecroVisioN

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NecroVisioN
NecroVisioN cover
Developers
The Farm 51
Publishers
1C Company
505 Games
Aspyr Media
Engines
Pain Engine
Release dates
Windows February 27, 2009
Reception
Metacritic 63
IGDB 60
Taxonomy
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres FPS
Art styles Realistic
Themes Europe, Supernatural, World War I, Zombies
Series NecroVisioN
NecroVisioN on IGDB
NecroVisioN on MobyGames
NecroVisioN on Wikipedia
NecroVisioN
NecroVisioN 2009
NecroVisioN: Lost Company 2010

Warnings

GameSpy online services have been shut down (see Network for solutions).

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)
SecuROM 7 DRM.
Windows
Gamesplanet
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Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Windows

Version differences[edit]

The German version is a Low Violence Version and only includes the German language.

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Patch 1.2 is the latest version.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Modify game files[1]

Delete or rename necro_logo_fin.bik and NVIDIA_logo.bik in <path-to-game>\Data\Movies.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Bin\config.ini[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/7860/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Profiles\<user-id>\SaveGame\[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/7860/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Vert- native. Use NecroVisioN 1.1 widescreen fix.
Multi-monitor
Use NecroVisioN 1.1 widescreen fix.
Ultra-widescreen
Use NecroVisioN 1.1 widescreen fix.
4K Ultra HD
Vert- native. Use NecroVisioN 1.1 widescreen fix.
Field of view (FOV)
See Field of view (FOV).
Windowed
See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
In options menu, but no info how many samples.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 8x MSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Enabled by default. Causes microstuttering when shooting certain enemies in DX10.[2][3] See Microstuttering when shooting certain enemies.
Disabled by default in Steam release.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Setting a custom FOV[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Bin\.
  2. Open config.ini.
  3. Change Cfg.FOV =, Cfg.FOVRun = and Cfg.ZoomFOV = to the desired values.
Add FOV slider to options menu[citation needed]
  1. Download and extract Necrovision Extended Menu.
  2. Copy extracted files to game's location.
Changing the FOV without applying the NecroVisioN 1.1 widescreen fix first will make the game crash when using iron sights.

Windowed[edit]

Use Necrovision Extended Menu[4]
  1. Download and extract Necrovision Extended Menu.
  2. Copy extracted files to game's location.
  3. Run the game and disable Fullscreen mode from in-game's options.

Notes

It is very likely that the game will bug out when trying to set Windowed mode when using DirectX 10 renderer - use DirectX 9 instead.[4]
The game natively starts in fullscreen mode no matter the config option. Simply go to game's options and toggle fullscreen option twice to force the game to Windowed mode.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
An option for mouse smoothing. Mouse acceleration not noticed.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Up to 7.1 output. May require DirectSound3D restoration software.
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
EAX Acoustics.
Set at least Four Speakers in options to activate binaural HRTF mixing with DSOAL.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Localization may download incorrectly; see Incorrect audio localization.
Czech
Not available in the Steam version.
French
German
Hungarian
Italian
Polish
Not available in the Steam version.
Russian
Spanish

VR support[edit]

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

Network[edit]

GameSpy online server browser has been disabled for this game, prior to May 31, 2014 shutdown date.

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
16
Online play
16 Master server disabled; requires IP address.

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Added in Patch 1.2; use NVServerGui.exe or NVServer.exe.
Self-hosting
Direct IP

Issues fixed[edit]

Game crashes after loading[edit]

Start the game in DX9 mode[4]

Microstuttering when shooting certain enemies[edit]

Override Vsync to be disabled[2]
Start the game in DX9 mode[4]

Script errors appear when launching[edit]

May be caused by a faulty desktop shortcut.
Run .exe file directly[5]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Bin\.
  2. Run the game using the .exe file.

Incorrect audio localization[edit]

Steam sometimes downloads both the English and German voiceovers.
Disable localization[citation needed]
  1. Open the installation folder, browse to data.
  2. Remove any incorrect localization (e.g. voiceovers_german.pak)

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9, 10
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Starting the game in DX9 mode[edit]

Start the game in DirectX 9 mode[4]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Bin and edit config.ini.
  2. Find Cfg.RenderDevice = and set the value to Cfg.RenderDevice = 1.

Notes

Make sure not to use +dx10 command line parameter.

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Audio Miles Sound System 7.2e
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3, Vista SP1
Processor (CPU) Intel Dual Core 2.0 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+
System memory (RAM) 1 GB (XP)
2 GB (Vista)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8.5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 6800
ATI Radeon X1600
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Game doesn't officially support Windows XP x64 and Windows Vista x64. Despite this, it seems to function without issue.[citation needed]

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 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).
  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>/7860/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (7860) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Verified by User:Mars icecream on 2017-11
  2. 2.0 2.1 Verified by User:Suicide machine on 2020-01-30
  3. s-s-stutter - YouTube - last accessed on 2020-01-30
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Verified by User:Suicide_machine on 2017-01-25
  5. Game - NecroVisioN - 1C Publishing EU - last accessed on 2017-01-24