Nexus: The Jupiter Incident

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Nexus: The Jupiter Incident
Nexus: The Jupiter Incident cover
Mithis Entertainment
Sierra Entertainment
HD Publishing
Release dates
Windows November 5, 2004
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Key points

The and Steam versions have been updated with support for higher resolutions, improved multiplayer, and better compatibility with modern systems.[1][2]

General information Community Discussions Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).

Essential improvements[edit]


The v1.01 Patch updates the retail release to the latest version. The and Steam versions are already patched.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Mithis\Nexus - The Jupiter Incident[Note 2]
%APPDATA%\Nexus - The Jupiter Incident\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/6420/pfx/[Note 3]
The retail version uses the registry while the and Steam versions use the %APPDATA% location.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\save[Note 4]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/6420/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Native for and Steam;[1][2] for retail see Widescreen resolution.
Native for and Steam;[1][2] for retail see Widescreen resolution.
Native for and Steam;[1][2] for retail see Widescreen resolution.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See Field of view (FOV).
Native for and Steam; for retail see Widescreen resolution.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync) and Steam versions only. Enabled by default (toggle in-game).
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Widescreen resolution[edit]

These steps are for the retail version; the and Steam versions have native support (use the Desktop or other resolution choice in-game, or set in %APPDATA%\Nexus - The Jupiter Incident\Display.ini)
Change settings in registry[citation needed]
  1. Change the resolution once in the Game's Options Menu.
  2. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Mithis\Nexus - The Jupiter Incident
  3. Change Display_Height and Display_Width to your resolution in Decimal mode (e.g. for 1920x1080 set Display_Height to 1080 and Display_Width to 1920).
  4. Test your settings.


For windowed mode, change Display_Mode value to 2 in decimal mode.
For multi-monitor resolutions set Display_Width to the single-display width (not the width of the group) and set Display_TripleHead to 1 to fix most UI issues.[5]

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Edit rendering.ini[citation needed]
  1. Extract nexus_00.dat using daTool if you haven't already.
  2. Go to universe\engine in the installation folder.
  3. Edit rendering.ini
  4. Change the FOV value accordingly.
Try FOV 90 45 46.826 for 16:9 resolutions or FOV 80 45 46.826 for 16:10 resolutions.
There are some display issues with briefings and in-game titles, but everything else works as expected.


These steps are for the GOG/Steam version.
Set game to windowed mode[6]
  • Add parameter /win to the game shortcut.
  • Start the game from the mod_tools.exe file and select NEXUS windowed. This can be found in <path-to-game>\mod_tools folder.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound Effects, Dialog, Music.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Fan translation, download.


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8, 9 The and Steam versions do not include Direct3D 8 support.[1][2]
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Audio Ogg Vorbis
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible


  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[3] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[4]
  2. When running this game without Administrator elevation, 32-bit programs writing to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE will be redirected to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\VirtualStore\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node (more details).
  3. 3.0 3.1 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>/6420/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (6420) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  4. 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).