Operation: Matriarchy

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Operation: Matriarchy
Operation: Matriarchy cover
Madia Entertainment
Buka Entertainment
Release dates
Windows November 20, 2005
Echelon (2001) 2001
Echelon: Wind Warriors 2002
Operation: Matriarchy 2005

Key points

Game appears to be missing many basic sound effects, as well as having no music.[1]

General information

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Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete or rename video file[2]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Data\Video.
  2. Delete or rename Intro.avi.

Unofficial Music, Sound & Re-Localization Patch[edit]

  • This fan patch reworks most of the in-game sounds, as well as improves English translation and adds 22 pieces of music. It can be downloaded here (source).

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Data\cfg\config.cfg[Note 1]
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/435420/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Saves\[Note 1]
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/435420/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Non-4:3 aspect ratio resolutions may or may not cause the top and bottom of the screen to be cut off, removing the radar and health bar.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
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

Input settings[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.
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]

Sound settings.
Sound settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 1.1, 2.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98, ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 @ 1.5 GHz
AMD Athlon XP @ 1.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce4 Ti
ATI Radeon 9500
DirectX 9.0c compatible


  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (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>/435420/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (435420) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.