Operation: Matriarchy

From PCGamingWiki, the wiki about fixing PC games
Operation: Matriarchy
Operation: Matriarchy cover
Developers
Madia Entertainment
Publishers
Buka Entertainment
Release dates
Windows November 20, 2005
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Shooter
Themes Sci-fi
Series Echelon
Operation: Matriarchy on HowLongToBeat
Operation: Matriarchy on IGDB
Operation: Matriarchy on MobyGames
Operation: Matriarchy on Wikipedia
Echelon
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

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM-free
English release
Windows
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
TAGES 5.5 DRM for French release, StarForce 3 DRM[Note 1] for Russian release
Windows
Steam
Icon overlay.png
Windows
StarForce DRM for this game does not work on modern versions of Windows (see above for affected versions).

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete or rename video file[6]
  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 2]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/435420/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Saves\[Note 2]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/435420/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video[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.
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 and 120+ FPS

Input[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.

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

Audio[edit]

Sound settings.
Sound settings.

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Bulgarian
Polish
Russian

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

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

System requirements[edit]

Windows
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

Notes

  1. This version of StarForce DRM does not work on Windows Vista or later.[2][3][4][5] For supported versions of Windows the StarForce driver may need to be updated manually using SFUPDATE.
  2. 2.0 2.1 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).
  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>/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.

References