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Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising

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Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising
Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising cover
EGO 1.0
Release dates
Windows October 6, 2009
Metacritic 76
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, FPS, Shooter, Tactical shooter
Art styles Realistic
Themes Contemporary
Series Operation Flashpoint
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Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising is a singleplayer and multiplayer first-person action, FPS, shooter and tactical shooter game in the Operation Flashpoint series.

General information

Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM 7 DRM.[1]
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Included with EA Play (Steam).
A demo is available from Steam.

Essential improvements


The latest patch is version 1.03, which restores mod support.

Skip intro videos

Replace intro videos with blank video files
  1. Download replacement files from here.
  2. Extract files to <path-to-game>\data\media\ui, overwrite existing ones.

OF:DR v1.02 Resolution Fix & Modding Enabled

Although Steam users are automatically updated to latest stable version, modding support and resolution changing for some video cards requires fixing.
Re-adds modding support to the Steam release.
Fixes a bug, that limits max resolution to 1280x1024, when your video card has less than 270 MB or more than 2 GB of VRAM.

EGO Engine Upgrade

Upgrades EGO to get the most out of the engine and fix some performance problems on modern machines.
Improves performance and graphics quality by removing performance matrix and re-organizing the different engine systems across the available CPU threads.
Adds new aspect ratio options.
Adds optional "Cinematic Mode" which puts the game into the same resolution and aspect ratio used in the cinema.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\OFDR\hardwaresettings\
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/12830/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\OFDR\Profiles\
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/12830/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud


Video settings.
Video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
If your video card has less than 270 MB or more than 2 GB VRAM, Dragon Rising will limit the max resolution you can set to 1280x1024. Use OF:DR v1.02 Resolution Fix & Modding Enabled or see the WSGF entry.
Set aspect ratio to "auto" or else image will be stretched.
4K Ultra HD
Use OF:DR v1.02 Resolution Fix & Modding Enabled or see the WSGF entry. Several HUD elements do not scale well and may be unreadable at 4K or higher. Use dgVoodoo 2 to scale the HUD.
Field of view (FOV)
Check San's OFDR Aspect Ratio Fixer or
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use OFDR Window Border Removal Utility
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 8x
Anti-aliasing (AA)
MSAA, up to 8x
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Binding Enter to the "use" command results in a bug that prevents you from exiting from inventory screen.
Mouse acceleration
Can't be disabled.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
PlayStation controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Under Game settings.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Can be accessed by changing game files using these guidelines.
Download and guide how to set the translation up.
Local retail only. For digital versions download this


Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play
Official multiplayer servers have been shut down in 2012.[2] Use BlueDrake42's Dragon Revival.

Connection types


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 9103-9105
UDP 9103-9105
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

VR support

3D modes State Notes
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.
Note:Game is on official list but not yet confirmed to be 3D.
Supports: Yaw, Pitch (only in vehicles).

Issues fixed

Game crashes to desktop after a few minutes

Even though the game starts without issue, it crashes to desktop after a few minutes on Windows 10.
Turn Windows networking off[3]

Other information


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Ultimate AI

Complete overhaul of the built-in AI system to create smart, dynamic and highly trained units.
Rewrites vision and hearing systems, movement mechanics, weapon usage mechanics, target selection system, healing system, AI experience level system, morale and doctrine systems, pathing and object avoidance and AI reactions to be more challenging and more realistic.

Lighting Weather Physics HDR Upgrade

Improves the sun/moon transitions and changes sunset and sunrise to real-world times for much better day/night cycles.
Fog system reworked to give greater weather variation in the form of thicker, darker clouds, closer fog and darker night times.
Custom eye adaptation simulation via the HDR system.

Island War Custom Reshade

A customised Reshade setup to really bring the game to life.
Adds SMAA, fixes the washing-out of the colour palette and adds lens-dirt effects to bright lighting.

Island War 2017

A full rebuild of the original Island War mission.
Upgrades graphics, lightning, AI and visual effects.

Mission Editor Upgrade 2017

Updates the Mission Editor's LUA help system and the Entity Database to get the most out of OFDR.
Upgrades the Mission Editor by updating the Entity Database and LUA system, allowing for new vehicles, weapons and more.

System requirements

Operating system (OS) XP SP2
Processor (CPU) 2.4 GHz Dual Core
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 7600 GT
ATI Radeon X1800 XL
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Windows 10 is not supported, but the game may still be playable.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data: