Operation Thunderstorm

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Operation Thunderstorm
Operation Thunderstorm cover
City Interactive
Lithtech Jupiter EX
Release dates
Windows March 19, 2008
Operation Thunderstorm on MobyGames


GameSpy online services have been shut down (see Network for solutions).
Mortyr 2093 - 1944 1999
Mortyr 2: For Ever 2004
Battlestrike: Force of Resistance 2007
Operation Thunderstorm 2008

Key points

Also known as Mortyr: Operation Thunderstorm.

General information

Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Simple disc check.
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Steam version is globally censored[1]

Essential improvements[edit]


1.01a is the latest version of the game.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %PUBLIC%\Documents\City Interactive\Operation Thunderstorm\settings.cfg
%PUBLIC%\Documents\City Interactive\Operation Thunderstorm\Profiles\Profile000.gdb
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/837590/pfx/[Note 1]
settings.cfg contains most settings.
Profile000.gdb contains key bindings.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %PUBLIC%\Documents\City Interactive\Operation Thunderstorm\Save\Profile000\SinglePlayer
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/837590/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

This game uses vertical FOV. See FOV Calculator for help.
Set custom FOV
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Edit autoexec.cfg with Notepad.
  3. Add "FovY" "XX" on a new line, where XX is the desired vertical FOV.


Some players game may only launch as a black screen while in windowed mode but will be perfectly fine during fullscreen.
Set windowed mode
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Edit autoexec.cfg with Notepad.
  3. Add "Windowed" "1" on a new line.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Acceleration is off by default, mouse smoothing can be adjusted by slider.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Available as a separate axis action option.
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Sound effects, Speech
Surround sound
Up to 7.0 output.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
EAX 2.0 and EAX 4.0.
May require DirectSound3D restoration software to enable EAX and surround sound functionality on Vista and newer Windows operating systems.


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Not available on Steam. Available to donwload.


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
16 Versus
Online play
16 Versus
Only via Direct IP, as GameSpy servers were shut down.

Connection types


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 27888
UDP 27888
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.
These are the default ports used. They can be changed in-game during server setup.

Issues fixed[edit]

Slow loading level and aero disabling[edit]

Occurs only on Windows Vista and Windows 7, because of the special graphic stack WDDM.
Fix slow load level and spontaneous shutdown aero interface
  • Install game only on Windows XP, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10. [2]


Using Windows 8.1 or 10 significantly reduces the launch time of the level, perhaps this is due to improvements in the WDDM graphics stack. [3]

Control key settings are not assigned[edit]

Keyboard settings reset to unassigned when you restart the game
Control key settings are not assigned fix
  • Need run game as Administrator

Black screen on startup[edit]

The problem is related to incorrect codecs for intro videos.
Download and install K-Lite Codec Pack[4]

Soft Shadows not working[edit]

Soft Shadows not working but setting enabled
Soft Shadows fix
  • Need disable anti-aliasing in game options
This is due to the features of the engine and the artificial limitation of the simultaneous use of anti-aliasing with soft shadows, since they can cause graphic artifacts on the shadows.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8, 9
Shader Model support 1.1, 2
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce FX 5700
ATI Radeon 9700
128 MB of VRAM


  1. 1.0 1.1 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>/837590/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (837590) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


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  2. [2] - last accessed on
  3. DirectX 12 & WDDM 2.0: Reworking the Windows Graphics Stack - last accessed on
  4. Verified by User:Orzelek303 on 2018-03-25
    Official README file.