Original War

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Original War
Original War cover
Developers
Altar Games
Original War Support[1]
Publishers
Virgin Interactive
Bohemia Interactive
Release dates
Windows June 15, 2001
macOS (OS X) November 15, 2013[2]
Original War on Wikipedia

General information

Official game site
Original War Support - The officially sanctioned fan site for the game
Original War Support Wiki
Original War Support Discord
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
LaserLock DRM.
Windows
Steam
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Windows
The OS X version is no longer available.

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

The latest patch for the game can be found on the Original War Support site.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\[Note 1]
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/235320/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\UserProfiles[Note 1]
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/235320/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game options menu.
In-game options menu.
Launcher options menu.
Launcher options menu.
Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Requires version 1.12.9.1 or later. Gameplay is pixel-based; in-game video and main menus are stretched unless using an OpenGL renderer and Single Resolution is disabled in the game's launcher.[3]
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Requires version 1.12.2 or later.[4][5]
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Requires version 1.12.8 or later.[6][7]
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Requires version 1.10 or later.[8]
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Gameplay is capped to 80 FPS.[3]
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input settings[edit]

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

Audio settings[edit]

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Czech
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Polish
Russian
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
12
Online play
12

Connection types

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 113
UDP 27963
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DirectDraw 7
OpenGL 2.1, 3.0 Requires game version 2.0.0.0 or later.[9]
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 700 MHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 2
32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 7.0a compatible

Notes

  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>/235320/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (235320) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Original War Support - About - last accessed on 2019-11-12
  2. Mac Game Update: 34 New Additions ● GOG.com
  3. 3.0 3.1 Verified by User:Expack3 on 2019-11-12
    Tested using version 2.0.6.143 (Steam)
  4. Original War Support - Patches - last accessed on 2019-11-12
    "Added: New parameter 'WINDOWEX'"
  5. Original War Support - Parameters - last accessed on 2019-11-12
    "WindowEx - Makes OW load into a window with a border rather than full screen"
  6. Original War Support - Patches - last accessed on 2019-11-12
    "Added: WINDOWFULL parameter"
  7. Original War Support - Parameters - last accessed on 2019-11-12
    "WindowFull - Makes OW load into a window that covers the full screen"
  8. Original War Support - Patches - last accessed on 2019-11-12
    "Added: Option to enable/disable VSync (only effects fullscreen, is disabled by default)"
  9. Original War Support - Patches - last accessed on 2019-11-12
    "Added: OpenGL Renderer (98% Complete)"