Pariah

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Pariah
Pariah cover
Developers
Digital Extremes
Publishers
Groove Games
Engines
Unreal Engine 2.5
Release dates
Windows May 3, 2005
Reception
Metacritic 69
IGDB 66
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Warnings

SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see Availability for affected versions).

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc v4 DRM[Note 1]
Windows
SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).
The game is not available digitally.

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Patch v1.03 updates the game to the latest version.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Skip intro video
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Cinematics\NTSC
  2. Delete/rename the Chapter01Scene0.bik file.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\System\Pariah.ini[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Saves\SavedGame[Note 2]

Video[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Edit Pariah.ini[citation needed]
1. Go to <path-to-game>\System\
2. Open Pariah.ini.
3. Go to the [WinDrv.WindowsClient] section.
4. There are 6 lines in there:
WindowedViewportX=800
WindowedViewportY=600
FullscreenViewportX=1024
FullscreenViewportY=768
MenuViewportX=640
MenuViewportY=480
5. Edit these lines, entering values for desired resolution.
6. Save the changes.

Notes

Changing options in game, will revert the changes.
Some elements of HUD may be stretched.

HUD Scale[edit]

Edit Pariah.ini[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\System\
  2. Open Pariah.ini.
  3. Go to the [Engine.HUD] section.
  4. In it find a line HudScale=1 lower numbers make the hud smaller but the ammo counter does move left slightly.

Notes

Does not affect the popup sections of the HUD - e.g. current mission and weapon wheel.

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Use a command console[citation needed]
  1. Start a game and load a map.
  2. Open a console by pressing ~.
  3. Type in FOV X, where X is your horizontal FOV value (e.g. FOV 110).

Anisotropic filtering (AF)[edit]

Edit Pariah.ini[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\System\
  2. Open Pariah.ini.
  3. Go to the [D3DDrv.D3DRenderDevice] section.
  4. In it find a line LevelOfAnisotropy=1 and change the number of anisotropic samples.

Anti-aliasing (AA)[edit]

Third-party software[citation needed]
  1. Launch the game and go to the "Performance" menu.
  2. Set "Disable Post Render FX" to Yes.
  3. Use third-party software (such as your GPU's control panel) to enable anti-aliasing.

Notes

By setting "Disable Post Render FX" to "Yes", the bloom and motion blur effects in the game will be disabled.

Input[edit]

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]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
5.1
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
Advanced HD. Enabled OpenAL may cause missing sounds, use Creative Alchemy or disable EAX.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Issues fixed[edit]

Flashing screen glitch when running on modern hardware[edit]

This is caused by setting Visual Effects to maximum value and whenever something explodes in-game.
Instructions[3]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\System\
  2. Open Pariah.ini
  3. Add HasNVidiaTexM32Tex=1 line to the secton [D3DDrv.D3DRenderDevice] or if it's already present set it to 1

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
vorpX
G3D
User created game profile. Requires D3D8to9, see important notes in the vorpx forum profile introduction.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 98 SE, 2000, ME, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III
AMD Athlon 800 MHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2.4 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 3
ATI Radeon 8500
64 MB of VRAM

Notes

  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] or Windows 11 and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]
  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).

References