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Project Eden

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This page is for the game "Project Eden" from 2001. For the completely unrelated game called "Everreach: Project Eden" from 2019, see Everreach: Project Eden.

Project Eden
Project Eden cover
Developers
Core Design
Publishers
Original Eidos Interactive
Current Square Enix
Release dates
Windows October 8, 2001
Reception
Metacritic 72
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Genres Adventure, Puzzle, Action
Themes Cyberpunk, Sci-fi
Project Eden on HowLongToBeat
Project Eden on IGDB
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Project Eden on Wikipedia

Warnings

GameSpy online services have been shut down (see Network for solutions).

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Demo

Essential improvements

Patches

Patch v1.02. Not required for the GOG.com version

Skip intro videos / Game won't start on newer OS

If the game refuses to start after the intro you can fix this by skipping the intro entirely.
Instructions[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Movies
  2. Delete or rename Logos.mpg.

Make the FMVs fullscreen and skippable

Use Peixoto's patch[1]

Use IPX networking instead of TCP/IP (if the latter doesn't work)

Visit this gog thread[citation needed]

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Core Design\Project Eden\1.0

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\SAVED GAMES\[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy

Video

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped to 60 FPS.

Input

In-game control settings.
In-game control settings.

Audio

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Background, speech and effects.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
EAX 1
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
German
Retail only; download for digital releases.

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
8
Online play
8 GameSpy services have been shut down;[2] see GameSpy for workarounds.

Connection types

VR support

3D modes Native Notes
vorpX
G3D
User created game profile, see vorpx forum profile introduction.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8.0a
Software renderer
Shader Model support 1.3
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 300 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 10 MB (minimal installation)
Video card (GPU) 8 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.0a compatible

Notes

  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

  1. Verified by User:Expack3 on 2021-01-30
    Tested using 1/29/2021 release of Peixoto's patch on GOG release of game on Windows 10 v20H2.
  2. Pricing | GameSpy Technology