Project Nomads

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Project Nomads
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Developers
Radon Labs
Publishers
Europe Cdv Software Entertainment
United Kingdom Empire Interactive
Russia 1C Company
Engines
The Nebula Device
Release dates
Windows September 27, 2002
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Strategy, Vehicle combat
Vehicles Flight
Themes Steampunk
Project Nomads guide on StrategyWiki
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Project Nomads on Wikipedia

Warnings

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

Project Nomads is a singleplayer and multiplayer third-person action, strategy and vehicle combat game.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM 4.83.11 DRM (4.83.55 after Patch)
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

The newest patch is 1.2 (Also known as Patch #2). Patches for the game can be found here.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Run\save\[Note 1]

Video[edit]

Settings.
Settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Only 640x480, 800x600 and 1024x768 by default. See Custom Resolutions.
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)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Custom Resolutions[edit]

Custom resolutions can be used by editing <path-to-game>\Run\bin\win32\nnomads.dll with a Hex-Editor.
Instructions[1]
  1. Open nnomads.dll
  2. Search for any of the 3 default resolution pairs. (Example: 1024 and 768)
  3. Replace them with your desired resolution. (Example: 1280 and 960)
Note that without overwriting an additional byte only 3 digits can be used for the secondary (height) value.
Using widescreen resolutions like 1600x900 is also possible but the HUD will be stretched.
A mod that adds support for specific widescreen resolutions can be found on Nexusmods.
Instructions[2]
The mod requires the patched version of the game.
  1. Download the mod here

Input[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

Audio[edit]

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
German

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play
GameSpy services have been shut down;[3] see GameSpy for workarounds.

Connection types

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98, ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Pentium III 450 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 850 MB
Video card (GPU) 32 MB of VRAM

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