Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy

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Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy
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Developers
Midway Games
Windows GameStar
Publishers
Midway Games
Release dates
Windows June 14, 2004
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Warnings

StarForce DRM for this game does not work on some versions of Windows (see Availability for affected versions).

Key points

Available free.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
StarForce 3.4.70.2 DRM[Note 1].[3]
Windows
StarForce DRM for this game does not work on some versions of Windows (see above for affected versions).

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete/rename video files[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Data\movies\
  2. Delete or rename GS_logo.sfd, Havock.sfd, Legal.sfd, LOGO.sfd, Psi_logo.sfd, and ZOO.sfd.

Patches[edit]

Patch #1 updates the Russian retail release to the latest version.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

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

Save game data location[edit]

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

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
General settings.
General settings.

Input settings[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.

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

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
FX, Ambient
Surround sound
Up to 7.0 output with DSOAL
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
For Freeware version See Change Language in the Free version.
French
For Freeware version See Change Language in the Free version.
Italian
For Freeware version See Change Language in the Free version.
Spanish
For Freeware version See Change Language in the Free version.
German
For Freeware version See Change Language in the Free version.

Change Language in the Free version[edit]

The Free version comes with multiple languages, but because it doesn't change Windows registry, only defaults to English.

Create [PsiOpsLanguage.reg] and add to registry (For Windows 64 bits)[4]

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\GAMESTAR\PsiOps]

"LANGUAGE"="1"

Notes

Change "LANGUAGE" number to:
  1. for English
  2. for French
  3. for Italian
  4. for Spanish
  5. for German
Missing key registry defaults to English. If missing folders \GAMESTAR\PsiOps simply create them in registry as new keys, then inside create a new DWORD (32 bit) value and name it LANGUAGE, proceed to change the value to the number corresponding your language.

Issues fixed[edit]

Can't begin to play, game not responding to some keyboard keys (e.g. space key)[edit]

Reset to the defaults in the keyboard settings[5]

Main character shows ghosting when moving, ladders launch and kill you, jumping doesn't work[edit]

Limit frame rate to 60 FPS[citation needed]

See Frame rate capping.

Set monitor 60hz[citation needed]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics Havok

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 98SE, ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 1.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) 32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.0 compatible

Notes

  1. This version of StarForce DRM does not work on Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.[1][2] For supported versions of Windows the StarForce driver may need to be updated manually using SFUPDATE.
  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