Redneck Rampage

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Redneck Rampage
Redneck Rampage cover
Developers
Xatrix Entertainment
Suckin' Grits On Route 66 Sunstorm Interactive
Mac OS (Classic) Logicware
Publishers
Interplay Entertainment
Engines
Build
Release dates
DOS April 30, 1997
Mac OS (Classic) 1999
Windows (DOSBox) September 16, 2008[1]
macOS (OS X) (DOSBox) October 26, 2012[2]
Linux (DOSBox) June 20, 2017
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase, Expansion pack
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, FPS, Shooter
Themes Comedy, North America
Series Redneck Rampage
Redneck Rampage on HowLongToBeat
Redneck Rampage on IGDB
Redneck Rampage on MobyGames
Redneck Rampage on Wikipedia
Redneck Rampage
Redneck Rampage 1997
Redneck Rampage Rides Again 1998
Redneck Deer Huntin' 1998

Redneck Rampage is a singleplayer and multiplayer first-person action, FPS and shooter game in the Redneck Rampage series.

General information

Official game series site
Totally Redneck - A fan site for the series
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
DOS
Mac OS
Epic Games Store
DRM details are not known
Windows
macOS (OS X)
GOG.com
DRM-free
DOS version pre-packaged with DOSBox.[3] Bundled with Redneck Rampage: Suckin' Grits on Route 66 and Redneck Rampage Rides Again
Windows
Steam
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Use Complete Patch to add missing content as well as the option to play the expansions.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Version differences[edit]

The GOG.com version of the game is currently the best version available. It has the in-game soundtrack and comes bundled with Redneck Rampage: Suckin' Grits on Route 66 and Redneck Rampage Rides Again.

Monetization[edit]

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Cuss Pack Included in CD and Mac OS version. Offered on GOG.
DOS
Redneck Rampage: Suckin' Grits on Route 66
DOS

Essential improvements[edit]

Source ports[edit]

Name Description
BuildGDX Java port based on reverse engineering of the original game exe. Features widescreen resolutions, OpenGL renderer, controller support and multiplayer.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
RedNukem Port based on EDuke32 port. Has widescreen resolution supports, OpenGL and software renderers.
Windows
Raze Fork of RedNukem to GZDoom architecture. Also supports Duke Nukem 3D, Blood, and PowerSlave.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
ERampage32 First attempt to port a game to EDuke32. Unfinished and not recommended.
Windows
All ports are open source and will require you to own the game.

Make CD music work with BuildGDX[edit]

For Steam version[citation needed]
  1. Download missing content from here.
  2. Extract it into the Steam game folder.
  3. Run the game from Steam.

Notes

Adds missing Route 66 addon, CD music and allows you to run BuildGDX port from Steam.
For GOG.com version[citation needed]
  1. Download CueToOgg.
  2. Extract it to the game folder and run CueToOgg.exe
  3. Copy track02.ogg - track09.ogg from the newly created REDNECK folder to the game folder.

DOSBox[edit]

Run in DOSBox[edit]

Improve DOSBox performance[citation needed]
  1. Make the following changes to the DOSBox configuration file.
  2. Change output=surface to output=openglnb.
  3. Change memsize=16 to memsize=64.
  4. Change core=normal to core=dynamic.
  5. Change cycles=auto to cycles=max.
  6. Change aspect=false to aspect=true.
  7. Change fullresolution=original to fullresolution=0x0.

Patches[edit]

A speed fix for Suckin' Grits on Route 66 can be found here.
Patches that add GRP support to Rampage's build tools can be found here for the base game, and here for rides again.

bMouse[edit]

bMouse is a DOS extension which improves mouse looking by removing the mouse filter which causes issues related to both axis not updating properly.
bMouse will cause the vertical aiming to be inverted. To fix this, go to the Setup Advanced Control Options from Control Setup, then at Advanced Mouse Setup change the Mouse Y Scale to negative number.

DOS32A[edit]

DOS32A is a more advanced extender and open source replacement to DOS4GW. It can improve both performance and stability of Redneck Rampage.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\REDNECK.CFG
Windows <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X) <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
Linux <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\GAME*.SAV
Windows <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X) <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
Linux <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

Video[edit]

In-game options menu.
In-game options menu.

Input[edit]

Audio[edit]

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

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
See Source ports.
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
See Source ports.
EAX support
Raze supports OpenAL Soft for binaural HRTF mixing and EFX.
Red Book CD audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
8 Versus
Online play

Issues fixed[edit]

Rides Again multiplayer fix (GOG.com release)[edit]

Edit dosboxRA_server.cfg[4]
  1. Open dosboxRA_server.cfg.
  2. Change the line ra.exe to setup.exe.
  3. Change IPXNET CONNECT x.x.x.xsetup.exe to IPXNET CONNECT x.x.x.x setup.exe.

Notes

Route 66 is believed to have the same issue, check your file.[citation needed]

Make bMouse work with Route 66[edit]

Use bMouse fix[5]

Download this file. Follow ReadMe carefully.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes SVGA

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 5.0
Processor (CPU) Intel 486DX
System memory (RAM) 8 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) SuperVGA, VESA
Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
Processor (CPU) 1.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 592 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible
Mac OS
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 7.5.3
Processor (CPU) PowerPC 604
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.6.8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core Duo 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 500 MB
Video card (GPU) Intel UHD Graphics 630
64 MB of VRAM
Other
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 16.04
Processor (CPU) 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 500 MB
Video card (GPU) OpenGL compatible
256 MB of VRAM

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 File/folder structure within the installation folder reflects the path(s) listed for DOS game data.

References