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Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City

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Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City cover
Slant Six Games
Windows QLOC
Release dates
Windows May 18, 2012
Metacritic 48
Monetization One-time game purchase, DLC
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Survival horror
Art styles Realistic
Themes Horror, Zombies
Series Resident Evil
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For Games for Windows - LIVE on Windows 8 or later, install the latest Games for Windows - LIVE software.

Key points

Some console UI leftovers.[1][2]
Badly optimized. Drops frames on even powerful, modern hardware.

General information

Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Steam version temporarily removed from purchase pending Capcom's investigation into an installation issue.[5]
Complete Pack was also available.
All versions require Games for Windows - LIVE DRM.[Note 1][6]


DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Classic Weapons Pack Part of the Complete Pack
Costume Pack 1 Part of the Complete Pack
Echo Six Expansion Pack 1 Part of the Complete Pack
Echo Six Expansion Pack 2 Part of the Complete Pack
Elite Weapons Pack Part of the Complete Pack
Power Weapons Pack Part of the Complete Pack
Renegade Weapons Pack Part of the Complete Pack
Weapon Stash Part of the Complete Pack

Essential improvements


A title update is available. The game should automatically prompt for the update when using a LIVE profile; the update can also be downloaded manually (extract the contents and run setup.exe).[7]
You may need to have the GFWL client installed in order to apply the update.
The Steam version is already patched.[8]

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\CAPCOM\RERC\settings.dat
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/209100/pfx/[Note 2]
Configuration file can't be edited.

Save game data location

System Location
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/209100/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud


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

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Proper Hor+ scaling. Menus and FMVs are stretched from 16:9. HUD Elements dissapear at 21:9 and beyond.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See this post on how to modify the FOV.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Cutscene animations are locked to 30 FPS. Main menu is locked to 25 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.


In-game keyboard and mouse settings.
In-game keyboard and mouse settings.
In-game controller settings.
In-game controller settings.


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

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound effects, Music, Dialogue.
Surround sound
Up to 5.1 output.[9]
Located under 'Game' options.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Fan translation, code:83iz, [2].
Brazilian Portuguese
Fan translation, download.


Online features require a Microsoft account (optional for offline play).

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play
8 Versus, Co-op
4-player co-op campaign.

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Direct IP

Issues unresolved

Sound cuts off after a while

Alt+Tab out and back into the game[10]

Item selection click sound on the left stick of the controller when moving character

When moving the character around the game, the left analog stick conflicts with the D-pad, trying to select a grenade or spray, but it only lights up the indicated one and makes a selection sound.[11]

Issues fixed

Cannot launch on Windows 10

Zero Day Protection software in place can have issues connecting on Windows 10, making the game impossible to launch.
Fix this lockout
  • Go to install location
  • Delete the ZDP folder as well as RaccoonCity.exe.zdp,, and RaccoonCity.exe.cfg.
  • Install the patch. The Steam version already includes this patch.

Framerate problems

Framerate problems[citation needed]
  • Follow instructions here.

Crashing at startup

Commonly caused by outdated Games for Windows - LIVE software.
Update GFWL software[12]
Delete settings file[12]
Another possible reason for not booting is that ORC can refuse to boot after upgrading video drivers or similarly changing system configuration.
  1. Go to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\CAPCOM\RERC\
  2. Delete settings.dat.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
AMD Athlon X2 2.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon HD 3850
Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS


  1. Games for Windows - LIVE DRM features: SSA+ZDPP activation, supports local profiles.
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/209100/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (209100) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. - last accessed on May 2023
  2. - last accessed on May 2023
  3. Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City - - last accessed on 20 August 2022
  4. RESIDENT EVIL™: OPERATION RACCOON CITY - last accessed on 7 June 2022
  5. [1]
  6. Games for WIndows Live Verify Date Message :: Resident Evil™: Operation Raccoon City General Discussions - last accessed on 9 June 2023
  7. UPDATES & TITLE UPDATES Support Start Here Technical Support - Forums - last accessed on May 2023
  8. Verified by User:SargeCassidy on 2021-10-22
    Tested with a Steam copy. Upon installing and running the game for the first time, GFWL does not ask for a title update to be installed.
  9. PC Gaming Surround Sound Round-up - last accessed on May 2023
  10. Sound Problem - Page 2 - Steam Users' Forums (retrieved)
  11. Clicking sounds whenever I move left analog stick to the right (retrieved)
  12. 12.0 12.1 can't start the game at all...totally disappointing - Steam Users' Forums (retrieved)