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Revenant

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Revenant
Revenant cover
Developers
Cinematix Studios
Publishers
1999-2009 Eidos Interactive
2009-present Square Enix
Re-release Sold Out Software
Release dates
Windows October 26, 1999
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer
Perspectives Bird's-eye view, Scrolling, Isometric
Genres RPG, ARPG
Themes Fantasy
Revenant on HowLongToBeat
Revenant on MobyGames
Revenant on Wikipedia

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Manual

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc DRM[Note 1]
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Wrong CD music tracks are played for most of the locations.
Windows
SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).
A demo is available.

Essential improvements

Patches

  • The latest official patches (1.22 for international version, 1.25 for Japanese) are available from Patches-Scrolls.

Peixoto's patch

  • Nearest neighbor or xBRz scaling in software mode.
  • High resolution, super sampling and better compatibility in hardware mode.
  • MCI emulation for proper CD music playback.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

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

Save game data location

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

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy

Video

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
640x480 only.
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)
Forced via graphics card control panel or Nvidia Inspector.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Forced Vsync has no effect.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Option to unlock the framerate is available, but the game is made to run at locked 24-25 FPS.

Input

Audio

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Red Book CD audio
On Windows, CD music might not play correctly; see the troubleshooting guide for solutions.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Retail only; download for digital releases.
Italian
Retail only.
Japanese
Retail only.
Brazilian Portuguese
Retail only.[3]

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play
The official MPlayer.com service has been shut down.

Issues fixed

Game resets the settings on startup

Run the game from Revenant.exe instead of Launcher.exe
It is necessary to start the game via the launcher at least once to configure the settings.
Game speed setting will reset in every session regardless.

Game crashes

Disable the Fast Surface Locks option in the game settings

Game fails to boot or large black areas in-game

Limit the game's RAM access to 2 GB[citation needed]

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 6
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Multiplayer MPlayer.com

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95, 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium MMX 233 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 4 MB of VRAM
DirectX 6.0 compatible

Notes

  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] or Windows 11 and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]
  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