Revolution

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Revolution
Revolution cover
Developers
Fun Labs
Publishers
Activision
Release dates
Windows October 8, 2002
Revolution on MobyGames

Warnings

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

Availability[edit]

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

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Revolution\Cfg\[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Revolution\Save\[Note 1]

Video[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Stretched from 4:3 aspect ratio.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Default is 90° (horizontal). Can be changed using cam_fov X console command (where X is a horizontal FOV value as integer). FOV resets to default after cutscenes.
Windowed
Window is borderless. If the display mode was changed from Fullscreen to Windowed - the window will be always on top (starting the game in windowed mode results in normal behaviour).
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Use r_antialias 4 to enable MSAA x4 anti-aliasing and r_apply to apply new settings.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Capped at 100fps by default. Use cl_fps X to raise the fps cap (where X is the desired maximum FPS).
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse input has a noticeable lag.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio[edit]

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Versus
Online play
Versus
GameSpy servers have been shut down. Joining only possible via direct IP.

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Self-hosting
Direct IP
Possible with cl_join IP command (where IP is host's global IP).

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 27318
UDP 27318
This game does not support Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) for automatic port configuration.

Issues fixed[edit]

Installer doesn't work (hangs)[edit]

Analyze wait chain[1][2]
  1. Open Task Manager.
  2. Find 32-bit Setup Launcher (32-bit) on the list and expand it.
  3. Right-click on every child object that belongs to the process and click on "Go to details".
  4. In the Details tab, right-click on the highlighted element and click on "Analyse Wait Chain".
  5. If there are elements on the list, select them and kill the process.

Notes:

Most common programs causing issues are logitechg_discord.exe (Discord applet for Logitech Gaming Software) and nvcontainer.exe (part of Nvidia Experience).

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) Intel Pentium II - 500 MHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 700 MB
Video card (GPU) 16 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.1 compatible

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 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

  1. Mega Man Legends Installation on Windows 10 - last accessed on 2021-03-24
  2. Revolution (2002) will not install - last accessed on 2021-03-24