Sea Dogs

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Sea Dogs
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Release dates
Windows November 27, 2000
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Key points

Includes a game editor for adding or editing game content.

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Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Disc check.
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ZOOM Platform

Essential improvements[edit]


The latest patch is Patch 1.06 for international versions and Patch 1.061 for Russian versions.
Some retail re-releases already include the latest patch (the version is shown on the title screen).

Skip intro videos[edit]

Use replacement video files

Apply the Sea Dogs intro skip.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\engine.ini[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/764670/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\RESOURCE\SAVES[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/764670/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud


In-game settings.
In-game settings.
Config settings (Config.exe).
Config settings (Config.exe).

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Vert- with stretched UI; see Widescreen resolution.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Sea Dogs is Vert-; FOV is always the same.
Use reduced color mode or set desktop to 16-bit color to fix windowed color issues.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
On/off only; if it doesn't work or you want a higher setting, force it in the video card control panel.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Set resolution in engine.ini[citation needed]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Edit engine.ini.
  3. Change WINDOW_WIDTH and WINDOW_HEIGHT to the width and height of your resolution.
  4. Save your changes.
Menus and other interface elements will be stretched, but 3D elements will have the correct aspect ratio.


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


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound effects and Music.
Surround sound
Most dialogue is text-only but cutscenes and voices have no subtitles.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Local retail version only.
In full translation on the Official "Akella" version.

Issues fixed[edit]

Invisible text[edit]

Invisible text in-game.
Invisible text in-game.
The retail version may have invisible text in certain situations (such as when running on Windows 10) due to a font issue.
Replace broken fonts[2]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\RESOURCE\INI\
  2. Edit fonts.ini.
  3. Replace all instances of log-russ, log-russ-Italic, and seawolf with arial (or another working font).


All in-game text will be readable but will not have the correct appearance due to the different font.

"DxInit: The operation is not supported" launch error[edit]

You have set a resolution your monitor does not support. Edit engine.ini and enter a supported resolution (see Widescreen resolution).

Other information[edit]

Game editor[edit]

Sea Dogs includes a hidden editor that can be used to add or edit quests, equipment, characters, etc.
Enable editor[citation needed]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Edit engine.ini.
  3. Change CORE_MODULE core to CORE_MODULE tools_launcher
  4. Save your changes.


Choosing Game from the Tools Launcher will return to the game and reset this change. Repeat to re-enable.


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95 OSR2
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 233 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 650 MB
Video card (GPU) 8 MB of VRAM


  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).
  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>/764670/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (764670) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.