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Secret Service

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Secret Service
Secret Service cover
Developers
Cauldron
Publishers
Activision Value Publishing
Engines
CloakNT
Release dates
Windows November 4, 2008
Taxonomy
Series Secret Service
Secret Service on MobyGames
Secret Service on Wikipedia
Secret Service
Secret Service: In Harm's Way 2001
Secret Service: Security Breach 2003
Secret Service 2008

Key points

Game lacks an FPS limiter or Vsync and has hit detection issues with frame rates higher than 85 FPS.

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM-free
Windows
This game is not available digitally.

Essential improvements

Blood Mod

This mod enables blood when shooting enemies.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Profiles\[Note 1]
Key bindings are stored in <path-to-game>\Config\keybinding.txt

Save game data location

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

Video

Display settings
Display settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Widescreen resolution.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
See Widescreen resolution.
Field of view (FOV)
The FOV can be changed via Hex edit --> Offset 343580: AB 61 9C 3F → AB 61 CC 3F
Windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16 samples
Anti-aliasing (AA)
2x, 4x MSAA
High-fidelity upscaling
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Hit detection breaks at higher frame rates. See Issues fixed.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Widescreen resolution

Modified CloakNTEngine.dll file[citation needed]
  1. Download CloakNTEngine.dll and replace the original one in your install directory to unlock all resolutions.
Hex edit the config file[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Save\
  2. Open profile.dat with a hex editor such as HxD.
  3. Find a string which displays your current resolution, e.g. 1280x720x60.
  4. Replace it with a resolution of your liking.

Notes

If the resolution's height doesn't have enough characters - close hex editor, open the game, choose 1600x1050, apply new settings and quit. Then edit the config file.
Changing any in-game video options will revert the changes.

Input

Key bindings
Key bindings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse smoothing
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Controller types

Audio

Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound, Music
Surround sound
Subtitles
Gameplay only
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
German

Issued fixed

Enemies not taking any damage when you shoot them

Cap frame rate to 85 FPS via Nvidia Control Panel[citation needed]
  1. Open Nvidia Control Panel and navigate to Manage 3D settings.
  2. Under the Program Settings tab, select ss.exe.
  3. Set the max frame rate to 85 FPS and save.

Other information

API

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Mods

  • No HUD - Put the Gui directory from that zip file into game installation directory, e.g. C:\Program Files (x86)\Activision Value\Secret Service. This mod only works correctly with widescreen.

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 2.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2.8 GB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9 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