Shadow Ops: Red Mercury

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Game lacks an FPS limiter and cause physics and enemy AI problems at frame rates higher than 60 FPS
Shadow Ops: Red Mercury
Shadow Ops: Red Mercury cover
Developers
Zombie Studios
64-bit version Ryan C. Gordon
Publishers
Atari
Engines
Unreal Engine 2
Release dates
Windows September 21, 2004
Reception
Metacritic 61
IGDB 57
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Perspectives First-person
Genres Action, Shooter
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Shadow Ops: Red Mercury on Wikipedia

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM 5 DRM disc check.
Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Steam
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Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Shadow Ops Profiles\PLAYER[Note 1]
<path-to-game>\System\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/286770/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/286770/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
Details settings.
Details settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Widescreen resolution. The HUD (particularly ammo count) may not display correctly in non-4:3 aspect ratios.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
See Widescreen resolution. Image is Vert- and FOV will need to be adjusted to compensate. At ultrawide resolutions the ammo counter does not display at all.
4K Ultra HD
See Widescreen resolution.
Field of view (FOV)
Default is 85. See Field of view (FOV).
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See Anisotropic filtering (AF).
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See Vsync
60 FPS
120+ FPS
High fps rate causes enemies to get stuck when jumping obstacles

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Edit config file[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\System.
  2. Open RM.ini.
  3. Find FullscreenViewportX= and replace its value with your desired Screen Width.
  4. Find FullscreenViewportY= and replace its value with your desired Screen Height.

Notes

Non-4:3 aspect ratio resolutions are Vert-. Adjusting the FOV will compensate for this.

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Edit config file[citation needed]
  1. Go to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Shadow Ops Profiles\PLAYER\.
  2. Open User.ini.
  3. Find DesiredFOV= and replace its value with your desired FOV value.
  4. Find DefaultFOV= and replace its value with your desired FOV value.

Notes

High FOV values (approximately 100 and over) may result in objects at long range such as buildings not being rendered.

Anisotropic filtering (AF)[edit]

Edit ini file[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\System.
  2. Open RM.ini.
  3. Go to class [D3DDrv.D3DRenderDevice].
  4. In this section adjust line LevelOfAnisotropy=1 (maximum is 16).

Vsync[edit]

Edit config file[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\System.
  2. Open RM.ini.
  3. Find UseVSync= and set value to True.

Input[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Some keys are system reserved and must be bound manually in User.ini.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse acceleration and smoothing enabled by default
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Mouse acceleration[edit]

Edit User.ini[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open User.ini (make sure you have run the game at least once)
  3. Edit the following lines:
MouseSmoothingMode=0
MouseSmoothingStrength=0.000000
MouseSamplingTime=0.001000
MouseAccelThreshold=0.000000

Audio[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Effects, Music, Dialog, Voice
Surround sound
THX Certified 5.1. Up to 7.0 output with DirectSound3D restoration software or OpenAL.
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
EAX Advanced HD
DefOpenAL32.dll works as DirectSound3D driver which can be used with DSOAL to restore EAX.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
vorpX
G3D, Z3D
User created game profile, see vorpx forum profile introduction.

Issues unresolved[edit]

High fps causes enemies to get stuck[edit]

Issues fixed[edit]

Gamma too high[edit]

Edit ini file[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\System.
  2. Open RM.ini.
  3. Go to class [WinDrv.WindowsClient].
  4. Change Gamma=1.900000 to Gamma=1.000000.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
A special 64-bit version of the game arrived later after the release.[citation needed]

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio OpenAL

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98, ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 3 @ 1 GHz
AMD Athlon @ 1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 GB
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0 compatible

Notes

  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>/286770/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (286770) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References