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Shogo: Mobile Armor Division

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Shogo: Mobile Armor Division
Shogo: Mobile Armor Division cover
Developers
Monolith Productions
Mac OS (Classic) Hyperion Entertainment[1]
Linux Hyperion Entertainment[1]
Publishers
Monolith Productions
Interplay Entertainment
Microïds
Engines
LithTech 1.0
Release dates
Windows October 15, 1998
Mac OS (Classic) December 18, 2000
Linux February 11, 2001
Reception
Metacritic 88
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, FPS, Shooter
Vehicles Robot
Themes Sci-fi
Shogo: Mobile Armor Division on HowLongToBeat
Shogo: Mobile Armor Division on IGDB
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Shogo: Mobile Armor Division on Wikipedia

Warnings

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

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions
Shogo Pentacle - A Shogo Fan Site

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Windows
Mac OS
Linux
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Steam
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Windows

Essential improvements

Patches

  • The latest official patch 2.2 is available at soggi.org.
  • The latest unofficial patch 2.4 is also available at soggi.org.
Both the Steam and GOG.com versions already come pre-patched.

Peixoto's patch

  • Gets the installer working on 64-bit systems
  • Forced resolution allows high resolution without shrinking the HUD\Menus
  • Fixes bad performance on Windows 10
  • Hides the window border on Windows 10

Running on modern systems

Install DirectPlay

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\autoexec.cfg[Note 1]
Mac OS (Classic)
Linux <path-to-game>/autoexec.cfg
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/610860/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Save[Note 1]
Mac OS (Classic)
Linux <path-to-game>/Save
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/610860/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video

Display Settings (SHOGO Launcher).
Display Settings (SHOGO Launcher).
Advanced Settings (SHOGO Launcher).
Advanced Settings (SHOGO Launcher).

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
FOV is Vert-. Use the widescreen patch to add in a proper FOV.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
See the WSGF topic.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Use the widescreen patch.
Windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Control panel hack doesn't seem to apply to all textures.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Will need to use dgVoodoo.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
Might need to use dgVoodoo for stable performance.
120+ FPS
Cutscenes are too fast, cutting off characters voice lines.See Cutscenes play too fast.

Input

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Menus can only be navigated with the arrow keys.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Supports joysticks out of the box, but is very basic. For details on better native support, go to <path-to-game>\Joystick and open a file called joystick.htm. Has not been tested with GOG.com version.
Full controller support
Can't navigate menus with joystick. See Controller Remap Notes for details.
Controller remapping
Must be configured in Joystick.cfg. Each axis, including the Right and Left Triggers on XInput controllers, can be individually given digital or analog actions, (i.e. RT = Fire, Y Axis Up = Jump, X Axis = Turning). See Controller Support Notes for details.
Controller sensitivity
Must be configured in the Joystick.cfg file. See Controller Support Notes for details.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Any axis can be inverted. Must be configured in the Joystick.cfg file. See Controller Support Notes for details.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio

Audio Settings in Launcher.
Audio Settings in Launcher.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Up to 7.0 output with DirectSound3D restoration software.
Subtitles
All dialogue has subtitles that cannot be turned off.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
EAX 1.0,[2] DirectSound3D, and RSX 3D Audio.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
GOG only.
Polish
Retail only. Patch for digital release here.
Russian
Official localization by "1C/Snowball". Retail only. Patch for digital release here.
Spanish
Retail only. Patch for digital release here.

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play
GameSpy services have been shut down;[3] see GameSpy for workarounds.

Issues fixed

Mouse cursor flickers through screen

Install DirectInput wrapper that hides mouse cursor
  1. Download dinput.zip from this GitHub comment.
  2. Copy dinput.dll to the game directory.

Music doesn't play in-game

Patch AM18.DLL
  1. Open AM18.DLL with a hex editor such as HxD.
  2. Find the text dslite.dll (when you find dslite.dll there should also be a dsound.dll somewhere nearby).
  3. Change dslite.dll to dsound.dll (when you complete this step you should be seeing two dsound.dll entries around that area of the file)

Alternatively, download pre-patched file.

Cutscenes play too fast

Game logic is tied to frame rate. At over 60 fps, mouse is jerky and cutscenes are too fast cutting off characters' voice lines. At extremely high frame rates, game runs inhumanly fast.
Limit the frame rate to 60 FPS[citation needed]
Set the refresh rate to 60Hz

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7
Software renderer
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
Linux

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Audio Miles Sound System
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 166 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 100 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 6 compatible
Mac OS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 8.5
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM) 96 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 200 MB
Video card (GPU) 6 MB of VRAM
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS) Kernel 2.2
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 233 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 500 MB

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).
  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>/610860/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (610860) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References