Space Colony HD

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Space Colony HD
Space Colony HD cover
Developers
Firefly Studios
macOS (OS X) Aspyr Media
Release dates
Windows August 29, 2003
macOS (OS X) June 14, 2004
Space Colony HD on MobyGames
Space Colony HD on Wikipedia

General information

Official website
Official forum
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 DRM. The HD patch removes the DRM
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Amazon.com
DRM-free
Windows
GamersGate
DRM-free after installation (requires an internet connection during installation)
Space Colony HD
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Space Colony HD
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Steam
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Space Colony: Steam Edition
Windows

Version differences[edit]

Space Colony HD is an enhanced version of the game which adds widescreen support, higher quality graphics, and various other additions.
Space Colony: Steam Edition is based upon Space Colony HD and includes direct Steam Workshop support and has an additional mini-campaign "Obar" in the Galaxy mode.

Essential improvements[edit]

HD patch[edit]

This official patch will upgrade a retail copy of Space Colony to Space Colony HD. It can also be downloaded from the Files section

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Space Colony\
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/297920/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Space Colony\users
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/297920/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Use D3DWindower.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
Frame rate was capped at 30 FPS (fixed on March 2016 update).
120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
The game does not use mouse acceleration.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, FX and speech.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Spanish

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
DirectDraw 8.1 [citation needed]
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio Miles Sound System
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) 800 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 850 MB
Video card (GPU) 4 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.1 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.6.8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 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>/297920/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (297920) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References