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Space Rangers

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Space Rangers
Space Rangers cover
Elemental Games
Micro Application
Russia 1C Company
Release dates
Windows December 20, 2002
Genres 4X
Themes Space
Series Space Rangers
Space Rangers on HowLongToBeat
Space Rangers on MobyGames
Space Rangers on Wikipedia
Space Rangers
Space Rangers 2002
Space Rangers 2: Dominators 2004
Space Rangers HD: A War Apart 2013
Space Rangers: Quest 2016

General information Community Discussions for game series Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM 5 DRM.
Windows (unavailable)
Steam (unavailable)
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Essential improvements

Patches for retail version

v1.00 to v1.60 patches

1.7.2 patch for English, Czech and Russian languages

Smooth font replacement[1]

smooth font

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\cfg.txt[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/46320/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Save\[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/46320/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud


video settings.
video settings.
Video settings.
Video settings.
Video settings.
Video settings.

Widescreen resolution

Widescreen patch[2]
  1. Download the patch from PCGamingWiki.
  2. Unrar and start SR1ResolutionPatch.exe
  3. Select the game folder, preferred resolution and additional settings and click "Install".
  4. The patch will create a RangersNewRes.exe file, always start the game via this exe file to achieve widescreen.
  5. If game is crashes after patching add skip1c to launch parameters.[3]


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


Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Issues fixed

Running on newer systems

Set complitiablity mode[citation needed]
  1. Go to the your Space Rangers folder.
  2. Set the compatibility with Windows 98 for Rangers.exe file.

Black screen

Supply correct ddraw.dll[citation needed]
  1. Download from the releases page here and unzip it into the installation folder.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95, 98, ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 233 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 300 MB
Video card (GPU) 800x600
DirectX 7.0 compatible
Intel graphics are not supported though they have been known to work on some systems.


  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 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data:


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  3. [3] - last accessed on 2021-09-02