Strife: Veteran Edition

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The Original Strife: Veteran Edition
The Original Strife: Veteran Edition cover
Developers
Rogue Entertainment
Windows Night Dive Studios
macOS (OS X) Night Dive Studios
Linux Night Dive Studios
Publishers
Night Dive Studios
Engines
Chocolate Doom (derivative)
Kex 2 (derivative)
Release dates
Windows December 12, 2014[1]
macOS (OS X) December 12, 2014[1]
Linux December 12, 2014[1]
Strife: Veteran Edition on Wikipedia
Strife
Strife 1996
Strife: Veteran Edition 2014

This page is for the 2014 re-release. For the original 1996 version, see Strife.

Warnings

The macOS (OS X) version of this game does not work on macOS Catalina (version 10.15) or later due to the removal of support for 32-bit-only apps.

Key points

Commercial source port of Strife using a modified version of Chocolate Strife and Kex 2.
Open source.[2]

General information

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

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Publisher website
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Purchase via Humble Widget.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
GOG.com
DRM-free
Includes the original version as a bonus
Windows
Linux
Humble Store
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Comes with a scanned manual (in PDF) and soundtrack (in OGG). They can be found in the installation folder.
On August 28, 2020 Nightdive updated the available game package to feature a playable development snapshot of the game from 1995, as well as the original DOS version of the game.

Game data[edit]

The original data files which can be used in other source ports are found in <path-to-game>\STRIFE1.WAD and <path-to-game>\VOICES.WAD. All changes from the original are found in <path-to-game>\SVE.wad.[3]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\*.cfg[Note 1]
macOS (OS X) <path-to-game>/*.cfg
Linux <path-to-game>/*.cfg
This game does not follow the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\strfsav*.ssg[Note 1]
macOS (OS X) <path-to-game>/strfsav*.ssg
Linux <path-to-game>/strfsav*.ssg

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Mouse cursor is oversized.
Ultra-widescreen
Mouse cursor is slightly oversized.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Slider - 74-110° horizontal.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Enable windowed mode and use a 3rd party application.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Unknown fixed amount.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Always reads keys as if the keyboard was in QWERTY layout.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Open <path-to-game>\chocolate-strife.cfg and adjust joystick_sensitivity to your desired value
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Dialogues always have subtitles displayed.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Spanish
Fan translation, download.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play

Connection types

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
OpenGL
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
[4]
Linux

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Multiplayer Steamworks

Issues fixed[edit]

Text isn't shown on a screen / is displayed out of borders[edit]

Change DPI scaling for monitor[5]
  1. Right-click on a desktop.
  2. Click Personalize.
  3. Click Set custom text size (DPI).
  4. Set it to Small 100% (default).
  5. Apply the changes.

Poor performance on AMD/ATI graphics cards[edit]

Alt+Tab out of the game and then Alt+Tab back in.[6]
Disable fullscreen mode.[6]

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) 1.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 500 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 9.0c compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.6
Processor (CPU) 1.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 500 MB
Linux
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Processor (CPU) 1.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 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).

References