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Timeline Computer Entertainment
Eidos Interactive
Release dates
Windows November 12, 2000
Timeline on MobyGames


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Only rare 2nd hand copies available.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\content.ini[Note 1]
<path-to-game>\Content\config.cfg[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\SavedGames\[Note 1]


Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
FOV setting in config.cfg doesn't do anything.
See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
In Dxwnd, under Video tab set Window style to modal. See Windowed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
High-fidelity upscaling
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)


Use Dxwnd[1]
  1. Launch the game normally at least once.
  2. Download latest version of Dxwnd and extract it.
  3. Lauch Dxwnd.exe.
  4. Click Edit and Add.
  5. Type Main tab type in the Name for the profile.
  6. Click the ... button, right of Path field.
  7. Navigate to the folder, where Timeline is installed and select Timeline.exe and click OK.
  8. At the bottom of Main tab, specify window Width (W) and Height (H) - it's recommended for it to be the same as the width and height of the game, specified using game's VidConfig.exe.
  9. Go to the DirectX tab.
  10. Select DirectX Version Hook to DirectX7.
  11. Change the Renderer in Emulation field to SDL2.
  12. Under DirectDraw Surface handling select fields:
    • Flip emulation
    • Support offscreen 3D (without it the graphics are rendered incorrectly!)
  13. Click OK and launch the game using Dxwnd.



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

Installer fails with a message "This program will not run on Windows NT. Aborting Install."

Run Setup.exe in Windows 98/Me compatibility mode.[1]

Some surfaces are white instead of textured

Run the game with Dxwnd usind SDL2 renderer. See Windowed.[1]

Other information


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


Middleware Notes
Audio Miles Sound System
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95 / 98 / Me
Processor (CPU) Pentium II 266 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 600 MB
Video card (GPU) 8 MB of VRAM
DirectX 7.0 compatible


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 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).


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Verified by User:Suicide machine on 2019-12-10
    Tested with Dxwnd version 2.5.38.