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Turok: Evolution

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Turok: Evolution
Turok: Evolution cover
Acclaim Studios Austin
Windows Super Happy Fun Fun[1][2]
Acclaim Entertainment
Release dates
Windows October 23, 2003
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Shooter
Series Turok (Acclaim)
Turok: Evolution on HowLongToBeat
Turok: Evolution guide on StrategyWiki
Turok: Evolution on MobyGames
Turok: Evolution on Wikipedia
Turok (Acclaim)
Subseries of Turok
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter 1997
Turok 2: Seeds of Evil 1999
Turok: Evolution 2003
Turok (2015) 2015
Turok 2: Seeds of Evil (2017) 2017
Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion Remastered 2023

Turok: Evolution is a singleplayer first-person shooter game in the Turok (Acclaim) series.

The PC port of the game, released only in Europe, was based on the GameCube/Xbox version. Compared to the original versions, it is missing graphical effects, has inferior lighting and worse audio quality[3]

Install Microsoft DirectInput Mapper to fix remapping issues on Windows Vista and later.

General information

Official website (archived)


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Acclaim\Turok4\1.0\

Save game data location

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


Config tool.
Config tool.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Vertical FOV is decreased.
4K Ultra HD
Text scales poorly.
Field of view (FOV)
See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See Windowed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
On/off only. Force in the graphics card control panel.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
High-fidelity upscaling
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
No frame rate cap. High frame rate (above 250 FPS) may cause the player character to float/fly in the air. Limit the frame rate to avoid this problem (60-120 FPS will be more than enough).
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.


Force windowed[citation needed]
  1. Download and run DxWnd.
  2. Click on Edit, then Add.
  3. Set the name and executable path.
  4. Set the window position and size.
  5. Set Desktop for borderless fullscreen windowed.
  6. Click on Input tab, set Cursor clipper to On.
  7. Click on DirectX tab, set DirectX9.
  8. Click OK, then File and Save.


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Install Microsoft DirectInput Mapper to fix remapping on modern systems.
Mouse acceleration
Strong mouse acceleration is always enabled.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse cursor doesn't select options in main menu.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Install Microsoft DirectInput Mapper to fix remapping on modern systems.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
PlayStation controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


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


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Fan translation, Download
Fan translation - #1
Censored and uncensored versions exist.
A choice between two pirated translations ported from Playstation 2 and Xbox for the PC version. Download.

Issues fixed

Extremely slow mouse input

Decrease mouse polling rate[citation needed]
  1. Open Razer Synapse if installed.
  2. Click on Performance tab.
  3. Set Polling Rate to 125 Hz.

Can't remap controls

Fix remapping issues[citation needed]

Error when loading saved game

Save menu says 'Cannot load game' when choosing which save game to load[citation needed]

When installing the game, choose a directory other than C:\Program Files (i.e. install to C:\Games or another drive entirely). It's suspected that increased security in Windows is affecting the games ability to load or save files in protected directories, such as Program Files.

Black screen with audio during cutscenes and intros

Set the game's shortcut/Turok4.exe file in compatibility mode Windows XP (Service Pack 3)

A simple way to improve mouse control

Disable Vsync and cap frame rate[citation needed]
  1. Open Nvidia Control Panel,
  2. Navigate to Manage 3D settings and click on the Program Settings tab,
  3. Select or add the "Turok4.exe" application,
  4. Disable Vsync in the "Vertical Sync" column by selecting "Off",
  5. Limit the frame rate to values ​​​​not exceeding 250 FPS by selecting the appropriate value in the "Max Frame Rate" column, otherwise the player character will start float/fly in the air (60-120 will be enough).


Try other frame rate limiting ways (AMD has similar features to limit FPS and disable/enable Vsync).
Significant improvement in mouse control.
With Vsync disabled can cause screen tearing.
Mouse control is still far from the norm.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements

Operating system (OS) 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 3D Accelerator Required
64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9 compatible


  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).


  1. Super Happy Fun Fun - News - last accessed on 2017-06-06
    "Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. Ships Turok: Evolution for PC in Germany and Europe. This transportation to the PC of this popular FPS console game was developed by SHFF."
  2. Test du jeu Turok Evolution sur PC - - last accessed on 2017-06-06
  3. Turok Evolution PC Time Capsule vs OG Xbox: A Desperately Poor PC Port - last accessed on 2022-06-06
  4. Turok: Evolution for Windows (2003) Tech Info - MobyGames - last accessed on November 30, 2016