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
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 2008
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter (2015) 2015
Turok 2: Seeds of Evil (2017) 2017

Key points

Install Microsoft DirectInput Mapper to fix remapping issues on Windows Vista and later.
Was only released in European territories.
Port of the GameCube/Xbox version.

General information

Official website (archived)


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

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

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

Save game data location[edit]

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

Video settings[edit]

Config tool.
Config tool.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Vertical FOV is decreased.
4K Ultra HD
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.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Enabled by default.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
No frame rate cap.


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.

Input settings[edit]

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
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

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


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Issues fixed[edit]

Extremely slow mouse input[edit]

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[edit]

Fix remapping issues[citation needed]

Error when loading saved game[edit]

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[edit]

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

Other information[edit]


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

System requirements[edit]

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 - jeuxvideo.com - last accessed on 2017-06-06
  3. Turok: Evolution for Windows (2003) Tech Info - MobyGames - last accessed on November 30, 2016