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UFO: Afterlight

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UFO: Afterlight
UFO: Afterlight cover
Developers
Altar Games
Publishers
2007-2014 1C Company
2014-current Bohemia Interactive
Release dates
Windows February 9, 2007
Reception
Metacritic 71
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Series UFO
UFO: Afterlight on HowLongToBeat
UFO: Afterlight on IGDB
UFO: Afterlight on MobyGames
UFO: Afterlight on Wikipedia
UFO
UFO: Aftermath 2003
UFO: Aftershock 2005
UFO: Afterlight 2007

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions
Steam Community Discussions (Old Version)

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM 7 DRM in English release, StarForce 5 DRM in Russian and Polish releases.
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Steam
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (notes may include more details)
UFO.exe, UFOApp.exe launch without needing Steam.
Windows
ZOOM Platform
DRM-free
Windows
Amazon.com (unavailable)
DRM details are not known
Windows

Essential improvements

Patches

The latest patch for the game can be found on the Official Support site.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Profiles\Options.cfg[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/237950/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Profiles\<user-id>[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/237950/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Deadly freeze after trying to switch the language with the key combination Alt+ Shift.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
In game option
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Range 0 - 100 %
Anti-aliasing (AA)
In game option
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
Fps locked to monitor refresh rate (windowed mode allows to run above 60 Hz)
120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Input

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Menu can only be operated by mouse, not keyboard
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support

Audio

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Main (Master), Music, Speech, SFX, Interface
Surround sound
Subtitles
Some game events are logged rather than subtitled
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Czech
French
German
Italian
Polish
Russian
Spanish

Issues unresolved

Incompatibility with Intel HD Graphics

The game is incompatible with Intel HD Graphics. New Steam version should run on Intel HD Graphics cards through executable UFOApp.exe

VR support

3D modes Native Notes
vorpX
G3D
User created game profile, see vorpx forum profile introduction.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 1 GHz
AMD Athlon 1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2550 MB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce FX 5700
ATI Radeon 9500
DirectX 9.0c compatible

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).
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/237950/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (237950) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References