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Urban Chaos

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Urban Chaos
Urban Chaos cover
Mucky Foot Productions
1999-2009 Eidos Interactive
2009-2020 Square Enix
2020-present My Little Planet Ltd
Retail re-release Sold Out Software
Release dates
Windows November 30, 1999
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Open world, TPS
Vehicles Automobile
Art styles Realistic
Themes Contemporary, Fantasy
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Urban Chaos is a singleplayer third-person open world action game made by Mucky Foot Productions and published by Eidos Interactive.

Originally redistributed digitally by Square Enix, Urban Chaos rights have been reacquired by My Little Planet, a company founded by Mucky Foot co-founder Guy Simmons[1].

In May 2017, Mucky Foot developer Mike Diskett released the source code.

Key points

This article also applies to the demo.

General information Community Discussions Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc DRM[Note 1]
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Publisher website (unavailable)
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SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).
A demo containing an exclusive level is available here.

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Delete or rename video files[4]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Bink.
  2. Delete or rename Eidos.bik, logo24.bik and PCINTRO_withsound.bik.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

Game's launcher.
Game's launcher.
System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\config.ini[Note 2]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/243060/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\saves\[Note 2]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/243060/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud


Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use Urban Chaos Widescreen Fix.
4K Ultra HD
Use Urban Chaos Widescreen Fix and dgVoodoo2 to run in 4K.
Field of view (FOV)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
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
Locked at 30 FPS by default. See High frame rate.
120+ FPS
See High frame rate.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Ray tracing (RT)

High frame rate

Raising the frame rate cap beyond 60 FPS will speed up the game.
Set high frame rate[4]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Edit config.ini.
  3. Set max_frame_rate to the desired FPS cap.


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Use DirectInput controls only as XInput causes the character to spin on the spot. See XInput support for a workaround.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
See XInput support.
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
PlayStation controllers
Generic/other controllers
DirectInput controllers only. PlayStation Mini USB controller, Logitech F series (310, 510 & 710) or any controller with a DI/XI selection switch on the back set to DI.
Button prompts
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

XInput support

Use XInput Plus[4]
  1. Download, extract and run XInput Plus.
  2. Set Target Program as fallen.exe in <path-to-game>.
  3. Under the DirectInput tab, set LT/RT to Button 12/13 and DPAD to Button 14/17.
  4. (Optional) Under the Setting tab, go to the Others tab and uncheck Enable init beep to not hear the beep every launch.
  5. Press Apply and exit.


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
At least 5.1.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
1.0 via Miles Sound System.
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Retail only.
Retail only; download for digital releases.
Retail only.
Open config.ini and change lang_english.txt to lang_spanish.txt.

Issues fixed

Visual artifacts during gameplay

Alt+Tab to another window and back.
If using a GeForce card, disable Fast VSync.

Game crashes when restarting a mission

Set Windows compatibility mode to "Windows XP SP2"[4]

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 6, 7
Software renderer
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Audio Miles Sound System 5.0r
Cutscenes Bink Video 0.8i

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95, 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 233 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 400 MB
Video card (GPU) 4 MB of VRAM
DirectX 6.1a compatible
Other 4X CD-ROM


  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[2] or Windows 11 and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[3]
  2. 2.0 2.1 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).
  3. 3.0 3.1 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>/243060/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (243060) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.