Vietcong

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Vietcong
Vietcong cover
Developers
Pterodon
Illusion Softworks
Publishers
Gathering of Developers
Engines
Ptero Engine II
Release dates
Windows March 26, 2003
Vietcong on Wikipedia

Warnings

GameSpy online services have been shut down (see Network for solutions).
Vietcong
Vietcong 2003
Vietcong 2 2005

Key points

GameSpy online server browser has stopped working due to GameSpy services being shut down.[1] Use the Serverlist fix.
Most compatibility and performance issues with new systems (Windows Vista and later) can be fixed in the VCStarter tool.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM DRM
Windows
Not available digitally.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Fist Alpha
Windows
Red Dawn Free
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Patch 1.3[edit]

Patch 1.41[edit]

Patch 1.60[edit]

Patches are incremental and need to be installed in order.
Patch 1.6 is required to use VCStarter.

Launcher[edit]

VCStarter launcher settings.
VCStarter launcher settings.

VCStarter 1.5.1[edit]

VCStarter 1.65.1[edit]

VCStarter 1.7 Beta (requires 1.65.1)[edit]

Allows to play the game properly on modern operating systems.

Online play[edit]

After applying this fix the game uses a new gamespy emulation server so the in-game serverlist is still available.
This will break online fixes for other GameSpy games that rely on the same master address.
Run script to update hosts file automatically[2]
Edit hosts file manually[2]
  1. Go to %WINDIR%\System32\drivers\etc\.
  2. Open hosts with an editor like Notepad.
  3. Add the line 46.28.109.117 master.gamespy.com and save the file.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

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

Save game data location[edit]

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

Video settings[edit]

Launcher settings
Launcher settings
In-game graphics settings
In-game graphics settings
Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use VCStarter to fix aspect ratio. May cause visual glitches.
Multi-monitor
Use VCStarter to fix aspect ratio. May cause visual glitches.
Ultra-widescreen
Use VCStarter to fix aspect ratio. May cause visual glitches.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Uncheck "Fullscreen" in the launcher and use SRWE.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Force in graphics card control panel or use VCStarter with "Improve texture filtering".
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Forcing in graphics card control panel may cause blackscreen in menu. Use VCStarter for MSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Only Triple Buffer is available in the game's launcher. Force actual Vsync in graphics card control panel.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

In-game controls settings
In-game controls settings
Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings
In-game audio settings
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
EAX 2.0

Network[edit]

In-game general settings
In-game general settings

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
64 Co-op, Versus
Online play
64 Co-op, Versus
GameSpy services have been shut down;[3] see GameSpy for workarounds.

Connection types

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8 VCStarter uses D3D9.
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 500 MHz
AMD Athlon 500 MHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.8 GB
Video card (GPU) 16 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.1 compatible

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).

References