Vietnam: Black Ops

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Vietnam: Black Ops
Vietnam: Black Ops cover
Developers
Fused Software
Publishers
ValuSoft
Engines
LithTech
Release dates
Windows September 27, 2000
Vietnam
Vietnam: Black Ops 2000
Vietnam 2: Special Assignment 2001

General information

MobyGames page

Availability[edit]

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

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Latest patch is version 1.0a available here.

dgVoodoo 2[edit]

This game is rendered in 16 bit color depth, dgVoodoo 2 forces 32 bit color depth which significantly improves the rendering quality.
Instructions[1]
  1. Download the latest version of dgVoodoo 2 and unpack it (confirmed working with version 2.54).
  2. Copy all the files from the MS folder.
  3. Paste the files into the game installation folder.
Increasing HUD and text size[1]
  1. Run dgVoodooCpl.exe and in DirectX tab select your desired resolution.
  2. In the game video settings menu (or the config file) set a resolution that is lower than the one set in dgVoodoo 2. The lower the resolution selected in game, the bigger the HUD and text will be rendered on screen.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\autoexec.cfg[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

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

Video settings[edit]

Display options menu.
Display options menu.
Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Only some widescreen resolutions are available in the options menu, but the game is stretched. Menus and mission briefing screens remain 640x480.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Highest quality AF is enabled by default, no option to disable.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Force in the GPU control panel or dgVoodoo 2.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Enabled by default, no option to disable.
60 FPS
120+ FPS

Setting the screen resolution manually[edit]

Resolution selection in the options menu is glitched and some resolutions are displayed incorrectly.
Instructions[1]
  1. Open <path-to-game>\autoexec.cfg with a text editor.
  2. Change values of "screenwidth" and "screenheight".

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard, mouse and joystick options menu.
Keyboard, mouse and joystick options menu.

Audio settings[edit]

Sound options menu.
Sound options menu.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music and sound effects.
Surround sound
Subtitles
All speech is text based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

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

System requirements[edit]

Windows[2]
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95, 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II (266 MHz)
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 100 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 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

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Verified by User:Antrad on December 22, 2017
  2. Information taken from game Readme file.