WarGames

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WarGames
WarGames cover
Developers
Interactive Studios
Publishers
MGM Interactive
Release dates
Windows July 31, 1998
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Key points

Some distributed versions of the game contain the Marburg Virus. Infection can be avoided by modern anti-virus software, or by not electronically registering the product.[1]

Availability[edit]

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

Essential improvements[edit]

Play the game without the CD[edit]

Use Elisha's Windows 10 Patch[citation needed]
  1. Download the WarGames Windows 10 Patch.
  2. Unzip the files to the installation folder.
  3. Copy the briefres, data, and video folders from the CD to the installation folder.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows

Save game data location[edit]

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

Video settings[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Resolution is locked to 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)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
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]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Issues fixed[edit]

Crashes when trying to run on Windows 10[edit]

Use Elisha's Windows 10 Patch[citation needed]

Use the WarGames Windows 10 Patch.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 6
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium
System memory (RAM) 16 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 300 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 6 compatible

Notes

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

References