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Wild Metal Country

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Wild Metal Country
Wild Metal Country cover
Developers
DMA Design
Publishers
Gremlin Interactive
Release dates
Windows May 15, 1999
Wild Metal Country on MobyGames
Wild Metal Country on Wikipedia

Key points

For Windows 8 and later apply the Wild Metal Country fullscreen border fix.

General information

Rockstar Games's Official Wild Metal site
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Windows
Official website (unavailable)
DRM-free
Was available for free via Rockstars' "Rockstar Classics" series to mailing-list subscribers.[1]
Windows
Steam (unavailable)
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Windows

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\DMA Design\Wild Metal Country\3DMA Settings[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/12190/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\WinEnv\Configs\FrontEnd\PLAYERS[Note 3]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/12190/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video

Video options.
Video options.
Performance options.
Performance options.
Hardware Detect settings (HWDetect.exe).
Hardware Detect settings (HWDetect.exe).

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Output is stretched from 4:3.
Multi-monitor
Option in HWDetect.exe is only for choosing display to use (still stretched).
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Capped at 20 FPS

Input

Controls options.
Controls options.

Audio

Audio options.
Audio options.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
A3D 2.0.[2] DirectSound3D with EAX 1.0[3]
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Portuguese
Spanish

Issues fixed

Crash on startup

This may be caused by missing command line arguments
Solution 1 - Start Menu[citation needed]
  1. Open Start Menu and Select All Programs
  2. Locate Rockstar Games\WMC\Wild Metal Country
  3. Launch it from there
  4. You can also move the shortcut wherever you want
Solution 2 - Making your own shortcut[citation needed]
  1. Make a shortcut of <path-to-game>\WinEnv\WinEnv.exe
  2. Add /h AUTO /f /a /p command line arguments
  3. Now you can launch the shortcut

Window border visible in fullscreen mode

Wild Metal Country does not go fullscreen correctly on Windows 8 and later.
Apply the fix

Apply Wild Metal Country fullscreen border fix.

Other information

API

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

System requirements

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 166 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 205 MB
Video card (GPU) 1 MB of VRAM
DirectX 6.1 compatible

Notes

  1. Applications writing to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE will be redirected to other locations based on various criterias, see the glossary page for 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>/12190/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (12190) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  3. 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).

References