Wild Metal Country

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

Key points

For Windows 8 and later apply the Wild Metal Country fullscreen border fix.
Downloadable and Steam versions removed for unknown reasons.[1]

General information

Rockstar Games's Official Wild Metal site
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
DRM details are not known
The Rockstar Classics downloadable version has been removed until further notice.[1]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

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.
Option in HWDetect.exe is only for choosing display to use (still stretched).
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Capped at 20 FPS

Input settings[edit]

Controls options.
Controls options.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options.
Audio options.

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


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Issues fixed[edit]

Crash on startup[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]


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

System requirements[edit]

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


  1. When running this game without Administrator elevation, 32-bit programs writing to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE will be redirected to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\VirtualStore\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node (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).