Will Rock

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Will Rock
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Saber Interactive
Saber3D Engine
Release dates
Windows June 9, 2003
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SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see Availability for affected versions).


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc v2 DRM[Note 1][3]
SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).
This game is not available digitally.


A demo is available here, here, here or here. It features one single player map (The Tholos Temple) and one multiplayer map (The Rotunda).

Essential improvements[edit]


Install the latest patch 1.2. It includes all the previous updates from patch 1.1.

Level of detail[edit]

Disables switching between high and low detailed models for enemies and other dynamic objects depending on distance from the player. The game will render highest detail models all the time.
Edit the configuration file[4]
  1. Go to the configuration files location.
  2. Open willrock.ini.
  3. Change VIDEO_MaxLod=0 to VIDEO_MaxLod=-10.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\bin[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\saves[Note 2]


Game and video options.
Game and video options.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See the WSGF entry.
See the WSGF entry.
See the WSGF entry.
4K Ultra HD
See the WSGF entry.
Field of view (FOV)
See Field of view (FOV).
See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Run in windowed mode and use Borderless Gaming.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Built-in full scene AA doesn't work. Force in the graphics card control panel.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 250 FPS.

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Game is stretched in widescreen resolutions, use modified executable for a proper Hor+ FOV fix.
The following method doesn't work with the modified executable. Vertical and horizontal FOV values can be changed individually, increasing the horizontal value fixes screen stretching on widescreen resolutions, but the HUD and menus remain stretched.
Use Cheat Engine[5]
  1. Download, install and run Cheat Engine.
  2. Launch the game and add willrock.exe process to Cheat Engine.
  3. Find the vertical FOV value 59.84044647 with the following settings:
    1. Scan type - Exact Value
    2. Value Type - Float
    3. Rounded (default)
  4. Double click the found result to add it to table list.
  5. In the table list copy and paste it and set "adjust the address by" to -4 to get the horizontal FOV address (it should point to value 75).
  6. Change the values as you wish (increasing the horizontal value to 90 is good for 16:9 screens).


The game changes these values when zooming in/out with the sniper and during cut-scenes. Set a hotkey in Cheat Engine to quickly change back to desired values when it happens.


  1. Go to the configuration files location.
  2. Open willrock.ini.
  3. Change VIDEO_FullScr=Yes to VIDEO_FullScr=No.


Control options.
Control options.


Audio options.
Audio options.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Audio sliders for sound effects and music.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
16 Versus, Co-op
Up to 16 players. Co-op mode has limit of 4 players.
Online play
16 Versus, Co-op
Up to 16 players. Co-op mode has limit of 4 players.

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Included with patch 1.1 and later.
Direct IP


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 7780
UDP 7780
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

Issues fixed[edit]

Low FPS (~30) on Windows 8/8.1[edit]

Use Windows 8/8.1 DDRAW FPS Fix[7]

Flickering and missing textures on Windows 10[edit]

Use dgVoodoo 2

Options menu crash[edit]

In the options menu selecting the "game" submenu crashes the game.
Install the latest patch[6]

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98, ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 500 MHz
AMD Athlon 550 MHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 700 MB
Video card (GPU) 32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0 compatible


  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] or Windows 11 and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]
  2. 2.0 2.1 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).