Frequently Asked Questions

Does Flatspace IIk support higher resolutions? Such as 1920x1080?
The latest Steam version supports just about every resolution and defaults to your Windows Desktop size. A lot of old technical problems were fixed in v1.02. The game now loads, Alt-Tabs, and switches resolution in under 2 seconds.

How do I delete a profile (save game)?
Deleting saves is now in the Options menu of Flatspace IIk v1.02 onwards. For older Flatspace games you can normally find the saved games in the Flatspace Games folder.

When launching Flatspace II the egg timer appears for five seconds and then disappears and the app never loads.
Note these problems should be fixed in the latest version of Flatspace IIk. Flatspace II doesn't always work with Windows Data Execution Prevention, that's turned off by default on most versions of Windows but if D.E.P. is turned on, find Data Execution Prevention in your Control Panel and add Flatspace II to the list of exceptions.

The game starts up and I hear sound but the screen stays black. Can you help?
Note these problems should be fixed in the latest version of Flatspace IIk. This can happen with Visual Themes on Windows Vista and later. To fix it right-click on the main game application, choose properties, click on the "Compatibility" tab and check the boxes to Disable Visual Themes and Disable Desktop Composition. This can also happen if you have multiple graphics cards or your current card or monitor doesn't support the default resolution. To fix this, open the Config.cfg file in Notepad (this is Config.txt in new versions of Flatspace), and experiment with different adapter and screenwidth, screenheight, screendepth settings.

I have a large black square that appears behind the mouse cursor when the game is running and also all graphics like smoke from guns and thrusters have blocks behind them as well. Is there any way to resolve this?
This is a driver issue on some graphics cards when additive glow is used. Open the Config.cfg file in Notepad (this is Config.txt in new versions of Flatspace) and set the line "disableadditiveglow=true".

I'm having problems running your demo of Flatspace. My message says the application failed to start because d3d9.dll was not found. Any ideas?
You need to install DirectX from Microsoft. You can download it for free from the Microsoft website.

Can the game run in a window?
No. Flatspace, Flatspace II and Flatpspace IIk are full-screen only.

Are there any cheats in Flatspace II?
Any secrets and special features for Flatspace II are in the game for players to discover. Some secret messages are restricted to particular guild levels.

Are there any cheat modes in Flatspace I?
Yes. The cheats only work in the full version of Flatspace I not the demo, and only in v1.07 or greater. As your name (the pilot name) type one of the following to activate the cheat for that session: Double Damage, One Million Dollars, Ten Million Dollars, One Ton Upgrades. If you use the One Ton Upgrades cheat, remember to enable the cheat before you reload a game that you saved when the cheat was active or problems will occur.