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Revision as of 02:56, 28 July 2021

This page is for the Warmastered Edition. For the original release, see Darksiders.

Darksiders Warmastered Edition
Darksiders Warmastered Edition cover
Original (2010) Vigil Games
THQ Nordic
Release dates
Windows November 29, 2016
OpenCritic 77
Series Darksiders
Darksiders Warmastered Edition on HowLongToBeat
Darksiders Warmastered Edition on IGDB
Darksiders Warmastered Edition guide on StrategyWiki
Darksiders Warmastered Edition on MobyGames
Darksiders Warmastered Edition on Wikipedia
Darksiders 2010
Darksiders II 2012
Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition 2015
Darksiders Warmastered Edition 2016
Darksiders III 2018
Darksiders Genesis 2019

Key points

Updated version of Darksiders with enhanced graphics: support for up to 4k resolutions, doubled all the textures resolution, re-rendered cutscenes in high quality, higher resolution shadows and enhanced post processing effects.
Fixes several issues from the original port.
Includes a save conversion tool.

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
DRM-free after installation through Epic Games Launcher (notes may include more details)
DRM-free when launched directly from executable.[1]
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Bundled with Darksiders as a separate download.[2]
Green Man Gaming
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Humble Store
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Bundled with Darksiders
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Bundled with Darksiders
The game was granted to all owners of Darksiders at no cost.

Essential improvements

Skip intro and menu videos

Remove the intro and menu videos[3]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\media\videos\.
  2. Delete, remove, or rename kaiko_logo.wmv, main_menu_intro.wmv, start_screen_intro.wmv, THQNORDIC_LOGO_Color_white.wmv, and Vigil_Logo1280x720.wmv.
  3. Run the game. The game should now take you to the logo screen and main menu immediately.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\kaiko\darksiders1\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/462780/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\darksiders1.exe\
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\462780\remote\autocloud\save\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/462780/pfx/[Note 1]
If no save data is found and there's data in original games save game data path, game offers to import it.

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher
GOG Galaxy
Cloud saves are enabled but do not sync.[4]
Steam Cloud
Approx. 1 MB available.
Steam Cloud saves for Darksiders will be detected and, with permission, can be converted.


General settings.
General settings.
Basic Video settings.
Basic Video settings.
PC Video settings.
PC Video settings.

Field of view (FOV)

Automatic FOV option results in Vert- FOV scaling on widescreen. Manual FOV slider uses vertical FOV ranging from 20° to 90°.
Set a specific FOV value[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Edit config.ini.
  3. Set calculated_fov to false.
  4. Set field_of_view to the desired vertical FOV.


See FOV Calculator for help.

Borderless fullscreen windowed

Native borderless mode causes the game to minimize when losing focus.
Use SRWE for no minimizing[citation needed]
  1. Start the game in a window.
  2. Download and run SRWE.
  3. Attach the game process.
  4. Enable Remove borders.
  5. Enable Fake fullscreen.


Key rebinding menu.
Key rebinding menu.
Controller buttons.
Controller buttons.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Plus X-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes unknown
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Button prompts
You can follow this Steam guide if you're having problems with the prompts.
Controller hotplugging
Only the device used to press "start game" can be used. Unplugging controller locks the game, regardless of if it was in use.
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Official controller preset(s)
Steam Controller button prompts


Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Sound, Voice, Video.
Surround sound
Up to 7.1 output.[5]
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Fan translation.
Brazilian Portuguese
Latin American Spanish

VR support

Issues unresolved

Audio/Video desync in pre-rendered cutscenes

  • When being played for the first time in session, sound gets desynced with a video in pre-rendered cutscenes.[citation needed]

Audio mixing issues in pre-rendered cutscenes

  • Noticeable by music and sounds effects being much more quiet than the voices in pre-rendered cutscenes.[6]
  • A guide with video files that fix the audio issues can be found here.[citation needed]

Controller disconnected

  • Game will lock up completely with this message on the screen if controller gets disconnected. Only way to continue is to reconnect the controller, which only work with XInput controllers. With other controllers the game must be forcefully closed.

Language setting is not saved

  • Game language will fallback to computer language if you change menu language.

Frame rate issues when using an Xinput controller over bluetooth

  • When playing the game with an XInput controller over bluetooth connection frames are dropped. Only workaround is to use avoid using Bluetooth, plug in the controller if possible or use the Xbox Wireless Adapter.

Issues fixed

Loading screen is stuck

  • Enable VSync from Advanced Options.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 10, 11
Shader Model support 4.1, 5.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Audio Fmod
Interface Scaleform

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 8, 10
Processor (CPU) Dual Core
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 36 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia or AMD
1 GB of VRAM
DirectX 10 compatible


  1. 1.0 1.1 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>/462780/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (462780) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2020-01-01
  2. Does Warmastered Edition includes original version? - GOG Community Discussions for the Darksiders series - last accessed on December 5, 2016
  3. Verified by User:AmethystViper on November 30, 2016
    Intro and video files were moved to a different folder and the game skipped these videos, launching immediately into the main menu.
  4. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2019-11-11
  5. PC Gaming Surround Sound Round-up
  6. Audio levels in cutscenes... :: Darksiders Warmastered Edition General Discussions