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==Essential improvements==
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===Skip intro videos===
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{{Fixbox|description=Delete or rename video files|fix=
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# Go to <code>{{p|game}}\ZingangGame\Content\Movies\</code>.
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==Issues fixed==
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===Windows 7: crash after starting new game===
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{{ii}} By default the game does not support Windows 7 and will crash to a black screen when attempting to start a new game. If you try, you may receive an error such as ''The program can't start because api-ms-win-downlevel-kernel32-l2-1-0.dll is missing from your computer.''
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{{Fixbox|description=Use [https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk/ DXVK]|fix=
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# Download a DXVK release archive (tested with [https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk/releases/tag/v1.9.1 version 1.9.1])
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# Extract the archive's .dll files to <code>{{p|game}}\ZingangGame\Binaries\Win64\</code>.
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# Run the game's executable file using a <code>-d3d9</code> or <code>-d3d11</code> parameter:
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## Create a shortcut to <code>{{p|game}}\ZingangGame\Binaries\Win64\ZingangGame-Win64-Shipping.exe</code>
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## Modify the shortcut file and add <code>-d3d11</code> to the end of the target path.
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## For example: <code>{{p|game}}\ZingangGame\Binaries\Win64\ZingangGame-Win64-Shipping.exe -d3d11</code>
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# You may still see the .dll error but the game should launch and run.
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==Known issues==
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===Stuttering, frame drops, or poor performance===
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Many people experience stuttering for at least a short time while playing the game.<ref>{{Refurl|url=https://steamcommunity.com/app/1330470/discussions/0/3090023948267899361/|title=Steam Community: Any way to fix performance?|date=2021-10-20}}</ref><ref>{{Refurl|url=https://steamcommunity.com/app/1330470/discussions/0/2961670721760121076/|title=Steam Community: Is the full release better optimised than the demo was?|date=2021-10-20}}</ref>
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This may be related to the game's engine (Unreal Engine 4) loading game assets on-the-fly.<ref>{{Refurl|url=https://forums.guru3d.com/threads/unreal-engine-4-titles-and-stuttering-hitching.429973/|title=Guru3D: Unreal Engine 4 titles and stuttering/hitching|date=2021-10-20}}</ref><ref>{{Refurl|url=https://old.reddit.com/r/pcgaming/comments/mff2nj/anyone_else_not_happy_with_unreal_engine_4s/|title=Reddit /r/pcgaming: Anyone else not happy with Unreal Engine 4's performance?|date=2021-10-20}}</ref>
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Installing and running the game on a fast-access hard disk such as an SSD may lessen the issue. Stuttering should decrease after playing the game for a short time as more assets are loaded into your computer's memory.
  
 
==Game data==
 
==Game data==

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F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch
F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch cover
Developers
TiGames
Publishers
Antiidelay
Engines
Unreal Engine 4
Release dates
Windows October 3, 2021
Reception
OpenCritic 80
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Side view
Controls Direct control
Genres Metroidvania
Art styles Stylized
F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch on HowLongToBeat
F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch on IGDB
F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch on MobyGames

F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch is a singleplayer side view metroidvania game.

General information

Steam Community Discussions
Official PC Version Discord Server

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Steam
Icon overlay.png
Windows

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Delete or rename video files
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\ZingangGame\Content\Movies\.
  2. Delete or rename StartupMovie.mp4.

Issues fixed

Windows 7: crash after starting new game

By default the game does not support Windows 7 and will crash to a black screen when attempting to start a new game. If you try, you may receive an error such as The program can't start because api-ms-win-downlevel-kernel32-l2-1-0.dll is missing from your computer.
Use DXVK
  1. Download a DXVK release archive (tested with version 1.9.1)
  2. Extract the archive's .dll files to <path-to-game>\ZingangGame\Binaries\Win64\.
  3. Run the game's executable file using a -d3d9 or -d3d11 parameter:
    1. Create a shortcut to <path-to-game>\ZingangGame\Binaries\Win64\ZingangGame-Win64-Shipping.exe
    2. Modify the shortcut file and add -d3d11 to the end of the target path.
    3. For example: <path-to-game>\ZingangGame\Binaries\Win64\ZingangGame-Win64-Shipping.exe -d3d11
  4. You may still see the .dll error but the game should launch and run.

Known issues

Stuttering, frame drops, or poor performance

Many people experience stuttering for at least a short time while playing the game.[1][2]

This may be related to the game's engine (Unreal Engine 4) loading game assets on-the-fly.[3][4]

Installing and running the game on a fast-access hard disk such as an SSD may lessen the issue. Stuttering should decrease after playing the game for a short time as more assets are loaded into your computer's memory.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\ZingangGame\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1330470/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\ZingangGame\Saved\SaveGames\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1330470/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video

The game engine may allow for manual configuration of the game via its variables. See the Unreal Engine 4 page for more details.

Input

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
no mouse support
Mouse sensitivity
no mouse support
Mouse input in menus
no mouse support
Mouse Y-axis inversion
no mouse support
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
2 presets
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
vibration on/off
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
music, sfx, voice
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Japanese
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11, 12
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware

No middleware information; you can edit this page to add it.

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-6400
AMD FX-8320
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 25 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 960
AMD Radeon R9 280
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  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>/1330470/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1330470) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References