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===Windows 7: crash after starting new game===
{{Cleanup|section|Game does not officially support Windows 7 + this fix is applicable to every game that doesn't support Windows 7, so probably too genertic + the fix still has significant issues + very rarely do people still use Windows 7 = proposal for removal of this section.}}
{{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.''
{{Fixbox|description=Use [ DXVK]|fix=
# Download a DXVK release archive (tested with [ version 1.9.1]).
# Extract the archive's .dll files to {{folder|{{p|game}}\ZingangGame\Binaries\Win64\}}.
# Run the game's executable file using a {{code|-d3d9}} or {{code|-d3d11}} parameter:
## Create a shortcut to {{file|{{p|game}}\ZingangGame\Binaries\Win64\ZingangGame-Win64-Shipping.exe}}.
## Modify the shortcut file and add {{code|-d3d11}} to the end of the target path.
## For example: {{code|{{p|game}}\ZingangGame\Binaries\Win64\ZingangGame-Win64-Shipping.exe -d3d11}}
# You may still see the .dll error but the game should launch and run. (The missing DLL error can be fixed by copying the file from {{folder|C:\WINDOWS\System32\CompatTel\}} to the game's Win64 folder.)
{{--}} Resolution options are limited to max. 1280x720. Switching to windowed mode with {{key|F11}} and back reinstates 1920x1080.
{{--}} Crashes may still appear (Game uses savepoints).

Revision as of 17:44, 4 June 2023

F.I.S.T.: Forged in Shadow Torch
F.I.S.T.: Forged in Shadow Torch cover
Steam bilibili
Epic Games Store Antiidelay
Unreal Engine 4[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows October 3, 2021
Metacritic 81
OpenCritic 80
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Side view
Controls Direct control
Genres Metroidvania
Art styles Stylized
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F.I.S.T.: Forged in Shadow Torch on IGDB
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F.I.S.T.: Forged in Shadow Torch is a singleplayer side view metroidvania game.

General information

Official Discord Server for PC version
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
DRM-free after installation through Epic Games Launcher (notes may include more details)
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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.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\ZingangGame\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1330470/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\ZingangGame\Saved\SaveGames\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1330470/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher
Steam Cloud


Video settings
Video settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
On/off toggle.
High-fidelity upscaling
DLSS 2.3
DLSS Frame Generation is only supported on the Steam version.[3]
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
30, 60, 120 FPS caps selectable. Capped to 120 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the engine page to force native HDR output, or the glossary page for other alternatives.
Ray tracing (RT)
Global illumination, reflections, caustics[4].
The game engine may allow for manual configuration of the game via its variables. See the Unreal Engine 4 page for more details.


Input settings
Input settings


Audio settings
Audio settings
Language settings
Language settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, SFX, Voice
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Brazilian Portuguese

Issues unresolved

Stuttering, frame drops, or poor performance

Many people experience stuttering for at least a short time while playing the game.[5][6]

This may be related to the game's engine (Unreal Engine 4) loading game assets on-the-fly.[7][8]

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.

Other information

Game settings
Game settings


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


Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX

System requirements

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.


  1. Unreal Engine 4 engine build:[1]
  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>/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.


  1. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2023-01-01
  2. 2.0 2.1 Verified by User:Aemony on 2023-02-23
    Downloaded and checked the Versioning.txt file on both the Steam and the EGS copies. The EGS copy uses v1.200.001 dated 2021-12-15, while the Steam copy uses v1.200.002 (the "DLSS3" update according to the file) dated 2022-11-04.
  3. Verified by User:Aemony on 2023-02-23
    Verified by downloading and testing both the Steam copy and the EGS copy. Both versions uses DLSS v2.3.1 although DLSS Frame Generation is only included in the Steam version which is of a newer version of the game.
  4. F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch Out Now With Up To 3x NVIDIA DLSS Performance Boost, Ray Tracing, and NVIDIA Reflex - last accessed on 2022-10-03
  5. Steam Community: Any way to fix performance? - last accessed on 2021-10-20
  6. Steam Community: Is the full release better optimised than the demo was? - last accessed on 2021-10-20
  7. Guru3D: Unreal Engine 4 titles and stuttering/hitching - last accessed on 2021-10-20
  8. Reddit /r/pcgaming: Anyone else not happy with Unreal Engine 4's performance? - last accessed on 2021-10-20