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|minHD    = 2.5 GB
 
|minGPU  = Nvidia GeForce 7900
 
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|minGPU2  = ATI Radeon X1800
 
|minVRAM  = 256 MB
 
|minVRAM  = 256 MB
 
|minSM    = 3.0
 
|minSM    = 3.0
 
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|recRAM  = 2 GB
 
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|recGPU  = Nvidia GeForce 8800
 
|recGPU  = Nvidia GeForce 8800
 
|recGPU2  = ATI Radeon HD 2900
 
|recGPU2  = ATI Radeon HD 2900
 
|recVRAM  = 512 MB
 
|recVRAM  = 512 MB
|recSM    = 3.0
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Revision as of 19:03, 4 August 2021

Risen
Risen cover
Developers
Piranha Bytes
Publishers
Deep Silver
Release dates
Windows October 2, 2009
Reception
Metacritic 77
Risen on HowLongToBeat
Risen on IGDB
Risen guide on StrategyWiki
Risen on MobyGames
Risen on Wikipedia
Risen
Risen 2009
Risen 2: Dark Waters 2012
Risen 3: Titan Lords 2014

General information

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

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
TAGES Solidshield DRM disc check; use Patch 1.11 Final to remove.
Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
Gamesplanet
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Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Not available in Australia and New Zealand.[1]
Windows

Essential improvements

Patches

Patch 1.11 Final fixes various issues and removes copy protection.
The Risen Unofficial patch fixes a number of minor issues with gameplay, localisation, quests and dialog that were not addressed in the official patches. Works on official patch versions 1.10 and 1.11.

Skip intro videos

Remove intro videos from playlist[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\data\extern\videos\
  2. Open logo.ini.
  3. Delete all of its contents.
  4. Save the file.

Game data

General options, including subtitles and mouse Y-axis inversion
General options, including subtitles and mouse Y-axis inversion

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Risen\ConfigUser.xml[Note 1]
<path-to-game>\data\ini\ConfigDefault.xml
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/40300/pfx/[Note 2]
ConfigUser.xml overrides ConfigDefault.xml; make changes in ConfigUser.xml unless otherwise noted.

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Risen\SaveGames
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Risen\achievements.bin
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/40300/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video

Video Settings settings.
Video Settings settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Widescreen resolution.
Multi-monitor
See Widescreen resolution.
Ultra-widescreen
See Widescreen resolution.
4K Ultra HD
native 3840x2160 support. Can go higher in Users\<user>\AppData\Local\Risen -ConfigUser.xml
Field of view (FOV)
FOV setting in ConfigDefault.xml is ignored.
Windowed
See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Nvidia users can force SGSSAA. See Anti-aliasing (AA).
Vertical sync (Vsync)
No option in-game and driver override has no effect. Try capping FPS with external software instead.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
No frame rate or refresh rate cap.[2]

Widescreen resolution

Aspect ratio is fully correct for 16:9 only. 16:10 resolutions are listed in-game but have some UI elements slightly squashed.
Fix aspect ratio[3]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\data\ini
  2. Edit ConfigDefault.xml
  3. Under Aspect16x9 change VirtalWidth= to match the equivalent of your aspect ratio for a height of 768 pixels (e.g. use 1228 for 16:10).
  4. Go to %LOCALAPPDATA%\Risen
  5. Edit ConfigUser.xml
  6. Change Bottom= to the resolution's full height (not the scaled height set before).
  7. Change Right= to the resolution's full width.

Notes

The sizing of the HUD, fonts, and inventory/map/journal screens can be changed by adjusting the values for both VirtalWidth= and VirtalHeight= (use values that still equal a correct aspect ratio for the resolution you are using). Non-default settings will cause some minor positioning issues.

Windowed

Enable windowed mode in config file[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\data\ini
  2. Edit ConfigDefault.xml.
  3. Change FullScreen="true" to FullScreen="false"

Notes

Desktop cursor will appear in-game.

Anti-aliasing (AA)

SGSSAA (Nvidia only)[citation needed]
  1. Open Risen driver profile via Nvidia Profile Inspector.
  2. Change Antialiasing compatibility to 0x000002C1[4]
  3. Change Antialiasing - Mode to Override any application setting.
  4. Change Antialiasing - Setting to 4x [4x Multisampling] or 8xQ [8x Multisampling].
  5. Change Antialiasing - Transparency Supersampling to 4x Sparse Grid Supersampling or 8x Sparse Grid Supersampling. This should match your Multisampling selection.
  6. Apply changes.
  7. Set Depth of field to Off in the games video settings

Notes

High quality anti-aliasing.
Performance demanding.

Input

Key rebinding menu
Key rebinding menu

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Quicksave, quickload and some other keys are locked in the binds menu. Can be edited in ConfigUser.xml.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
See Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Under Game settings.
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Mouse sensitivity

Change sensitivity in config file[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\data\ini
  2. Edit ConfigDefault.xml
  3. Find SensitivityX="0.5f" and change 0.5 to a value of your choosing for X-axis sensitivity.
  4. Do the same for SensitivityY="0.5f" for the Y-axis sensitivity.
Does not affect mouse sensitivity in menus; only affects mouse-look speed during gameplay.
Minimum value is 0.0; maximum value is 1.0. Negative values also work but won't increase the range, and invert the axis'. Recommended values are 0.0 for X axis and 1.0 for Y axis.

Audio

Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, voice, effects, ambient and master volume.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Under Game settings.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Russian
French
German
Italian
Polish
Available in Polish retail release. Download from here.
Spanish
Turkish
Fan translation. Details missing—please edit this page and add it.
Russian
Available here.

Issues fixed

"The program cannot start because PhysXLoader.dll is missing from your computer" error at launch

Install PhysX[citation needed]

Install the NVIDIA PhysX System Software.

"The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect" error at launch

Install Visual C++ 2005 (x86)[5]

Install the Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86).

The above link appears to be broken now, try this link instead (restart computer after installing to take effect): Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package MFC Security Update.

VR support

3D modes Native Notes
vorpX
G3D
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX
Audio FMOD 4.24.0
Cutscenes Bink Video 1.8i

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3
Processor (CPU) 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2.5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 7900
ATI Radeon X1800
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 3.0 support
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0c compatible

Notes

  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).
  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>/40300/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (40300) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References