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If enabling triple buffering does not work on a high-refresh display, enable an external framerate cap of 120 fps or less (e.g. in Nvidia control panel use "Max Frame Rate"). The cap must be set lower than (and not equal to) the maximum refresh rate of the display, and no higher than 120 fps. Set in-game refresh rate to the maximum refresh rate of the display (i.e. higher than the external cap, since setting 120 Hz in the in-game video options in combination with a 120 Hz external cap will likely lead to screen tearing). If configured correctly, then the triple buffering and Vsync boxes may be unticked in the video options menu. Confirmed working on a 165 Hz display.
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{{Fixbox|description=Open the in-game console ({{key|Ctrl|~}}) and use <code>r_draw_decals_skinned 0</code>|ref=<ref>[https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=786166620 Microstutter/Animation Stuttering Fix (Partially)]</ref><ref>[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upRIUlAZdaQ Shadow Warrior 2013 - Performance issue Stutter Fixed - Please read description]</ref>|fix=
 
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Revision as of 21:25, 27 July 2021

Shadow Warrior
Shadow Warrior cover
Developers
Flying Wild Hog
macOS (OS X) Aaron Melcher
macOS (OS X) Edward Rudd
Linux Aaron Melcher
Linux Edward Rudd
Publishers
Devolver Digital
Engines
Road Hog Engine
Release dates
Windows September 26, 2013
macOS (OS X) March 31, 2015
Linux March 31, 2015
Reception
Metacritic 73
OpenCritic 76
IGDB 71
Shadow Warrior (2013) on HowLongToBeat
Shadow Warrior (2013) on IGDB
Shadow Warrior (2013) guide on StrategyWiki
Shadow Warrior (2013) on MobyGames
Shadow Warrior (2013) on Wikipedia
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Shadow Warrior 3 2021

This page is for the reboot. For the original game, see Shadow Warrior (1997).

Warnings

The macOS (OS X) version of this game does not work on macOS Catalina (version 10.15) or later due to the removal of support for 32-bit-only apps.

General information

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

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Windows
Amazon.com
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Humble Store
DRM-free
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Mac App Store (unavailable)
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macOS (OS X)
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Version differences

The Special Edition contains Hotline Miami Katana and Serious Sam 3 Sledgehammer DLC, the game soundtrack and a digital artbook.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Hotline Miami Katana Included as a part of the Special Edition
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Rise of the Triad Excalibat Requires Rise of the Triad
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
The Walking Dead Ice Pickaxe Requires The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Saints Row 4 Penetrator Requires Saints Row IV
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Serious Sam 3 Sledgehammer Included as a part of the Special Edition
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Shadow Warrior Classic Katana GOG exclusive.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Z45 Requires Hard Reset
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Zilla Prototype Katana Pre-order exclusive.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Shadow Warrior\profiles\
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\Shadow Warrior DX11\profiles\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Flying Wild Hog/Shadow Warrior/
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/Flying Wild Hog/Shadow Warrior/
This game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Shadow Warrior\profiles\
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\Shadow Warrior DX11\profiles\
macOS (OS X)
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/Flying Wild Hog/Shadow Warrior/
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/233130/

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video

Video settings.
Video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
50-90° vertical. For higher values, see Field of view (FOV).
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See Borderless fullscreen windowed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16 samples.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Off, FXAA and FSAA 2x-4x - FSAA only available in "Windows XP Mode" (DX9 Mode).
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
No frame rate cap as of version 1.5.
HBAO available with flag 0x00110500

Field of view (FOV)

This game uses vertical FOV. See FOV Calculator for help.
Set custom FOV in console[citation needed]
  1. Bring up the in-game console by pressing Ctrl+~.
  2. Type in and enter r_fov 100 (replace 100 with desired FOV).

Notes

Weapon FOV is always locked at 50°.

Borderless fullscreen windowed

Force borderless fullscreen[citation needed]
  1. Install Special K by following the Special K Unofficial Guide.
  2. Start the game and press Ctrl+ Shift+← Backspace to toggle Special K's Control Panel.
  3. Open the Display menu and select "Windowed Mode" and "Force Override".
  4. Set the Window Style to "Borderless" then "Borderless Fullscreen" and close the Control Panel.
  5. Press Ctrl+ Shift+O to toggle Special K's On-Screen Display.

Disable lens flares

Disables the dirty screen effect[1]
  1. Create an autoexec.cfg file in the installation folder.
  2. Add the following line to the file:
r_draw_lens_flares 0

Disable post-process effects

Disable post-process[citation needed]
  1. Create an autoexec.cfg file in the installation folder.
  2. Add any of the following lines to the file:
pp_blur_enable 0
pp_ca_enable 0
pp_color_grading_enable 0
pp_dof_enable 0
pp_film_grain_enable 0
pp_glow_enable 0
pp_radial_blur_enable 0
pp_screen_blur_enable 0
pp_sharpen_enable 0
pp_sun_shafts_enable 0
pp_enable 0

Boost draw distance/lod and shadows past ultra values

Tweak settings[2]
  1. Create an autoexec.cfg file in the installation folder.
  2. Add any of the following lines to the file:
r_mip_lod -0.5
r_farZ 6000.0
r_foliage_range_multiplier 4
r_shadows_res 4096
r_shadows_format 3

Input

Input settings.
Input settings.
XInput default layout.
XInput default layout.
XInput left-handed layout.
XInput left-handed layout.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse smoothing option in menu. Acceleration is not present.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See here for non 360 controllers.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Alternative(left-handed) layouts for sticks, buttons, and triggers.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Occasionally changes button prompts

Toggle crouch and zoom

Add key bindings[3]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open binds.cfg.
  3. Add the following entries.
    bind +c "crouch_toggle"
    bind +z "zoom_toggle"
    • Replace c and z with any keys you like; use mouse_4 and mouse_5 for side mouse buttons.
  4. Save and close the file.

Audio

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Game settings.
Game settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Global, music and voice volume sliders.
Surround sound
Auto-detection with option to force stereo.
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
French
German
Hungarian
Italian
Japanese
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Russian
Fan translation by «Erebus Production».
Spanish

VR support

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: Shadow Warrior for a minor tweak.
vorpX
G3D, DirectVR
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.

Issues fixed

Frame stuttering

Enable Triple Buffering in options menu[4]

Check Triple buffering and/or Vsync box in video options menu.

Microstutter on high-refresh displays >120 Hz

Capping to 120 FPS or less. The cap must be set lower than (and not equal to) the maximum refresh rate of the display, and no higher than 120 fps. Set in-game refresh rate to the maximum refresh rate of the display (i.e. higher than the external cap, since setting 120 Hz in the in-game video options in combination with a 120 Hz external cap will likely lead to screen tearing). If configured correctly, then the triple buffering and Vsync boxes may be unticked in the video options menu. Confirmed working on a 165 Hz display.

Open the in-game console (Ctrl+~) and use r_draw_decals_skinned 0[5][6]
If you encounter performance issues upon killing enemies. Must be reapplied in each session; can be saved by placing in an autoexec.cfg.

Crash on startup (DX11)

Close Dxtory if it's running[7]

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9, 11
OpenGL 3.2, 4 OS X and Linux only.
Shader Model support 3, 5
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
This 32-bit-only macOS game does not work on macOS Catalina (10.15) or later.
Linux

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Physics Havok Physics
Audio FMOD Ex Sound System
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) 2.4 GHz Dual Core
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 15 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT
ATI Radeon HD 3870
DirectX 9.0c compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.9
Processor (CPU) 2.4 GHz Dual Core
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 15 GB
Video card (GPU) AMD Radeon HD 5870
Intel HD 4000
Nvidia GeForce 9600/130/Quadro FX 5600
512 MB of VRAM
Linux
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 14.04
Processor (CPU) 2.4 GHz Dual Core
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 15 GB
Video card (GPU) 512 MB of VRAM
OpenGL 3.2 compatible

References