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Latest revision as of 08:44, 14 September 2021

Way of the Samurai 4
Way of the Samurai 4 cover
Developers
Acquire
Windows Laughing Jackal
Publishers
Ghostlight
Release dates
Windows July 23, 2015[1]
Reception
Metacritic 72
OpenCritic 67
IGDB 60
Taxonomy
Monetization DLC
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Hack and slash, Open world
Themes Japan
Series Way of the Samurai
Way of the Samurai 4 on HowLongToBeat
Way of the Samurai 4 on IGDB
Way of the Samurai 4 on MobyGames
Way of the Samurai 4 on Wikipedia
Way of the Samurai
Way of the Samurai 4 2015
Way of the Samurai 3 2016
Katana Kami: A Way of the Samurai Story 2020

Key points

Fixes some bugs from the PlayStation 3 version.
Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS.[2]
Very limited graphics settings menu.
The "player invasion" feature from the PlayStation 3 version has been removed.

General information

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

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Steam
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Windows
GOG.com (unavailable)
DRM-free
DLC Pack was also available.
Windows
Humble Store (unavailable)
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Windows

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Iron Set
Windows
Rare Weapons Set A (The Amihama Elite)
Windows
Rare Weapons Set B (The Kinugawa Crazies)
Windows
Rare Weapons Set C (The Tournament Tyrants)
Windows
Ryoma Sakamoto
Windows
Scroll Set
Windows
Shinsengumi Set
Windows
Where Are They Now? Set
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\S4-SETTINGS.ini[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/312780/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Ghostlight Ltd\Way of the Samurai 4\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/312780/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
16:9 only.[3]
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
[4]
Field of view (FOV)
Change FOV= in <path-to-game>\S4-SETTINGS.ini.[5]
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Fullscreen is always borderless windowed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
On by default. Can be forced off through the graphics card control panel.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS.[2]
High dynamic range display (HDR)
HDR in <path-to-game>\S4-SETTINGS.ini refers to HDR Rendering.

Disable Depth of Field and HDR[edit]

Significantly improves image quality and avoids several graphical issues caused by the Depth of Field
Depth of Field is buggy and several game events can cause it to temporarily enable or disable itself. Changing areas seems to usually correct the issue.
Disabling Depth of Field may cause a "ghosting" effect to occur during Spring Harvest, either showing a still image of the last point the game was ALT+Tabbed or simply fading to black at random intervals, rather than the extreme Depth of Field effect as intended
Disable Depth of Field[5]
  1. Find EnableDOF=1 in <path-to-game>\S4-SETTINGS.ini
  2. Change to EnableDOF=0
Disable HDR[5]
  1. Find EnableHDR=1 in <path-to-game>\S4-SETTINGS.ini
  2. Change to EnableHDR=0

Input[edit]

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Surround 5.1 mix is messed up: front sound effects plays from back speaker.
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Japanese
Russian
Fan translation by «ZoG Forum Team»

VR support[edit]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

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

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.13 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 7 GB
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 3 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>/312780/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (312780) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References