007: Quantum of Solace

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007: Quantum of Solace
007: Quantum of Solace cover
Windows Beenox
IW 3.0
Release dates
Windows October 31, 2008
Metacritic 70
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person, Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Shooter
Series James Bond 007
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James Bond 007
James Bond 007: A View to a Kill 1985
James Bond 007: Goldfinger 1986
007: Licence to Kill 1989
James Bond 007: The Stealth Affair 1990
The Spy Who Loved Me 1990
James Bond 007: Nightfire 2002
007: Quantum of Solace 2008
GoldenEye: Source (unofficial mod) 2009
James Bond 007: Blood Stone 2010
007 Legends 2012


For Games for Windows - LIVE on Windows 8 or later, install the latest Games for Windows - LIVE software.

Key points

Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS; use Quantum of Solace FOV and FPS unlocker.

General information

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Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
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SafeDisc v4.9 DRM[Note 1].
Steam (unavailable)
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CD key
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SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).
The game is no longer available digitally, most likely due to Activision losing rights to James Bond license.[3]
Both the Camille Map Pack DLC, and Collector's Edition was not released for PC.
All versions require Games for Windows - LIVE DRM.[Note 2]

Essential improvements[edit]


The 1.1 Patch updates the game to the latest version. The game should automatically prompt for the update when using a LIVE profile; the update can also be downloaded manually (extract the contents and run QoS_Update.exe).

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Activision\Quantum of Solace\players\<user-id>\config.cfg[Note 3]
%PROGRAMDATA%\Activision\Quantum of Solace\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/10080/pfx/[Note 4]
Config file is encrypted and contains save data.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Activision\Quantum of Solace\players\<user-id>\config.cfg
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/10080/pfx/[Note 4]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud


Graphics Settings
Graphics Settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Image is stretched.
Image is stretched.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Default FOV is 65° (horizontal). Use SuicideMachine's Tool to modify it.
Use SuicideMachine's Tool. After launching the game press Alt+Tab for the changes to apply.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
Capped at 30 FPS; use Quantum of Solace FOV and FPS unlocker to modify the cap. High framerate may occasionally cause some issues. See developer notes.
120+ FPS
Use Quantum of Solace FOV and FPS unlocker to modify the cap. High framerate may occasionally cause some issues. See developer notes.


Controls Remap
Controls Remap
Controls Remap
Controls Remap

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
No acceleration present.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support


Audio Settings
Audio Settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
The game pauses, when tabbed out. Even when windowed.


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Retail only.


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
Wii version only.
LAN play
12 Versus
Online play
12 Requires an online "Games for Windows – LIVE" account.

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
User created game profile. See user notes here.

Issues fixed[edit]

Freeze/Black Screen During Loading[edit]

Use a local (offline) Games for Windows - LIVE profile[citation needed]
Using an online GFWL or Xbox profile will cause the game to freeze after the 2nd mission's initial loading cutscene (Siena). Using a local GFWL profile resolves this, however you will not be able to unlock achievements nor access the save from your online profile.
  1. Click here for instructions on creating a local profile.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 3
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Audio Miles Sound System
Interface Scaleform
Cutscenes Bink Video

Enabling SSAO for Nvidia graphics cards[edit]

Use the Ambient Occlusion flag 0x00000004 with Quality or High Quality.
Using Ambient Occlusion flag 0x00000004[citation needed]
  1. Download and run Nvidia Profile Inspector.
  2. Under Profiles type Quantum of Solace.
  3. Under Ambient Occlusion compatibility insert the flag 0x00000004.
  4. Under Ambient Occlusion usage select Enabled.
  5. Under Ambient Occlusion setting select your quality of preference.
  6. Click Apply changes.

System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS) XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 3.0 GHz
AMD Athlon 3200+
System memory (RAM) 512 MB (XP)
1 GB (Vista)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8.2 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 6600
ATI Radeon 9800 Pro
128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible


  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] or Windows 11 and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]
  2. Games for Windows - LIVE DRM features: Legacy activation, supports local profiles.
  3. 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).
  4. 4.0 4.1 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>/10080/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (10080) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.