Assassin's Creed: Freedom Cry

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Assassin's Creed: Freedom Cry
Assassin's Creed: Freedom Cry cover
Ubisoft Montreal
Release dates
Windows February 25, 2014
OpenCritic 74
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Stealth
Themes Historical, Piracy
Vehicles Naval/watercraft
Series Assassin's Creed
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Key points

This is a standalone, identical version of the DLC from Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.
Shares many similarities with Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag in terms of its engine and performance.

General information

Official game series website
Official forums
Steam Community Discussions


All versions require Ubisoft Connect DRM.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Assassin's Creed Freedom Cry\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/277590/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <Ubisoft-Connect-folder>\savegames\<user-id>\664\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/277590/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Ubisoft Connect


Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Anamorphic 16:9; use Flawless Widescreen to remove letterboxing.
Anamorphic 16:9; use Flawless Widescreen to remove letterboxing.
Use jackfuste's fix.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
TXAA (Nvidia only), FXAA, SMAA (actually SMAA T2X) and MSAA/CSAA (also using FXAA).
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Double buffered. See Force triple buffering.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 63 FPS.


WinExplorer[citation needed]
  1. Download WinExplorer.
  2. Run game and choose a resolution of your choice.
  3. Alt+Tab to the desktop.
  4. Open WinExplorer and select ACFC from list of running programs.
  5. Head over to style tab and tick WS_DISABLED and WS_CHILD checkboxes.


You may want to further customize the window style with WS_THICKFRAME, WS_BORDER or WS_DLGFRAME options

Force triple buffering[edit]

D3DOverrider[citation needed]
  • Don't force VSync in D3DOverrider, only triple buffering.
  • Enable VSync in game options (or force it in Nvidia control panel or Nvidia Inspector).
If you're using SweetFX or another injector, this solution may not work (use workaround below).
RadeonPro[citation needed]
  1. Download and install RadeonPro.
  2. Launch RadeonPro.
  3. Add a profile pointing to ACFC.exe.
  4. Click on the exe profile to select it.
  5. Go to the tweaks tab, leave VSync to driver default, and check triple buffering.
Ctrl-Alt-Del workaround[citation needed]
This method was tested on Windows 7 SP1 on a PC equipped with an Nvidia graphics card.
  1. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del.
  2. Click the cancel button (or use your Escape key) to return to the desktop.
  3. Go back to the game by clicking its icon on the taskbar.
This workaround makes possible the use of SweetFX or other injectors with triple buffering.

Issues fixed[edit]

Missing Audio during combat[edit]

If game was bought as DLC instead of standalone copy, you will come across an issue where Adewale's Machete and various other weapon sounds appear to be silent which Ubisoft never released a proper fix.
Override DLC file[1][2][3]
  1. Download DataPC_10_dlc.forge
  2. Replace file located in <path-to-game>\dlc_10.
This may cause achievements, story progression and unlockables to be deemed as incomplete / locked unless file is reverted back to default.



Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sliders for music, effects and voices.
Surround sound
Autodetection up to 5.1 setups
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Brazilian Portuguese

Other information[edit]


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

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista SP2
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 2.6 GHz
AMD Athlon II X4 620 2.6 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 30 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 260
ATI Radeon HD 4870
512 MB of VRAM
Shader model 4.0 support
Supported video cards include: Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 or better, GT400, GT500, GT600, GT700 series or ATI Radeon HD4870 or better, HD5000, HD6000, HD7000 series.
Laptop graphics cards may work but are not officially supported.


  1. 1.0 1.1 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>/277590/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (277590) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.