Assault Android Cactus

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Assault Android Cactus
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Developers
Witch Beam
Publishers
Japanese publisher AGM PLAYISM
Engines
Former Unity 5[Note 1]
Unity 2017[Note 2]
Release dates
Windows September 23, 2015
macOS (OS X) September 23, 2015
Linux September 23, 2015
Assault Android Cactus on Wikipedia

Key points

As of April 30, 2019, this game has been upgraded to Assault Android Cactus+, featuring new content and improvements from the Nintendo Switch version.[2]

General information

Official site
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Publisher website
DRM-free
Assault Android Cactus+.
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Official website
DRM-free
Assault Android Cactus+, sold via Humble widget.
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Humble Store
DRM-free
Assault Android Cactus+.
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (see notes)
Assault Android Cactus+. Can be played without Steam, but cannot access Daily Drive or leaderboards without a Steam log-in.[3]
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Version differences[edit]

Steam version has online leaderboards and Daily Drive while the DRM-free versions does not and uses an offline version of Daily Drive instead.
Assault Android Cactus+ is an updated version of the game that backports the improvements, accessibility features, and new content from the Nintendo Switch version.
All previous owners of Assault Android Cactus receive the Plus version free of charge.[2]

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Original Soundtrack The game's original soundtrack. Includes 20 pieces of music in MP3 and FLAC formats. Available here.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
The game's original soundtrack is available from the composer's Bandcamp page for non-Steam users.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Witch Beam\Assault Android Cactus
macOS (OS X)
Linux
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\cactus_Data\game0a.sav[Note 3]
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/250110/remote

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.
General settings.
General settings.
Accessibility settings.
Accessibility settings.
Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Use launch parameters -screens:# with # being the number of screens you have available.
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Fullscreen mode is fullscreen windowed.[4] For exclusive fullscreen, launch the game using the command-line argument -window-mode exclusive.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA on or off.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Optional cap of 60, 120 or Unlimited if V-sync disabled.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Color blind mode
Under Accessibility Options, Enemy Hit Flash and Screen Shake can also be adjusted.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
First-person camera mode only.
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
First-person camera mode only.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Static light cyan.
Connection modes V1. Wired, Bluetooth.
V2 and Wireless Adapter untested.
Tracked motion controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
May require changing controller in the settings before being able to use.
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Official Steam Controller bindings only.
Hook input (legacy mode)
Official controller preset(s)
Steam Controller button prompts

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, SFX and Voice.
Surround sound
Up to 7.1 surround sound.
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
Italian
Spanish
German
Japanese

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
4 Co-op
LAN play
Online play
Asynchronous multiplayer

Issues fixed[edit]

Your display's resolution is not available in the Video Options[edit]

Use launch parameters -screen-width X -screen-height Y[citation needed]
Change the values of X width and Y height to match your desired resolution.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7, 9, 11
OpenGL
Use launch parameter -force-glcore. OpenGL version unspecified.
Shader Model support 3.0, 4.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Input Rewired
SDL2

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 GB
Video card (GPU) Intel HD 4000
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Lion
Processor (CPU) Intel Dual Core
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) Intel HD 4000
Linux
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 12.04 or Equivalent
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) Intel HD 4000

Notes

  1. Unity engine build: 5.4.1f1[1]
  2. Unity engine build: 2017.4.24f1
  3. When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).

References

  1. Verified by User:Marioysikax on 2018-05-10
  2. 2.0 2.1 Assault Android Cactus+ - last accessed on 2020-01-21
  3. Question about the DRM-free version on Playism :: Assault Android Cactus General Discussions - last accessed on December 30, 2018
    "I do know that all copies sold include a Steam key and the Steam build is 100% DRM free as well, it checks to see if you're launching via steam and enables leaderboards/daily drive if so, but if not it just disables leaderboards and switches to the offline daily drive mode."
  4. Assault Android Cactus tech support - Steam Community Discussions - last accessed on 2020-01-21
    "the default fullscreen mode is now Fullscreen Window, use this command for Fullscreen Exclusive"