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Bionic Commando Rearmed

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Bionic Commando Rearmed
Bionic Commando Rearmed cover
Release dates
Windows August 14, 2008
Metacritic 86
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Side view
Controls Direct control
Genres Platform, Metroidvania
Themes Sci-fi
Series Bionic Commando
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General information

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Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM DRM disc check.[1]
Humble Store
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GamersGate (unavailable)
Requires online activation

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\data\settings\renderer_settings.xml[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/21680/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\saves\save0.sav[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/21680/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud


In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
4:3, 5:4, 16:9, and 16:10 aspect ratios only.
See the WSGF entry.
See the WSGF entry.
4K Ultra HD
See The hacking mini game is bugged and unplayable in 4K resolution
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Works with Borderless Gaming 7.5 and later.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See Anti-aliasing (AA).
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Disabled. Force in the graphics card control panel or use D3Doverrider.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
See Run the game at screen refresh rate.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Anti-aliasing (AA)

Force SGSSAA (Nvidia only)[2]
  1. Download and run Nvidia Profile Inspector.
  2. Search for Bionic Commando: Rearmed in the profiles list.
  3. Set Antialiasing compatibility to 0x000012C1
  4. Set Antialiasing - Mode to Override any application setting
  5. Set Antialiasing - Setting to 2x/4x/8xQ Multisampling
  6. Set Antialiasing - Transparency supersampling to 2x/4x/8x Sparse Grid Supersampling (the level must match the previous setting).
  7. Optionally, set Texture filtering - LOD Bias to either -0.500 (if using 2x MSAA + 2x SGSSAA), -1.000 (if using 4x) or -1.500 (if using 8x). This will increase sharpness, but may mess up some visual effects.
  8. Click Apply to save the changes.


In order to use the keyboard controls, disconnect any controllers before launching the game
In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.
In-game gamepad settings.
In-game gamepad settings.


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music and sound effects.
Surround sound
Up to 7.0 output through OpenAL.
Speech is text-based, aside from occasional shouting.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
Use OpenAL Soft 1.20.1 or higher for binaural HRTF mixing.[3]
Royalty free audio
OpenAL Soft 1.19.0 and 1.19.1 cause distorted audio in GRIN engine games. OpenAL Soft 1.20.1 fixes the audio.


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Local retail only.


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
4 Co-op, Versus
2 player co-op and up to 4 player local multiplayer.
LAN play
Online play

VR support

3D modes State Notes
User created game profile, see vorpx forum profile introduction.

Issues unresolved

The hacking mini game is bugged and unplayable in 4K resolution

Any resolution lower than 4K is working fine.[4]

Issues fixed

Run the game at screen refresh rate

Refresh rate defaults to 60 Hz on startup, even if it's been changed on the previous launch.
Set screen refresh rate[citation needed]
  1. Download Special K.
  2. Copy SpecialK32.dll to the installation folder.
  3. Rename SpecialK32.dll to d3d9.dll.
  4. Start the game and exit.
  5. Open d3d9.ini in the installation folder.
  6. Change RefreshRate=-1 to RefreshRate=0 under [Render.FrameRate].

Game does not start (Windows 10)

The game crashes with a PhysX error message.
Update PhysX[5]
  1. Install the latest Nvidia PhysX System Software.
  2. Install the Legacy PhysX drivers.
  3. If problems persist, go to the Nvidia PhysX Common folder and copy the files to <path-to-game>.
  4. If even after all of this the game still crashes try running the game in compatibility mode for Windows XP SP3 for bcr.exe [1]
The game starts and closes with no error message.
Replace executable with one modified to only use 4 CPU cores[6]
  1. Download bcr.exe from Here.
  2. Replace the original with the downloaded one.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
Shader Model support 3
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX
Audio OpenAL
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements

Operating system (OS) XP SP2, Vista
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 2.0 GHz
AMD Athlon XP 2200+
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 650 MB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 6600 GT
128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9 compatible


  1. 1.0 1.1 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>/21680/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (21680) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.