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Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood

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Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood
Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood cover
Chrome Engine 4
Release dates
Windows June 30, 2009
Metacritic 78
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Shooter
Art styles Realistic
Themes Western
Series Call of Juarez
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Key points

Online multiplayer services are no longer available.[1]

General information Community Discussions for game series Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Free demo available (only per direct link): steam://install/33290
Humble Store (unavailable)
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Essential improvements


Patch 1.1 (2009-09) is the latest patch available
GOG sells version

Skip intro videos

Delete or rename video files[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\CoJ2\Data\Menu\Movies
  2. Delete or rename attract.wmv and Ubisoft_720p.wmv

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Call of Juarez - Bound in Blood\Out\Settings\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/21980/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Call of Juarez - Bound in Blood\Out\save\<user-id>\
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\Call of Juarez - Bound in Blood\Out\profiles\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/21980/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud


Video settings.
Video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Default vertical FOV is 46°. Use Data0.pak of Realism Mod.
Swapping Data0.pak may prevent loading existing save data.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See Anti-aliasing (AA).
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Force in the graphics driver or see Vertical sync (Vsync).
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)

Use Nvidia Profile Inspector[3]
  1. Select the included Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood profile from the Profiles dropdown menu.
  2. Set the Antialiasing compatibility flag to 0x000012C1

Vertical sync (Vsync)

Enabling Vsync[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Video.scr with a text editor; this can be done by drag and dropping the file into notepad, for example.
  3. Scroll to the bottom and enter VSync().
alt-tab disables Vsync for the current session, unless the game is in windowed mode.


Control settings.
Control settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
One key per action.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller must be enabled in the options menu before use.
Controller remapping
2 presets: for left- and right-handed.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Controller inputs can be used in the keyboard remapping menu


Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, SFX, speech
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Retail only.
Retail only.


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play
12 The official multiplayer service was shut down on September 24, 2016.[4]

VR support

3D modes State Notes
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.
3RD Space Gaming Vest

Issues fixed

Game crashes during the first story cinematic

Switch your audio card to DVD Quality format[citation needed]
  1. Right click the Windows Volume Mixer icon in the taskbar
  2. Select Playback devices
  3. Choose your current playback device in the list
  4. Click Properties
  5. Open Advanced tab
  6. In the drop down make sure that 16 bit, 48000 Hz (DVD Quality) option is selected
  7. Hit OK

Intro and menu videos play upside down and/or are black and white

Apply this fix[citation needed]

Download and install Movies fix

Run the game at screen refresh rate

Max refresh rate is 60 Hz; this does not affect game render FPS, but determines your monitor's refresh rate.
Set refresh rate manually[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Video.scr with a text editor.
  3. Change MaxRefresh(60) to the screen refresh rate.
Possible fix for 60Hz cap[citation needed]
  1. Create a custom resolution using your graphics card's control panel, so that only one resolution with that specific refresh rate exists. For example: on a 1080p monitor, create a desktop resolution of 1920x1079 with a refresh rate of 144 or 240 or 360 (or any value).
  2. Set that specific resolution in the game; since only that specific instance of that specific resolution exists, the game will force whichever refresh rate you set that resolution to.

Assertion Error At Start-Up

Game does not work on some drives[citation needed]
  1. Install game to C drive
  2. If the game does not work on the C drive, install it to a vhd.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
Shader Model support 3.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 3.2 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 3500+
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 GB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 3.0 support
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9 compatible


  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>/21980/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (21980) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.