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Call of Juarez: Gunslinger

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Call of Juarez: Gunslinger
Call of Juarez: Gunslinger cover
Ak tronic Software & Services
Chrome Engine 5
Release dates
Windows May 22, 2013
Metacritic 79
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, FPS, Shooter
Art styles Comic book
Themes North America, Historical, Western
Series Call of Juarez
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Call of Juarez: Gunslinger on Wikipedia
Call of Juarez
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Call of Juarez: The Cartel 2011
Call of Juarez: Gunslinger 2013

Call of Juarez: Gunslinger is a singleplayer first-person action, FPS and shooter game in the Call of Juarez series.

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


Free trial

A demo is available.

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Use the -nologos parameter[1]
Use intro skip[citation needed]
  1. Download the Call of Juarez: Gunslinger intro skip.
  2. Extract to <path-to-game>\coj4\Data\Menu\Movies.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\techland\cojgunslinger\out\Settings\Video.scr
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/204450/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\techland\cojgunslinger\out\
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/204450/remote/out/
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/204450/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud
Approx. 100 MB available.


Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.
General settings.
General settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Widescreen resolution for custom resolutions.
Objects such as cover and ammo crates often aren't displayed until you get close, particularly problematic on enemies using doors as shields. The HUD is invisible for many users, though the cross-hairs are visible.[citation needed]
HUD is not centered correctly, and certain HUD elements (i.e. boss life bars) may not display properly.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See Field of view (FOV).
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Set to borderless by playing in the Windowed mode.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See Anisotropic filtering (AF).
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See Anti-aliasing (AA).
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Widescreen resolution

Edit Video.scr[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Edit Video.scr.
  3. Find the Resolution(YourWidth,YourHeight) line and replace YourWidth and YourHeight with the desired values.

Field of view (FOV)

Edit Video.scr[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Edit Video.scr.
  3. Add the following line at the end of the file, then replace YourFieldOfView with a value between 80 and 110 degrees (the default FOV is 82.72).

Anisotropic filtering (AF)

Edit Video.scr[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Edit Video.scr.
  3. Change the Filtering mode to one of the following (from the least to the most GPU intensive): Bilinear, Trilinear, Anisotropic, AnisotropicTrilinear.

Anti-aliasing (AA)

Use Nvidia Profile Inspector[2]
  1. Download and run Nvidia Profile Inspector.
  2. Find the Profiles field located on the top left corner and select Call of Juarez: Gunslinger from the drop down list.
  3. Under Compatibility set Antialiasing compatibility to 0x000010C0 and Antialiasing fix to On.
  4. Under Antialiasing set these settings to these values.
Antialiasing - Behaviour Flags to None.
Antialiasing - Mode to Override any application setting.
Antialiasing - Setting to 4x [4x Multisampling].
Antialiasing - Transparency Supersampling to 4x Sparse Grid Supersampling.

    5. Push the Apply changes button located on the top right corner.

Disable the hand-painted comic border

Edit Video.scr[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Edit Video.scr.
  3. Add the following line at the end of the file.

Disable letterboxing

Edit Video.scr[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Edit Video.scr.
  3. Add the following line at the end of the file.
RenderViewportProportion(-1, -1)


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Allows for a specified smoothing level, including disabled.
Mouse sensitivity
Sensitivity can be too high even at lowest setting. No separate slider for ADS.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
XInput only.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Not possible to remap every action to any button, but you can choose a few different presets.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
PlayStation controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Generic/other controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Rapidly changes button prompts.


Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, SFX, Speech, Narration & Movies
Surround sound
Up to 5.1.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Fan translation, download.
Brazilian Portuguese
Fan translation, download.
Fan translation, download.

VR support

3D modes State Notes
Native 3D
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: Call of Juarez Gunslinger.
User created game profile, see vorpx forum profile introduction.

Issues fixed

Low FPS with CPUs with more than four cores

Set Affinity[citation needed]
  1. Run the game, alt-tab out and open Task-Manager
  2. Go to 'details' tab
  3. Find CoJGunslinger.exe
  4. Right-click, and select Set affinity.
  5. Unselect every core except the first four, go back to the game to see changes.

(Steam Version) Refusing to launch with CPU´s with more than 10 cores

Set Affinity from Steam.exe
  1. Go to task manager and look for steam32bit and right click it then select go to details.
  2. Right click steam.exe, set affinity
  3. Untick every cores except 0 up to 10.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


QOL Tweaks

Remove black borders, black bars (Letterbox), change the FOV, resolution, HD shadows, removal of the comic border and more.

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3, Vista SP2, 7 SP1, 8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 X2 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 GB
Video card (GPU) 512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible


  1. 1.0 1.1 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data:


  1. Verified by User:SargeCassidy on 2021-11-12
    Tested with the Steam version. Game launches fine and does not show intro videos, though it makes the game run poorly for a few seconds on startup.
  2. Call of Juarez: Gunslinger – An awesome budget game and FSAA on nVidia - last accessed on 9 June 2023