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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow cover
Developers
MercurySteam
Kojima Productions
Windows Climax Studios
Publishers
Konami
Engines
Mercury Engine
Release dates
Windows August 27, 2013
Reception
Metacritic 81
Taxonomy
Series Castlevania
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow on HowLongToBeat
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow on IGDB
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow guide on StrategyWiki
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow on MobyGames
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow on Wikipedia
Castlevania
Castlevania 1990
Konami Collector's Series: Castlevania & Contra 2002
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2013
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 2014
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate HD 2014
Castlevania Anniversary Collection 2019
Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls 2021
Castlevania Advance Collection 2021

Key points

Includes all the DLCs released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Does not include foliage animation and the Solid Snake outfit from the console versions.[1][2]

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
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Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
All versions require Steam DRM.

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Delete or rename video files[3]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\bik\.
  2. Delete or rename 0F3E1581650A393C.bik, 5D92185F11FF78C6.bik, 840AF5545E1B3717.bik and D26AAFE1AA7385A4.bik.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\bin\Profile\Saves\Castlevania.cfg[Note 1]
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\234080\remote\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/234080/pfx/[Note 2]
Configuration file is encrypted.

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\bin\Profile\Saves\Castlevania.profile[Note 1]
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\234080\remote\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/234080/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Approx. 5 MB available.

Video

In-game general video settings.
In-game general video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.

Anti-aliasing (AA)

There is an In-Game AA option (FXAA).
Other AA Methods[citation needed]
  • See guides for downsampling method for AMD cards or Nvidia cards.
    Downsampling can be combined with other methods of AA of your choosing. Such as in game AA 2x2 downsampling+In Game AA
  • Follow guide for driver-specific solution on Nvidia cards. Additional info with screens can be found at Guru3D forums.

Ultra-widescreen Fix

Game executable needs to be de-obfuscated using Steamless before applying the fix.
Patch the game executable
  1. Open CastlevaniaLoSUE.exe in any hex editor.
  2. Replace all instances of 39 8E E3 3F with Hex Value adequate for your aspect ratio.
  3. Save and exit.
This fixes Vert- scaling for cutscenes and gameplay. Menus remain zoomed-in.

Supersampling/DSR

Higher than native resolutions cause crashes and white screen

Game has trouble displaying resolutions higher than desktop one, such as DSR, often resulting in glitched white screen. Set your desired DSR resolution as desktop resolution globally to bypass this problem.

Input

Keyboard rebinding.
Keyboard rebinding.
Controller buttons.
Controller buttons.
If controller is present game changes prompts to 360 buttons and disables key rebinding.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Possible to rebind to mouse and its extra buttons as well.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse movement not used at all.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
XInput controllers only.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Generic/other controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Additional information
Button prompts
For DualShock button prompts use the Dualshock - PlayStation Buttons
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Voice, effects and music.
Surround sound
Auto configures up to 7.1 output[4]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Hungarian
Fan translation, download.
Italian
Japanese
Use this mod.
Ported from the Japanese console version. Because the Reverie and Resurrection DLCs were never released in Japan, there is no Japanese audio available for them and as such they remain in English.
Polish
Fan translation, download.
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Fan translation, download interface and subtitles, download audio.
Spanish
Turkish
Fan translation, download from Official Site or Direct Link

VR support

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Castlevania Lords of Shadow Ultimate Edition - 3D Vision Fix.
vorpX
G3D
User created game profile, see vorpx forum profile introduction.

Issues unresolved

Black/white screen at 30 Hz

The game doesn't seem to support a 30 Hz refresh rate. Screen simply turns black or white, while still playing the audio in the background.[citation needed]

Other information

API

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

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 15 GB
Video card (GPU) 512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9 compatible
Other Broadband Internet connection

Notes

  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>/234080/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (234080) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References