Cry of Fear

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Cry of Fear
Cry of Fear cover
Developers
Team Psykskallar
Engines
GoldSrc
Release dates
Windows April 23, 2013
Cry of Fear on Wikipedia

Key points

Available for free
Highly CPU dependent, recommended to run on a two threads per core CPU, e.g. any Intel Core G4000 / i3 / i7 or any AMD Ryzen series CPU.

General information

Official site
Official Mod DB page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Steam
Icon overlay.png
Windows
Available as a standalone on Steam, or as a mod to Half-Life.
All versions require Steam DRM.

Game data[edit]

In-game advanced settings.
In-game advanced settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\[Note 1]
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/223710/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\SAVE[Note 1]
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/223710/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Launcher options menu.
Launcher options menu.
In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.
Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Open the console with ~ and type in cl_fovmultiplier XX where XX is the desired value, e.g. 1.2 or 1.3 (default is 1).
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
The Windowed Borderless Gaming app will let this game run full screen windowed. If there is a red bar at the top or side, you can fix this by adjusting the X and Y in the game config option.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Recommended to force Triple-buffered or Adaptive in control panel.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Open the console and type fps_max XX where XX is the desired value, e.g. 120 or 1000 (default is 100).

Input settings[edit]

In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.
In-game mouse/joystick settings.
In-game mouse/joystick settings.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Lost with Half-Life Linux update.[1]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
A3D 2.0[2] and EAX were supported.
Both have been removed during the transition to SteamPipe[3]

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Dutch
French
German
Norwegian
Spanish
Swedish

Network[edit]

For more information, see the "Half-Life Dedicated Server" section of our GoldSrc article.

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
4 Co-op
Online play
4 Co-op

Connection types

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 27015, 27020
UDP 27015, 27020
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7 Lost with Linux update.[4]
OpenGL 2.1
Software renderer
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
[citation needed]
Linux
[citation needed]

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio Miles Sound System
Multiplayer Steamworks

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) 1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 GB
Video card (GPU) 32 MB of VRAM
Other Microsoft .NET Framework 4

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (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>/223710/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (223710) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References