Crypt of the NecroDancer

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Crypt of the NecroDancer
Crypt of the NecroDancer cover
Developers
Brace Yourself Games
Publishers
Brace Yourself Games
Klei Entertainment
Release dates
Windows April 23, 2015
macOS (OS X) April 23, 2015
Linux April 23, 2015
Reception
Metacritic 87
OpenCritic 87
IGDB 88
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase, DLC
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Scrolling
Controls Direct control
Genres Music/rhythm, Roguelike
Art styles Cartoon, Pixel art
Themes Fantasy
Series NecroDancer
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Crypt of the NecroDancer on IGDB
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Crypt of the NecroDancer on Wikipedia
NecroDancer
Crypt of the NecroDancer 2015
Rift of the NecroDancer TBA

Crypt of the NecroDancer is a singleplayer and multiplayer scrolling music/rhythm and roguelike game in the NecroDancer series.

Key points

Includes audio/video calibration and full controller rebinding, making game playable with multiple environments and configurations.
Includes a 'Play Your Own Music' gamemode.
Only MP and OGG files are supported.
Game contains visual effects which may induce seizures.[citation needed] However, settings are available to reduce these effects.

General information

Developer Discord server
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Humble Store
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Monetization[edit]

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Amplified
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Synchrony In Early Access.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro video and title screen[edit]

Use the in-game options[1]
  1. Launch the game.
  2. From the main menu, navigate to OptionsGameplay OptionsCutscene Options.
  3. Set the Startup Intro setting to Off.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\data\save_data.xml[Note 1]
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/247080/remote/save_data.xml
macOS (OS X)
Linux <path-to-game>/data/save_data.xml
This game does not follow the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\data\save_data.xml[Note 1]
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/247080/remote/save_data.xml
macOS (OS X)
Linux <path-to-game>/data/save_data.xml

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Display settings
Display settings
Graphical settings
Graphical settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Disabled by default to decrease input lag.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Framerate limit can be set to multiples of 5 or disabled.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Input[edit]

Control remapping
Control remapping
Menu control remapping
Menu control remapping
Includes audio and video latency calibration.
Separate mode for dancepads.

Audio[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound, Music.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Can be set to Always, In-game only, Lobby only, or Never. Default is Lobby only.

Localizations

Language settings
Language settings
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Example files can be found at <path-to-game>/data/languages/example/ to help translating game into another language.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Co-op
LAN play
Online play
Co-op, Versus
Only available in the Synchrony DLC.

Issues fixed[edit]

Known issues and solutions are listed on the Official FAQ.

Changing settings crashes the game[edit]

Reboot the system[2]

Game does not launch in fullscreen (Linux)[edit]

On Linux you may have noticed that it will always launch in windowed mode yet the game has no option for the fullscreen mode. It's possible to enable it by adding 1 after the NecroDancer.sh script executable for example, NecroDancer.sh 1.

Other information[edit]

Gameplay settings
Gameplay settings
Replay settings
Replay settings

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9 Legacy Windows version only.
OpenGL
Executable 32-bit 64-bitARM Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD, OpenAL
Interface GLFW
Cutscenes OGG Theora Vorbis

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum[3] Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) 2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1600 MB
Video card (GPU) 512 MB of VRAM
macOS (OS X)
Minimum[3] Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.10
Processor (CPU) 2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1600 MB
Video card (GPU) 512 MB of VRAM
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Linux
Minimum[3] Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 18.04, SteamOS 3.0
Processor (CPU) 2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1600 MB
Video card (GPU) 512 MB of VRAM
A 64-bit operating system is required.

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).

References

  1. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2022-08-04
  2. Verified by User:Marioysikax on December 31, 2015
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Steam News - Crypt of the NecroDancer - NecroDancer Update v3.0.0 - last accessed on 2022-08-04
    "Updated System Requirements
    • On all systems, at least 4 GB of RAM are required, and 8 GB or more are recommended for best performance.
    • On Windows, a 32-bit or 64-bit installation of Windows 7 or greater is required.
    • On MacOS, a 64-bit installation and MacOS version 10.10 or greater is required.
    • On Linux, a 64-bit installation of Ubuntu 18.04 or SteamOS 3.0 is required."