Darksiders Genesis

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Darksiders Genesis
Darksiders Genesis cover
Developers
Airship Syndicate
Publishers
THQ Nordic
Engines
Unreal Engine 4
Release dates
Windows December 5, 2019
Darksiders Genesis on Wikipedia
Darksiders
Darksiders 2010
Darksiders II 2012
Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition 2015
Darksiders Warmastered Edition 2016
Darksiders III 2018
Darksiders Genesis 2019

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete video files
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\ProjectMayhem\Content\Movies\.
  2. Delete, rename or move the following MP4 files:
THQ_LogoBasic.mp4
AS_LogoBasic.mp4
CG_Intro_LowVi.mp4

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\THQ Nordic\Darksiders Genesis\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/710920/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\THQ Nordic\Darksiders Genesis\Saved\SaveGames\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/710920/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Origin
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.
Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Vert- gameplay, stretched FMVs, rendered cutscenes pillarboxed to 16:9.
Use either of these tools as a workaround.
Ultra-widescreen
Vert- gameplay, stretched FMVs, rendered cutscenes pillarboxed to 16:9.
Use either of these tools as a workaround.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Use this tool for real-time FOV adjustment.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Changes with texture quality setting. For manual adjustment force in GPU control panel or see Anisotropic filtering (AF).
Anti-aliasing (AA)
TAA only. Game has four presets: "Low", "Mid", "High", and "Ultra", The "Low" setting disables it. For FXAA see Anti-aliasing (AA).
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Framerate is uncapped and dependent on the monitor's refresh rate.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Anisotropic filtering (AF)[edit]

Adjust AF samples[1]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Engine.ini.
  3. Add the following and save the file.
[SystemSettings]
r.MaxAnisotropy=16

Anti-aliasing (AA)[edit]

Switch to FXAA[1]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Engine.ini.
  3. Add the following and save the file.
[SystemSettings]
r.DefaultFeature.AntiAliasing=1
Enable AA sharpening[1]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Engine.ini.
  3. Add the following and save the file.
[SystemSettings]
r.Tonemapper.Sharpen=1
This will sharpen the image to offset the blur caused by FXAA and TAA. A value between 0.5-1.0 is recommended, 10 is the maximum. It has no performance impact.
Adjust r.ScreenPercentage for downsampling[1]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Engine.ini with a text editor.
  3. Add [SystemSettings] to the bottom of the file, if that section doesn't already exist.
  4. Inside that section, add r.ScreenPercentage=100 where 100 is the desired resolution percentage.

Notes

Decreasing the value allows for upscaling/upsampling from lower resolutions while running UI elements at the native screen resolution, which might be helpful for lower-end configurations.
Increasing the value results in downscaling.

Motion blur[edit]

Disable motion blur[1]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Engine.ini.
  3. Add the following and save the file.
[SystemSettings]
r.MotionBlurQuality=0

Input settings[edit]

Gamepad bindings.
Gamepad bindings.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master Volume, Music, Sound Effects, and Voice.
Surround sound
Plays up to 7.1.[2]
Subtitles
Subtitles can be toggled independently for cutscenes and gameplay segments.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language settings.
Language settings.
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Arabic
Simplified Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Co-op
LAN play
Online play
2 Co-op

Connection types

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX [3]
Audio Ogg Vorbis [3]
Cutscenes Ogg Theora Vorbis [3]
Multiplayer Steamworks [3]

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 8, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5 4690K (3.5 GHz)
AMD FX-8320 (3.5 GHz)
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 15 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 960
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  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>/710920/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (710920) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2019-12-05
    Checked by testing game after editing config files.
  2. Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2019-12-05
    Tested in 5.1 and 7.1 using Orban Loudness Meter in conjunction with Razer Surround.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2019-12-05
    As seen in file directory, <Steam-folder>\steamapps\common\DarksidersGenesis\Engine\Binaries\ThirdParty