DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue

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DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue
DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue cover
Hothead Games
Electronic Arts
Release dates
Windows November 30, 2010
macOS (OS X) December 14, 2010
Metacritic 78
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DeathSpank 2010
DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue 2010
The Baconing 2011

General information

Official website
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Mac App Store
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macOS (OS X)
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macOS (OS X)
All Windows versions require Steam DRM.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Hothead Games\DeathSpankTOV\Prefs.ini
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/18050/pfx/[Note 1]
Prefs.ini stores the game settings. It is always stored in the system location.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Hothead Games\DeathSpankTOV\SLOT*.SAV
macOS (OS X)
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/18050/SLOT*.SAV
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/18050/pfx/[Note 1]
SLOT*.SAV stores the save game data. Depending on the version, it's either stored in the Steam location or the system location.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
The game supports 2k. 4k support remains untested.
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, dialogue and sound effects/cinematics.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


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


Multiplayer types

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

Issues fixed[edit]

Crash on load of save game[edit]

Sometimes, the game crashes when trying to load your save game, essentially forcing you to restart from the beginning.[1] Fortunately, developer Hothead created a patch that fixes the issue in many cases; unfortunately, the patch was not published on Steam and needs to be applied manually. Due to the age of the game and the discussion surrounding this issue, as of 2017, the documentation on this fix is hard to find.

Getting and installing the unofficial patch[2]
  1. Download and open the following archive.
  2. Go to <path-to-game>.
  3. Replace the existing with the file from the archive.
  4. Launch the game.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)


Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 1.7 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB (XP)
1.5 GB (Vista, 7)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon X1900 GT
Nvidia GeForce 6800 Ultra
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9 compatible
Shader model 2.0 support
macOS (OS X)
Operating system (OS) 10.5.8, 10.6.3
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1.5 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon X1900 GT
Nvidia GeForce 8600
128 MB of VRAM


  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>/18050/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (18050) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.