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Gun cover
Windows Beenox Shift
Release dates
Windows November 9, 2005
Metacritic 76
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Adventure, Open world, TPS
Art styles Realistic
Themes North America, Western
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Gun is a singleplayer third-person action, adventure, open world and TPS game.

The Windows version is a port of the Xbox release, and does not include the improved visuals from the Xbox 360 version.

General information Community Discussions Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc v4 DRM[Note 1]
Not available in Germany.
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Not available in Germany.
Humble Store (unavailable)
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SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Delete/move/rename video files
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\data\movies.
  2. Delete, move or rename ATVI.bik, BEENOX.bik and NSINTRO.bik.

Game data

In-game display settings.
In-game display settings.

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Activision\Gun\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/2610/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Activision\Gun\saves\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/2610/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud


In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use ThirteenAG's fix
On Linux/Wine: set d3d9 native override for ThirteenAG hook to work.
Use ThirteenAG's fix
4K Ultra HD
Use ThirteenAG's fix
Field of view (FOV)
See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See Windowed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FSAA 2x, 4x and 8x (Fullscreen Effects need to be turned off).
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
Capped at 30 FPS by default. For higher, see High frame rate.
120+ FPS
Capped at 30 FPS by default. For higher, see High frame rate.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.


Force windowed mode[citation needed]
  1. Install ThirteenAG's fix.
  2. Create wndmode.ini in <path-to-game>.
  3. Start the game and exit.
  4. Edit wndmode.ini.
  5. Set UseForegroundControl=1 to prevent minimizing.
  6. Set Border=1 to enable the window border.

High frame rate

Increase FPS cap[3]
  1. Open Gun.exe with a hex editor such as HxD.
  2. Press Ctrl+F and set Datatype to Hex-values.
  3. Search for C705C83E6B001E000000 and 48536A1E5250, and replace the 1E part in both with
    • 3C for 60 FPS
    • 5A for 90 FPS
    • 78 for 120 FPS
    • 90 for 144 FPS
    • A5 for 165 FPS
    • F0 for 240 FPS
  4. Save the file.


At 60 FPS, the explosives have larger blast radius, causing portions of several missions to have softlocks if played on the Impossible difficulty. Switch to the 30 FPS exe for problematic parts of the game.
Higher framerates than 90 FPS haven't been tested yet.


In-game control settings.
In-game control settings.
In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
DirectInput only.
Full controller support
Menus can only be navigated using the D-pad.
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
PlayStation controllers
PlayStation button prompts
Light bar support
Adaptive trigger support
DualSense haptic feedback support
Connection modes
Generic/other controllers
Generic DirectInput controllers are supported.
Button prompts Input settings icon - Generic Controller.svg
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Despite the option, it doesn't work for most digital releases.
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
External language settings ( version).
External language settings ( version).

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound and Music
Surround sound
Up to 7.0 with DirectSound 3D restoration software.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Not available on Steam, download.
Local retail only. For digital releases use this
Brazilian Portuguese
Fan translation; download.
Local retail only; download this for digital versions.
External download required for Steam version. Download

VR support

3D modes State Notes
User created game profile, see vorpx forum profile introduction.

Issues unresolved

Steam version crashes

The Steam version of the game has an unresolved crashing issue in modern systems.[4]

Not having the RivaTuner Statistic server running simultaneously might work for some users.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
Shader Model support 1.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Audio DirectSound3D
Cutscenes Bink Video 1.7d

System requirements

Operating system (OS) 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 1.8 GHz
AMD Athlon XP 1800+
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2.8 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 3 / 3 Ti series
ATI Radeon 8500
32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 1.0 support
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0c compatible


  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] or Windows 11 and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]
  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>/2610/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (2610) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.