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Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

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For the 2020 remaster, see Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning.

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning cover
Big Huge Games
38 Studios
Electronic Arts
38 Studios
Big Huge Engine
Release dates
Windows February 7, 2012
Metacritic 81
Monetization One-time game purchase, DLC
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, RPG, Hack and slash
Art styles Cartoon
Themes Fantasy
Series Kingdoms of Amalur
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Kingdoms of Amalur
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning 2012
Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning 2020

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is a singleplayer third-person action, RPG and hack and slash game in the Kingdoms of Amalur series.

General information

Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Origin (unavailable)
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Green Man Gaming (unavailable)
Humble Store (unavailable)
Steam (unavailable)
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A free demo can be played on Steam, has to be installed by direct link (allow Steam client popup): steam://install/203970


DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Legend of Dead Kel
Teeth of Naros
Weapons & Armor Bundle

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Move, delete or rename video file.[1]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\content\data\bink.
  2. Move, delete or rename reckoninglogotrain.bik.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Reckoning\personal.ini
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/102500/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Reckoning\
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\102500\remote\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/102500/pfx/[Note 1]
Game profile names need to be identically named when transferring saves to different accounts or computers. If they are not, then you will need to rename the save file into one that has been 'recognised' by the game. This applies to transferring save data in any combination between computers, profiles, Steam and Origin accounts.

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Syncs up to 1 GB of data online.
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud
Syncs up to 1000 MB of data online.


Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use Flawless Widescreen or Widescreen Fixer.
Quest menu is not visible in 21:9
4K Ultra HD
Quest menu is not visible in 4K. Fix addressed in Widescreen Fixer but not functional.
Field of view (FOV)
Use Flawless Widescreen or see Field of view (FOV).
Borderless only.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Set to "windowed".
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16 samples.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA. Set by post processing setting
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
No frame rate or refresh rate cap.[2]
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Field of view (FOV)

Change FOV with Widescreen Fixer[citation needed]
  1. Launch Widescreen Fixer and open Kingdom of Amalur's plugin settings.
  2. Set desired field of view (recommended value: 60-70).
  3. Set a keybind for Widescreen Fixer.
  4. Launch the game.
  5. Press your FOV keybind before doing anything else. The FOV will expand from a shoulder-cam to third person at the correct FOV.
  6. Should this greatly distort the image, simply reload the save and the FOV setting will take effect.

Adjust level of detail (AMD Radeon graphics card users only)

Adjust texture LOD[citation needed]
  1. Download and install RadeonPro
  2. Create a RadeonPro profile for Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
  3. Open the "Advanced" tab and check Texture LOD
  4. Set the slider to a value between -1 and -2 (recommended: -1)

Enable high quality anisotropic filtering for AMD Radeon graphics card users

Enable high quality anisotropic filtering[citation needed]
By default KOA:R uses low quality anisotropic filtering to give better performance.
  1. Download and install RadeonPro
  2. Create a RadeonPro profile for Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
  3. Open the "Advanced" tab and check Texture LOD
  4. Set "Texture filtering quality" to high quality


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Changing mouse buttons may cause problems.[3]
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Using an Xbox One controller may cause severe stuttering.[4]
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
PlayStation controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
UI fluctuates when using more than one input. Input may hang when switching.

Map movement to arrow keys

Map movement to arrow keys[citation needed]
  • Follow instructions here.


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Effects, music, and dialogue
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Retail only.
Fan translation
Brazilian Portuguese

VR support

Issues unresolved

Remap key bug

Mouse button binding causes problems.[3]

Xbox One S controller Bluetooth stutter bug

The Xbox One S Controller, when connected via Bluetooth, causes the game to severely stutter, leaving the game hardly playable.[4] A workaround is to use the controller in wired mode. For the Steam version, setting Steam Input to "Forced On" in game properties may resolve the issue.

Issues fixed

Crash after 10-15 minutes on Windows 10

Caused by a weird interaction between one version of XAudio2_7.dll and the on-screen keyboard service.
Check whether this is the cause with Windows Error Reporting[citation needed]
  1. Win+R and type msinfo32 and Enter.
  2. In Software Environment\Windows Error Reporting look for entries with Reckoning.exe and check that the faulty module is XAudio2_7.dll.
Stop the TabTip.exe process, also referred to as Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel Helper, before launching the game[citation needed]
More simply, just create a batch command to run the game[citation needed]
taskkill /f /im "tabtip.exe"
start /d "<path-to-game>" Reckoning.exe
  1. Create the batch file above by replacing the <path-to-game> with the path to the installation folder.
  2. Save as a .cmd and launch it as an administrator.
  3. To simplify that, you can create a shortcut to the .cmd and choose Run as an administrator in the shortcut's advanced options.

Black screen in demo with AMD GPU

The demo shows nothing but a black screen with AMD GPUs. This issue is not present in the final game.
Disable post-processing in the settings[citation needed]
Alternate demo fix[citation needed]
  1. Open Catalyst Control Center
  2. Create an application profile for Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
  3. Set multi-sampling anti-aliasing (MSAA) to 2x

Locked out of Fast Travel

The following will work to re-enable fast-travel in a savegame, regardless of the reason that caused it[5]
  • Make a copy of the savegame file somewhere.
  • Open the savegame with a hexadicemal editor (for example, HxD)
  • Search for the following hex-values: A5EE1700.
  • Replace it with 00000000
  • Save the file savegame and close the hexadicemal editor

Crash on startup

Run the game as administrator

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
Shader Model support 3.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD
Cutscenes Bink Video
Official online service was be shut down on May 15, 2023.[6]


YSA Heartcore Mod

Greatly increases game difficulty, as vanilla can be too easy late-game. The changes are listed here.
Includes PDF game guides and developer interviews.

Disable the Battle Frenzy sound

If playing a warrior, the constant hissing sound of this permanent buff can quickly get annoying.
Delete/rename FX_Player_Battle_Frenzy.fsb[7]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\content\001.
  2. Delete or rename FX_Player_Battle_Frenzy.fsb.

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 10.5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT
ATI Radeon HD 3650
512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 3.0 support
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0c compatible


  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>/102500/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (102500) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.