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Mark of the Ninja

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Mark of the Ninja
Mark of the Ninja cover
Developers
Klei Entertainment
macOS (OS X) Alternative Games
Linux Alternative Games
Publishers
Microsoft Studios
Release dates
Windows October 16, 2012
macOS (OS X) September 11, 2013
Linux September 11, 2013
Reception
Metacritic 91
IGDB 91
Taxonomy
Monetization DLC
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Scrolling, Side view
Controls Direct control
Genres Platform, Stealth
Art styles Cartoon
Themes Contemporary
Series Mark of the Ninja
Mark of the Ninja on HowLongToBeat
Mark of the Ninja on IGDB
Mark of the Ninja on MobyGames
Mark of the Ninja on Wikipedia
Mark of the Ninja
Mark of the Ninja 2012
Mark of the Ninja: Remastered 2018

Warnings

The macOS (OS X) version of this game does not work on macOS Catalina (version 10.15) or later due to the removal of support for 32-bit-only apps.

General information

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

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GOG.com (unavailable)
DRM-free
Mark of the Ninja: Remastered is available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam (unavailable)
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Mark of the Ninja: Remastered is available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Special Edition
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Version differences

The Special Edition adds developer commentary, a new level, two new items, and a new character play style.

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Delete or rename video file
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\data\bootstrap\movies.
  2. Delete, move or rename intro.bik.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Klei\Ninja\users\
<path-to-game>\users\[Note 1]
macOS (OS X) ~/Documents/Klei/Ninja/users/
Linux ~/.klei/ninja/users/
graphics.ini stores the configuration.
This game does not follow the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Klei\Ninja\users\
<path-to-game>\users\[Note 1]
macOS (OS X) ~/Documents/Klei/Ninja/users/
Linux ~/.klei/ninja/users/
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/214560/remote/
savegames.sav stores the save game data.

Save game cloud syncing

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

Video

General settings.
General settings.

Input

Default remappable controls menu.
Default remappable controls menu.

Audio

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Hungarian
Fan translation, #1, #2.
Italian
Japanese
Polish
Fan translation, download.
Russian
Fan translation by «ZoG Forum Team». Attached as bonus to GOG.com version.
Spanish
Brazilian Portuguese
Fan translation, download.

Issues unresolved

Auto-updates restarting level progress

Any auto-saved progress during a level will be reset to the beginning of that level when the game is updated. This is a side-effect of the patching process.[2]

Issues fixed

Xbox 360 gamepad controls show on screen

Xbox 360 gamepad controls show on screen instead of keyboard & mouse controls.
Use the -nocontroller command line argument[3]

Run the game at screen refresh rate

Fullscreen mode defaults to 60 Hz, even if the screen refresh rate is set higher than that.
Set screen refresh rate[citation needed]
  1. Start the game and change any graphics setting.
  2. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  3. Open graphics.ini.
  4. Change RefreshRate=60 to the desired value.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
OpenGL
Linux and OS X only.
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
This 32-bit-only macOS game does not work on macOS Catalina (10.15) or later.
Linux

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium D 800
AMD Phenom 9750
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2.5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 7800 GT
AMD Radeon HD 3000
DirectX 9.0c compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.7
Processor (CPU) 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2.5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 7800 GT
AMD Radeon HD 3000
512 MB of VRAM
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU) 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2.5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 7800 GT
AMD Radeon HD 3000
512 MB of VRAM

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