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NecroVisioN cover
The Farm 51
2009-2018 1C Company
2018-2022 1C Entertainment
2022-present Fulqrum Publishing
505 Games
Aspyr Media
Pain Engine
Release dates
Windows February 27, 2009
Metacritic 63
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres FPS
Art styles Realistic
Themes Europe, Supernatural, World War I, Zombies
Series NecroVisioN
NecroVisioN on HowLongToBeat
NecroVisioN on IGDB
NecroVisioN on MobyGames
NecroVisioN on Wikipedia
NecroVisioN 2009
NecroVisioN: Lost Company 2010


GameSpy online services have been shut down (see Network for solutions).

NecroVisioN is a singleplayer and multiplayer first-person FPS game in the NecroVisioN series.

General information Community Discussions for game series Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM 7 DRM.
GamersGate (unavailable)
Requires online activation
SecuROM 7 DRM - [1]
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Not available in Germany.
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Humble Store
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Demo available on store page.
ZOOM Platform
Hardcore Edition - Bundled with NecroVisioN: Lost Company

Version differences

The German version is a Low Violence Version and only includes the German language.

Essential improvements


Patch 1.2 is the latest version.

Skip intro videos

Modify game files[2]

Delete or rename necro_logo_fin.bik and NVIDIA_logo.bik in <path-to-game>\Data\Movies.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Bin\config.ini[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/7860/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Profiles\<user-id>\SaveGame\[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/7860/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud


Video settings.
Video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Vert- native. Use NecroVisioN 1.1 widescreen fix.
Use NecroVisioN 1.1 widescreen fix.
Use NecroVisioN 1.1 widescreen fix.
4K Ultra HD
Vert- native. Use NecroVisioN 1.1 widescreen fix.
Field of view (FOV)
See Field of view (FOV).
See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
In options menu, but no info how many samples.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 8x MSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Enabled by default. Causes microstuttering when shooting certain enemies in DX10.[3][4] See Microstuttering when shooting certain enemies.
Disabled by default in Steam release.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Field of view (FOV)

Setting a custom FOV[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Bin.
  2. Open config.ini.
  3. Change Cfg.FOV =, Cfg.FOVRun = and Cfg.ZoomFOV = to the desired values.
Add FOV slider to options menu[citation needed]
  1. Download and extract Necrovision Extended Menu.
  2. Copy extracted files to <path-to-game>.
Changing the FOV without applying the NecroVisioN 1.1 widescreen fix first will make the game crash when using iron sights.


Use Necrovision Extended Menu[5]
  1. Download and extract Necrovision Extended Menu.
  2. Copy extracted files to <path-to-game>.
  3. Run the game and disable fullscreen mode from the game's options.


It is very likely that the game will bug out when trying to set Windowed mode when using DirectX 10 renderer - use DirectX 9 instead.[5]
The game natively starts in fullscreen mode no matter the config option. Simply go to game's options and toggle fullscreen option twice to force the game to Windowed mode.
Use DXWnd
  1. Download and extract DXWnd to a user writable directory.
  2. Open DXWnd.
  3. Right-click the white area below the menu, click Add, and point the executable path to <path-to-game>\bin\NecroVision.exe.
  4. Launch game from DXWnd.


This method seems to work fine with both DirectX 10 and DirectX 9 renderers. If the game crashes launching from DXWnd, launch DXWnd and then launch the game directly.


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
An option for mouse smoothing. Mouse acceleration not noticed.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Controller types
If hitting enemies with melee weapons (like the bayonet) is difficult, try aiming slightly to the left of the intended target. The point of impact for most melee weapons is not exactly at the crosshair. For example, to hit an enemy on the head, try targetting a bit to the left of it.


Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Up to 7.1 output. May require DirectSound3D restoration software.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
EAX Acoustics.
Royalty free audio
Set at least Four Speakers in options to activate binaural HRTF mixing with DSOAL.


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Localization may download incorrectly; see Incorrect audio localization.
Brazilian Portuguese
Fan translation; Gamevício. ou UPDATE(2023).


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play
16 GameSpy services have been shut down;[6] see GameSpy for workarounds.

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Added in patch 1.2; use NVServerGui.exe or NVServer.exe.
Direct IP

VR support

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

Issues fixed

Game crashes after loading

Start the game in DX9 mode[5]

Microstuttering when shooting certain enemies

Override Vsync to be disabled[3]
Start the game in DX9 mode[5]

Script errors appear when launching

May be caused by a faulty desktop shortcut.
Run exacutable file directly[7]

Incorrect audio localization

Steam sometimes downloads both the English and German voiceovers.
Disable localization[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\data.
  2. Remove the incorrect localization files (e.g. voiceovers_german.pak)

Game does not launch (demo)

In case the game does not launch and instead displays a bluish window in one quarter of the screen, try lowering the desktop resolution to 1920x1080 or below. The game may have launch problems when the Windows resolution is too high. This problem only occurs in the demo, not in the full game.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c, 10
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

Starting the game in DX9 mode

Start the game in DirectX 9 mode[5]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Bin and edit config.ini.
  2. Find Cfg.RenderDevice = and set the value to Cfg.RenderDevice = 1.


Make sure not to use the +dx10 command line parameter.


Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Audio Miles Sound System 7.2e
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3, Vista SP1
Processor (CPU) Intel Dual Core 2.0 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+
System memory (RAM) 1 GB (XP)
2 GB (Vista)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8.5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 6800
ATI Radeon X1600
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Game doesn't officially support Windows XP x64 and Windows Vista x64. Despite this, it seems to function without issue.[citation needed]


  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).
  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>/7860/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (7860) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.