Nosferatu: The Wrath of Malachi

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Nosferatu: The Wrath of Malachi
Nosferatu: The Wrath of Malachi cover
Idol FX
Steam Funbox Media
GOG Blue Moon Red Owl
Architectural Generator Engine
Release dates
Windows October 21, 2003
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Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc 2 DRM[Note 1]
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ZOOM Platform
SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).


A free demo is available here.

Essential improvements[edit]

Edit settings[edit]

To access the settings, launch the game using <path-to-game>\start.exe and then click on 'Settings'.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Idol FX\Nosferatu[Note 2]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/283290/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Version\Data[Note 4]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/283290/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use Nosferatu widescreen fix.
Use Nosferatu widescreen fix.
See the WSGF topic.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
The in-game anti-aliasing does not seem to work. Force AA through drivers instead.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Can be forced through drivers.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Certain keys are hard-coded.
Mouse acceleration
Does not seem to be possible to turn off.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Only on Russian retail copy, digital version available here.
Retail version, download.

Issues fixed[edit]

Settings aren't saved (Steam)[edit]

The game saves its settings in the Windows registry. The keys are not created by default and need to be created by you. Once created you can edit the settings from the launcher and they will be saved.

Add keys to the registry[3]
  1. Create a new temporary text file anywhere you would like.
  2. Name it nosferatu.reg
  3. Copy the following lines into it:
  4. Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
  5. Save your file and then run it to add the keys to your registry.
  6. Run the game from <path-to-game>\start.exe or else the default settings will be used.


Launching the game from start.exe will not grant you any trading cards. It is recommended to launch the game from Steam and leave the game idle in the background for 1 hour to receive your 3 cards.
The fix has not been tested on 32 bit operating systems. It may not work or may need to be applied differently.

Other information[edit]


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS) 98, 2000, XP, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 733 MHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 353 MB
Video card (GPU) Direct3D Compatible
16 MB of VRAM


  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]
  2. When running this game without Administrator elevation, 32-bit programs writing to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE will be redirected to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\VirtualStore\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node (more details).
  3. 3.0 3.1 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>/283290/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (283290) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  4. 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).