Nuclear Throne

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Nuclear Throne
Nuclear Throne cover
Developers
Vlambeer
Engines
GameMaker Studio
Release dates
Windows December 5, 2015[1]
macOS (OS X) December 5, 2015[1]
Linux December 5, 2015[1]
Reception
Metacritic 89
OpenCritic 86
IGDB 84
Nuclear Throne on HowLongToBeat
Nuclear Throne on IGDB
Nuclear Throne guide on StrategyWiki
Nuclear Throne on MobyGames
Nuclear Throne on Wikipedia

Key points

Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS.[2] See High frame rate to fix.

General information

Official wiki
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM-free
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Windows
Developer website
DRM-free
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Epic Games Store
DRM-free after installation through Epic Games Launcher (notes may include more details)
DRM-free when launched directly from executable.[3]
Windows
macOS (OS X)
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Humble Store
DRM-free
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
itch.io
DRM-free
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Essential improvements[edit]

Nuclear Throne Together[edit]

A mod which adds Steam-based online multiplayer, fixes some bugs, and improves the cooperative mode.
Installing NTT[4]
  1. Download Nuclear Throne Together.
  2. Extract the contents to the installation folder.
  3. Run NTT-Assemble.exe to install.
  4. Run NuclearThroneTogether.exe to play.

High quality music[edit]

A mod which replaces the original audio files (MONO 60-75 kbps) with the official soundtrack files (STEREO 400-600 kbps).
Installing High quality music[5]
  1. Download [2].
  2. Extract the contents to the installation folder.
  3. Replace files when asked

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\nuclearthrone\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/com.vlambeer.nuclearthrone/
Linux ~/.config/nuclearthrone/
This game does not follow the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\nuclearthrone\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/com.vlambeer.nuclearthrone/
Linux ~/.config/nuclearthrone/

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud
Sync is not cross-platform.[6]

Video[edit]

Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
320x240 only. See Widescreen resolution.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
See Widescreen resolution.
4K Ultra HD
See Widescreen resolution.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Toggle with Alt+ Enter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS.[2] See High frame rate.
120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS.[2] See High frame rate.

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Custom resolution[7]
  1. Install Nuclear Throne Together.
  2. Create and open startup.txt in the installation folder.
  3. Add /gml game_set_size(426, 240) for 16:9 or /gml game_set_size(560, 240) for 21:9.

High frame rate[edit]

Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS.[2] Projectiles may bounce differently when changing the cap.
Custom FPS cap[8]
  1. Install Nuclear Throne Together.
  2. Create and open startup.txt in the installation folder.
  3. Add /gml q=60 room_speed=q current_time_scale=30/q where 60 is the cap you want (up to 144).

Input[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.

Audio[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, master, ambient
Surround sound
[9]
Subtitles
No speech.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network[edit]

General settings.
General settings.
Stream key is API to get information of the game to use in streams. More info.

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Co-op
Use Nuclear Throne Together for up to 4 players.
LAN play
Online play
Use Nuclear Throne Together. Requires Steam version of the game.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) 1.2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 200 MB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM

References