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]
Nuclear Throne guide on StrategyWiki
Nuclear Throne on Wikipedia

Key points

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

General information

Official Website
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions
Nuclear Throne Wiki

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Developer website
DRM-free
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Epic Games Store
DRM-free after installation through Epic Games Launcher (see notes)
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.

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 Store
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud
Sync is not cross-platform.[5]

Video settings[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[6]
  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[7]
  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 settings[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, master, ambient
Surround sound
[8]
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