Rosenkreuzstilette Freudenstachel

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Rosenkreuzstilette Freudenstachel
Rosenkreuzstilette Freudenstachel cover
English localization Darksquid Media
Release dates
Windows October 20, 2012[1]
Rosenkreuzstilette 2007
Rosenkreuzstilette Freudenstachel 2012

General information

Official developer website (Japanese)
Official publisher website
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Developer website
Original Japanese version.
Publisher website
Overseas version.
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Overseas version.
A Japanese-language trail version can be found on the game's official website under the Download page.

Essential improvements[edit]


The latest patches for the Japanese version of the full game can be found at the official website here, under the section marked under "製品版アップデートパッチ" (product update patch). The overseas version sold on Playism and Steam are updated to the latest version.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/564160/pfx/[Note 2]
Config.dat stores configuration settings.
This game uses a password system for saving progress.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Runs at 640x480 at 4:3 only; window size for windowed mode can be increased from the Options menu or pressing F5, which uses nearest neighbor scaling.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
2D game.
Toggle with Alt+ Enter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Not possible due to small resolution.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
Capped between 20, 30, and 60 FPS.
120+ FPS
Game speed is tied to frame-rate; going above 60 FPS can result in unstable game speed.

Input settings[edit]

Remapping settings.
Remapping settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Keys F1-F12, Insert, Delete, Home, End, Page Up, and Page Down are used to change settings outside of the Options menu and cannot be rebound. 1 is also used to enable/disable command dashing for the secret character in the overseas version.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse not used at all.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Digital movement.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
XInput controller support was patched into the overseas version, however analog triggers are not supported.[2]
Xbox button prompts
Game still uses generic prompts.
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Tracked motion controllers
Generic/other controllers
DirectInput controllers supported.
Button prompts Input settings icon - Generic Controller.svg Buttons are referenced by number.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Hotplugging was patched into the overseas version.[3]
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Sound, and Voice
Surround sound
Dialogue is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Only in the overseas version. English in-game subtitles have yet to be implemented.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 3
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) Intel 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 400 MB
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0 compatible


  1. When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).
  2. 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>/564160/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (564160) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. Rosenkreuzstilette Freudenstachel Finally Released! - last accessed on October 16, 2017
  2. Rosenkreuzstilette Updates 24/08/2017 - Steam Community - last accessed on October 16, 2017
  3. Rosenkreuzstilette Freudenstachel General Discussions :: Steam Community - Bug Reports - last accessed on October 20, 2017
    "Tested and confirmed hotplugging support with the overseas version with XInput and DirectInput controllers."