Ryse: Son of Rome

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Ryse: Son of Rome
Ryse: Son of Rome cover
Digital Crytek
Retail Deep Silver
CryEngine (4th generation)
Release dates
Windows October 10, 2014
Ryse: Son of Rome on Wikipedia

General information

Official website
Steam Community Discussions


All versions require Steam DRM.[1]

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions[edit]

Base game includes all DLC released for the Xbox One version.[2]
The in-game micro-transactions used in the Xbox One version have been removed.[2][3]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\system.cfg[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/302510/pfx/[Note 2]
Ryse supports several CVAR values which can be inserted into the system.cfg file.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\302510\remote\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/302510/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.
Advanced graphics settings.
Advanced graphics settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use Flawless Widescreen to fix HUD issues.
Hor+ gameplay. Menus appear stretched.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Use this Cheat Engine table. Negative values increase third person FOV, positive values increase first person FOV.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See Borderless fullscreen windowed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16 samples.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
SSAA 1.5x1.5 to 2x2 and Temporal Anti-Aliasing. SMAA always on.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See Vertical sync (Vsync).
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
No frame rate cap; a 30 FPS cap option is included.[2]

Borderless fullscreen windowed[edit]

Enable borderless fullscreen windowed[4]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Open system.cfg.
  3. Add r_FullscreenWindow=1.

Vertical sync (Vsync)[edit]

Set Vsync buffering[4]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Open system.cfg.
  3. Add r_NumBackbuffers=x where x is one of the aftermentioned values.
    • 0 – Auto detect based on desktop resolution
    • 2 – Double buffer always
    • 3 – Triple buffer always


With this CVar the image sharpness can be set, e.g. to increase it for getting better quality screenshots. Recommended values are between 0 and 2. Default value is 0.2.
Set AA sharpening[4]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Open system.cfg.
  3. Add r_PostAASharpening=x where x is a value between 0-4.


Can either be set in system.cfg or in the console when being ingame.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Keys cannot be remapped.[5] 2 WASD configurations and 1 arrow keys configuration available.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
XInput controllers only.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Generic/other controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
See Haptic feedback.
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Haptic feedback[edit]

Disable force feedback for XInput controllers[4]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Open system.cfg.
  3. Add i_forcefeedback=0.


Can either be set in system.cfg or in the console when being ingame.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Speech and Effects
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Fan translation, download

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: Ryse - Son of Rome.


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Co-op
Use Nucleus Coop & Unofficial mod.
LAN play
Online play
2 Co-op
Colosseum Mode.[6]

Connection types

Issues fixed[edit]

Texture resolution is grayed out and can't be changed in the menu[edit]

Set texture resolution manually[4]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>.
  2. Open system.cfg in a text editor.
  3. Add sys_spec_textureresolution=x where x is one of the aftermentioned values.
    • 0 – Automatic detection based upon available video memory
    • 1 – Low (1.0 GB VRAM)
    • 2 – Medium (1.5 GB VRAM)
    • 3 – High (2.0 GB VRAM)
    • 4 – Very High (3.0 GB VRAM)


Not recommended to set it to value higher than your available video memory (as per above) because this will cause severe performance issues in the game.

Low FPS issue[edit]

Turn on ShadowPlay[7]

Turn on ShadowPlay on Nvidia gpus or use Windows 10 Game DVR feature, amd Radeon Relive may have same effect (needs confirmation)


This will make game use more GPU power and run smooth 60 FPS.

Low CPU performance[edit]

Can help increase frame rate.
Enable high resolution system timer[4]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>.
  2. Open system.cfg in a text editor.
  3. Add sys_highrestimer=1 to enable the high res system timer.
  4. Save the file.


The following steps may fix stuttering on some systems due to the way VSYNC is handled in the game.
Enable triple buffering[citation needed]
  1. First apply the Low CPU performance fix.
  2. Go to <path-to-game>.
  3. Open system.cfg in a text editor.
  4. Add this line at the bottom to enable triple buffering: r_NumBackbuffers=3
  5. Save the file.
  6. Go to Nvidia control panel (or AMD equivalent) and enable both Triple Buffering and "Fast Sync" for Ryse in the "Manage 3D Settings" tab and press Apply.
  7. Disable VSYNC in game.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Shader Model support 5
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD Ex

Toggle flash elements[edit]

Enables/disables all flash elements in the game (also including the menu). Should only be disabled when trying to create beauty shots of ingame environment.
Disable flash elements[4]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Open system.cfg.
  3. Add gfx_draw=0 to disable all flash elements.


Can either be set in system.cfg or in the console when being ingame.

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-3220T 2.8 GHz
AMD Phenom II X4 945 3.2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 26 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 560
AMD Radeon HD 7770
1 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
64-bit operating system required


  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>/302510/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (302510) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.