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Ryse: Son of Rome

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Ryse: Son of Rome
Ryse: Son of Rome cover
Developers
Crytek
Publishers
Digital Crytek
Retail Deep Silver
Engines
CryEngine (4th generation)
Release dates
Windows October 10, 2014
Reception
Metacritic 61
OpenCritic 64
IGDB 66
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Hack and slash
Art styles Realistic
Themes Classical
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General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Windows
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Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
Amazon.com (unavailable)
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Windows
Amazon.co.uk (unavailable)
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Windows
All versions require Steam DRM.[1]

DLC and expansion packs

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

Configuration file(s) location

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

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

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video

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

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Use Flawless Widescreen to fix HUD issues.
Ultra-widescreen
Hor+ gameplay. Menus appear stretched.
4K Ultra HD
[2]
Field of view (FOV)
Use this Cheat Engine table. Negative values increase third person FOV, positive values increase first person FOV.
Windowed
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]
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Borderless fullscreen windowed

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

Vertical sync (Vsync)

Set V-Sync 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

Depth of Field

Turn depth of field off
Disables the DOF effect during gameplay and in-game cutscenes.
  1. Download this file.
  2. Extract the files to <path-to-game>\Bin64.

Sharpening

With this CVar image sharpening can be adjusted or disabled. Recommended values are between 0 and 2. The 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.

Notes

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

Input

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
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
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

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

Notes

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

If none of these workarounds work, create an Autoexec.cfg in the installation folder and write this line in it:

i_forcefeedback 0

Audio

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Latin American Spanish
Czech
Fan translation, download
French
German
Italian
Russian
Spanish

Network

Multiplayer types

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

Connection types

VR support

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: Ryse - Son of Rome.
vorpX
G3D
User created game profile, see vorpx forum profile introduction.

Issues fixed

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

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)

Low CPU performance

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 resolution system timer.
  4. Save the file.

Stuttering

The following steps may fix stuttering on some systems due to the way V-Sync is handled in the game.
Enable triple buffering and V-Sync[citation needed]
  1. First apply the Low CPU performance fix.
  2. Disable V-Sync in game.
  3. Go to <path-to-game>.
  4. Open system.cfg in a text editor.
  5. Add this line at the bottom to enable triple buffering: r_NumBackbuffers=3
  6. Save the file.
  7. Go to the GPU control panel and enable standard V-Sync for Ryse: Son of Rome. Adaptive V-Sync may not solve the issue.

Frame rate capped at 100 or 64 FPS, even with V-Sync disabled (Nvidia)

Updates to Windows 10 have resulted in incompatibility with older CryEngine games, which may result in a capped frame rate. Windows 7 is also affected, but only in menus (eg. pause menu). Enabling NULL appears to have no effect under Windows 7.[7]
Can/should be done in conjunction with the Low CPU performance and Stuttering fixes.
Set Low Latency Mode to Ultra[8]
  1. Disable in-game V-Sync.
  2. Go to the Nvidia control panel, set Low Latency Mode to Ultra for Ryse: Son of Rome in the "Manage 3D Settings" tab and press Apply.

Low/inconsistent framerate

Turn on ShadowPlay[9]

Turn on ShadowPlay on Nvidia gpus or use Windows 10 Game DVR feature, AMD Radeon Relive may have the same effect.

Other information

API

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

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD Ex

Toggle flash elements

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.

Notes

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

Skip cutscenes

Delete/rename video files[10]
  1. Go to GameRyse in the installation folder.
  2. Delete or rename Videos-part0.pak, Videos-part1.pak, Videos-part2.pak, and Videos-part3.pak
Deleting, or renaming these files skips every cutscene automatically, most game's cutscenes cannot be skipped without this solution, making this very useful for people who want to replay the game without looking at the cutscenes.
This method, sadly, can also make enemies not spawn at three specific moments in the game forcing you to restart your latest checkpoint, which you can do by pausing the game and then clicking on timeline, there you'll find the load last checkpoint option.

System requirements

Windows
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
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  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.

References