Saints Row: Gat out of Hell

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Saints Row: Gat out of Hell
Saints Row: Gat out of Hell cover
Developers
Deep Silver Volition
High Voltage Software[1]
Linux Virtual Programming
Publishers
Deep Silver
Engines
CTG
Release dates
Windows January 20, 2015
Linux December 21, 2015[2]
Reception
Metacritic 66
OpenCritic 67
IGDB 64
Taxonomy
Monetization DLC
Series Saints Row
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Saints Row: Gat out of Hell on Wikipedia
Saints Row
Saints Row 2 2009
Saints Row: The Third 2011
Saints Row IV 2013
Saints Row: Gat out of Hell 2015
Agents of Mayhem 2017
Saints Row: The Third Remastered 2020
Saints Row 2022

General information

Saints Row Wiki
Saints Row Mods forums
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Windows
Linux
Amazon.com
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Windows
Linux
Gamesplanet
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Windows
Linux
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Linux
Steam
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Windows
Linux

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Devil's Workshop Pack
Windows
Linux

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Modify configuration files[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open display.ini.
  3. Add SkipIntroVideo = true into the file.
Delete or rename video files[citation needed]
  1. Go to videos in the installation folder.
  2. Delete, move or rename logo_volition.bk2, HVS_Logo.bk2 and logo_deep_silver.bk2.

Game data[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>/display.ini[Note 1]
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/vpltd/SaintsRow4GooH/
Steam <path-to-game>/display.ini
This game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>/_saves/[Note 1]
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/206420/
Save game data location is shared with Saints Row IV.
21 manual save slots + 1 autosave slot are available.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud
Approx. 100 MB available. This space is shared with Saints Row IV.[3]

Video[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Hor+
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Use GOOH FOV Editor
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16x.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 8X MSAA
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Triple buffered.
60 FPS
In-engine and pre-rendered cutscenes as well as a few specific animations are capped at 30 FPS. See Frame rate (FPS).[citation needed]
120+ FPS
Gameplay is capped at 120 FPS. Some physics elements are capped at 60 FPS. If the full-screen mode is selected, the game will switch to a 60 Hz refresh rate with each launch; Re-applying graphics settings will fix this issue. See Frame rate (FPS).[citation needed]

Frame rate (FPS)[edit]

Remove multiple FPS Caps[citation needed]
This process must be performed each time the game is launched to take effect.
  1. Download and run Cheat Engine. Go to the main menu.
  2. Set Executable, Writable and CopyOnWrite to Don't Care and memory scan option to SaintsRowGatOutOfHell.exe.
  3. Disable the Fast Scan option and search for the value 0.00833333 as a float in rounded (extreme) mode. Select all values.
  4. Disable the Fast Scan option and search for the value 0.03333333 as a float in rounded (extreme) mode. Select all values.
  5. Disable the Fast Scan option and search for the value 0.01666666 as a float in rounded (extreme) mode. Select all values.
  6. Disable the Fast Scan option and search for the value 0.00833333 as a double in rounded (extreme) mode. Select all values.
  7. Disable the Fast Scan option and search for the value 0.03333333 as a double in rounded (extreme) mode. Select all values.
  8. Disable the Fast Scan option and search for the value 0.01666666 as a double in rounded (extreme) mode. Select all values.
  9. Set the all the values to (1/FPS), see below for example:
    • 0.00694444 for 144 FPS (floats).
    • 0.00277777 for 360 FPS (floats).
    • 0.00256410 for 390 FPS (floats).
    • 0.0069444444444444 for 144 FPS (doubles).
    • 0.0027777777777777 for 360 FPS (doubles).
    • 0.0025641025641026 for 390 FPS (doubles).
A few 30 FPS caps cannot be removed with this method without crashing; such as character rotations in regards to mouse movements, "The Halo Powered Beatdowns" and "The Archduke's Death" animations and they will appear as if they're heavily stuttering at higher rates; especially if output frame rate is not divisible by 30.
Recommend using the in-game triple buffered v-sync for improved frame pacing, at the cost of slightly increased input latency for lower frame rate values.

Input[edit]

In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.
In-game control settings (for keyboard/mouse).
In-game control settings (for keyboard/mouse).
In-game control settings (for gamepad).
In-game control settings (for gamepad).

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Some users report issues with rebinding certain keys.[4]
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Independent sensitivity of X and Y axes.
Mouse input in menus
Weapon Store menus cannot entirely be navigated with a keyboard.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
X axis can be inverted too.
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Independent sensitivity of X and Y axes.
Controller Y-axis inversion
X axis can be inverted too.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Use DualShock Button Prompts mod
Light bar support
Connection modes unknown
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Rapidly changes button prompts. See #Lock game icons so they don't switch between mouse, keyboard, or gamepad.

Lock game icons so they don't switch between mouse, keyboard, or gamepad[edit]

  1. Open up display.ini located in the game directory with notepad [1]
  2. Change UIController Style
  3. UIControllerStyle = 0 will result in default behavior. The game will automatically switch between kb/m and gamepad displays.
  4. UIControllerStyle = 1 will lock the UI to kb/m displays. You will never see (A), or (LB), or anything like that, it’s always kb/m.
  5. UIControllerStyle = 2 will lock the UI to gamepad displays. You will never see any keyboard keys, or even the mouse cursor.

Audio[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Effects, Music and Voice.
Surround sound
7.0 Surround
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Polish
Russian
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Co-op
Use Nucleus Coop & Unofficial mod.
LAN play
2 Co-op
Online play
2 Co-op

Issues fixed[edit]

Fails to Launch / Hangs / Freezes After Intro[edit]

Move the installation[citation needed]
  • If the game is installed in a storage drive other than C:, move it to a new or existing Steam Library on C:.
Restart the computer[citation needed]
  • This issue can be caused by an unknown factor that disappears when restarting the computer.

Corrupted/Invalid save[edit]

Remove saved games[5]
This fix will erase saved games in Saints Row IV.
  • Delete files in <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/206420/remote.
    • If these files are restored by Steam Cloud Sync, you can open them in a text editor and save them as blank files. You may also need to disable steam cloud synchronization.
  • Delete <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/206420/remotecache.vdf

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11 Backward compatibility for Direct3D 10 and 10.1 GPUs is provided by Direct3D 11.
Shader Model support 5
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
Linux

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Audio Wwise
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer Steamworks

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
AMD Athlon II X3
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 10 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 260
AMD Radeon HD 5800
DirectX 10 compatible
Linux
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS, SteamOS
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-2100 3.1 GHz
AMD Athlon II X4 645 3.1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 7 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GT 440
AMD Radeon HD 6670
1 GB of VRAM
Recommended Graphics Drivers: Nvidia: 352, 355 or 358 series driver / AMD: AMD Catalyst (fglrx) 15.9 or better. MESA drivers and Intel Graphics are not currently supported.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 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).

References