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Saw

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Saw
Saw cover
Developers
Zombie Studios
Publishers
Konami
Engines
Unreal Engine 3
Release dates
Windows October 22, 2009
Reception
Metacritic 55
IGDB 40
Saw on HowLongToBeat
Saw on IGDB
Saw on MobyGames
Saw on Wikipedia

General information

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Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM 7 DRM disc check
Windows
Steam (unavailable)
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Windows
This game is no longer available digitally.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Saw\SawGame\Config\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/27300/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Saw\SawGame\Checkpoints\default_checkpoint.sav
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/27300/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
OneDrive
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud

Video

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Resolutions up to 1920x1200; for unlisted resolutions see Widescreen resolution.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See Anisotropic filtering (AF).
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See Anti-aliasing (AA).
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See Vertical sync (Vsync).
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Capped at 62 FPS, See Engine:Unreal Engine 3#Smoothed frame rate. Can cause puzzles to be near if not unbeatable at extremely high frame rates. (400 FPS+ makes them impossible.)
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Widescreen resolution

Edit SawEngine.ini][1]

Only Works up to 1920x1080

  1. Go to the configuration files location.
  2. Open SawEngine.ini.
  3. Go to the [SystemSettings] section.
  4. Change ResX= and ResY= to your respective resolution.
Example: ResX=1920 and ResY=1080.


Vertical sync (Vsync)

Instructions[2]
  1. Go to the configuration files location.
  2. Open SawEngine.ini.
  3. Go to the [SystemSettings] section.
  4. Change UseVsync=False to UseVsync=True

Anisotropic filtering (AF)

Instructions
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open SawEngine.ini.
  3. Change MaxAnisotropy=4 to MaxAnisotropy=16.
Do not change the in-game graphics settings as it will go back to 4.

Anti-aliasing (AA)

Instructions
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open SawEngine.ini.
  3. Change MaxMultisamples to to the desired value.
Do not change the in-game graphics settings as it will go to 4.

Input

Audio

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Hungarian
Retail only. The language files are available.
Italian
Brazilian Portuguese
Fan translation; Gamevício.
Spanish
Russian

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9 A D3D10 setting exacts in the config file but nothing happens.
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 2.4 GHz
AMD Athlon 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 12 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 6600
ATI Radeon X1300
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 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>/27300/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (27300) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Verified by User:Wolfinston on 2021-06-22
  2. Verified by User:TerminatorOST on 29 March 2019