Shadow Man Remastered

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Shadow Man Remastered
Shadow Man Remastered cover
Nightdive Studios
Acclaim Studios Teesside
Nightdive Studios
Kex Engine
Release dates
Windows April 15, 2021
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Adventure, Metroidvania
Art styles Stylized
Themes Horror
Series Shadow Man
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Shadow Man Remastered is a singleplayer third-person action, adventure and metroidvania game in the Shadow Man series.

General information Community Discussions for game series Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
DRM details are not known
Humble Store
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Includes the soundtrack as 24-bit/48kHz FLAC files, found in <path-to-game>\ShadowManEX04.kpf (openable with any program that can open ZIP files, such as 7-Zip or WinRAR).

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro-videos[edit]

Use console variable[1]
  1. Open the console in-game with ~.
  2. Type g_skipintro 1, then press Enter.
Edit config file
  1. Navigate to %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Nightdive Studios\Shadowman EX.
  2. Open kexengine.cfg with text editor.
  3. Find the line seta g_skipintro "0".
  4. Set it to seta g_skipintro "1", then save the file.
Remove company logos
  1. Go to <path-to-game>.
  2. Delete/rename the movies folder.
Opening-cinematic will still play (skippable).

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Nightdive Studios\Shadowman EX\kexengine.cfg
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1413870/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Nightdive Studios\Shadowman EX\saves
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1413870/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]


Display settings
Display settings
Video settings
Video settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
60-120 vertical. Default value is 74. Camera distance from the character can also be set close or far for extra FOV.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Can be set Off, 1x, 2x, 4x, 8x or 16x.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
On/Off only
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Framerate cap options between 30, 60, 120, 144 and 240. Max FPS setting is capped at 1920 FPS. Make sure to leave Interpolation enabled for the game to scale from original internal 60fps.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input settings[edit]

Mouse settings
Mouse settings
Gamepad settings
Gamepad settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
To unbind an already bound key or button from an action, press it when prompted to bind a new key.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Added in Patch 1.1. Separate toggles for freelook and swimming.
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Can switch between modern, classic, or custom controls
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Native support added in Patch 1.1. Separate toggles for freelook and swimming.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
By default, the game applies a low-pass filter over digital audio samples. This behavior can be disabled by setting snd_lowpassfilter to 0 in the configuration file or the console.


Language selection
Language selection
Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Issues fixed[edit]

Game won't launch if you have a non-ASCII character in your Windows profile[edit]

Create a new Windows account using only standard ASCII characters or wait for a fix

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Vulkan 1.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Audio XAudio2 XAudio 2.9, file version 1.0.2008.230001
Input SDL2

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel or AMD Dual-Core 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 GB
Video card (GPU) OpenGL 3.2 compatible
DirectX 10 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.


  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>/1413870/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1413870) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. Verified by User:SirYodaJedi on 2021-04-24