Shadowrun

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Not to be confused with Shadow Run.

Shadowrun
Shadowrun cover
Developers
FASA Interactive
Publishers
Microsoft Studios
Engines
Badger
Release dates
Windows May 29, 2007
Reception
Metacritic 67
IGDB 68
Taxonomy
Modes Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Shooter
Themes Cyberpunk, Fantasy, South America
Series Shadowrun
Shadowrun on HowLongToBeat
Shadowrun on IGDB
Shadowrun guide on StrategyWiki
Shadowrun on MobyGames
Shadowrun on Wikipedia
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Shadowrun Returns 2013
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Shadowrun Chronicles - Boston Lockdown 2015
Shadowrun: Hong Kong 2015

Warnings

This game requires a constant internet connection for all game modes.
For Games for Windows - LIVE on Windows 8 or later, install the latest Games for Windows - LIVE software.

Key points

Cross-platform play with Xbox 360 players.
Various issues including mouse accuracy problems and being unable to hear Xbox 360 players' voice chat.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Windows
All versions require Games for Windows - LIVE DRM[Note 1] and a constant internet connection for all game modes.
No longer available digitally.

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Shadowrun Vista Title Update 03 updates the game to the latest version.
Games For Windows Live Redistributable Sometimes difficult to find install of Games for Windows Live

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows

Video[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
16:10 has black borders but, the hud has been moved to fit the aspect ratio. Menus and Videos fit.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
The window can't be changed to an ultrawide resolution. Fullscreen supports remains untested.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Has no options for anisotropic filtering in the menus.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS

Input[edit]

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Network[edit]

Requires a Microsoft account.

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play
16 Cross platform with Xbox 360 players.

Connection types

Issues unresolved[edit]

Can't hear Xbox 360 players' voice chat[edit]

As of November 15, 2010 Xbox 360 and Windows players cannot hear each other using the in game voice system; voice chat with other Windows players is unaffected.

Issues fixed[edit]

Compatibility problems on Windows 7 and later[edit]

Run the game in Windows Vista compatibility mode.

Nvidia GPU pink screen[edit]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista
Processor (CPU) Dual-core Processor or 3.2 GHz Single-core
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 10 GB + 1 GB Swap File
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 7800
ATI Radeon X1800
256 MB of VRAM
Like with Halo 2, Windows XP can run the game using hacks.

Notes

  1. Games for Windows - LIVE DRM features: Legacy activation, requires a Microsoft account - local profiles are not supported.

References