South Park: The Stick of Truth

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South Park: The Stick of Truth
South Park: The Stick of Truth cover
Obsidian Entertainment
Release dates
Windows March 4, 2014
Metacritic 85
OpenCritic 85
Series South Park
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Key points

Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS; see High frame rate.

General information

Official site
Official forum
Steam Community Discussions


DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Ultimate Fellowship Pack
Super Samurai Spaceman Pack
All DLC is redeemable as Uplay rewards in the Uplay version.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Skip intro videos[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\data\movies\
  2. Move, delete or rename the following files:


Even after removing the files, the audio will still play during the shortened pre-menu state.
Do not alter 000_test_load.bk2and 000_newday.bk2. Without 000_newday.bk2, the game will not save after a boss fight at the end of the first in-game day and won't proceed. 000_test_load.bk2 is used for transitions into battles.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\South Park - The Stick of Truth\[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/213670/pfx/[Note 2]
user.ini stores the user specific configuration, in the user path. If the file is not present, you can copy typical contents from here. Or if you simply change any one of the available settings in-game the game will then create a user.ini at the mentioned location.
config.ini stores the global configuration, in the install path.
engine.ini stores the default configuration, in the install path.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\South Park - The Stick of Truth\save\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/213670/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]


General settings.
General settings.

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Enable additional aspect ratio support[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration files location.
  2. Open user.ini.
  3. Find the following settings:
    support_aspect_ratio_16_10 = false
    support_aspect_ratio_4_3 = false
    support_aspect_ratio_custom = false
  4. Change all of these to true
  5. Afterwards make sure the following settings match your monitor:
    full_screen_height =
    full_screen_hz =
    full_screen_width =


If any of the options are missing from the user.ini, copy them in.


Modify a game file[citation needed]
  1. Open <path-to-game>\South Park - The Stick of Truth.exe in a hex editor (e.g. HxD).
  2. Search for 39 8E E3 3F DB as hex.
  3. Replace it with 26 B4 17 40 DB for 2560x1080 or 8E E3 18 40 DB for 3440x1440.


Due to the game being designed around 16:9, some HUD elements might be misplaced and graphics not meant to be seen might be visible.

Anti-aliasing (AA)[edit]

Modify anti-aliasing settings[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration files location.
  2. Open user.ini.
  3. Change scaleform_edge_aa according to your liking. (Between 0 — ∞)


1.0 is the default, 0 turns off anti-aliasing. Higher values cause blurring.

High frame rate[edit]

The vsync setting is also responsible for frame rate limiting.
Manually disable vsync[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration files location.
  2. Open user.ini.
  3. Set vsync to 0.


Unlocked frame rate causes gameplay issues including slow character movement and severe cutscene video delay. Problems persists even when capping FPS at e.g. 60 or forcing vsync through driver.[1][2]


If controller is present game defaults to it, disables most keyboard buttons, changes mouse behavior in menus and HUD will show 360 controller prompts. Simply unplug or disable controller if playing with keyboard and mouse.


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, music, voice, SFX
Surround sound
Up to 5.0 output[3]
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Brazilian Portuguese

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 3
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX
Audio Wwise
Interface Scaleform
Cutscenes Bink Video


These are typical contents of user.ini.
adapter = -1
anisotropic = 1
default_brightness = 0.138000
default_contrast = 0.946001
default_contrast_range_low = 0.09
default_display_conversion = box
default_gamma = 1.0
dist_fade_duration = 0.5
dist_fade_in_range = 40.0
dist_fade_out_range = 45.0
effects_quality = 1
enable_postprocess = true
enable_depth_of_field = false
enable_bloom = false
enable_antialias = false
enable_color_correction = false
enable_color_controls = false
enable_fog = false
enable_heat_haze = true
enable_transparent_depth = false
motion_blur_enable = false
motion_blur_scale = 0.5
motion_blur_max_length = 0.3
movie_sharpen_amount = 0.0
movie_sharpen_radius = 0.0
msaa = 0
s3d_ar_multiplier = 1.3
scaleform_edge_aa = 1.0
separate_dimensions = 1
shader_quality = 1
shadow_quality = 3
support_aspect_ratio_16_10 = false
support_aspect_ratio_4_3 = false
support_aspect_ratio_custom = false
support_skinning = false
texture_quality = 4096
use_directx_11 = false
vsync = 1
window_height = 720
window_width = 1280

enable_communication = 1
enabled = 1

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3, Vista SP2, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium Dual Core E2180 2.0 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 6 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT
ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT
512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 4.0 support


  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>/213670/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (213670) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. Verified by User:Mars icecream on 2017-2
    at 200fps the intro-cutscene plays in slow motion, it takes long for video-playback to start
  2. Verified by User:Marioysikax on April 27, 2016
  3. PC Gaming Surround Sound Round-up