Styx: Master of Shadows

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Styx: Master of Shadows
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Developers
Cyanide
Publishers
Focus Home Interactive
Engines
Unreal Engine 3
Release dates
Windows October 7, 2014
Reception
Metacritic 71
OpenCritic 68
IGDB 74
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Stealth
Art styles Realistic, Stylized
Themes Fantasy
Series Styx
Styx: Master of Shadows on HowLongToBeat
Styx: Master of Shadows on IGDB
Styx: Master of Shadows on MobyGames
Styx: Master of Shadows on Wikipedia

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Styx\StyxGame\Config\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/242640/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Styx\Save\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/242640/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Graphics Settings
Graphics Settings

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Custom FOV[2]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open StyxGame.ini.
  3. Add the following binds at the bottom.
Bindings=(Name="F3",Command="FOV 120",Control=False,Shift=False,Alt=False,bIgnoreCtrl=False,bIgnoreShift=False,bIgnoreAlt=False)
Bindings=(Name="F4",Command="FOV 125",Control=False,Shift=False,Alt=False,bIgnoreCtrl=False,bIgnoreShift=False,bIgnoreAlt=False)
  1. Press F3 or F4 in game for higher FOV.

Frame rate (FPS)[edit]

Change bSmoothFramerate[citation needed]
  1. Locate %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Styx\StyxGame\Config\StyxEngine.ini and open the file with a text editor.
  2. Find bSmoothFrameRate and change it from TRUE to FALSE.
Change MaxSmoothedFrameRate[citation needed]
  1. Locate %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Styx\StyxGame\Config\StyxEngine.ini and open the file with a text editor.
  2. Find MaxSmoothedFrameRate and change it from 62 to the desired value.

Notes

Increasing the existing frame rate value breaks the in-game physics. Ennemies corpses may jump and fly once murdered or put on the ground. Above 142 FPS, the bodies flies. Above 62 FPS, the bodies jumps. Activating bSmoothFrameRate with a limit of 62 FPS seems to be the optimal values.

SMAA[edit]

SMAA Anti-Aliasing with SweetFX[citation needed]
32-bit users should use Win32 folder. 64-bit users should use Win64 folder and DLL's from "x64" folder
  1. Download custom SweetFX
  2. Go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Styx\Binaries, extract archive contents to either Win32 or Win64

Input[edit]

Input Settings
Input Settings

Audio[edit]

Audio Settings
Audio Settings

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
Italian
German
Spanish
Russian

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
vorpX
G3D
User created game profile, see vorpx forum profile introduction.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 4.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX
Audio FMOD
Interface wxWidgets
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) Vista SP2, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) 2.4 GHz Dual Core
System memory (RAM) 3 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 GB
Video card (GPU) AMD Radeon HD 5850
Nvidia GeForce GTX 560
1 GB of VRAM
DirectX 9 compatible
Shader model 4 support
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9 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>/242640/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (242640) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References