Vampire: The Masquerade - Redemption

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Vampire: The Masquerade - Redemption
Vampire: The Masquerade - Redemption cover
Nihilistic Software
Mac OS (Classic) Varcon Systems
Mac OS MacSoft
Release dates
Windows June 7, 2000
Mac OS (Classic) November 1, 2001
Metacritic 74
Vampire: The Masquerade - Redemption on IGDB
Vampire: The Masquerade - Redemption on MobyGames
Vampire: The Masquerade - Redemption on Wikipedia
Vampire: The Masquerade
Subseries of World of Darkness
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Source DRM Notes Keys OS
DRM details are not known
Mac OS
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Essential improvements[edit]

Administrator elevation required to update saved games[edit]

With Windows Vista to 10, the game may fail to autosave, overwrite past saved games, and fail to save related world events, if it is not Run as Administrator. This can cause dialogues, items and cut-scenes to disappear or be buggy when you load a past saved game. The notes below mention this briefly, but it is essential to know before playing.

Run as Administrator is not required, nor is any compatibility setting, as long as the Windows Search service is running, you have read and write access for the Redemption SaveGames directory and the Redemption SaveGames directory has "Allow files in this folder to have content indexed..." enabled.

Age Of Redemption Mod[edit]

The vanilla game suffers from serious bugs, which can prevent you from progressing. This mod fixes those issues, but also rebalances the game and adds additional features. It can be downloaded here.

Neural Redemption HD Textures[edit]

Original game textures upscaled with neural networks. All game textures are upscaled. Download on Nexus or ModDB

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete/rename logo.bik[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Video\.
  2. Delete or rename logo.bik.

Alternately just hit ESC twice to skip the two videos to get to the main menu (the fix here was added when they were unskippable).

Game Manual[edit]

The game files include a game manual named manual.pdf. It is highly recommended to check the key and mouse commands described in this manual before playing, as there isn't a tutorial in-game.
It can be freely obtained from the Steam store.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\masquerade.ini[Note 1]
Mac OS (Classic)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/559680/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\SaveGames[Note 1]
Mac OS (Classic)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/559680/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud


Video settings.
Video settings.
Advanced Video settings.
Advanced Video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See the WSGF entry or use this patch. WSGF has some UI errors with 4 chars but the patch does not.
See the WSGF entry.
See the WSGF entry.
4K Ultra HD
See the WSGF entry.
Field of view (FOV)
See the WSGF entry.
Use the -window parameter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use the -window parameter.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
2.0 via Miles Sound System


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Retail version, download
Retail version, download
Fan translation.
Retail version, download
Retail version, download
Unofficial translation by «Fargus Multimedia».


On newer systems (x64 Systems or 64bit) the autorun install from disc wont work because of an executable error. You can still install the game from disc using the installer found on the disc in the setup folder.

For example: DVD-DRIVE\setup\setup.exe

Other information[edit]


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95, 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 233 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 720 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible


  1. 1.0 1.1 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>/559680/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (559680) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.