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X-Blades

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X-Blades
X-Blades cover
Developers
Gaijin Entertainment
Publishers
TopWare Interactive
1C-SoftClub
Dagor Engine
Release dates
Windows February 10, 2009
macOS (OS X) (Cider) January 20, 2017[1]
Linux (Wine) January 20, 2017[1]
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Hack and slash
Themes Fantasy
Series Blades
X-Blades on HowLongToBeat
X-Blades guide on StrategyWiki
X-Blades on MobyGames
X-Blades on Wikipedia
Blades
X-Blades 2009
Blades of Time 2012

X-Blades is a singleplayer third-person hack and slash game in the Blades series.

General information

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

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Requires online activation
Reality Pump DRM (multi-language release).
Windows
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
StarForce 5 DRM (original Russian release with title "Ониблэйд", literally "Oniblade")
Windows
GamersGate (unavailable)
Requires online activation
Reality Pump DRM.
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Marked as HD edition. Gold Edition also available.
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Humble Store
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (notes may include more details)
Can be played without Steam.[2]
Complete Edition also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
ZOOM Platform
DRM-free
Complete Edition (labeled as Digital Deluxe Edition + Soundtrack).
Windows
Retail multi-language and GamersGate versions require "Reality Pump" online activation (3 machine limit; if limit is reached, contact support).[3]

Version differences

The Digital Deluxe Edition includes the base game, a strategy guide, a world map with marked treasures and upgrades, a fan artbook and 6 wallpapers.
The Complete Edition (formerly known as Platinum Edition, sold on Zoom Platform as Digital Deluxe Edition + Soundtrack) includes the base game, all the contents of the Digital Deluxe Edition, and the digital soundtrack.
The HD Gold Edition includes the HD version of the base game and all extras from the Complete Edition.

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Delete or rename movie files[4]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\video.
  2. Delete or rename 00_intro.ogg, gaijin.ogg, and topware.ogg.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\XBlades\
%LOCALAPPDATA%\XBlades\
macOS (OS X)
Linux
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\XBlades\
%LOCALAPPDATA%\XBlades\
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video

Video settings from external launcher.
Video settings from external launcher.
In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.

Input

Remapping settings.
Remapping settings.
Advanced control settings.
Advanced control settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Some actions were not correctly labeled (e.g. "Action 1" being Attack, "Action 4" being Skill 1).
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
X-axis can also be inverted.
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Steam version calls on its external launcher when running the game.
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
X-axis can also be inverted.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
PlayStation controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Button prompts
Xbox prompts are always shown with keyboard prompts.
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio

In-game language settings.
In-game language settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Sound, Speech
Surround sound
Supports 5.1
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Czech
English
French
German
Hungarian
Italian
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Translation.
Romanian
Russian
Spanish

VR support

3D modes State Notes
vorpX
G3D
User created profile, requires DGVoodoo2 v 2.6, see importent notes in the profile introdution.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
Shader Model support 3
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP2, Vista
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 7600
ATI Radeon x1650
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 2.0 support
Other Internet broadband connection (required for online activation and additional downloads)
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Sierra
Processor (CPU) Intel Mac 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) 128 MB of VRAM
Shader model 2.0 support
Linux
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, SteamOS
Processor (CPU) Intel 1.5 GHz
AMD 1.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3.1 GB
Video card (GPU) 128 MB of VRAM
Shader model 2.0 support


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Linux and Mac ports available now! - Steam Community :: Group Announcements :: X-Blades
  2. Verified by User:AmethystViper on June 22, 2017
  3. No Activation - Steam Community :: Group Announcements :: X-Blades - last accessed on May 2023
  4. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2019-04-16
  5. Verified by User:AmethystViper on June 22, 2017
    Steam's frame-rate counters measures at 120-130 FPS during gameplay.