Yar's Revenge

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Yar's Revenge
Yar's Revenge cover
Killspace Entertainment
Release dates
Windows April 28, 2011
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Key points

Very limited in-game settings. Other settings such as resolution, display modes, and Vsync require tweaking the setting files manually.
Frame rate is capped at 35 FPS by default. See High frame rate to raise it.

General information

Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (see notes)
Requires its steam_api.dll to run, but can be played without Steam.[1]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\win32\AppSettings.ini[Note 1]
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/99120/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\win32\savegame.svg[Note 1]
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/99120/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Anamorphic 16:9. Resolution must be set via manually editing AppSetting.ini.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use Borderless Gaming, add the game's executable to your favorites, and then enable Delay Borderless Window.[2]
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Can be forced via GPU control panel.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Can be forced via GPU control panel. SGSSAA however can break certain visual elements.[3]
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See Vsync.
60 FPS
35 FPS cap; see High frame rate.
120+ FPS
See High frame rate.
High dynamic range display (HDR)


Modify AppSettings.ini[4]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open AppSettings.ini with a text editor (e.g. Notepad).
  3. Find the ScreenWidth and ScreenHeight variables and set these values to match your desired resolution.
  4. Look for the line Fullscreen and set this to 0 to run the game in windowed mode.

Vertical sync (Vsync)[edit]

Modify AppSettings.ini[4]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open AppSettings.ini with a text editor (e.g. Notepad).
  3. Find the line VSync and set this to 1 to enable Vsync.

High frame rate[edit]

Raise the frame rate cap in Config.ini[6]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Config.ini with a text editor (e.g. Notepad).
  3. Find the line MaxFrameRate and raise its value to your desired frame rate.


Increasing the frame rate cap above your display's refresh rate can negatively impact mouse control.[5]

Input settings[edit]

Control settings.
Control settings.
Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Uses a pre-defined keyboard and mouse layout that cannot be remapped.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
The Invert Y setting also affects controller.
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Uses a pre-defined controller layout that cannot be remapped.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Invert Y setting only affects targeting reticle, not character movement.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Does not use Xbox controller prompts unlike the Xbox 360 version.
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Tracked motion controllers
Generic/other controllers
Although supported, the lack of controller remapping causes buttons to mapped incorrectly.
Button prompts
PC version only uses keyboard prompts.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Off by default.
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
SFX, Music, Dialog
Surround sound
In-game dialogue is spoken gibberish with text while cutscenes are subtitled only.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Co-op
Requires two controllers.
LAN play
Online play

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
Shader Model support 3.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Audio Wwise
Interface Scaleform

System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo
AMD Athlon X2 4400
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8600
Radeon ATI Radeon HD 2600
DirectX 9.0c compatible


  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (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>/99120/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (99120) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. Verified by User:AmethystViper on 2020-02-18
  2. Verified by User:AmethystViper on 2020-02-18
    Without delaying the borderless fullscreen process with Borderless Gaming, the taskbar remains visible.
  3. Verified by User:AmethystViper on 2020-02-18
    Attempting to hack SGSSAA caused visual glitches such as missing character portraits during mid-stage dialogue and broken effects on the menus.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Verified by User:AmethystViper on 2020-02-18
  5. Verified by User:AmethystViper on 2020-02-18
    Attempted to raise the frame-rate cap to 120 FPS on a 60Hz display caused mouse cursor movement to move slowly whereas mouse movement worked fine at 60 FPS. Cannot be certain if this is true for 120Hz displays with a 120 FPS cap.
  6. 60 fps - Steam Community Disucssions - last accessed on 2020-02-18