Bionic Commando Rearmed

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Bionic Commando Rearmed
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Release dates
Windows August 14, 2008
Bionic Commando
Bionic Commando 1987
Bionic Commando Rearmed 2008
Bionic Commando (2009) 2009

General information

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Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail SecuROM DRM disc check.[1]
GamersGate Requires online activation SecuROM PA DRM.
Uplay (US/Canada)

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\data\settings\renderer_settings.xml

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\saves\save0.sav

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
4:3, 5:4, 16:9, and 16:10 aspect ratios only.
See the WSGF entry.
See the WSGF entry.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Works with Borderless Gaming 7.5 and later.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See Anti-aliasing (AA).
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Disabled. Force in the graphics card control panel or use D3Doverrider.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
See Refresh rate resets to 60 Hz.

Anti-aliasing (AA)[edit]

Enable SGSSAA using NVIDIA Profile Inspector[2]
  1. Download and run NVIDIA Profile Inspector.
  2. Search for Bionic Commando: Rearmed in the profiles list.
  3. Set Antialiasing compatibility to 0x000012C1
  4. Set Antialiasing - Mode to Override any application setting
  5. Set Antialiasing - Setting to 2x/4x/8x Multisampling
  6. Set Antialiasing - Transparency supersampling to 2x/4x/8x Sparse Grid Supersampling (the level must match the previous setting).
  7. Set Texture filtering - LOD Bias to either -0.500 (if using 2x MSAA + 2x SGSSAA), -1.000 (if using 4x) or -1.500 (if using 8x).
  8. Click Apply to save the changes.
Alternative solutions[citation needed]
  1. Only morphological filtering(MLAA) can be forced in the graphics card control panel.
  2. Force SMAA using injectSMAA.
  3. Enable Virtual/Dynamic Super Resolution in the graphics card control panel and render the game at a higher resolution than the monitor's native resolution.


Combine Virtual/Dynamic Super Resolution with MLAA or SMAA method for best visual results.

Input settings[edit]

In order to use the keyboard controls, disconnect any controllers before launching the game
In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.
In-game gamepad settings.
In-game gamepad settings.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music and sound effects.
Surround sound
Speech is text-based, aside from occasional shouting.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio CC Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
4 2 player co-op and up to 4 player local multiplayer.
LAN play
Online play

Issues fixed[edit]

Refresh rate resets to 60 Hz[edit]

After changing the in-game refresh rate to 120 or above, it will reset back to 60 the next time the game is launched.
Edit renderer_settings.xml[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open renderer_settings.xml with a text editor.
  3. Find refresh_rate="60" and replace 60 with the desired refresh rate.
  4. Save the changes and set the file to read-only.
Use the Nvidia Control Panel[citation needed]
  1. Open the Nvidia Control Panel.
  2. Add the game exe under Manage 3D settings >> Program Settings.
  3. Set Preferred refresh rate to Highest available
  4. Click Apply to save the changes.

Game does not start (Windows 10)[edit]

The game crashes with a PhysX error message, or starts and closes with no error message.
Update PhysX[3]
  1. Install the latest NVIDIA PhysX System Software.
  2. Install the Legacy PhysX drivers.
  3. If problems persist, go to the Nvidia PhysX Common folder and copy the files to <path-to-game>.

Other information[edit]


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


Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX
Audio OpenAL
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS) XP SP2, Vista
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium IV 2.0 GHz
AMD Athlon XP 2200+
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 650 MB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 6600 GT
128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible


  1. Reclaim Your Game - RYG's SecuROM 7+ DRM List
  2. NVidia Flags
  3. Doesn't seem to work in Windows 10 :: Bionic Commando Rearmed General Discussions