Castle Crashers

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Castle Crashers
Castle Crashers cover
Developers
The Behemoth
Release dates
Windows September 26, 2012
OS X September 26, 2012

Key points

Updated October 14, 2015 to version 2.0 which includes all new features that were included in Remastered version for Xbox One, including higher quality assets and 60+ FPS support.[1] Old mini game "All You Can Quaff" is replaced with new "Back Off Barbarian".[2]
Runs on low-end hardware.[3]

General information

Official site
Official Technical Issues Forum
Castle Crashers Wiki
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Steam
All versions require Steam.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file and save game data location[edit]

System Location
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/204360/

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
16:9 only. Ability to choose between stretching and black bars.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Can also be forced with -window parameter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
As of 2.0 update.
120+ FPS
Enable vsync. Disabling vsync enables 60 FPS cap.

Input settings[edit]

In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.
The gamepad layout for Castle Crashers.
The gamepad layout for Castle Crashers.
Options menu showing Gestureworks option.
Options menu showing Gestureworks option.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Fully rebindable controls.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse not used in game.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
XInput and DirectInput.
Full controller support
Cursor stays on the screen.
Controller remapping
After update 2.4, DirectInput button mapping was updated to match DualShock 4.[4] This should also fix buttons for most generic DirectInput controllers,[5] but if problems arise, use XInput wrapper.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Other
Touchscreen optimised
Native support for Gestureworks.
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
For XInput only.
Haptic feedback
For XInput only.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio CC Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Portuguese
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
4 Co-op, Versus
LAN play
Online play
4 Co-op, Versus

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
May have issues.
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Self-hosting
Direct IP

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP (outbound) 27015
UDP (outbound) 3478, 4379, 4380, 27000-27030

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
OpenGL 2.0 OS X only.
Shader Model support 2
64-bit executable
OS X only.[6]

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Multiplayer Steamworks

System requirements[edit]

Ultra Graphics Mode requires a 64-bit OS.
Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GHz+
System memory (RAM) 1 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 255 MB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 2.0 support
2 GB of VRAM
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible
Controller XBox 360 and DirectInput compatible controllers
Other Broadband Internet connection
OS X
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.5
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GHz+
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 255 MB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM
Shader model 2.0 support
2 GB of VRAM
Sound (audio device) Mac compatible
Controller XBox 360, PS3, and Logitech controllers
Other Broadband Internet connection

References

  1. Castle Crashers Steam Update Out Now! - Thebehemoth.com
  2. Why replace All You Can Quaff with Back Off Barbarian in the latest Castle Crashers Steam update? - The Behemoth - Support
  3. Tested by Nicereddy.
  4. Steam comunity :: Group Announcements :: Castle Crashers - Castle Crashers Steam Update 2.4 - last accessed on December 2, 2015
    "Fixed: PS4 controller now works on Windows and Mac versions of Castle Crashers Steam."
  5. Verified by User:Marioysikax on December 2, 2015. Tested with Mayflash adapters for Wii U Pro Controller and DualShock 3 in DirectInput mode.
  6. Windows tested by Marioysikax