Castle Crashers

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Castle Crashers
Castle Crashers cover
The Behemoth
Release dates
Windows September 26, 2012
macOS (OS X) September 26, 2012
Castle Crashers guide at StrategyWiki
Castle Crashers at Wikipedia

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]

General information

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


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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macOS (OS X)
All versions require Steam DRM.

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
16:9 only. Ability to choose between stretching and black bars.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Can also be forced with -window parameter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
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
Fully rebindable controls.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse not used in game.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
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.[3] This should also fix buttons for most generic DirectInput controllers,[4] but if problems arise, use XInput wrapper.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
For XInput only.
Haptic feedback
For XInput only.
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Rapidly changes button prompts

Audio settings[edit]

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


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese


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
May have issues.
Direct IP


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

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
OpenGL 2.0 OS X only.
Shader Model support 2
64-bit executable
OS X only.[5]


Middleware Notes
Multiplayer Steamworks

System requirements[edit]

Ultra Graphics Mode requires a 64-bit OS.
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
macOS (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


  1. Castle Crashers Steam Update Out Now! -
  2. Why replace All You Can Quaff with Back Off Barbarian in the latest Castle Crashers Steam update? - The Behemoth - Support
  3. Steam Community :: 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."
  4. Verified by User:Marioysikax on December 2, 2015
    Tested with Mayflash adapters for Wii U Pro Controller and DualShock 3 in DirectInput mode.
  5. Verified by User:Marioysikax on 15 October 2015
    Windows tested.