Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
Release dates
August 27, 2013
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow at WineHQ
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow at SteamDB
 Castlevania: Lords of Shadow at Wikipedia
Castlevania 1990
Konami Collector's Series: Castlevania & Contra 2002
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2013
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 2014
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD 2014

General information

More information Official site
More information Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys
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Information All versions require Steam.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) and save game location[edit]

Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\234080\remote\
Information Configuration file seems to be encrypted.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud Native support
GameSave Manager Native support

Video settings[edit]

In-game general video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution Native support WSGF WS Gold.svg
Multi-monitor Native support WSGF MM Gold.svg
Ultra-widescreen Native support WSGF UW Bronze.svg
Field of view (FOV) No native support
Windowed Native support Can be stretched to any windowed resolution.
Borderless fullscreen windowed Hackable Works with 3rd-Party Tools
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Native support Up to 16 samples.
Anti-aliasing (AA) Native support FXAA. For others, see Anti-aliasing (AA).
Vertical sync (Vsync) Native support
60 FPS Native support
120+ FPS Native support

Anti-aliasing (AA)[edit]

Information There is an In-Game AA option. (FXAA)

Fix Other AA Methods

  • See guides for downsampling method for AMD cards or nVidia cards.
    Downsampling can be combined with other methods of AA of your choosing. Such as in game AA 2x2 downsampling+In Game AA
  • Follow guide for driver-specific solution on nVidia cards. Additional info with screens can be found at Guru3D forums.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard rebinding.
Controller buttons.
Information If controller is present game changes prompts to 360 buttons and disables key rebinding.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Native support Possible to rebind to mouse and its extra buttons as well.
Mouse acceleration Not applicable Mouse movement not used at all.
Mouse input in menus No native support
Mouse Y-axis inversion Not applicable
Controller support Native support XInput controllers only.
Full controller support Native support
Controller remapping No native support
Controller Y-axis inversion No native support
Touchscreen optimised No native support

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Native support Voice, effects and music.
Surround sound Native support Auto configures up to 7.1 output[1]
Subtitles Native support
Closed captions No native support
Mute on focus lost Native support


Language UI Audio CC Notes
English Native support Native support Native support
German Native support No native support Native support
French Native support No native support Native support
Italian Native support No native support Native support
Spanish Native support No native support Native support
Brazilian Portuguese Native support No native support Native support
Turkish Native support No native support Native support A Turkish fan translation is available.
Polish Native support No native support Native support A Polish fan translation is available.

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Native 3D Unknown
Nvidia 3D Vision Hackable See Castlevania Lords of Shadow Ultimate Edition - 3D Vision Fix.
TriDef 3D Unknown
iZ3D Unknown

Issues unresolved[edit]

Black/white screen at 30 Hz[edit]

Disadvantage The game doesn't seem to support a 30 Hz refresh rate. Screen simply turns black or white, while still playing the audio in the background.[citation needed]

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3 7 or higher
Processor (CPU) 2.4Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo Quad Core CPU
System memory (RAM) 1 GB 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
15 GB
Video card (GPU) 512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9 compatible
1 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible


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