Defense Grid: The Awakening

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Defense Grid: The Awakening
Defense grid.png
Release dates
December 8, 2008
June 18, 2010
Defense Grid: The Awakening at WineHQ
Defense Grid: The Awakening at SteamDB
 Defense Grid: The Awakening at Wikipedia
Defense Grid
Defense Grid: The Awakening 2008
Borderlands DLC
Resurgence Map Pack 1
Resurgence Map Pack 2
Resurgence Map Pack 3
Resurgence Map Pack 4
You Monster DLC
Containment DLC
Defense Grid 2 2014

General information

More information Official Hidden Path Forums
More information Steam Community Discussions
More information Steam Users' Forums


Source DRM Notes Keys
Developer website Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg Activates on Steam, purchased through the Humble Store
Mac App Store Availability Table Icons - Mac App Store.svg OS X only.
Steam Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg
Information All Windows versions require Steam.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

Windows <path-to-game>\config.ini

Save game data location[edit]


Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud Native support
GameSave Manager Native support

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution Native support WSGF WS Gold.svg
Multi-monitor Native support WSGF MM Silver.svg
Field of view (FOV) Not applicable
Windowed Native support
Borderless fullscreen windowed No native support
Anisotropic filtering (AF) No native support
Anti-aliasing (AA) No native support
Vertical sync (Vsync) Native support
60 FPS Native support
120+ FPS Native support

Input settings[edit]

Interface settings.
Mouse controls.
Key rebinding.
Controller controls.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Native support Only keyboard.
Mouse acceleration No native support
Mouse input in menus Native support
Mouse Y-axis inversion No native support
Controller support Native support
Full controller support Native support
Controller remapping No native support
Controller Y-axis inversion No native support

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Native support Music, effects and voice over.
Surround sound Native support Up to 7.0 output[2]
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
French Native support Unknown Unknown
Italian Native support Unknown Unknown
German Native support Unknown Unknown
Spanish Native support Unknown Unknown

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Native 3D Unknown
Nvidia 3D Vision Hackable See Defense Grid The Awakening - 3D Vision Fix.
TriDef 3D Unknown
iZ3D Unknown

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS)
XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz Dual-Core 2.0 GHz or higher
System memory (RAM) 512 MB 1 GB (XP) / 1.5 GB (Vista)
Hard disk drive (HDD)
1 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon 9600
NVIDIA GeForce 6100
DirectX 9 compatible
Shader model 2 support
ATI Radeon X700
NVIDIA GeForce 7600
256 MB of VRAM
Shader model 3 support


  2. PC Gaming Surround Sound Round-up