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Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

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Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning cover
Developers
Big Huge Games
38 Studios
Publishers
Electronic Arts
38 Studios
Release dates
Windows February 7, 2012

General information

Steam Community Discussions
Steam Users' Forums

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Gamesplanet
Origin
Steam Does not use Origin.
All non-Steam versions require Origin.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Reckoning\personal.ini

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Reckoning
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\102500\remote
Game profile names need to be identically named when transferring saves to different accounts or computers. If they are not, then you will need to rename the save file into one that has been 'recognised' by the game. This applies to transferring save data in any combination between computers, profiles, Steam and Origin accounts.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Origin
Syncs up to 1 GB of data online.
Steam Cloud
Syncs up to 1000 MB of data online.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete/rename reckoninglogotrain.bik
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Go into content\data\bink
  3. Delete or rename reckoninglogotrain.bik

Disable the Battle Frenzy sound[edit]

If you play a warrior, the constant hissing sound of this permanent buff quickly gets annoying.

Delete/rename FX_Player_Battle_Frenzy.fsb
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Go into content\001
  3. Delete or rename FX_Player_Battle_Frenzy.fsb

Adjust Level of Detail[edit]

Adjust texture LOD
  1. Download and install RadeonPro
  2. Create a RadeonPro profile for Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
  3. Open the "Advanced" tab and check Texture LOD
  4. Set the slider to a value between -1 and -2 (recommended: -1)

Enable high quality anisotropic filtering[edit]

Enable high quality anisotropic filtering
By default KOA:R uses low quality anisotropic filtering to give better performance.
  1. Download and install RadeonPro
  2. Create a RadeonPro profile for Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
  3. Open the "Advanced" tab and check Texture LOD
  4. Set "Texture filtering quality" to high quality

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Use Widescreen Fixer.
Ultra-widescreen
Field of view (FOV)
See Field of view (FOV).
Windowed
Borderless only.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Set to "windowed".
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16 samples.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA. Set by post processing setting
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
No frame rate or refresh rate cap.[1]

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

FOV fix is available using the Widescreen Fixer (if the program crashes when launching the game, try using an older version like r371).
Change FOV
  1. Launch Widescreen Fixer and open Kingdom of Amalur's plugin settings
  2. Set desired field of view (recommended value: 60-70)
  3. Set a keybind for Widescreen Fixer
  4. Launch KOA:R
  5. Press your FOV keybind before doing anything else. Your FOV will expand from a shoulder-cam to third person at the correct FOV.
  6. Should this greatly distort your image, simply reload the save and the FOV setting will take effect.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Changing mouse buttons may cause problems.[2]
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Using an Xbox One controller may cause severe stuttering.[3]
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
effects, music, dialogue
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

VR support[edit]

Issues unresolved[edit]

Remap key bug[edit]

Mouse button binding causes problems.[2]

Xbox One Controller Stutter Bug[edit]

The Xbox One Controller causes the game to severely stutter, leaving the game hardly playable.[3]

Issues fixed[edit]

Crash after 10-15 minutes on Windows 10[edit]

Caused by a weird interaction between one version of XAudio2_7.dll and the on-screen keyboard service.

You can check that this is indeed the cause of the crash with Windows' error log.
  1. Win+R and type msinfo32 and Enter.
  2. In Software Environment\Windows Error Reporting look for entries with Reckoning.exe and check that the faulty module is XAudio2_7.dll
Stop TabTip.exe

Stop the TabTip.exe process, also referred to as Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel Helper, before launching the game.

To simplify that, you can create a batch command to run the game.
taskkill /f /im "tabtip.exe"
start /d "<path-to-game>" Reckoning.exe

Use your actual installation folder, and save as a .cmd. You'll have to launch it as an administrator.
To simplify that, you can create a shortcut to the .cmd and choose Run as an administrator in the shortcut's advanced options.

Map movement to arrow keys[edit]

Map movement to arrow keys
  • Follow instructions here.

Black screen in demo with AMD GPU[edit]

The demo shows nothing but a black screen with AMD GPUs. This issue is not present in the final game.
Fix demo
  1. Launch game
  2. Go to settings
  3. Disable post-processing

or

Fix demo
  1. Open Catalyst Control Center
  2. Create an application profile for Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
  3. Set multi-sampling anti-aliasing (MSAA) to 2x

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core2 Duo 2.2GHz, AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Intel Core2 Quad 2.4GHz, AMD Phenom X4 2.6 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 10.5 GB
Video card (GPU) NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 512 MB or ATI Radeon HD3650 512 MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX260 1 GB or ATI Radeon HD4850

References

  1. New 120Hz Games Report
  2. 2.0 2.1 Found a bug after remapping keys - Steam Users' Forums
  3. 3.0 3.1 http://steamcommunity.com/app/102500/discussions/0/540743757479480625/