|Developer(s)||Arrowhead Game Studios|
|First release date||January 25, 2011|
- Poorly optimized.
- Has a lot of DLC.
- All versions require Steam.
 Issues And Fixes
 Game Won't Start On Laptop
 Intel Graphics Cards
Intel integrated graphics cards are not recommended for playing Magicka. Playing on an Intel 2000 is neigh unplayable, while playing on an Intel 3000 is possible with reduced resolution and noticeable frame rate drops. Arrowhead Game Studios recommends avoiding integrated graphics cards.
 ATI/NVidia Graphics Cards
On newer laptops with an i3/5/7 processor and some form of ATI/Nvidia graphics card, the laptop usually has the option of running a program on either on the integrated graphics or discreet graphics. Sometimes, the graphics driver incorrectly runs Magicka on the integrated intel graphics. Forcing your system to run Magicka on the ATI or NVidia card will greatly increase performance.
 Windows Event - Exception code: c0000374 Crash
If you experience this error code and are running Office 2010, try changing your system language from Japanese to English. This error has something to do with Office 2010's Microsoft IME.
 Crash to Desktop with SoundBlaster Card
If you have a soundblaster sound card and are experiencing a crash to desktop:
- Open the windows control panel and navigate to Sound.
- Highlight the speaker then click properties >
- Go to the Sound Blaster panel >
- Check the Disable Sound Blaster enhancements >
- Click apply/ok.
 FRAPS, OC Guru, EVGA precision, MSI Afterburner, RivaTuner
All of the above programs are known to cause crashes with Magicka. Disable or uninstall those programs.
 Exception Code: e0434f4d or e0434f4d crash
 Game won't start
If the game won't start, try the following:
- Make sure .Net 3.5 is enabled.
- Reinstall DirectX 9.
- Reinstall XNA Framework 3.1
- Verify the integrity of the game cache.
- Delete and reinstall Magicka.
 Mumble Incompatibility
- Some people have had issues running the game while mumble is open.
- Closing mumble, starting Magicka, alt-tabbing back to desktop, and starting mumble again seems to get around this issue.
- Most likely related to Mumbles overlay.
 Game Freezes
 XP and AMD Dual Core CPU
 Dual Core Systems
Magicka can occasionally freeze if it is run on a dual core system. Setting Magicka to run on only one core may solve this. To make Magicka run on a single core, perform the following:
1. Run Magicka.
2. Open the task manager.
3 In the processes tab, right click "Magicka.exe" process and select "Set Affinity"
4. Uncheck "CPU 1" so that ONLY "CPU 0" is checked.
5. Select OK.
 Graphics issues
 Screen Tearing/Shuttering
For nvidia cards, use the Nvidia control panel to force triple buffering and V-sync.
For ATI/AMD cards use the AMD VISION Engine Control Center to create a profile for Magicka that forces triple buffering and V-sync.
 Random Graphics Glitches
Update your graphics drivers.
 Mods And Utilities
- Magicka AutoHotkey Script Generator
- Resized HUD for low resolutions
- Savegame Editor
- Challenge Editor
- Level Editor
 Game data
|Save game location||C:\Program Files (x86)\steamapps\common\magicka\SaveData|
|Configuration files location|
 Controller support
The game has built in support for controllers, but the default controls for spellcasting are so obtuse that use of the keyboard is recommended.
Third party scripts have been created to apply a much more sane control scheme for use with controllers, and can be found here.
 System requirements
|Operating system (OS)||Windows XP/Vista/7||Windows XP/Vista/7|
|Processor (CPU)||Intel® Pentium® IV 2.4 GHz or AMD 3500+||Intel® Pentium® IV 2.4 GHz or AMD 3500+|
|System memory (RAM)||2 GB||2 GB|
|Video card (GPU)||NVIDIA® GeForce 8800 or ATI Radeon® X1900||NVIDIA® GeForce 8800 or ATI Radeon® X1900|
|Hard disk drive (HDD)||2 GB||2 GB|