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Magicka box.jpg
Release dates
January 25, 2011
Magicka at Steam Charts
Magicka at SteamDB
 Magicka at Wikipedia
Magicka 2011
Magicka: Wizards of the Square Tablet 2013
Magicka 2 2015
Magicka: Wizard Wars TBA

Key points

Disadvantage Poorly optimized.[citation needed]

General information

More information Official forums
More information Steam Community Discussions
More information Steam Users' Forums
More information Magickapedia


Source DRM Notes Keys
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Information All versions require Steam.

Essential improvements[edit]

Mods And utilities[edit]

More information Magicka AutoHotkey Script Generator
More information Resized HUD for low resolutions
More information Savegame Editor
More information Challenge Editor
More information Level Editor

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]


Save game data location[edit]

Windows <path-to-game>\SaveData

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud Impossible
GameSave Manager Native

Video settings[edit]

Graphics settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution Native WSGF WS Gold.svg
Multi-monitor Native WSGF MM Silver.svg Position affects gameplay
Ultra-widescreen Native WSGF UW Gold.svg
4K Ultra HD Native WSGF 4K Gold.svg
Field of view (FOV) Impossible
Windowed Native
Borderless fullscreen windowed Hackable Use Windowed Borderless Gaming.
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Impossible
Anti-aliasing (AA) Impossible
Vertical sync (Vsync) Hackable Force using driver control panel
High frame rate Unknown

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Native
Mouse acceleration Impossible
Mouse input in menus Native
Mouse Y-axis inversion Unknown
Controller support Native See Controller support.
Full controller support Native
Controller remapping Unknown
Controller Y-axis inversion Unknown

Controller support[edit]

Disadvantage The game has built in support for controllers, but the default controls for spellcasting are so obtuse that use of the keyboard is recommended.
Information Third party scripts have been created to apply a much more sane control scheme for use with controllers, and can be found here.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Unknown
Surround sound Unknown
Subtitles Native
Closed captions Unknown
Mute on focus lost Unknown


Language UI Audio CC Notes
English Native Not applicable Native Language spoken in-game is gibberish.
French Native Not applicable Unknown Language spoken in-game is gibberish.
German Native Not applicable Native Language spoken in-game is gibberish.
Italian Native Not applicable Unknown Language spoken in-game is gibberish.
Polish Native Not applicable Native Language spoken in-game is gibberish.
Russian Native Not applicable Unknown Language spoken in-game is gibberish.
Spanish Native Not applicable Unknown Language spoken in-game is gibberish.


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local co-op Native 4 Only one keyboard usable at once, other players must use controllers.
LAN co-op Native 4
Online co-op Native 4

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking Native
Peer-to-peer Native
Dedicated Impossible
Direct IP Unknown


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP (outbound) 7331, 27016
UDP (outbound) 7331, 27016

Issues fixed[edit]

Game Won't Start On Laptop[edit]

ATI/NVidia Graphics Cards[edit]

Fix 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.

  • Force your system to run Magicka on the ATI or NVidia card will greatly increase performance.

Windows Event - Exception code: c0000374 Crash[edit]

Fix Windows Event - Exception code: c0000374 Crash

  • When experiencing this error code and Office 2010 is running, try changing the system language from Japanese to English. This error has something to do with Office 2010's Microsoft IME.

Crash to Desktop with SoundBlaster Card[edit]

Fix Crash to Desktop with SoundBlaster Card

If you have a soundblaster sound card and are experiencing a crash to desktop:

  1. Open the windows control panel and navigate to Sound.
  2. Highlight the speaker then click properties.
  3. Go to the Sound Blaster panel.
  4. Check the Disable Sound Blaster enhancements.
  5. Click apply.

FRAPS, OC Guru, EVGA precision, MSI Afterburner, RivaTuner[edit]

Fix 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[edit]

Fix Exception Code: e0434f4d or e0434f4d crash

When experiencing either of these crash codes

Game won't start[edit]

Fix Game won't start

Information If the game won't start, try the following:

Mumble Incompatibility[edit]

Fix Mumble Incompatibility

Information Some people have had issues running the game while mumble is open.
Information Most likely related to Mumbles overlay.
  1. Close Mumble
  2. Start Magicka
  3. Alt-tabbing back to desktop
  4. Start Mumble again seems to get around this issue.

Game Freezes[edit]

XP and AMD Dual Core CPU[edit]

Fix XP and AMD Dual Core CPU

When experiencing some freezes and are running Windows XP on a dual core AMD CPU, make sure to install this CPU driver and the AMD Dual Core Optimizer.

Dual Core Systems[edit]

Fix Dual Core Systems

Information Magicka can occasionally freeze if it is run on a dual core system. Setting Magicka to run on only one core may solve this.
Information 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[edit]

Screen Tearing/Shuttering[edit]

Fix 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[edit]

Fix Random Graphics Glitches

  • Update your graphics drivers.

Issues unresolved[edit]

Game Won't Start On Laptop[edit]

Intel Graphics Cards[edit]

Fix 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.

System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium IV 2.4 GHz or AMD 3500+
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) NVIDIA GeForce 8800 or ATI Radeon X1900