Metro 2033

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Metro 2033
Metro 2033.jpg
Release dates
March 16, 2010
Metro 2033 at SteamDB
 Metro 2033 at Wikipedia
Metro 2033 2010
Metro: Last Light 2013
Metro 2033 Redux 2014
Metro: Last Light Redux 2014

General information

More information Official game site
More information Last Light Forum - Unofficial forums
More information Unofficial Metro Wiki
More information Steam Community Discussions
More information Steam Users' Forums


Source DRM Notes Keys Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg
Origin Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg
Steam Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg
Information All versions require Steam.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Fix Use replacement content.upk9[1]

Use the Metro 2033 No Intro Fix.

Game data[edit]

In-game general settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\4A Games\Metro 2033\user.cfg
Information The Steam Cloud copy of the settings is stored in <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\43110\remote\user.cfg
Advantage Contents of both instances of user.cfg are identical, and changes can be copied and pasted into both locations.
Information A user.cfg also exists in the installation folder but editing that file has no effect on the game.

Save game data location[edit]

Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\4A Games\Metro 2033

Game will overwrite user.cfg[edit]

Fix Make user.cfg read-only using Explorer

  1. Right click on user.cfg and select 'Properties'.
  2. Select 'Attributes' and check 'Read-only'.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud Native support
GameSave Manager Native support

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution Native support WSGF WS Gold.svg
Multi-monitor Native support WSGF MM Gold.svg May show a black screen if non-grouped monitors are connected.
Ultra-widescreen Native support WSGF UW Gold.svg
Field of view (FOV) Hackable See Field of view (FOV).
Windowed Hackable No menu option. See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed Unknown
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Native support Up to 16 samples.
Anti-aliasing (AA) Native support Up to 4x MSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync) Hackable Disabled by default; see Vertical sync (Vsync).
60 FPS Native support
120+ FPS Native support No frame rate or refresh rate cap.[2]

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Information Vertical FOV is used instead of the normally used horizontal FOV number.
Information FOV calculator can help convert horizontal to vertical FOV.[3]
Information FOV comparison thread.

Fix Edit user.cfg sick_fov

  1. Edit these two files:
  2. Change sick_fov 45 to a number between 1 and 90 (inclusive) (the game runs best at 60-70 FOV). Remember, this is vertical rather than horizontal FOV.
  3. Change user.cfg to read-only to prevent the game overwriting changes.


Fix Edit user.cfg r_fullscreen

  1. Edit these two files:
  2. Change r_fullscreen on to r_fullscreen off
  3. Change user.cfg to read-only to prevent the game overwriting changes.

Vertical sync (Vsync)[edit]

Disadvantage Off by default.

Fix Edit user.cfg r_vsync

  1. Edit these two files:
  2. Change r_vsync off to r_vsync on
  3. Change user.cfg to read-only to prevent the game overwriting changes.

Input settings[edit]

In-game mouse settings.
In-game key map settings.
In-game general gamepad settings.
In-game gamepad layout settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Native support
Mouse acceleration No native support
Mouse input in menus Native support
Mouse Y-axis inversion Native support
Controller support Native support Disables keyboard.
Full controller support Native support
Controller remapping No native support Can only switch between pre-defined layouts.
Controller Y-axis inversion Native support

Disable Xbox 360 Controller[edit]

Fix Disable Xbox 360 Controller[4]

Information A plugged in controller is automatically enabled and can't be easily turned off.
  1. Download the NoX360 archive.
  2. Extract it to the game's installation folder (e.g. C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\metro 2033)

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Native support
Surround sound Native support 7.1
Subtitles Native support Conversations only; speech outside of conversation has no subtitles.[5]
Closed captions No native support
Mute on focus lost Native support


Language UI Audio CC Notes
English Native support Native support Native support
Czech Native support Unknown Native support
Dutch Native support Unknown Native support
French Native support Unknown Native support
German Native support Native support Native support
Italian Native support Native support Native support
Polish Native support No native support Native support
Russian Native support Native support Native support
Spanish Native support Native support Native support
Turkish Native support No native support Native support Use Metro 2033 - %100 Türkçe Yama.

Issues fixed[edit]

Cannot be installed or APPCRASH on startup[edit]

Fix Install dependencies

  1. Go to install in the installation folder.
  2. Run the installers located there and try installing/launching again.
  3. If the problem still persists and refers to a missing PhysXLoader.dll, install the latest NVIDIA PhysX System Software and manually copy the files from C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\PhysX\Common to the Metro 2033 installation folder.[6]

Fix Disable Lucid Virtu MVP control panel

If you're running Lucid Virtu MVP, you will need to disable the control panel entirely, not just uncheck Metro 2033 from the application list.

Crash during Depot level[edit]

Fix How to fix

This may be due to crouching while your companion is being dragged off the cart. Just don't do that.

Game crash after level loading[edit]

Fix Restart the chapter

Vertical black bar lines appear[edit]

Fix Switch from DirectX 11 to 9[7]

Low FPS fix[edit]

Information If you are having problems with a low FPS, follow this guide.

Black screen[edit]

Fix Deactivate second monitor[citation needed]

Other information[edit]


Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7 7
Processor (CPU) Dual core CPU (any Core 2 Duo or better) Any Quad Core or 3.0+ GHz Dual Core CPU
System memory (RAM) 1 GB 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
12 GB
Video card (GPU) GeForce 8800
GeForce GT220
DirectX 9 compatible
Shader model 3.0 support
GeForce GTX 260
DirectX 10 compatible


  1. Steam Users' Forums - View Single Post - Skip intro movies
  2. New 120Hz Games Report
  5. Did they add more subtitles to 2033? :: Metro 2033 Redux General Discussions
  7. Tested by Andytizer.