Metro 2033

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Metro 2033
Metro 2033.jpg
Developers
Publishers
 
Engines
Release dates
Windows
March 16, 2010
Metro 2033 at Steam Charts
Metro 2033 at SteamDB
 Metro 2033 at Wikipedia
Metro
Metro 2033 2010
Metro: Last Light 2013
Ranger Mode
RPK
Faction Pack
Developer Pack
Chronicles Pack
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 Metro Wiki
More information Steam Community Discussions
More information Steam Users' Forums

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys
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Information All versions require Steam.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Fix File replacement No Intro Fix.7z\content.upk9Link

  1. Download this file
  2. Place it in C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\metro 2033\

Game data[edit]

In-game general settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

  Location 
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]

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

Game will overwrite user.cfg[edit]

Fix Make user.cfg read-only using ExplorerLink

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

Fix Make user.cfg read-only using Notepad++Link

Advantage Fastest way to make changes.
  1. Download and install Notepad++.
  2. Open user.cfg in a tab.
  3. Right-click on tab and select 'Read-Only'.
  4. To make writable, click 'Clear Read-Only Flag'.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud Native
GameSave Manager Native

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution Native WSGF WS Gold.svg
Multi-monitor Native WSGF MM Gold.svg May show a black screen if non-grouped monitors are connected.
Ultra-widescreen Native 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
Anti-aliasing (AA) Native
Vertical sync (Vsync) Hackable Disabled by default; see Vertical sync (Vsync).
High frame rate Native No frame rate or refresh rate cap.[1]

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.[2]
Information FOV comparison thread.

Fix Edit user.cfg sick_fovLink

  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.

Windowed[edit]

Disadvantage No native option.

Fix Edit user.cfg r_fullscreenLink

  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 No native option.
Disadvantage Off by default.

Fix Edit user.cfg r_vsyncLink

  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
Mouse acceleration Impossible
Mouse input in menus Native
Mouse Y-axis inversion Native
Controller
Controller support Native Disables keyboard.
Full controller support Native
Controller remapping Impossible Can only switch between pre-defined layouts.
Controller Y-axis inversion Native

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Native
Surround sound Native 7.1
Subtitles Native
Closed captions Impossible
Mute on focus lost Native

Localizations

Language UI Audio CC Notes
English Native Native Native
Czech Native Unknown Native
Dutch Native Unknown Native
French Native Unknown Native
German Native Unknown Native
Italian Native Native Native
Polish Native Impossible Native
Russian Native Native Native
Spanish Native Unknown Native
Turkish Native Impossible Native Use Metro 2033 - %100 Türkçe Yama.

Issues fixed[edit]

Cannot be installed or APPCRASH on startup[edit]

Fix Install dependenciesLink

  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.[3]

Fix Disable Lucid Virtu MVP control panelLink

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 fixLink

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 chapterLink

Vertical black bar lines appear[edit]

Fix Switch from DirectX 11 to 9[4]Link

Low FPS fix[edit]

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

Black screen[edit]

Fix Deactivate second monitorLink

System requirements[edit]

Windows
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

References

  1. New 120Hz Games Report
  2. http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1209062
  3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8EH6on0m7c
  4. Tested by Andytizer.