Metro 2033

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Metro 2033
Metro 2033 cover
4A Games
Deep Silver
4A Engine
Release dates
Windows March 16, 2010
Metro 2033 2010
Metro: Last Light 2013
Metro 2033 Redux 2014
Metro: Last Light Redux 2014

General information

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


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
All versions require Steam.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Use replacement content.upk9[1]

Use the Metro 2033 No Intro Fix.

Game data[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

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

Save game data location[edit]

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

Game will overwrite user.cfg[edit]

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

Video settings[edit]

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

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

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


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]

Off by default.
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 mouse settings.
In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.
In-game general gamepad settings.
In-game general gamepad settings.
In-game gamepad layout settings.
In-game gamepad layout settings.

Disable Xbox 360 Controller[edit]

Disable Xbox 360 Controller[4]
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.

Audio settings[edit]

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


Language UI Audio CC Notes
Use Metro 2033 - %100 Türkçe Yama.

Issues fixed[edit]

Cannot be installed or APPCRASH on startup[edit]

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]
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]

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]

Restart the chapter

Vertical black bar lines appear[edit]

Switch from DirectX 11 to 9[7]

Low FPS fix[edit]

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

Black screen[edit]

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.