Red Faction: Guerrilla

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Red Faction: Guerrilla
Red Faction: Guerrilla cover
Volition, Inc.
Windows Reactor Zero
Nordic Games
Geo-Mod 2.0
Release dates
Windows September 15, 2009
Red Faction
Red Faction 2001
Red Faction II 2003
Red Faction: Guerrilla 2009
Red Faction: Armageddon 2011

Key points

Games for Windows Live removed from Steam version in Steamworks update.[1]
DirectX 10 mode enables Sun Rays and Ambient Occlusion but may cause performance issues and glitches. (problem fixed in Steam version due to game using DirectX 11)

General information

Red Faction Wiki - A wiki for the Red Faction universe
Faction Files - A mod database for the Red Faction series
Steam Community Discussions
Steam Users' Forums for game series


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail Can be redeemed on Steam by contacting the support.
Humble Store Red Faction Collection.
All non-Steam versions require Games for Windows - LIVE.
Comes bundled with the Demons Of The Badlands expansion, the Multiplayer Pack DLC, and 2 exclusive multiplayer maps

Essential improvements[edit]


Install the latest Patches for the Games for Windows - LIVE version. The Steam version is already patched.

Mod Manager[edit]

Makes it easier to install new mods.[2][3]
Comes bundled with many useful mods.

Gameplay Mods[edit]

Physics Mod[edit]

Does not work with the Steam version.


Installing the Reconstructor Mod[4]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Build\PC\Cache\
  2. Copy misc.vpp_pc, effects.vpp_pc and items.vpp_pc
  3. Paste the files into the Reconstructor folder
  4. Run build_reconstructor
  5. Copy back all three files to original location (overwriting older ones if asked to)
  6. Delete, move or rename table.vpp_pc
Already included in Steam version

Game data[edit]

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

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Red Faction Guerrilla\Options\rfg_display_options.rfgs_pc
Configuration file is encrypted

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Red Faction Guerrilla\Saves\
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\20500\remote\

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
15:9 resolutions require a workaround; see WSGF details.
Multi-monitor requires a workaround; see WSGF details.
Field of view (FOV)
Capped at 85° (Steam version). For FOV in non-Steam versions see FOV Fix.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See Borderless fullscreen windowed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
No frame rate or refresh rate cap.[5]

Input settings[edit]

In-game control settings.
In-game control settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Same-device restrictions present for axis (movement) controls. E.g., cannot bind Right Mouse button for 'Forwards' and Arrow down for 'Backwards'.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback

Audio settings[edit]

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


Language UI Audio CC Notes
Only in Steam version.
Only in Steam version.


Online features in non-Steam versions require a Microsoft account (optional for offline play).

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
4 Wrecking Crew gamemode only.
LAN play
Online play

Connection types


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP (outbound) 53, 80, 3074
UDP (outbound) 53, 88, 3074

Issues fixed[edit]

Game doesn't start/can't save[edit]

Can't change resolution[edit]

Launch the game with -width XXXX -height XXXX parameters[6]
Launch the game in DirectX 9 mode with -nod3d10 parameter
Hex edit config file[7]
Hex editing skills are required for the operation
  1. Open rfg_display_options.rfgs_pc with an hex editor
  2. Look at offset 0x001. There's where width is stored
  3. Height can be found at offset 0x005
  4. Change them accordingly. Refer to this table for common little endian values


Additional information regarding hex editing can be found here

Performance issues[edit]

Launch the game in DX9 mode with -nod3d10 parameter
The game might actually perform worse on certain systems.
Graphical settings will be limited to only a few parameters.
Disable the ambient occlusion in the in-game settings

Random game crashes[edit]

Try unplugging any connected controllers.
The game might crash on certain system configurations if you unplug a controller during the game.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9, 10, 11 D3D11 replaced D3D10 in Steamworks update to Steam version.[1]
Shader Model support 3, 4, 5
64-bit executable


Middleware Notes
Physics Havok [8]
Input XInput
Cutscenes Bink
Multiplayer GFWL, Steamworks GFWL used for non-Steam versions.

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) 2.0 GHz Dual-Core Processor (Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon X2) 3.2 GHz Dual-Core Processor (Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon X2)
System memory (RAM) 1 GB 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 15 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon X1300
Nvidia GeForce 7600
128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9 compatible
Shader model 3.0 support
ATI Radeon HD 3850
Nvidia GeForce 8800
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Shader model 3.0 support


  1. 1.0 1.1 Red Faction Guerrilla Steam Edition LIVE - Steam Community :: Group Announcements :: Red Faction: Guerrilla Steam Edition
  2. Faction Files - Mod Manager
  3. Red Faction Forums - Mod Manager
  4. Reconstructor mod for SP - Steam Users' Forums
  5. New 120Hz Games Report
  6. Can't change resolution - Steam Community Discussions
  7. Red Faction Guerrilla - Change resolution? - Steam Users' Forums
  8. The Red Faction Tech Interview: Part One Interview •