Red Faction: Guerrilla

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Red Faction: Guerrilla
Red Faction Guerrilla Cover.jpg
Release dates
September 15, 2009
Red Faction: Guerrilla at WineHQ
Red Faction: Guerrilla at Steam Charts
Red Faction: Guerrilla at SteamDB
 Red Faction: Guerrilla at Wikipedia
Red Faction
Red Faction 2001
Red Faction II 2003
Red Faction: Guerrilla 2009
Red Faction: Armageddon 2011
Path to War

Key points

Information Games for Windows Live removed from Steam version in Steamworks update.[1]
Information 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

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


Source DRM Notes Keys
Humble Store Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg Red Faction Collection.
Steam Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg
Retail Availability Table Icons - GFWL.svg
Information All non-Steam versions require Games for Windows - LIVE.
Advantage Comes bundled with the Demons Of The Badlands expansion, the Multiplayer Pack DLC, and 2 exclusive multiplayer maps

Essential improvements[edit]


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

Mod Manager[edit]

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

Gameplay Mods[edit]

Physics Mod[edit]

Information Does not work with the Steam version.


Fix 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

Game data[edit]

In-game general settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

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

Save game data location[edit]

Windows (GFWL) %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Red Faction Guerrilla\Saves\
Windows (Steamworks) <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\20500\remote\

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 15:9 resolutions require a workaround; see WSGF details.
Multi-monitor Hackable WSGF MM Silver.svg Multi-monitor requires a workaround; see WSGF details.
Field of view (FOV) Native Capped at 85° (Steam version). For FOV in non-Steam versions see FOV Fix.
Windowed Native
Borderless fullscreen windowed Hackable Windowed Borderless Gaming is fully compatible.
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Unknown
Anti-aliasing (AA) Native
Vertical sync (Vsync) Native
High frame rate Native No frame rate or refresh rate cap.[5]

Input settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Native Same-device restrictions present for axis (movement) controls. E.g., cannot bind Right Mouse button for 'Forwards' and Arrow down for 'Backwards'.
Mouse acceleration Native
Mouse input in menus Native
Mouse Y-axis inversion Native
Controller support Native
Full controller support Native
Controller remapping Impossible
Controller Y-axis inversion Native

Audio settings[edit]

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


Language UI Audio CC Notes
English Native Native Native
French Native Native Native
German Native Native Native
Italian Native Native Native
Spanish Native Native Native
Czech Native Impossible Impossible Only in Steam version.
Polish Native Impossible Impossible Only in Steam version.
Russian Native Native Native Only in Steam version.


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

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play Native 16
Online play Native 16
Hot-seat Native 4 Wrecking Crew gamemode only.

Connection types

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


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]

Fix Check GFWL sign-in problems

Can't change resolution[edit]

Fix Launch the game with -width XXXX -height XXXX parameters[6]

Fix Launch the game in DirectX 9 mode with -nod3d10 parameter

Fix Hex edit config file[7]

Information 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


Information Additional information regarding hex editing can be found here

Performance issues[edit]

Fix Launch the game in DX9 mode with -nod3d10 parameter

Information The game might actually perform worse on certain systems.
Disadvantage Graphical settings will be limited to only a few parameters.

Fix Disable the ambient occlusion in the in-game settings

Random game crashes[edit]

Fix Try unplugging any connected controllers.

Information 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 Impossible


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
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
Shader model 3.0 support
ATI Radeon HD 3850
Nvidia GeForce 8800
256 MB of VRAM
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 •