Red Faction: Guerrilla

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Red Faction: Guerrilla
Red Faction: Guerrilla cover
Developers
Volition
Windows Reactor Zero
Publishers
THQ
Nordic Games
Engines
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 Shafts and Ambient Occlusion but may cause performance issues and glitches. This problem is fixed in the 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

Availability[edit]

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

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[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]

Makes building destruction more realistic.
Does not work with the Steam version.

Reconstructor[edit]

Already included in the Steam version.[citation needed]
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 if asked).
  6. Delete, move or rename table.vpp_pc.

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 in binary format, use a hex editor.

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 can be set using launch parameters. For non-Steam versions, see WSGF details.
Multi-monitor
Multi-monitor resolutions can be set using launch parameters. The HUD and menus are significantly stretched. For non-Steam versions, see WSGF details.
Ultra-widescreen
Natively supported in the Steam version[5], but the HUD and menus are still stretched.[6]
4K Ultra HD
Most of the interface was only prepared for lower resolutions and is scaled up.
Field of view (FOV)
Adjustable from 45° to 85° in single-player, 45° to 60° in multiplayer (Steam version). For non-Steam versions, see FOV Fix.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 4x MSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Disabled by default, can be enabled in the game options.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 300 FPS.

Input settings[edit]

In-game control settings.
In-game control settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
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
Can be adjusted using two options, Sensitivity and Mouse Sensitivity, which work independently.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Can be set from 1-10.
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
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

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

Network[edit]

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
16
Online play
16

Connection types

Ports

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

VR support[edit]

Issues fixed[edit]

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

Check GFWL sign-in problems[citation needed]

Can't change resolution[edit]

Launch the game with -w XXXX -h XXXX parameters[7]
Launch the game in DirectX 9 mode with -nod3d10 parameter[citation needed]
Hex edit config file[8]
Hex editing skills are required for the operation.
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open rfg_display_options.rfgs_pc with an hex editor.
  3. Look at offset 0x001. There's where width is stored.
  4. Height can be found at offset 0x005.
  5. Change them accordingly. Refer to this table for common little endian values.

Notes

Additional information regarding hex editing can be found here.

Performance issues[edit]

Launch the game in DX9 mode with -nod3d10 parameter[citation needed]
The game might actually perform worse on certain systems.
Ambient Occlusion and Sun Shafts will not be available. The menus will only render at around 50 FPS.
Disable the ambient occlusion in the in-game settings[citation needed]

Random game crashes[edit]

Unplug any connected controllers[citation needed]
The game might crash on certain system configurations if you unplug a controller during the game.

Other information[edit]

API[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[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics Havok [9]
Input XInput
Cutscenes Bink
Multiplayer GFWL, Steamworks GFWL used for non-Steam versions.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz
AMD Athlon X2 2.0 GHz
Intel Core 2 Duo 3.2 GHz
AMD Athlon X2 3.2 GHz
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

References

  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. Steam Edition Update #6 21:9 resolution support, wallshot fix, FOV option for multiplayer and some balancing updates
  6. Steam Edition Update #7 Wrecking Crew maps available in custom mp, fixes and tweaks
  7. Red Faction Guerilla Steamworks Open Beta! - Huge update with DX11 Support &; New Wrecking Crew maps :: Red Faction: Guerrilla Steam Edition General Discussions
  8. Red Faction Guerrilla - Change resolution? - Steam Users' Forums
  9. The Red Faction Tech Interview: Part One Interview • Eurogamer.net