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Saints Row IV
Saints Row IV Boxart.jpg
Release dates
August 20, 2013
Saints Row IV at WineHQ
Saints Row IV at Steam Charts
Saints Row IV at SteamDB
 Saints Row IV at Wikipedia
Saints Row
Saints Row 2 2009
Saints Row: The Third 2011
Gangstas in Space
Genkibowl VII
The Trouble With Clones
Saints Row IV 2013
Enter the Dominatrix
How the Saints Save Christmas
Saints Row: Gat out of Hell 2015

Key points

Advantage Large number of video settings.

General information

Information Port Report: Saints Row IV
More information Official Forums (non PC-specific)
More information Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys
Steam Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg Game of the Century Edition is also available. Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg
GamersGate Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg
Humble Store Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg Game of the Century Edition is also available.
Retail Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg
Information All versions require Steam.[1]

Version differences[edit]

Information Game of the Century Edition is a complete edition with all DLC including the Child's Play Pack which is no longer available separately.[2]

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Fix Instructions

  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Edit display.ini.
  3. Add SkipIntroVideo = true in the file.

Fix Rename intro movies (alternate method)

  1. Go to <path-to-game>\videos
  2. Rename 3 files:
    1. logo_amd.bik
    2. logo_deep_silver.bik
    3. logo_volition.bik

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]


Save game data location[edit]

Windows <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\206420

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud Native

Video settings[edit]

Display settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution Native WSGF WS Gold.svg
Multi-monitor Native WSGF MM Gold.svg Increasing field of view is recommended.
Ultra-widescreen Native WSGF UW Silver.svg
4K Ultra HD Native WSGF 4K Gold.svg
Field of view (FOV) Hackable Use SR4 FOV Editor
Windowed Native
Borderless fullscreen windowed Native
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Native Up to 16x.
Anti-aliasing (AA) Native Up to 8x MSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync) Native
High frame rate Native

Input settings[edit]

Control settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Native
Mouse acceleration Native
Mouse input in menus Native
Mouse Y-axis inversion Native
Controller support Native
Full controller support Native
Controller remapping Native
Controller Y-axis inversion Native

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Gameplay settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Native
Surround sound Native Auto configures up to 5.1 output[3]
Subtitles Native Option in gameplay settings.
Closed captions Impossible
Mute on focus lost Native Option in gameplay settings.


Language UI Audio CC Notes
English Native Native Native
French Native Impossible Native
German Native Impossible Native
Italian Native Impossible Native
Spanish Native Impossible Native
Japanese Native Impossible Native
Polish Native Impossible Native
Russian Native Impossible Native


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN co-op Native 2
Online co-op Native 2

Issues unresolved[edit]

Infinite loading screen[edit]

Information A single save game reaches an infinite load screen at the same point each time.
Disadvantage Officially there is no solution to this problem, and the save game is lost.[4]
Information Verifying the game cache and a system restart may help alleviate the issue.[5]

Issues fixed[edit]

Controls unresponsive[edit]

Information Issue whereby the game stops responding to control inputs upon entering the hub menu.
Information This issue can be resolved by restarting the game.[6]

Remove aim assist[edit]

Fix Change "Snap to targets" option

  1. Go to Options -> Controls -> Gamepad options
  2. Set "Snap to targets" off to disable aim assist.
Information This also applies for keyboard + mouse users

Controller buttons glitch[edit]

Information The symbols displaying which button to press during gameplay and quick-time events flicker between keyboard and controller when using a gamepad.
Information Issue seems to begin if the player moves the mouse or uses the keyboard when the controller is plugged in.
Information A game restart is required to alleviate the problem.[7]

Game doesn't save rebound keys[edit]

Information Issue where the game pretends to accept a rebound key setup but the changes don't take effect.
Information Can be resolved by deleting the default game bindings, and then rebinding to the desired setup.[8]

Crash after title credits (AMD users)[edit]

Information Issue where AMD users who have installed the game on a drive other than C:// have the game crash to a black screen post title logos.[9]
Information This issue may be resolved by moving the game to the C:// drive.[10][11]

Black screen on launch - window keeps minimising[edit]

Information Upon launch, the screen goes black for a few seconds, the game window minimises, and cannot be maximised.

Fix Launch in 640x480[12]

  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Right click on SaintsRowIV.exe and select 'Properties'.
  3. Select the 'Compatibility' tab and then check 'Run in 640 x 480 screen resolution'.
  4. Apply the settings and then launch the game.
  5. Once the game has loaded, go video settings and set your desired resolution.
Information Note: Widescreen users will first have to select 'Widescreen' for their resolution to appear.

Low frame rate (AMD users)[edit]

Information Issue where a low frame rate is experienced (especially in the open world), even on a high end AMD machine.
Information May be resolved by installing the new AMD beta driver, which reports a performance increase of up to 25%.[13]

Frame rate locked at 30 FPS after beating the game[edit]

Information After the credits the game will be locked to a frame rate of 30 frames per second.
Information Simply exiting the program and relaunching it will resolve this issue.

Other information[edit]

First Person View mod[edit]

Information Still in alpha stage. Clipping issues expected

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11 Backward compatibility for Direct3D 10 and 10.1 GPUs is provided by Direct3D 11
64-bit executable Impossible

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista 7
Processor (CPU) AMD Athlon II x3
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
AMD Phenom II x4
Intel i3 2100T
System memory (RAM)
4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
10 GB
Video card (GPU) AMD Radeon HD 5800 series
DirectX 10 compatible
AMD Radeon HD 6800 series
DirectX 11 compatible


  1. Saint's Row 4 Physical Copy - Steam Community
  2. Saints Row IV & Saints Row: The Third | Saints Row IV now available with all DLC included!
  3. PC Gaming Surround Sound Round-up
  4. SR IV: glitches and bugs. - Saints Row IV & Saints Row: The Third forums
  5. Port Report: Saints Row IV
  6. Saints Row Community: SRIV glitches and bugs
  7. Port Report: Saints Row IV
  8. Steam Community Discussions: Saints Row IV - bugs and technical issues thread
  9. Steam Community Discussions: Saints Row IV - bugs and technical issues thread
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  12. Steam Community Discussions: Saints Row IV - bugs and technical issues thread page 3
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