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Sanctum cover.jpg
Release dates
April 15, 2011
August 13, 2012
Sanctum at WineHQ
Sanctum at Steam Charts
Sanctum at SteamDB
 Sanctum at Wikipedia
Sanctum 2011
Super Sanctum TD 2013
Sanctum 2 2013

Key points

Advantage Cross-platform multiplayer.

General information

More information Official game page
More information Official Forums
More information Sanctum Subreddit on reddit
More information Sanctum Wiki
More information Steam Community Discussions
More information Steam Users' Forums


Source DRM Notes Keys
Developer website Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg
Desura Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg
GamersGate Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg
Green Man Gaming Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg
Steam Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg
Information All versions require Steam.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Map Pack 1 WindowsOS X
Map Pack 2 WindowsOS X
Official Soundtrack WindowsOS X
X-Mas Carnage Available for free WindowsOS X
Yogscave Available for free WindowsOS X

Game data[edit]

In-game general settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Sanctum\SanctumGame\Config\SanctumSave.ini

Save game data location[edit]


Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud Native
GameSave Manager Native

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings (1/2).
In-game video settings (2/2).
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution Native WSGF WS Silver.svg
Multi-monitor Hackable WSGF MM Bronze.svg See Widescreen resolution.
Ultra-widescreen Hackable WSGF UW Silver.svg See Widescreen resolution.
Field of view (FOV) Native Value can be set to multiples of 5 between 60 and 120.
Windowed Native Can also be toggled with F11
Borderless fullscreen windowed Impossible
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Hackable See Anisotropic filtering (AF).
Anti-aliasing (AA) Hackable See Anti-aliasing (AA).
Vertical sync (Vsync) Native
High frame rate Native

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Multi-monitor screenshot showcasing bad HUD.[1]
Disadvantage Coffee Stain Studios have announced that they will not actively support multiple monitors.[2]

Fix Set resolution

Disadvantage The game's HUD does not render well on multiple-monitor resolutions.
  1. Open %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Sanctum\SanctumGame\Config\SanctumEngine.ini
  2. Locate any entry for ResX= and change it to your horizontal resolution (e.g., ResX=1920).
  3. Locate any entry for ResY= and change it to your vertical resolution (e.g., ResY=1080).
  4. Locate the entry AspectRatioAxisConstraint=AspectRatio_MaintainXFOV and replace it with:
  5. Save your changes.

Anisotropic filtering (AF)[edit]

Fix Modifying AF

  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Engine\Config\
  2. Edit BaseEngine.ini using Notepad. Navigate to the [SystemSettings] section.
  3. Modify the entry MaxAnisotropy=## replacing ## with the desired value.
  4. Save the file.

Anti-aliasing (AA)[edit]

Fix Forcing AA[3]

Disadvantage Using the following tweak makes the game client prone to graphics artifacts and/or crashing.
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Engine\Config\
  2. Edit BaseEngine.ini using Notepad. Navigate to the [SystemSettings] section.
  3. Modify the entry bAllowD3D9MSAA=False to show bAllowD3D9MSAA=True
  4. Save the file.

Input settings[edit]

In-game general control settings.
In-game key map settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Native
Mouse acceleration Native On by default but can be turned off. Shown as Mouse Smoothing.
Mouse input in menus Native
Mouse Y-axis inversion Native
Controller support Native
Full controller support Impossible
Controller remapping Hackable See Remapping
Controller Y-axis inversion Native


Fix Edit mappings

  1. Open %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Sanctum\SanctumGame\Config\SanctumInput.ini
  2. Scroll to Scaleform.KeyMap for controller, or Engine.PlayerInput for keyboard.
  3. Rebind as desired, then save your changes.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Native Separate sliders for special effects, ambient, voice and music, plus a master volume slider.
Surround sound Native
Subtitles Impossible
Closed captions Impossible
Mute on focus lost Native


Language UI Audio CC Notes
English Native Native Impossible
Danish Native Unknown Unknown
Dutch Native Unknown Unknown
French Native Unknown Unknown
German Native Unknown Unknown
Italian Native Unknown Unknown
Japanese Native Unknown Unknown
Polish Native Unknown Unknown
Russian Native Unknown Unknown
Spanish Native Unknown Unknown
Swedish Native Unknown Unknown
Turkish Native Unknown Unknown


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN co-op Impossible
Online co-op Native 4

Connection types

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


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP (outbound) 7777
UDP (outbound) 7777

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3 Vista SP2, 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 1.6 GHz
AMD Athlon X2 1.6 GHz
Quad-core 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB 2 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 7600 GS
ATI Radeon HD 2400
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Operating system (OS) 10.6.3
Processor (CPU) Intel dual-core 1.6 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM
OpenGL 3.3 compatible
Shader model 3.0 support


  1. Sanctum - WSGF
  2. Multi-Monitor Surround Feature Video - Steam Users' Forums for Sanctum
  3. Still no anti-aliasing? Also, what DX version? - Steam Users' Forums for Sanctum