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Sanctum cover.jpg
Release dates
April 15, 2011
August 13, 2012
Sanctum at Steam Charts
Sanctum at SteamDB
 Sanctum at Wikipedia
Sanctum 2011
Map Pack 1
Map Pack 2
X-Mas Carnage
Super Sanctum TD 2013
Sanctum 2 2013
The Pursuit
Ruins of Brightholme
Road to Elysion
Britech Skin Pack

Key points

Advantage Cross-platform multiplayer.

General information

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(s) Store unlock Notes
Developer Website Steamicon.png
Steam Steamicon.png
GamersGate Steamicon.png
Desura Steamicon.png
Green Man Gaming Steamicon.png
Information All versions require Steam.
Advantage The game is frequently greatly discounted on Steam, especially during the large bi-annual sales.

Game data[edit]

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]

General Settings
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution Hackable WSGF WS Silver.svg See Widescreen resolution.
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
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 Unknown

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 resolutionLink

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 AFLink

  1. Navigate to Steam\steamapps\common\sanctum\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]Link

Disadvantage Using the following tweak makes the game client prone to graphics artifacts and/or crashing.
  1. Navigate to Steam\steamapps\common\sanctum\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]

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 mappingsLink

  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]

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


Multiplayer types

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

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3, Vista SP2, 7 Vista SP2, 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo / AMD Athlon X2 or equivalent, running at 1.6GHz Quad-core 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB 2 GB
Video card (GPU) GeForce 7600 GS
ATI Radeon HD 2400
256 MB of VRAM
512 MB
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