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Sanctum cover.jpg
Release dates
April 15, 2011
August 13, 2012
Sanctum at WineHQ
Sanctum at Co-Optimus
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 support
GameSave Manager Native support

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings (1/2).
In-game video settings (2/2).
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution Native support 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 support Value can be set to multiples of 5 between 60 and 120.
Windowed Native support Can also be toggled with F11
Borderless fullscreen windowed No native support
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Hackable See Anisotropic filtering (AF).
Anti-aliasing (AA) Hackable See Anti-aliasing (AA).
Vertical sync (Vsync) Native support
60 FPS Unknown
120+ FPS 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 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 support
Mouse acceleration Native support On by default but can be turned off. Shown as Mouse Smoothing.
Mouse input in menus Native support
Mouse Y-axis inversion Native support
Controller support Native support
Full controller support No native support
Controller remapping Hackable See Remapping
Controller Y-axis inversion Native support


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 support Separate sliders for special effects, ambient, voice and music, plus a master volume slider.
Surround sound Native support
Subtitles No native support
Closed captions No native support
Mute on focus lost Native support


Language UI Audio CC Notes
English Native support Native support No native support
Danish Native support Unknown Unknown
Dutch Native support Unknown Unknown
French Native support Unknown Unknown
German Native support Unknown Unknown
Italian Native support Unknown Unknown
Japanese Native support Unknown Unknown
Polish Native support Unknown Unknown
Russian Native support Unknown Unknown
Spanish Native support Unknown Unknown
Swedish Native support Unknown Unknown
Turkish Native support Unknown Unknown


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play No native support
Online play Native support 4 Co-op

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking No native support
Peer-to-peer Native support
Dedicated No native support
Self-hosting Native support
Direct IP Native support


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