Sanctum 2

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Sanctum 2
Sanctum 2 cover.jpg
Release dates
May 15, 2013
Sanctum 2 at Steam Charts
Sanctum 2 at SteamDB
 Sanctum 2 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

General information

More information Official game page
More information Sanctum Wiki
More information Another Sanctum Wiki
More information Steam Community Discussions
More information Steam Users' Forums for game series


[edit] Availability

Source(s) Store unlock Notes
Humble Store Steamicon.png
Steam Steamicon.png

[edit] Game data

[edit] Configuration file(s) location

Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Sanctum2\SanctumGame\Config\
Linux ~/.local/share/Sanctum2/
Advantage This game supports the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

[edit] Save game data location

Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Sanctum2\SanctumGame\SaveData\
Linux ~/.local/share/Sanctum2/

[edit] Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud Native
GameSave Manager Native

[edit] Video settings

Video settings.
Advanced video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution Native WSGF WS Gold.png
Multi-monitor Hackable WSGF MM Limited.png See Multi-monitor.
Field of view (FOV) Native 50-110 horizontal
Windowed Native
Borderless fullscreen windowed Impossible
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Hackable Force through graphics card control panel.
Anti-aliasing (AA) Native Uses MSAA, up to 8 samples.
Vertical sync (Vsync) Native
High frame rate Native See High frame rate.

[edit] Multi-monitor

Fix Set aspect ratio override[1]Link

  1. Open %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Sanctum2\SanctumGame\Config\SanctumEngine.ini
  2. Go to the [Engine.LocalPlayer] section.
  3. Find AspectRatioAxisConstraint and change it to read AspectRatioAxisConstraint=AspectRatio_MaintainYFOV
Information Menus and some other elements are stretched.

[edit] High frame rate

Fix Raise framerate smoothingLink

  1. Navigate to configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open the SanctumEngine.ini with a text editor.
  3. Search MaxSmoothedFrameRate. Best value should be your monitor refresh rate +2 so e.g. with 144hz monitor value should be 146. Change configs value to this. There may be multiple instances so change them all.
  4. Save file.
Information For more information, see the Unreal Engine 3 page.

[edit] Input settings

Sanctum input options.
Controller options.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Native
Mouse acceleration Native Shown as Mouse Smoothing
Mouse input in menus Native
Mouse Y-axis inversion Native
Controller support Native
Full controller support Native
Controller remapping Hackable Four different presets are available. To remap each button individually, see Remapping.
Controller Y-axis inversion Native

[edit] Remapping

Fix Edit mappingsLink

  1. Open %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Sanctum2\SanctumGame\Config\SanctumInput.ini
  2. Scroll to Scaleform.KeyMap for controller, or Engine.PlayerInput for keyboard.
  3. Rebind as desired, then save your changes.

[edit] Audio settings

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Native
Surround sound Native
Subtitles Impossible
Closed captions Impossible
Mute on focus lost Native On by default. No menu option to disable for multiplayer.


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

[edit] Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Online co-op Native 4

Connection types

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


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

[edit] Issues unresolved

[edit] Connection to host failed

Several players have reported issues when connecting to multiplayer servers.

[edit] Menu is locked to 30fps

Game itself works intended framerate but menus are locked to 30fps. There's no solution to this and developers are aware of it[2]

[edit] Issues fixed

[edit] Startup crash

Fix Failed to Create the D3D9 Device! This can happen if the desktop is locked.Link

Information Caused by the game trying to use a resolution not permitted.
  • Add -windowed as a command line parameter, or edit SanctumSystemSetting.ini to manually adjust resolution/fullscreen settings.

[edit] .NET installs before every launch

Fix Delete install VDF and redist folderLink

  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Delete 210770_install.vdf and the Install folder.

[edit] System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3 Vista SP2, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 1.6 GHz 2.0 GHz Quad core
System memory (RAM)
2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB 4 GB
Video card (GPU)
Shader model 3.0 support
Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS
512 MB of VRAM


  1. Sanctum 2 | WSGF
  2. 30FPS in menus, 60FPS in game :: Sanctum 2 Steam community

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