Sanctum 2

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Sanctum 2
Sanctum 2 cover.jpg
Release dates
May 15, 2013
August 14, 2014
August 14, 2014
Sanctum 2 at Steam Charts
Sanctum 2 at SteamDB
 Sanctum 2 at Wikipedia
Sanctum 2011
Super Sanctum TD 2013
Sanctum 2 2013

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


Source DRM Notes Keys
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Information All versions require Steam.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Britech Skin Pack WindowsOS XLinux
Original Soundtrack WindowsOS XLinux
Road to Elysion WindowsOS XLinux
Ruins of Brightholme WindowsOS XLinux
Season Pass WindowsOS XLinux
The Last Stand WindowsOS XLinux
The Pursuit WindowsOS XLinux

Game data[edit]

Configuration files location[edit]

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

Save game data location[edit]

Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Sanctum2\SanctumGame\SaveData\
Linux ~/.local/share/Sanctum2/
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/210770/

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud Native
GameSave Manager Native

Video settings[edit]

In-game general video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution Native WSGF WS Gold.svg
Multi-monitor Hackable WSGF MM Bronze.svg See Multi-monitor.
Field of view (FOV) Native Between 50° and 110°; use Flawless Widescreen for higher settings.
Windowed Native Can also be toggled with F11
Borderless fullscreen windowed Impossible
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Hackable Default is 4x; see Anisotropic filtering (AF).
Anti-aliasing (AA) Native Uses MSAA, up to 8 samples.
Vertical sync (Vsync) Native
High frame rate Hackable See High frame rate.


Fix Set aspect ratio override[1]

  1. Open SanctumEngine.ini in the configuration files location.
  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.

Anisotropic filtering (AF)[edit]

Fix High quality AF

  1. Open SanctumSystemSettings.ini in the configuration files location.
  2. Find MaxAnisotropy= line and set 16 as value

High frame rate[edit]

Fix Change frame rate smoothing

  1. Open SanctumEngine.ini in the configuration files location.
  2. Search and change bSmoothFrameRate to FALSE or raise MaxSmoothedFrameRate value.
  3. Save file.
Information For more information, see the Unreal Engine 3 page.

Input settings[edit]

In-game general control settings.
In-game key map settings.
In-game gamepad settings.
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


Fix Edit mappings

  1. Open SanctumInput.ini in the configuration files location.
  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
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 Impossible Native
Italian Native Impossible Native
Japanese Native Unknown Unknown
Russian Native Impossible Native
Spanish Native Unknown Unknown


Multiplayer types

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

Connection types

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


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

Issues unresolved[edit]

Connection to host failed[edit]

Several players have reported issues when connecting to multiplayer servers.

Menu is locked to 30fps[edit]

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

Issues fixed[edit]

Startup crash[edit]

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

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

.NET installs before every launch[edit]

Fix Delete install VDF and redist folder

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

Linux - Doesn't start on Steam[edit]

If you see this error (when running steam from a terminal):

/bin/sh: /home/labyrinth/.local/share/Steam/SteamApps/common/Sanctum2/Sanctum2: /bin/sh^M: bad interpreter: No such file or directory

the ^M indicates that the file is DOS-formatted, so the newline is confusing steam and/or Sanctum2. Various editors have ways of converting the newlines. Here's one way you can convert it using vim:

:e ++ff=dos
:setlocal ff=unix

If Sanctum2 still doesn't start, you have an additional problem.

Linux - Missing Textures[edit]

S3TC texture compression is patented and may be missing in open-source drivers such as intel; which may result in missing textures. This can be fixed by installing the libtxc_dxtn library for your distribution.

  • Fedora: libtxc_dxtn
  • Ubuntu: libtxc-dxtn-s2tc0

System requirements[edit]

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) DirectX 9.0c compatible
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