Shadow Warrior Classic Redux

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Shadow Warrior Classic Redux
Shadow Warrior Classic Redux cover
3D Realms
General Arcade
Devolver Digital
Release dates
Windows July 8, 2013
OS X July 8, 2013
Linux September 4, 2013[1]
Shadow Warrior
Shadow Warrior 1997
Shadow Warrior Classic Redux 2013
Shadow Warrior (2013) 2013
Shadow Warrior 2 2016

Key points

Updated version of Shadow Warrior. Includes both expansions (Wanton Destruction, Twin Dragon) and the original game running through DOSBox.
No multiplayer (use the original Shadow Warrior).

General information

Devolver Digital
Steam Community Discussions


All versions require Steam.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete/rename video files
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Go into gameroot\video
  3. Delete or rename 3drLogo.ivf and wang.ivf.

Game data[edit]

General gameplay Settings.
General gameplay Settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\gameroot\sw-redux.cfg
Linux <path-to-game>/gameroot/sw-redux.cfg

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\gameroot\game0_#.sav

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor resolutions crash the game.
Field of view (FOV)
60-145° (in-game slider has no numbers).
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Frame rate cap is fully configurable.

Input settings[edit]

Key settings.
Key settings.
Mouse settings.
Mouse settings.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Issues fixed[edit]

Mouse look is incredibly wonky[edit]

For unknown reasons, the x and y axis's are scaled in a way the looking up and down is slower than looking left and right.

1. Go to the Shadow Warrior Classic Redux installation folder and open the folder "gameroot"

2. Open sw-redux.cfg with a text editor and find the lines MouseScaleX and MouseScaleY and chage the numbers next to the text to the following.

3. MouseScaleX = 3 MouseScaleY = 2

4. Save and close the file

Issues unresolved[edit]

Changed settings not saving[edit]

Settings do not persist after exiting the game.

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) 1.5 GHz 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 650 MB 650 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible DirectX 9 compatible
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.7 10.8
Processor (CPU) 1.5 GHz 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 650 MB 400 MB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM 256 MB of VRAM
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 12.04 Ubuntu 12.04
Processor (CPU) 1.5 GHz 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 400 MB 400 MB
Video card (GPU) OpenGL compatible
256 MB of VRAM
OpenGL compatible
256 MB of VRAM


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