Star Wars: The Force Unleashed – Ultimate Sith Edition

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Star Wars: The Force Unleashed – Ultimate Sith Edition
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Release dates
November 6, 2009
November 6, 2009
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed – Ultimate Sith Edition at WineHQ
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed – Ultimate Sith Edition at SteamDB
 Star Wars: The Force Unleashed – Ultimate Sith Edition at Wikipedia
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2009
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II 2010

Key points

Information Ultimate Sith Edition includes the main game and all DLC (levels and skin packs).
Disadvantage Capped at 30 FPS; see High frame rate to fix.

General information

More information Steam Community Discussions
More information Steam Users' Forums for game series


Source DRM Notes Keys DRM details are not known
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Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Fix Skip intro videos

  1. Go to <path-to-game>\FMV\
  2. Delete or rename FMV-GoldGuy-WMV9_HD_STEREO.bik and Aspyr.bik.
  3. Start the game.


Information Steam users are already patched to the latest version

Patch 1.2[edit]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Aspyr\Star Wars The Force Unleashed\

Save game data location[edit]

Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Aspyr\Star Wars The Force Unleashed\

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud No native support
GameSave Manager Native support

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution Native support WSGF WS Silver.svg
Multi-monitor Hackable WSGF MM Silver.svg If an option doesn't appear it can be forced by going to config.xml (%LOCALAPPDATA%\Aspyr\Star Wars The Force Unleashed\)
Ultra-widescreen Native support WSGF UW Silver.svg
Field of view (FOV) Unknown
Windowed Unknown
Borderless fullscreen windowed Unknown
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Hackable Force in the graphics card control panel.
Anti-aliasing (AA) Hackable Can be forced through the NVIDIA Control Panel/AMD Control Center.
Vertical sync (Vsync) Unknown
High frame rate No native support The game is locked at 30fps. See High frame rate.

High frame rate[edit]

Information The game is capped at 30 FPS without a patched EXE file.

Fix Use Patched EXE

  1. Use the FPS cap fix. Available options are 40 FPS, 50 FPS, 60 FPS, and unlimited.
Information All cutscenes, both pre-rendered and rendered in-engine, will continue to run at 30fps.
Information Note that this may cause occasional crashes.
Information Force-gripped objects/enemies may constantly move upwards when using the 50 and 60 FPS exes; if this happens, use the 40 FPS exe.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Hackable Doesn't change QTE icons
Mouse acceleration Unknown
Mouse input in menus Unknown
Mouse Y-axis inversion Unknown
Controller support Native support Native XBOX 360 gamepad support.
Full controller support Unknown
Controller remapping Unknown
Controller Y-axis inversion Unknown

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Native support
Surround sound No native support Game is advertised as supporting surround sound; however, surround sound support is heavily broken and results in background music only playing out of the front-left speaker.[2][3]
Subtitles Native support
Closed captions No native support
Mute on focus lost Native support

Issues fixed[edit]

Cloth simulation inactive[edit]

Information Cloth simulation is not active by default, leading to some visual bugs.

Fix Set ClothLevel

  1. Go to %LOCALAPPDATA%\Aspyr\Star Wars The Force Unleashed
  2. Edit Config.xml
  3. Change <s id="ClothLevel">0</s> to <s id="ClothLevel">1</s>
  4. Save your changes. The game now runs with cloth physics activated.

Missing Sounds in Raxus Prime and Death Star levels[edit]

Information The Steam version of The Force Unleashed is missing sounds for the Raxus Prime and Death Star levels.

Fix Replace Missing Sounds[4]

  1. Download the missing sounds fix.
  2. Decompress with 7-Zip.
  3. Extract files to <path-to-game>\LevelPacks\
  4. Overwrite all files when prompted.

Other information[edit]


Middleware Notes
Physics Havok Also uses Digital Molecular Matter (DMM) for destructible environments.[1]

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3, Vista SP2 7
Processor (CPU) AMD Athlon X2 5200+
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core
Quadcore Intel
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 23.8 GB + 1 GB Swap File 23.8 GB + 1 GB Swap File
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon 2600
Nvidia GeForce 8600
256 MB of VRAM
ATI Radeon HD 4890
Nvidia GeForce GTX 295
512 MB of VRAM
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS)
10.5.8, 10.6.2, 10.7, 10.8
Processor (CPU) Dual-Core Intel Core 2 Duo 2.6 GHz Intel Quad-Core
System memory (RAM)
2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
25 GB + 1 GB Swap File
Video card (GPU) Radeon HD2600
Geforce 8600
256 MB of VRAM
GeForce 8800
512 MB of VRAM


  1. 1.0 1.1 GDC '08: LucasArts prioritizing PS3 dev, unleashing Force - GameSpot
  2. Music in front-left speaker only. - Steam Users' Forums
  3. near-muted in-game sounds - Steam Users' Forums
  4. Possible fix for missing sounds on Raxus Prime and Death Star - Steam Users' Forums