Star Wars: The Force Unleashed – Ultimate Sith Edition

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Star Wars: The Force Unleashed – Ultimate Sith Edition
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Developers
Windows
Publishers
Engines
Environmental interactions[1]
Physics[1]
Release dates
Windows
November 6, 2009
OS X
November 6, 2009
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed – Ultimate Sith Edition at WineHQ
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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

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys
Amazon.com 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.

Patches[edit]

Information Steam users are already patched to the latest version

Patch 1.2[edit]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

  Location 
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Aspyr\Star Wars The Force Unleashed\
OS X

Save game data location[edit]

  Location 
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Aspyr\Star Wars The Force Unleashed\
OS X

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud Impossible
GameSave Manager Native

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution Native 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\)
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 Impossible 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
Controller support Native 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
Surround sound Native
Subtitles Native
Closed captions Impossible
Mute on focus lost Native

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[2]

  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.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
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
OS X
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS)
10.5.8 Leopard
10.6.2 Snow Leopard
10.7 Lion
10.8 Mountain Lion
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

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 GDC '08: LucasArts prioritizing PS3 dev, unleashing Force - GameSpot
  2. Possible fix for missing sounds on Raxus Prime and Death Star - Steam Users' Forums