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Star Wars: The Force Unleashed – Ultimate Sith Edition

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Star Wars: The Force Unleashed – Ultimate Sith Edition
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed – Ultimate Sith Edition cover
Developers
LucasArts
Windows Aspyr Media
OS X Aspyr Media
Publishers
LucasArts
Disney Interactive Studios
Engines
Ronin[1]
Release dates
Windows November 6, 2009
OS X November 6, 2009
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed – Ultimate Sith Edition guide at StrategyWiki
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
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Key points

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

General information

Steam Community Discussions
Steam Users' Forums for game series

Availability[edit]

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

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]

Steam users are already patched to the latest version

Patch 1.2[edit]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Aspyr\Star Wars The Force Unleashed\
OS X ~/Library/Preferences/com.aspyr.swtfu.steam.plist/

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Aspyr\Star Wars The Force Unleashed\
OS X ~/Library/Application Support/Star Wars The Force Unleashed/SWTFU.BIN/

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
If an option doesn't appear it can be forced by going to config.xml (See Game data)
Ultra-widescreen
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Force in the graphics card control panel.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Can be forced through the NVIDIA Control Panel/AMD Control Center.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS; see High frame rate.
120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS; see High frame rate.

High frame rate[edit]

Use Patched EXE
  1. Use the FPS cap fix. Available options are 40 FPS, 50 FPS, 60 FPS, and unlimited.
All cutscenes, both pre-rendered and rendered in-engine, will continue to run at 30fps.
Note that this may cause occasional crashes.
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
Doesn't change onscreen prompts
Mouse acceleration
Reverse mouse acceleration, cannot be toggled
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Both axes can be inverted independently.
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Launcher requires at least one mouse click or key press.
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Both axes can be inverted independently.
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback

Audio settings[edit]

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

Issues fixed[edit]

Cloth simulation inactive[edit]

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

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

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

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3, Vista SP2 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
AMD Athlon X2 5200+
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8 GHz
AMD Athlon X2 6000+
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 30 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon 2600
Nvidia GeForce 8600
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 2.0 support
Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT
512 MB of VRAM
Sound (audio device) Directx 9.0c compatible
OS X
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.5.8, 10.6.2, 10.7, 10.8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 25 GB + 1 GB Swap File
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon HD 2600
Nvidia GeForce 8600
256 MB of VRAM

References

  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