Transformers: War for Cybertron

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Transformers: War for Cybertron
Transformers War for Cybertron Box.jpg
Release dates
June 22, 2010
Transformers: War for Cybertron at Steam Charts
Transformers: War for Cybertron at SteamDB
 Transformers: War for Cybertron at Wikipedia
Beast Wars: Transformers 1998
Transformers: The Game 2007
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 2009
Transformers: War for Cybertron 2010
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron 2012
Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark 2014

Key points

Disadvantage Capped at 30 FPS; see High frame rate to fix.

General information

More information Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys
Retail DRM details are not known DRM: SecuROM.[1]
Steam Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg

Essential improvements[edit]

Improved configuration file[edit]

Advantage Improves graphical and audio fidelity, unlocks DLC characters and many other things.

Fix Use replacement Coalesced.ini[2]

  1. Navigate to the configuration file location.
  2. Replace the original Coalesced.ini with the one from this archive.
Information In Escalation mode, unlocked characters will not work on those that host without the modified file.

High Polygon Characters[edit]

Default is False; edit Coalesced.ini for True. Creates a better resolution image for characters. Example of High-Poly Chars.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file location[edit]

Windows <path-to-game>\TransGame\Config\PC\Cooked
Disadvantage Coalesced.ini needs to be decoded before it can be edited.[3]

Save game data location[edit]

Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Transformers\TransGame\SaveData

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud Impossible

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution Native
Multi-monitor Unknown
Field of view (FOV) Hackable Use Flawless Widescreen.
Windowed Native
Borderless fullscreen windowed Impossible
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Native Default is 4 samples; use improved config file for 16 samples.
Anti-aliasing (AA) Hackable Can be forced through Nvidia Inspector with 0x00000245 AA compatibility flag.[4]
Vertical sync (Vsync) Native
High frame rate Hackable 30 FPS default cap; see High frame rate.

High frame rate[edit]

Information The game is capped at 30 FPS without this tool.

Fix Use FPS unlocker[5]

  1. Download FPS Cap Unlocker and run it alongside the game.
  2. Press Num 0 to toggle between locked and unlocked FPS.
Information If you intend to play the game online, log into your War for Cybertron account before you activate the toggle.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Hackable By editing Coalesced.ini (encrypted).
Mouse acceleration Unknown
Mouse input in menus Native
Mouse Y-axis inversion Native
Controller support Native
Full controller support Unknown
Controller remapping Hackable By editing Coalesced.ini (encrypted).
Controller Y-axis inversion Native

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Native Effects, dialog, music.
Surround sound Unknown
Subtitles Native
Closed captions Unknown
Mute on focus lost Native


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play Unknown
Online play Native
LAN co-op Unknown
Online co-op Native 3

Issues fixed[edit]

Game not launching (without an error or a message)[edit]

There are two main ways to fix this issue, which is a symptom of two different unrelated problems.

Fix OS compatibility

  1. Navigate to <path-to-game>\Transformers War for Cybertron\Binaries
  2. Set compatibility mode of TWFC.exe to Windows XP.

Fix Incomplete PhysX installation

  1. Go to C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\PhysX\Common and copy all files within that folder.
  2. Paste them into Binaries in the installation folder.
  3. Now the game should run.

Other information[edit]


Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX

System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) Dual Core 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 9 GB
Video card (GPU) NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GT or ATI Radeon X1900
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible


  1. Any word on DRM yet? - Transformers: War for Cybertron Message Board for PC - GameFAQs
  2. PC version ini - TFW2005 - The 2005 Boards
  3. XeNTaX • View topic - Transformers: War for Cybertron unpack
  4. NVIDIA Anti-Aliasing guide - NVIDIA GeForce Drivers - VideoCardz Forums
  5. FPS UNLOCKER by Psych - keep stickied and rep - Steam Users' Forums