Transformers: War for Cybertron

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Transformers: War for Cybertron
Transformers War for Cybertron Box.jpg
Developers
Publishers
Engines
Release dates
Windows
June 22, 2010
Transformers: War for Cybertron at Co-Optimus
Transformers: War for Cybertron at SteamDB
 Transformers: War for Cybertron at Wikipedia
Transformers
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
Transformers: Devastation 2015

Key points

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

General information

More information Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

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.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file location[edit]

  Location 
Windows <path-to-game>\TransGame\Config\PC\Cooked
<path-to-game>\TransGame\Localization\PC\Cooked

Coalesced.ini needs to be decoded before it can be edited; use TF Games Configuration Utility. Coalesced.int contains localization settings and must also be decoded.

Disadvantage Coalesced.ini needs to be decoded before it can be edited.[3]

Save game data location[edit]

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

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud No native support

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution Native support
Multi-monitor No native support
Ultra-widescreen Hackable Use Flawless Widescreen.
Field of view (FOV) Hackable Use Flawless Widescreen.
Windowed Native support
Borderless fullscreen windowed No native support
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Native support Default is 4 samples; use improved config file for 16 samples.
Anti-aliasing (AA) Hackable Extra Quality graphics setting uses unknown form of post process AA. Sampling-based AA can be forced through Nvidia Inspector with 0x00000245 AA compatibility flag;[4] alternatively you can turn FXAA in Coalesced.ini
Vertical sync (Vsync) Native support Option to turn off is in the settings menu.
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 Native support
Mouse input in menus Native support
Mouse Y-axis inversion Native support
Controller
Controller support Native support
Full controller support Native support Game doesn't translate the PC keys into Controller buttons on screen ingame.
Controller remapping Hackable By editing Coalesced.ini (encrypted).
Controller Y-axis inversion Native support
Other
Touchscreen optimised No native support

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Native support Effects, dialog, music.
Surround sound No native support
Subtitles Native support
Closed captions Native support
Mute on focus lost Native support Game will automatically pause. Need to be in solo campaign, otherwise the game will pause but sound will still be heard.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play Native support 1 Solo Campaign only.
LAN play No native support Internet required to play any multiplayer game mode.
Online play Native support 12 per lobby (6 per team) Internet required to play any multiplayer game mode.
LAN co-op No native support Internet required to play any multiplayer game mode.
Online co-op Native support 3 Standard Co-Op or Competitive Co-Op

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Peer-to-peer Native support If the host quits, the game will end and the lobby will be disbanded.
Dedicated No native support
Self-hosting Native support Escalation and Campaign only. Multiplayer will automatically host if no games are active.

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]

Increase the Quality of the Graphics[edit]

Edit Coalesced.ini to change some settings such as Motion Blur, Depth of Field, FXAA, Bloom, Distortion etc.

Fix Instructions

  1. Open the decoded Coalesced.ini
  2. Change the values or status on the config lines and set graphics to Extra on the in-game settings
  3. Make sure you change both pairs in: SystemSettings & SystemSettingsEditor
  4. DO NOT COPY AND PASTE THIS INTO YOUR INI FILE! THIS IS ONLY AN EXAMPLE OF THE THINGS YOU MAY CHOOSE TO EDIT!
This is an example of the recommended items you can change and its recommended settings:
[SystemSettingsEditor] / [SystemSettings]
StaticDecals=True
DynamicDecals=True
DecalCullDistanceScale=1.0
DynamicLights=True
DynamicShadows=True
LightEnvironmentShadows=True
CompositeDynamicLights=False
DirectionalLightmaps=True
MotionBlur=True
DepthOfField=True
AmbientOcclusion=True
AmbientOcclusionHistory=False
FXAA=True
FXAATechnique=1
FXAAScale=9.5
Bloom=True
QualityBloom=True
Distortion=True
DropParticleDistortion=False
SpeedTreeLeaves=True
SpeedTreeFronds=True
OnlyStreamInTextures=False
LensFlares=True
FogVolumes=True
CascadedShadows=True
FloatingPointRenderTargets=True
Trilinear=True
OneFrameThreadLag=True
UseVsync=False
UpscaleScreenPercentage=True
Fullscreen=True
AllowD3D10=True
EnableHighPolyChars=True
SkeletalMeshLODBias=0
ParticleLODBias=0
DetailMode=2
ShadowFilterQualityBias=0
MaxAnisotropy=16
MaxMultisamples=8
MinShadowResolution=8
MaxShadowResolution=800
MaxCascadedShadowResolution=2048
Advantage Set EnableHighPolyChars= to True to enable better resolution image for characters. Example of High-Poly Chars.

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
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

References

  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 coalesced.int unpack
  4. NVIDIA Anti-Aliasing guide - NVIDIA GeForce Drivers - VideoCardz Forums
  5. FPS UNLOCKER by Psych - keep stickied and rep - Steam Users' Forums