007: Quantum of Solace

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007: Quantum of Solace
007: Quantum of Solace cover
Windows Beenox
IW 3.0
Release dates
Windows October 31, 2008
007: Quantum of Solace guide at StrategyWiki
007: Quantum of Solace at Wikipedia
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Key points

Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS; use Quantum of Solace FOV and FPS unlocker.

General information

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Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
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SafeDisc v4.9 DRM[Note 1].
The game is no longer available digitally, most likely due to Activision losing rights to James Bond license.[3]
All versions require Games for Windows - LIVE DRM.[Note 2]

Essential improvements[edit]


The 1.1 Patch updates the game to the latest version. The game should automatically prompt for the update when using a LIVE profile; the update can also be downloaded manually (extract the contents and run QoS_Update.exe).

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Activision\Quantum of Solace\players\<user-id>\config.cfg
%PROGRAMDATA%\Activision\Quantum of Solace\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/10080/pfx/[Note 3]
Config file is encrypted and contains save data.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Activision\Quantum of Solace\players\<user-id>\config.cfg
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/10080/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics Settings
Graphics Settings
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Default FOV is 65° (horizontal). Use SuicideMachine's Tool to modify it.
Use SuicideMachine's Tool. After launching the game press Alt+Tab for the changes to apply.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
Capped at 30 FPS; use Quantum of Solace FOV and FPS unlocker to modify the cap. High framerate may occasionally cause some issues. See developer notes.
120+ FPS
Use Quantum of Solace FOV and FPS unlocker to modify the cap. High framerate may occasionally cause some issues. See developer notes.
Color blind mode

Input settings[edit]

Controls Remap
Controls Remap
Controls Remap
Controls Remap
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Mouse acceleration
No acceleration present.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

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


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Retail only


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
Wii version only.
LAN play
Online play

Issues fixed[edit]

Freeze/Black Screen During Loading[edit]

Use a local (offline) Games for Windows - LIVE profile[citation needed]
Using an online GFWL or Xbox profile will cause the game to freeze after the 2nd mission's initial loading cutscene (Siena). Using a local GFWL profile resolves this, however you will not be able to unlock achievements nor access the save from your online profile.
  1. Click here for instructions on creating a local profile.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 3
64-bit executable


Middleware Notes
Audio Miles Sound System
Interface Scaleform
Cutscenes Bink Video

Enabling SSAO for Nvidia graphics cards[edit]

Use the Ambient Occlusion flag 0x00000004 with Quality or High Quality.
Using Ambient Occlusion flag 0x00000004[citation needed]
  1. Download and run NVIDIA Profile Inspector.
  2. Under Profiles type Quantum of Solace.
  3. Under Ambient Occlusion compatibility insert the flag 0x00000004.
  4. Under Ambient Occlusion usage select Enabled.
  5. Under Ambient Occlusion setting select your quality of preference.
  6. Click Apply changes.

System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS) XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 - 3.0 GHz
AMD Athlon 3200+
System memory (RAM) 512 MB (XP) / 1 GB (Vista)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8200 MB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 6600
ATI Radeon 9800 Pro
128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible


  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]
  2. Games for Windows - LIVE DRM features: Legacy activation, local profile support unknown.
  3. 3.0 3.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/10080/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (10080) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.