Ace of Spades: Battle Builder

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Ace of Spades: Battle Builder
Ace of Spades: Battle Builder cover
Jagex Games Studio
Release dates
Windows December 12, 2012
macOS (OS X) May 16, 2013[1]
Ace of Spades: Battle Builder at Wikipedia
Ace of Spades
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Ace of Spades: Battle Builder 2012
Open Spades TBA
This game is no longer playable in any capacity. Ace of Spades: Battle Builder required a constant internet connection; servers were permanently taken down on March 6, 2019.[2]

Key points

Originally titled simply Ace of Spades, was later changed to Ace of Spades: Battle Builder. However, the game's Steam library and community hub name is still Ace of Spades.
KV6 modding added in patch.
Mouse aiming has been rendered broken on Windows 10 after the 2017 Fall Creators update.
Servers were shut down on March 6, 2019.

General information

Official Website (Archive)
Steam Community Discussions
Ace of Spades Wiki


All versions require Steam DRM.
Game was pulled from sale on April 3, 2018, due to official support being dropped.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
St. Valentine's Day Massacre Bundled with game for free
macOS (OS X)
Hurt + Heal Pack Pulled from sale due to official support being dropped

Game data[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\config.txt[Note 1]
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/224540/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.
Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Position Affects Gameplay
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 4x Anti-Aliasing
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
Capped at 59 FPS, but is raised to 60 with vsnyc enabled.
120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

In-game control settings.
In-game control settings.
Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Brazilian Portuguese

Issues unresolved[edit]

Mouse look broken[edit]

Mouse aiming has been rendered broken on Windows 10 after the 2017 Fall Creators update.


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play

Connection types

Other information[edit]


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3
Processor (CPU) 2.4 GHz Intel dual core or AMD equivalent
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 500 MB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 6800 GT
ATI Radeon X1600
OpenGL 1.5 compatible
DirectX 9.0c compatible


  1. When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).
  2. 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>/224540/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (224540) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.