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Blackguards

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Blackguards
Blackguards cover
Developers
Daedalic Entertainment
Engines
Unity 3[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows January 22, 2014
macOS (OS X) January 22, 2014
Blackguards at Wikipedia
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Memoria 2013
Demonicon 2013
Blackguards 2014
Blackguards 2 2015

General information

Official site
Official forum
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Amazon.com
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Amazon sells both Steam keys and their own unknown version, boxed version is DRM-free.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
GamersGate
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Mac App Store
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macOS (OS X)
Origin
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
A demo is available.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Deluxe Edition Artbook, Soundtrack, digital World Map, Developer Interview Videos and 6 Exclusive Wallpapers.
No upgrade option, GOG.com version contains some of the content by default.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Untold Legends
Windows
macOS (OS X)

Game data[edit]

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

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Daedalic Entertainment GmbH\Blackguards
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/249650/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Daedalic Entertainment GmbH\Blackguards\Save
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/249650/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Origin
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Some resolutions not listed in-game; see Widescreen resolution.
Multi-monitor
See the WSGF entry.
Ultra-widescreen
See the WSGF entry.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Toggle with Alt+ Enter or see Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Enable windowed mode and use the -popupwindow parameter (or see the glossary page).
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
No frame rate or refresh rate cap.

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Edit registry settings[2][3]
  1. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Daedalic Entertainment GmbH\Blackguards
  2. Change res_height_h4152408033 and res_width_h1023409048 according to your screen resolution.

Windowed[edit]

Edit registry settings
  1. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Daedalic Entertainment GmbH\Blackguards
  2. Change fullscreen_h1476830426 to 0.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Mouse-driven.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Touchscreen optimised
Playable but not optimized.[4]
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, effects and voice.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Enabled by default.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Brazilian Portuguese
Czech
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Russian
Simplified Chinese
Spanish
Turkish

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: Blackguards.

Issues unresolved[edit]

Game freezes or crashes to desktop[edit]

Some users reported game freezes or crashes to desktop at random/certain situations.[5][6][7]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
OpenGL 2 OS X only.
Shader Model support 3
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista SP2, 7 SP1, 8, 8.1
Processor (CPU) 2.0 GHz Dual Core 2.4 GHz Quad Core
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 20 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT
ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Nvidia GeForce GTX 275
ATI Radeon 4770 Series
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.7
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 20 GB
Video card (GPU) Intel HD Graphics 4000

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Notes

  1. Unity engine build: 3.5.6f4[1]
  2. 2.0 2.1 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>/249650/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (249650) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References