Blacklight: Retribution

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Blacklight: Retribution
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Developers
Zombie Studios
Hardsuit Labs
Publishers
Perfect World Entertainment
Engines
Unreal Engine 3
Release dates
Windows April 3, 2012
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Key points

Free to play.
Heavy frame rate drops and low GPU utilisation on Intel-based systems with Hyper-Threading enabled.[citation needed]

General information

Official game site
Blacklight Wiki - A detailed wiki for the Blacklight series
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Official website
Windows
Steam
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Windows
All versions require a Perfect World or Arc Games Account.

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Patches for this game should be downloaded and installed automatically when the game is run after a patch has been released. Note that this requires an internet connection - you will not be able to play online without having the most recent patch If the automatic patching doesn't work, you can manually download the patches here.

Game data[edit]

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

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\FoxGame\Config\PCConsole\Cooked
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/209870/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/209870/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
All stats and settings are automatically saved to the Perfect World servers

Video settings[edit]

In-game graphics Normal settings.
In-game graphics Normal settings.
In-game graphics Advanced settings.
In-game graphics Advanced settings.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Use Flawless Widescreen.
Ultra-widescreen
[1]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Between 30° and 100°; use Flawless Widescreen for higher settings.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Post Process MLAA
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Enable "Framerate Smoothing" in advanced video settings

Input settings[edit]

In-game control settings.
In-game control settings.
In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Moved to General Settings menu
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Self-hosting
Private Servers run on the official servers.
Direct IP

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native GG3D Notes
TriDef 3D

Issues fixed[edit]

Game won't start[edit]

If the game gives you an "Crash Report" message after you press the "Play" button in the launcher try to update your GPU Driver
If the game refuses to start with no error message try updating DirectX.
Install DirectX[citation needed]
  1. Install the DirectX End-User Runtimes.
  2. Try running the game again.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7 (32-bit) 7 (64-bit)
Processor (CPU) Dual Core Quad Core
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8xxx
AMD Radeon HD2xxx
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9 compatible
1 GB+ of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) used for Windows game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). The app ID (209870) may differ in some cases.

References