Borderlands: Game of the Year Enhanced

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This page is for the 2019 GOTY Enhanced version. For the original 2009 version, see Borderlands.

Borderlands: Game of the Year Enhanced
Borderlands: Game of the Year Enhanced cover
Developers
Original game Gearbox Software
Remastered Blind Squirrel Games
Publishers
2K Games
Engines
Unreal Engine 3
Release dates
Windows April 3, 2019
Borderlands: Game of the Year Enhanced at Wikipedia
Borderlands
Borderlands 2009
Borderlands 2 2012
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel 2014
Tales from the Borderlands 2014
Borderlands: Game of the Year Enhanced 2019
Borderlands 3 2019

Key points

Remastered version of Borderlands featuring improved lighting, textures, character models, gameplay tweaks and all DLC from the original release.
Free for Steam owners of the original version, even if they don't own any of the original version's DLC.
Allows importing saves/characters from the original version.

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GamersGate
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Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
All versions require Steam DRM.
All versions come bundled with the original version of Borderlands.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos and launcher[edit]

Use the in-game options[1]
  1. Launch the game.
  2. In the main menu, navigate to Options followed by Game Options.
  3. Go down to the bottom and set Disable Launcher and Disable Startup Movies to ON.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Borderlands Game of the Year\WillowGame\Config\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/729040/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Borderlands Game of the Year\Binaries\SaveData\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/729040/pfx/[Note 1]
Fails to save progress if Documents folder is moved from the default location. [1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Approx. 10 MB available.
Does not synchronize configuration files.

Video settings[edit]

New launcher.
New launcher.
Settings menu.
Settings menu.

Ultra-widescreen[edit]

Use jackfuste's fixed .exe[5]
  1. Download BorderlandsGOTYEnhanced.7z.
  2. Replace BorderlandsGOTY.exe in the game folder.

Notes

All supported resolutions unlocked in the game menu.
Hor+ (set FOV to 70 to get the same FOV as in the non-enhanced version).
If graphical issues occur with multi-monitors, disable in-game FXAA and use FXAA via driver or ReShade.[4]

Disable camera shake when sprinting[edit]

Use jackfuste's fixed .exe[4]
  1. Download BorderlandsGOTY_no_shake.7z.
  2. Replace BorderlandsGOTY.exe in the game folder.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
No mouse acceleration, although mouse smoothing is present but can be disabled through config files.
Mouse sensitivity
Separate sensitivity sliders for non-scoped and scoped aim, as well as horizontal and vertical movements.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Labeled Invert Look.
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Game launcher requires a mouse to navigate, although the launcher can be turned off as an in-game option.
Controller remapping
The D-Pad, View and Menu buttons cannot be remapped.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Labeled Invert Look.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Tracked motion controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Keyboard and mouse is prioritized over gamepad input.
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Hook input (legacy mode)
Official controller preset(s)
Steam Controller button prompts
Cursor detection

Fix mouse smoothing and aiming[edit]

Modify config files[6]
  1. Launch the game once after installing in order to generate config files.
  2. Go to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Borderlands Game of the Year\WillowGame\Config\
  3. Open WillowInput.ini.
  4. Change bEnableMouseSmoothing=true to bEnableMouseSmoothing=false
  5. Change LookUpScale=-250 to LookUpScale=-300
  6. Open WillowEngine.ini.
  7. Change OneFrameThreadLag=true to OneFrameThreadLag=false

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound Effects, Music, Voice Over
Surround sound
7.1
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Japanese
Italian
Spanish
Russian
Fan translation, available here.

Issues fixed[edit]

Lag experienced in co-op[edit]

The below two fixes should help alleviate some lag experienced while playing with other people.
Lock the frame rate to the same as those you are playing with[7]
  1. Launch the game.
  2. In the main menu, navigate to Options followed by Video.
  3. Set Framerate Locking to the same as the other users you are playing with
Voice-over-IP sends a lot of packets even when turned off in game unless disabled through the config files.
Turn off VOIP[8]
  1. Launch the game once after installing in order to generate config files.
  2. Open %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Borderlands Game of the Year\WillowGame\Config\WillowEngine.ini
  3. Change bHasVoiceEnabled=True to bHasVoiceEnabled=False

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-530 2.93 GHz
AMD Phenom 9950 2.6 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 25 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
AMD Radeon HD 6970
DirectX 11 compatible
Sound (audio device) 9.0c
A 64-bit system is required.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 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>/729040/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (729040) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  2. The config file %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Borderlands Game of the Year\WillowGame\Config\WillowEngine.ini includes HDR related parameters in the [HDR] section, but the game falls back to SDR shortly after launch.[2][3]

References