Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood

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Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood
Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood cover
Chrome Engine 4
Release dates
Windows June 30, 2009
Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood at Wikipedia
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General information

Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail version is DRM-free.[1]
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Essential improvements[edit]


Patch 1.1 are the latest patch available

Skip intro videos[edit]

Adjust game files[citation needed]
  1. Download this archive.
  2. Extract to the installation folder and replace the file.
  3. In the installation folder, go into CoJ2\Data\Menu\Movies.
  4. Delete or rename attract.wmv.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Call of Juarez - Bound in Blood\Out\Settings\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/21980/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Call of Juarez - Bound in Blood\Out\save\<user-id>\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/21980/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor HUD: Position Affects Gameplay[2]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Default vertical FOV is 46°. Use Data0.pak of Realism Mod.
Swapping Data0.pak may prevent loading existing save data.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See Anti-aliasing (AA).
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Force in the graphics driver or see Vertical sync (Vsync).
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
See Run the game at screen refresh rate.

Anti-aliasing (AA)[edit]

Use Nvidia Inspector[3]
  1. Set compatibility flag as 0x000012C1
  2. Set behavior flags as 0x00000000 / “None”
  3. Should look like this
Make sure Transparency Supersampling is on Sparse Grid Supersampling or MSAA won't work.

Vertical sync (Vsync)[edit]

Enabling Vsync[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Video.scr with a text editor.
  3. Scroll to the bottom and above DisplayDeviceType enter VSync().

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
One key per action.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller must be enabled in the options menu before use.
Controller remapping
2 presets: for left- and right-handed.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, SFX, speech
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play
12 Online services shut down[4]

Issues fixed[edit]

Game crashes during the first story cinematic[edit]

Switch your audio card to DVD Quality format[citation needed]
  1. Right click the Windows Volume Mixer icon in the taskbar
  2. Select Playback devices
  3. Choose your current playback device in the list
  4. Click Properties
  5. Open Advanced tab
  6. In the drop down make sure that 16 bit, 48000 Hz (DVD Quality) option is selected
  7. Hit OK

Intro and menu videos play upside down[edit]

Apply this fix[citation needed]

Download and install Windows 8/10 upside down fix.


The intro movies will be skipped and the menu movies will be displayed correctly.

Run the game at screen refresh rate[edit]

Max refresh rate is 60 Hz; this does not affect game render FPS, but determines your monitor's refresh rate.
Set refresh rate manually[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Video.scr with a text editor.
  3. Change MaxRefresh(60) to the screen refresh rate.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 3.2 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 3500+
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 GB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 3.0 support
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9 compatible


  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>/21980/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (21980) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.