Call of Juarez: The Cartel

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Call of Juarez: The Cartel
Call of Juarez: The Cartel cover
Chrome Engine 5
Release dates
Windows September 8, 2011
Call of Juarez: The Cartel at Wikipedia
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Key points

DirectX 11 renderer is slower and doesn't offer any noticeable improvements in graphics quality.[1]
Online multiplayer services have been discontinued.[2]

General information

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Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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All versions require Steam and Uplay DRM.
Currently not available digitally due to a publishing dispute between Techland and Ubisoft.[3]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Call of Juarez - The Cartel\out\Settings\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/33420/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\33420\remote\out
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/33420/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Image is heavily letterboxed.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Default is 50° vertical. See Field of view (FOV).
Only borderless available. See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See Windowed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

This game uses vertical FOV. See FOV Calculator for help.
Edit default_levels.xml[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\MD
  2. Open Data0.pak with 7-Zip or similar.
  3. In it go to Skills and extract a file default_levels.xml
  4. Go to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Call of Juarez - The Cartel\out
  5. In this folder create a folder Data.
  6. In folder Data that you've just created, create another folder, named Skills.
  7. Now move default_levels.xml that you've extracted to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Call of Juarez - The Cartel\out\Data\Skills
  8. Open default_levels.xml in Notepad.
  9. Change <prop n="CameraDefaultFOV" v="50.0"/> to the desired FOV value.


Changing FOV affects gun physics. Too high FOV will result in a gun kicking downwards.


Video.scr[citation needed]
  1. Go to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Call of Juarez - The Cartel\out\Settings
  2. Open Video.scr in Notepad.
  3. Remove the line Fullscreen()

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Issues fixed[edit]


Disable repeat keystrokes while in the game[4]
  1. Enter the Ease of access center (this can be accessed through Accessories after clicking Start).
  2. Click 'Make the Keyboard Easier to use'.
  3. Click 'Set Filter Keys'.
  4. Click 'Set up Filter Keys'.
  5. Click 'Turn on Repeat Keys and Slow Keys'.
  6. Click on 'Set up Repeat Keys and Slow Keys'.
  7. Select the option to ignore all repeated keystrokes.
  8. Reduce the time option at the top to 0.0 seconds.
  9. Go back.
  10. Ensure that 'Turn on Filter Keys' is ticked at the top and apply.
  11. When you're done, untick the box and apply.


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play
12 Versus, Co-op
Online functionalities have been discontinued on the November 11, 2017

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9, 11
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) AMD Athlon 64 X2 2.0 GHz
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3.0 GHz
Intel Core 2 Duo 3.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB (XP)
2 GB (Vista, 7)
2 GB (XP)
3 GB (Vista, 7)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon HD 3850
Nvidia GeForce 8800GT
DirectX 9.0c compatible
ATI Radeon HD 4870
Nvidia GeForce GTX 260


  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>/33420/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (33420) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.