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
Call of Juarez 2006
Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood 2009
Call of Juarez: The Cartel 2011
Call of Juarez: Gunslinger 2013

Key points

DirectX 11 renderer is slower and doesn't offer any noticeable improvements in graphics quality.[1]

General information

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All versions require Steam and Uplay DRM.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Call of Juarez - The Cartel\out\Settings\

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\33420\remote\out

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
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)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Force in the graphics card control panel.
60 FPS
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


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play
12 Versus, Co-op
Co-op supports up to 3 players.

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 GHz
Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3Ghz
Intel Core 2 Duo 3GHz
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 3850
Nvidia 8800GT
DirectX 9.0c compatible
ATI 4870
Nvidia GTX 260


  1. Call of Juarez: The Cartel Benchmark – BenchmarK3D (retrieved)