Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

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Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy cover
Vicarious Visions
Windows Iron Galaxy Studios
Vicarious Visions Alchemy
Release dates
Windows June 29, 2018
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy at Wikipedia

Key points

Remakes of Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back and Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped.

General information

Official site
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Download-only; no disc is included in the physical box.
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All versions require Steam DRM.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Use Skip Intro Video[citation needed]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Crash Bandicoot(TM) N. Sane Trilogy\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/731490/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Crash Bandicoot(TM) N. Sane Trilogy\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/731490/pfx/[Note 1]
Saves made before July 23, 2018 update stored in %APPDATA%\Game\ aren't migrated to the new path

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
July 23, 2018 update changed where the save folder and file(s) are set up.[1][2]

Video settings[edit]

Graphics settings
Graphics settings
Game settings
Game settings
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Black bars at different aspect ratios than 16:9.
Use modified exe
Use modified exe
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA (Low/Medium/High)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Refresh rate is forced at 60 Hz in fullscreen mode. See Special K to force a custom refresh rate higher than 60 Hz for fullscreen mode.

Disable fur[edit]

Can increase the performance a lot.
Disable fur via Helix Mod[3]
  1. Download Crash Trilogy 3D Vision fix.
  2. Copy the files to the installation folder and press F6 to disable any fur.


Change the value of Fur in d3dx.ini to 1 to let the mod disable it automatically at startup.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard settings
Keyboard settings

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Speech, SFX
Surround sound
Steam store page incorrectly claims to have subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
1. Fan translation by «The Miracle» – text
2.1 «FaN&C» Family’s» – audio
2.2 «R.G. MVO» – audio

VR support[edit]

Issues fixed[edit]

Run the game at screen refresh rate[edit]

Refresh rate is forced at 60 Hz in fullscreen mode.
See Special K to force a custom refresh rate higher than 60 Hz for fullscreen mode[4]

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
64-bit executable

AMD CROSSFIRE support[edit]

In Radeon settings set AMD CrossFire Mode to "AFR friendly" in the game profile, very good scaling.


Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Cutscenes Bink Video

Command line arguments[edit]

Argument list
Short command Long command Description
-4kf --4k-fullscreen Forces 4K resolution and fullscreen in the window.
-4kb --4k-borderless Forces 4K resolution and borderless in the window.
-perf4k --perf4k Enable perf reporter for levels at a 4k resolution.
-perf --perf Enable perf reporter for levels at a 1080p resolution.
-gpuWrite --gpuWrite Enable writing GPU info to file on PC.
-hm --headlessMode Run in headless mode. (ShowWindow with SW_HIDE arg)
-wd %wd% --windowdatafile %wd% The window settings datafile to use. Defaults to WindowData.igx.
-pc %d% --primarycontroller %d% The primary controller to use [1,2,3,4] when launching into a map.
-om %map% --overridemap %map% Map to use in place of debug map from configuration file.

%d% - Current controller (decimal number) . %wd% - window settings datafile name. %map% - current level/boss/intro/outro.

  • C1xx/L1xx/B1xx - Crash 1 maps.
  • C2xx/L2xx/B2xx - Crash 2 maps.
  • C3xx/L3xx/B3xx - Crash 3 maps.

Syntax is:

  • Crash%d/Bosses/BossNameWithoutPakExtension/BossNameWithoutPakExtension
  • Crash%d/MapNameWithoutPakExtension/MapNameWithoutPakExtension

For example:

  • Crash1/C1_Intro/C1_Intro
  • Crash1/C1_Outro100/C1_Outro100
  • Crash1/Bosses/B101_PapuPapu/B101_PapuPapu
  • Crash1/L101_NSanityBeach/L101_NSanityBeach
  • Crash2/L201_TurtleWoods/L201_TurtleWoods
  • Crash3/L301_ToadVillage/L301_ToadVillage

Warning. Overridemap command is only for testing purposes. Pay attention to lower statistics in Pause menu. [5]

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 8, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-750 2.67 GHz
AMD Phenom II X4 965 3.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 30 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
AMD Radeon HD 7850
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0c compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.


  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>/731490/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (731490) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. Changelist #4800876 · Steam Database - last accessed on 2018-07-23
  2. Changelist #4801344 · Steam Database - last accessed on 2018-07-23
  3. Helix Mod: Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
  4. Verified by User:Keith on 2019-01-11
    Tested with SpecialK_0_8_66.7z
  5. Verified by User:unknownproject on 2018-07-03