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Darksiders Warmastered Edition

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Darksiders Warmastered Edition
Darksiders Warmastered Edition cover
Vigil Games
Windows KAIKO Games
THQ Nordic
Release dates
Windows November 29, 2016
Darksiders Warmastered Edition guide at StrategyWiki
Darksiders Warmastered Edition at Wikipedia
Darksiders 2010
Darksiders II 2012
Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition 2015
Darksiders Warmastered Edition 2016
Darksiders III 2018

This page is for the Warmastered Edition. For the original release, see Darksiders.

Key points

Updated version of Darksiders with enhanced graphics: support for up to 4k resolutions, doubled all the textures resolution, re-rendered cutscenes in high quality, higher resolution shadows and enhanced post processing effects.
Fixes several issues from the original port.
Includes a save conversion tool.

General information

Official website
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Bundled with Darksiders as a separate download.[1]
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Bundled with Darksiders
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Bundled with Darksiders
DRM-free after installation through Twitch Desktop App (see notes)
Game page shows Darksiders
The game was granted to all owners of Darksiders at no cost.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro and menu videos[edit]

Remove the intro and menu videos[2]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\media\videos\.
  2. Delete, remove, or rename kaiko_logo.wmv, main_menu_intro.wmv, start_screen_intro.wmv, THQNORDIC_LOGO_Color_white.wmv, and Vigil_Logo1280x720.wmv.
  3. Run the game. The game should now take you to the logo screen and main menu immediately.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\kaiko\darksiders1\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/462780/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\darksiders1.exe\
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\462780\remote\autocloud\save\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/462780/pfx/[Note 1]
If no save data is found and there's data in original games save game data path, game offers to import it.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud
Approx. 1 MB available.
Steam Cloud saves for Darksiders will be detected and, with permission, can be converted.

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.
Basic Video settings.
Basic Video settings.
PC Video settings.
PC Video settings.

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Automatic FOV option results in Vert- FOV scaling on widescreen. Manual FOV slider uses vertical FOV ranging from 20° to 90°.
Set a specific FOV value[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Edit config.ini.
  3. Set calculated_fov to false.
  4. Set field_of_view to the desired vertical FOV.


See FOV Calculator for help.

Borderless fullscreen windowed[edit]

Native borderless mode causes the game to minimize when losing focus.
Use SRWE for no minimizing[citation needed]
  1. Start the game in a window.
  2. Download and run SRWE.
  3. Attach the game process.
  4. Enable Remove borders.
  5. Enable Fake fullscreen.

Input settings[edit]

Key rebinding menu.
Key rebinding menu.
Controller buttons.
Controller buttons.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Sound, Voice, Video.
Surround sound
Up to 7.1 output.[3]
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Brazilian Portuguese
Latin American Spanish

VR support[edit]

Issues unresolved[edit]

Audio/Video desync in pre-rendered cutscenes[edit]

  • When being played for the first time in session, sound gets desynced with a video in pre-rendered cutscenes.[citation needed]

Audio mixing issues in pre-rendered cutscenes[edit]

  • Noticeable by music and sounds effects being much more quiet than the voices in pre-rendered cutscenes.[4]

Controller disconnected[edit]

  • Game will lock up completely with this message on the screen if controller gets disconnected. Only way to continue is to reconnect the controller, which only work with XInput controllers. With other controllers the game must be forcefully closed.

Issues fixed[edit]

Loading screen is stuck[edit]

Enable VSync from Advanced Options.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 10, 11
Shader Model support 4.1, 5.0
64-bit executable


Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Audio Fmod
Interface Scaleform

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 8, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Dual-Core
AMD Dual-Core
Intel Quad-Core
AMD Quad-Core
System memory (RAM) 4 GB 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 36 GB
Video card (GPU) AMD/Nvidia
1 GB of VRAM
DirectX 10 compatible
DirectX 11 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>/462780/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (462780) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. Does Warmastered Edition includes original version? - GOG Community Discussions for the Darksiders series - last accessed on December 5, 2016
  2. Verified by User:AmethystViper on November 30, 2016
    Intro and video files were moved to a different folder and the game skipped these videos, launching immediately into the main menu.
  3. PC Gaming Surround Sound Round-up
  4. Audio levels in cutscenes... :: Darksiders Warmastered Edition General Discussions