DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue

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DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue
DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue cover
Developers
Hothead Games
Publishers
Electronic Arts
Engines
PhyreEngine
Release dates
Windows November 30, 2010
macOS (OS X) December 14, 2010
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General information

Official website
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Mac App Store
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macOS (OS X)
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
All Windows versions require Steam DRM.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Hothead Games\DeathSpankTOV\Prefs.ini
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/18050/pfx/[Note 1]
Prefs.ini stores the game settings. It is always stored in the system location.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Hothead Games\DeathSpankTOV\SLOT*.SAV
macOS (OS X)
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/18050/SLOT*.SAV
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/18050/pfx/[Note 1]
SLOT*.SAV stores the save game data. Depending on the version, it's either stored in the Steam location or the system location.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.

Input settings[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, dialogue and sound effects/cinematics.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Spanish
Fan translation, download.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Co-op
LAN play
Online play

Issues fixed[edit]

Crash on load of save game[edit]

Sometimes, the game crashes when trying to load your save game, essentially forcing you to restart from the beginning.[1] Fortunately, developer Hothead created a patch that fixes the issue in many cases; unfortunately, the patch was not published on Steam and needs to be applied manually. Due to the age of the game and the discussion surrounding this issue, as of 2017, the documentation on this fix is hard to find.

Getting and installing the unofficial patch[2]
  1. Download and open the following archive.
  2. Go to <path-to-game>.
  3. Replace the existing GameData-000001000.gg with the file from the archive.
  4. Launch the game.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) 1.7 GHz Intel Pentium 4
System memory (RAM) 1 GB (XP) / 1.5 GB (Vista, 7)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon X1900 GT
Nvidia GeForce 6800 Ultra
256 MB of VRAM
Shader model 2.0 support
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.5.8, 10.6.3
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1.5 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon X1900 GT
Nvidia GeForce 8600
128 MB of VRAM

Notes

  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>/18050/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (18050) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References