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Defiance cover
Trion Worlds
Release dates
Windows April 2, 2013
Defiance at Wikipedia

Key points

Defiance switched to free-to-play on June 4, 2014; existing owners get added benefits.[1]

General information

Official forum
Steam Community Discussions
Port Report for Defiance


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Patcher.exe (launcher) can be launched without Steam.
All versions require a Glyph account.

Essential improvements[edit]

SweetFX Tool[edit]

You can improve the graphics of the game with SweetFX.
Install SweetFX[citation needed]
  1. Download files from here.
  2. Unzip all files in the <path-to-game>/live/ folder.
  3. Next download the following settings file.
  4. Copy and Paste the preset_settings.txt in the <path-to-game>/live/ folder and delete the other one.
  5. Launch your game. SweetFX can be deactivated/activated by using the SCROLL_LOCK key.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/224600/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/224600/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings
Video settings
Difference between Graphics options low and ultra make very little difference.[3]

Input settings[edit]

Control remap menu
Control remap menu

Audio settings[edit]

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


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP2 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz Intel Core i5 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 15 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8600
ATI Radeon HD 2900
Intel HD 4000
512 MB of VRAM
Nvidia GeForce GTS 250
ATI Radeon HD 4750
1024 MB of VRAM


  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>/224600/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (224600) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.