Gears of War: Ultimate Edition

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Gears of War: Ultimate Edition
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition cover
Developers
The Coalition
Splash Damage
Publishers
Microsoft Studios
Engines
Unreal Engine 3[1]
Release dates
Windows March 1, 2016[2]
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition at Wikipedia
Gears of War
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Key points

Day One port reports indicate poor performance in general.[3]

General information

Official forums

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Windows Store Availability Table Icons - Windows Store.svg
Windows
All versions require Windows Store DRM.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Rename video files[4]
  1. Reboot in safe mode.
  2. Go to <path-to-game>\WindowsApps\Microsoft.DeltaPC_1.5.0.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\Wargame\Movies
  3. Rename SplashScreen.bik, MGSLogo.bik, TheCoalitionLogo.bik, and UE3AnimatedLogo.bik.

Notes

Undo this change before downloading any update for the game otherwise Windows Store may download the entire game again.[5]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\Microsoft.DeltaPC_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalState\WarGame\Config

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Xbox Cloud
Synchronizes saved games.[6]

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
[7]
4K Ultra HD
Can be selected even if you don't have a 4K monitor to induce downsampling[8]
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Fullscreen is always borderless (no exclusive fullscreen).[citation needed]
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
In-game setting added in Title Update 5.[9]
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA
Vertical sync (Vsync)
In-game setting added in Title Update 5 (also requires Windows 10 Update KB 3156421).[9]
60 FPS
120+ FPS
No frame rate cap.[9]

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse smoothing disabled as of patch Title Update 2[10]
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Control scheme: default, alternate, tournament; sticks: default, legacy, left-handed, legacy left-handed; triggers: default, left-handed
Controller sensitivity
Look sensitivity, target sensitivity, zoom sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback

Audio settings[edit]

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio CC Notes
English
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Italian
Korean
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Includes localization for Spain and Latin America.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
Xbox One version only.[11]
LAN play
Online play

Connection types

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)[13]
TCP (outbound) 53, 3074, 14001
UDP (outbound) 53, 80, 88, 500, 3074, 3544, 4500, 5000, 7777, 8700, 8701, 9000, 13000, 13002, 14001, 30000–30099

Issues unresolved[edit]

Explicit Multi-adapter support[edit]

Support for multiple GPUs is being worked on.[14]

Issues fixed[edit]

"Your graphics hardware is not optimized for this game" error on launch[edit]

This error occurs on laptops with switchable graphics. The current solution is to change the primary GPU global setting.[15]
Set primary GPU (AMD systems)[15]
  1. Close the game.
  2. Open Radeon Settings.
  3. Choose Preferences, then choose Radeon Additional Settings.
  4. Under the Power section, choose Switchable Graphics Global Settings.
  5. Set the appropriate power mode to Maximize performance.
Set primary GPU (Nvidia systems)[15]
  1. Close the game.
  2. Open the Nvidia Control Panel.
  3. Choose Manage 3D Settings.
  4. Set Preferred graphics processor to High-Performance NVIDIA processor.
  5. Choose Apply.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 12
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

A 64-bit system is required.
Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5 2.7 GHz
AMD FX 6-core
Intel Core i5 3.5 GHz
AMD FX 8-core
System memory (RAM) 8 GB 16 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 60 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti
AMD Radeon R7 260X
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 12 compatible
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970
AMD Radeon R9 290X
4 GB of VRAM
DirectX 12 compatible
Other Windows 10 November update installed (Windows 10 Version 1511)

References

  1. Digital Foundry vs Gears of War: Ultimate Edition
  2. Gears of War: Ultimate Edition for Windows 10 Available Now on Windows Store - Xbox Wire
  3. http://www.pcgamesn.com/gears-of-war-ultimate-edition-pc-port-review
  4. GOW:UE Windows 10 skip startup movies : GearsOfWar
  5. Gears UE PC new update is here. Finally got it download. : GearsOfWar
  6. Gears of War: Ultimate Edition for Windows 10 – Windows Games on Microsoft Store
  7. [WIN10] Title Update 3 available for Ultimate Edition on Win10 – 3/29/2016 | Technical Support and Help | Forums | Gears of War - Official Site
  8. Tested by ChaosBahamut
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Title Update 5 available for Ultimate Edition on Win10
  10. [WIN10] Title Update 2 now available for Ultimate Edition on Win10 – 3/15/16
  11. GOW U (PC) split screen? | Gears of War: Ultimate Edition | Forums | Gears of War - Official Site
  12. Updates coming to Gears: UE for Windows 10 - Updated March 18 | Technical Support and Help | Forums | Gears of War - Official Site
  13. [WIN10] Networking Ports - Ultimate Edition For Windows 10 | Technical Support and Help | Forums | Gears of War - Official Site
  14. Rod Fergusson on Twitter: "@SPARTAN_132 @GearsofWar @Microsoft working on multi-GPU and if you unlock framerate it runs at monitor framerate so may need to bump it up."
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 [WIN10] - Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Windows 10 Known Issues | Gears of War: Ultimate Edition | Forums | Gears of War - Official Site