Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

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Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning cover
Developers
Big Huge Games
38 Studios
Publishers
Electronic Arts
38 Studios
Release dates
Windows February 7, 2012
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning at Wikipedia

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Amazon.com
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Windows
Amazon.com
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Windows
Gamesplanet
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Windows
Origin
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Windows
Steam
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Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete/rename reckoninglogotrain.bik[1]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\content\data\bink\
  2. Delete or rename reckoninglogotrain.bik

Disable the Battle Frenzy sound[edit]

If you play a warrior, the constant hissing sound of this permanent buff quickly gets annoying.
Delete/rename FX_Player_Battle_Frenzy.fsb[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\content\001\
  2. Delete or rename FX_Player_Battle_Frenzy.fsb

Adjust Level of Detail[edit]

Adjust texture LOD[citation needed]
  1. Download and install RadeonPro
  2. Create a RadeonPro profile for Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
  3. Open the "Advanced" tab and check Texture LOD
  4. Set the slider to a value between -1 and -2 (recommended: -1)

Enable high quality anisotropic filtering for AMD Radeon graphics card users[edit]

Enable high quality anisotropic filtering[citation needed]
By default KOA:R uses low quality anisotropic filtering to give better performance.
  1. Download and install RadeonPro
  2. Create a RadeonPro profile for Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
  3. Open the "Advanced" tab and check Texture LOD
  4. Set "Texture filtering quality" to high quality

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Reckoning\personal.ini

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Reckoning
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\102500\remote
Game profile names need to be identically named when transferring saves to different accounts or computers. If they are not, then you will need to rename the save file into one that has been 'recognised' by the game. This applies to transferring save data in any combination between computers, profiles, Steam and Origin accounts.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Origin
Syncs up to 1 GB of data online.
Steam Cloud
Syncs up to 1000 MB of data online.

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Use Flawless Widescreen or Widescreen Fixer.
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Use Flawless Widescreen or see Field of view (FOV).
Windowed
Borderless only.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Set to "windowed".
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16 samples.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA. Set by post processing setting
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
No frame rate or refresh rate cap.[2]

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Change FOV with Widescreen Fixer[citation needed]
  1. Launch Widescreen Fixer and open Kingdom of Amalur's plugin settings.
  2. Set desired field of view (recommended value: 60-70).
  3. Set a keybind for Widescreen Fixer.
  4. Launch the game.
  5. Press your FOV keybind before doing anything else. Your FOV will expand from a shoulder-cam to third person at the correct FOV.
  6. Should this greatly distort your image, simply reload the save and the FOV setting will take effect.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Changing mouse buttons may cause problems.[3]
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Using an Xbox One controller may cause severe stuttering.[4]
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback

Audio settings[edit]

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

VR support[edit]

Issues unresolved[edit]

Remap key bug[edit]

Mouse button binding causes problems.[3]

Xbox One Controller Stutter Bug[edit]

The Xbox One Controller causes the game to severely stutter, leaving the game hardly playable.[4]

Issues fixed[edit]

Crash after 10-15 minutes on Windows 10[edit]

Caused by a weird interaction between one version of XAudio2_7.dll and the on-screen keyboard service.
Check whether this is the cause with Windows Error Reporting[citation needed]
  1. Win+R and type msinfo32 and Enter.
  2. In Software Environment\Windows Error Reporting look for entries with Reckoning.exe and check that the faulty module is XAudio2_7.dll
Stop the TabTip.exe process, also referred to as Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel Helper, before launching the game[citation needed]
More simply, just create a batch command to run the game[citation needed]
taskkill /f /im "tabtip.exe"
start /d "<path-to-game>" Reckoning.exe
  1. Create the batch file above by replacing the <path-to-game> with the path to the installation folder.
  2. Save as a .cmd and launch it as an administrator.
  3. To simplify that, you can create a shortcut to the .cmd and choose Run as an administrator in the shortcut's advanced options.

Map movement to arrow keys[edit]

Map movement to arrow keys[citation needed]
  • Follow instructions here.

Black screen in demo with AMD GPU[edit]

The demo shows nothing but a black screen with AMD GPUs. This issue is not present in the final game.
Disable post-processing in the settings[citation needed]
Alternate demo fix[citation needed]
  1. Open Catalyst Control Center
  2. Create an application profile for Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
  3. Set multi-sampling anti-aliasing (MSAA) to 2x

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

Mods[edit]

YSA Heartcore Mod[edit]

Greatly increases game difficulty, as vanilla can be too easy late-game. The changes are listed here.
Includes PDF game guides and developer interviews.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+
Intel Core 2 Quad 2.4 GHz
AMD Phenom X4 2.6 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 10.5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT
ATI Radeon HD 3650
512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 3.0 support
Nvidia GeForce GTX 260
ATI Radeon HD 4850
1 GB of VRAM
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0c compatible

References

  1. Verified by User:Karasuhebi on 2016-9-24
  2. New 120Hz Games Report
  3. 3.0 3.1 Found a bug after remapping keys - Steam Users' Forums (retrieved)
  4. 4.0 4.1 http://steamcommunity.com/app/102500/discussions/0/540743757479480625/