Metro 2033

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Metro 2033
Metro 2033 cover
Developers
4A Games
Publishers
THQ
Deep Silver
Engines
4A Engine
Release dates
Windows March 16, 2010
Metro 2033 guide at StrategyWiki
Metro 2033 at Wikipedia
Metro
Metro 2033 2010
Metro: Last Light 2013
Metro 2033 Redux 2014
Metro: Last Light Redux 2014
Metro Exodus 2019

General information

Official game site
Last Light Forum - Unofficial forums
Unofficial Metro Wiki
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Windows
All versions require Steam DRM.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Use replacement content.upk9[1]

Use the Metro 2033 No Intro Fix.

The file may not exist in the game folder, but fix will work.

Game data[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\4A Games\Metro 2033\user.cfg
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/43110/pfx/[Note 1]
The Steam Cloud copy of the settings is stored in <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\43110\remote\user.cfg
Contents of both instances of user.cfg are identical, and changes can be copied and pasted into both locations.
A user.cfg also exists in the installation folder but editing that file has no effect on the game.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\4A Games\Metro 2033\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/43110/pfx/[Note 1]

Game will overwrite user.cfg[edit]

Make user.cfg read-only using Explorer[citation needed]
  1. Right click on user.cfg and select 'Properties'.
  2. Select 'Attributes' and check 'Read-only'.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
You may be unable to select your native resolution if you have secondary monitors or televisions plugged in to your computer. See #Resolution Issues.
Multi-monitor
May show a black screen if non-grouped monitors are connected.
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Default is 45° vertical. See Field of view (FOV).
Windowed
No menu option. See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16 samples.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 4x MSAA. Nvidia MFAA compliant, enable MFAA in control panel for improved framerate and anti-aliasing on alpha-blended surfaces.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See Vertical sync (Vsync).
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
No frame rate or refresh rate cap.[2]

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

This game uses vertical FOV. See FOV Calculator for help.
Edit user.cfg sick_fov[3]
  1. Edit these two files:
  2. Change sick_fov 45 to a number between 1 and 90 (inclusive) (the game runs best at 60-70 FOV). Remember, this is vertical rather than horizontal FOV.
  3. Change user.cfg to read-only to prevent the game overwriting changes.

Windowed[edit]

Edit user.cfg r_fullscreen[citation needed]
  1. Edit these two files:
  2. Change r_fullscreen on to r_fullscreen off
  3. Change user.cfg to read-only to prevent the game overwriting changes.

Vertical sync (Vsync)[edit]

Off by default.
Edit user.cfg r_vsync[citation needed]
  1. Edit these two files:
  2. Change r_vsync off to r_vsync on
  3. Change user.cfg to read-only to prevent the game overwriting changes.

Resolution Issues[edit]

Some users have encountered issues such as not being able to set their native resolution; the game resetting their chosen resolution to a lower one; or the game's maximum available resolution being lower than their monitor's native resolution.[4] Such cases may be caused by the presence of multiple monitors attached to the computer, or attempting to play the game on an attached TV where larger resolutions may not be available. Possible solutions include unplugging any extra monitors[5] or setting the multi-monitor display mode in Windows to "Computer Only".

Input settings[edit]

In-game mouse settings.
In-game mouse settings.
In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.
In-game general gamepad settings.
In-game general gamepad settings.
In-game gamepad layout settings.
In-game gamepad layout settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Sliders for general and aim sensitivity.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Disables keyboard.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Can only switch between pre-defined layouts.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Disable Xbox 360 Controller[edit]

Disable Xbox 360 Controller[6]
A plugged in controller is automatically enabled and can't be easily turned off.
  1. Download the NoX360 archive.
  2. Extract it to the installation folder.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Music.
Surround sound
Autodetection without setting. 7.1 audio supported.
Subtitles
Conversations only; speech outside of conversation has no subtitles.[7]
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Czech
Dutch
French
German
Italian
Polish
Russian
Spanish
Turkish
Fan translation.

Issues fixed[edit]

Cannot be installed or APPCRASH on startup[edit]

Install dependencies[citation needed]
  1. Go to install in the installation folder.
  2. Run the installers located there and try installing/launching again.
  3. If the problem still persists and refers to a missing PhysXLoader.dll, install the latest NVIDIA PhysX System Software and manually copy the files from C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\PhysX\Common to the Metro 2033 installation folder.[8]
Disable Lucid Virtu MVP control panel[citation needed]

If you're running Lucid Virtu MVP, you will need to disable the control panel entirely, not just uncheck Metro 2033 from the application list.

Crash during Depot level[edit]

How to fix[citation needed]

This may be due to crouching while your companion is being dragged off the cart. Just don't do that.

Game crash after level loading[edit]

Restart the chapter[citation needed]

Vertical black bar lines appear[edit]

Switch from DirectX 11 to 9[9]

Low FPS fix[edit]

If you are having problems with a low FPS, follow this guide.

Black screen[edit]

Deactivate second monitor[citation needed]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable
Redux version has 64-bit executable.

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7 7
Processor (CPU) Dual core CPU (any Core 2 Duo or better) Quad Core or 3.0+ GHz Dual Core CPU
System memory (RAM) 1 GB 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 12 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8800
Nvidia GeForce GT220
DirectX 9 compatible
Shader model 3.0 support
Nvidia GeForce GTX 260
DirectX 10 compatible

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>/43110/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (43110) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References