Nosferatu: The Wrath of Malachi

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Nosferatu: The Wrath of Malachi
Nosferatu: The Wrath of Malachi cover
Developers
Idol FX
Publishers
KISS ltd, Funbox Media Ltd
Engines
Architectural Generator Engine
Release dates
Windows October 21, 2003
Nosferatu: The Wrath of Malachi at Wikipedia

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Steam
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Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Edit settings[edit]

To access the settings, launch the game using <path-to-game>\start.exe and then click on 'Settings'.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Idol FX\Nosferatu
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/283290/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Version\Data
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/283290/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use Nosferatu widescreen fix.
Multi-monitor
Use Nosferatu widescreen fix.
Ultra-widescreen
See the WSGF topic.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
The in-game anti-aliasing does not seem to work. Force AA through drivers instead.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Can be forced through drivers.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Certain keys are hard-coded.
Mouse acceleration
Does not seem to be possible to turn off.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
Russian
Only on Russian retail copy.
Spanish
Retail version, download.

Issues fixed[edit]

Settings aren't saved (Steam)[edit]

The game saves its settings in the Windows registry. The keys are not created by default and need to be created by you. Once created you can edit the settings from the launcher and they will be saved.

Add keys to the registry[1]
  1. Create a new temporary text file anywhere you would like.
  2. Name it nosferatu.reg
  3. Copy the following lines into it:
  4. Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Idol FX]
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Idol FX\Nosferatu]
    "Adapter"="0"
    "TextureQuality"="32"
    "TextureFiltering"="2"
    "AntiAlias"="0"
    "LevelGeometry"="2"
    "LevelTextures"="2"
    "ParticleDetail"="2"
    "SoundEnabled"="1"
    "Width"="1280"
    "Height"="960"
    "Depth"="32"
    
  5. Save your file and then run it to add the keys to your registry.
  6. Run the game from <path-to-game>\start.exe or else the default settings will be used.

Notes

Launching the game from start.exe will not grant you any trading cards. It is recommended to launch the game from Steam and leave the game idle in the background for 1 hour to receive your 3 cards.
The fix has not been tested on 32 bit operating systems. It may not work or may need to be applied differently.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 98, 2000, XP, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 733 MHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 353 MB
Video card (GPU) Direct3D Compatible
16 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>/283290/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (283290) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References