Nuclear Throne

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Nuclear Throne
Nuclear Throne cover
Release dates
Windows December 5, 2015[1]
macOS (OS X) December 5, 2015[1]
Linux December 5, 2015[1]
Nuclear Throne guide at StrategyWiki
Nuclear Throne at Wikipedia

Key points

Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS.[2] See the Steam Community Guide for 60 FPS.

General information

Official Website Community Discussions Support Page
Steam Community Discussions
Nuclear Throne Wiki


Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\nuclearthrone\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/com.vlambeer.nuclearthrone/
Linux ~/.config/nuclearthrone/
This game does not follow the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\nuclearthrone\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/com.vlambeer.nuclearthrone/
Linux ~/.config/nuclearthrone/

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud
Sync is not cross-platform.[3]

Video settings[edit]

Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Game has resolution hard-coded to 320x240
Hex edit to change resolution[citation needed]
  1. Open <path-to-game>\ in a hex editor such as HxD
  2. Replace all values of 40 01 00 00 F0 00 with hex values for desired resolution. Common hex values are:
    • E0 01 00 00 0E 01 480x270 for 1920x1080 or 3840x2160 displays.
    • 00 02 00 00 20 01 512x288 for 2560x1440 or 5120x2880 displays.
    • 80 02 00 00 0E 01 640x270 for 2560x1080 displays.
    • B0 02 00 00 20 01 688x288 for 3440x1440 displays.


Menu graphics will have black bars where they should not.

Borderless fullscreen windowed[edit]

Use SRWE[citation needed]
  1. Run the game in a window
  2. Download and run SRWE
  3. Attach the game process
  4. Enable "Taskbar mode"
  5. Enable "Fake fullscreen"
  6. Enable "Remove borders"

Input settings[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, master, ambient
Surround sound
No speech.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


General settings.
General settings.
Stream key is API to get information of the game to use in streams. More info.

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Co-op
Co-op for four players planned.[5] Second player requires controller.
LAN play
Online play
Use Nuclear Throne Together -mod. Requires Steam version of the game.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) 1.2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 200 MB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM