Saints Row IV

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Saints Row IV
Saints Row IV cover
Developers
Deep Silver Volition
Enter the Dominatrix High Voltage Software[1]
Linux Virtual Programming
Publishers
Deep Silver
Engines
CTG
Release dates
Windows August 20, 2013
Linux December 21, 2015[2]
Saints Row IV at Wikipedia
Saints Row
Saints Row 2 2009
Saints Row: The Third 2011
Saints Row IV 2013
Saints Row: Gat out of Hell 2015
Agents of Mayhem 2017

Key points

As of November 22, 2016 the game now features Steam Workshop support[3]

General information

Port Report: Saints Row IV
Official series site
Official Forums (non PC-specific)
Saints Row Wiki
Saints Row Mods forums
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Windows
Linux
Amazon.com
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Game of the Century Edition.
Windows
Linux
GamersGate
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Game of the Century Edition is also available.
Windows
Linux
Gamesplanet
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Game of the Century Edition is also available.
Windows
Linux
GOG.com
DRM-free
Game of the Century Edition.
Windows
Humble Store
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Game of the Century Edition is also available.
Windows
Linux
Steam
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Game of the Century Edition is also available.
Windows
Linux

Version differences[edit]

Commander In Chief Edition includes the base game and Commander-In-Chief Pack which was earlier exclusive to this edition.
Game of the Century Edition is a complete edition with all DLC including the Child's Play Pack which is no longer available separately.[4] Upgrade for base game is available.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Season Pass Includes: How the Saints Save Christmas, Enter The Dominatrix and The Rectifier.
Windows
Linux
Anime Pack
Windows
Linux
Bling Bling Pack
Windows
Linux
Brady Games Pack
Windows
Linux
Child's Play Pack No longer sold separately, part of Game of the Century edition.
Windows
Linux
College Daze Pack
Windows
Linux
Commander-In-Chief Pack Included with Commander In Chief Edition.
Windows
Linux
Dubstep Gun (Remix) Pack
Windows
Linux
Element of Destruction Pack
Windows
Linux
Enter The Dominatrix Part of Season Pass.
Windows
Linux
The Executive Privilege Pack
Windows
Linux
Game On Pack
Windows
Linux
Gamestop Warped Weapon Challenge
Windows
Linux
GAT V Pack
Windows
Linux
Grass Roots Pack
Windows
Linux
Hey Ash Whatcha Playin? Pack
Windows
Linux
How the Saints Save Christmas Part of Season Pass.
Windows
Linux
Pirate's Booty Pack
Windows
Linux
Presidential Pack
Windows
Linux
The Rectifier Part of Season Pass.
Windows
Linux
Reverse Cosplay Pack Free.
Windows
Linux
Stone Age Pack
Windows
Linux
The Super Saints Pack
Windows
Linux
Thank You Pack Free.
Windows
Linux
Wild West Pack
Windows
Linux
Volition Comics Pack
Windows
Linux
Zinyak Attack Pack
Windows
Linux

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Instructions[5]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open display.ini.
  3. Add SkipIntroVideo = true in the file.
Rename intro movies (alternate method)[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\videos
  2. Rename logo_amd.bik, logo_deep_silver.bik, and logo_volition.bik.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/vpltd/SaintsRow4/
Steam <path-to-game>/display.ini
This game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\_saves\
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/206420/

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Display settings.
Display settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Increasing field of view is recommended.
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Use SR4 FOV Editor
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16x.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 8x MSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Adaptive V-sync Caps to 100FPS, must use Standard V-sync On/Off

Input settings[edit]

Control  settings.
Control settings.

Remove aim assist[edit]

Change "Snap to targets" option[citation needed]
  1. Go to Options > Controls > Gamepad options.
  2. Set "Snap to targets" off to disable aim assist.
This also applies to keyboard + mouse users.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Gameplay settings.
Gameplay settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Auto configures up to 5.1 output[6]
Subtitles
Option in gameplay settings.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Option in gameplay settings.

Localizations

Language UI Audio CC Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Spanish
Japanese
Polish
Russian

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
2 Co-op
Online play
2 Co-op

Frequent Network disconnections[edit]

Disabling the Steam overlay will prevent most disconnections in multiplayer[citation needed]

Issues unresolved[edit]

Infinite loading screen[edit]

Verifying the game cache and a system restart may help alleviate the issue.[7]
Officially there is no solution to this problem, and the save game is lost.[8]

Issues fixed[edit]

Controls unresponsive[edit]

Issue whereby the game stops responding to control inputs upon entering the hub menu.
Restart the game[9]

Controller buttons glitch[edit]

The symbols displaying which button to press during gameplay and quick-time events flicker between keyboard and controller when using a gamepad.
Issue seems to begin when the player moves the mouse or uses the keyboard when the controller is plugged in.
Restart the game[10]

Game doesn't save rebound keys[edit]

Issue where the game pretends to accept a rebound key setup but the changes don't take effect.
Rebinding[11]
  1. Delete the default game bindings.
  2. Rebind to the desired setup.

Black screen on launch / window keeps minimizing[edit]

Upon launch, the screen goes black for a few seconds, the game window minimizes, and cannot be maximized.
Launch in 640x480[12]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Right click on SaintsRowIV.exe and select 'Properties'.
  3. Select the 'Compatibility' tab and then check 'Run in 640 x 480 screen resolution'.
  4. Apply the settings and then launch the game.
  5. Once the game has loaded, go video settings and set your desired resolution.
Widescreen users will first have to select 'Widescreen' for their resolution to appear.

Crash after title credits (AMD users)[edit]

Issue where AMD users who have installed the game on a drive other than C:// have the game crash to a black screen after title logos.[13]
Move the game to the C: drive[14]

Low frame rate (AMD users)[edit]

Issue where a low frame rate is experienced (especially in the open world), even on a high end AMD machine.
Installing beta driver[15]

Frame rate locked at 30 FPS after beating the game[edit]

After the credits the game will be locked to a frame rate of 30 frames per second.
Exit the game and relaunch[16]

The Kinzie Gambit: All Hands on Deck[edit]

Johnny Gat can't exit the ship during All Hands on Deck. He needs to open a chest to continue the mission.
If the Genki Car in the previous mission teleports as it leaves the gameshow, you will encounter this issue.
Disable DLC[17]
  1. Exit the game (game progress will revert to the start of Kinzie Gambit).
  2. Disable "Saints Row IV - Reverse Cosplay Pack", and "Saints Row IV - Thank You Pack" from the Steam launcher.
  3. Relaunch the game.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11 Backward compatibility for Direct3D 10 and 10.1 GPUs is provided by Direct3D 11
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Audio Wwise
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer Steamworks

First Person View mod[edit]

Still in alpha stage. Clipping issues expected

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista 7
Processor (CPU) AMD Athlon II X3
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
AMD Phenom II X4
Intel Core i3-2100T
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 10 GB
Video card (GPU) AMD Radeon HD 5800 series
Nvidia GeForce GTX 260
DirectX 10 compatible
AMD Radeon HD 6800 series
Nvidia GeForce GTX 560
DirectX 11 compatible
Linux
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS, SteamOS
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-2100 3.1 GHz
AMD Athlon II X4 645 3.1 GHz
Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3 GHz
AMD FX-4300 3.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4096 MB 8192 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 10 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GT 440
AMD Radeon HD 6670
1024 MB of VRAM
Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
AMD Radeon HD 6970
2048 MB of VRAM
Recommended Graphics Drivers: Nvidia: 352, 355 or 358 series driver / AMD: AMD Catalyst (fglrx) 15.9 or better. MESA drivers and Intel Graphics are not currently supported.

References

  1. High Voltage Software Games
  2. SteamOS versions of Saints Row IV and Gat out of Hell now available! - last accessed on 2016-04-14
  3. Steam Workshop for Saints Row IV is live! - Steam Community - last accessed on 2016-11-23
  4. Saints Row IV & Saints Row: The Third | Saints Row IV now available with all DLC included!
  5. Unskippable intros - Saints Row Mods - last accessed on 2016-7-2
  6. PC Gaming Surround Sound Round-up
  7. Port Report: Saints Row IV
  8. SR IV: glitches and bugs. - Saints Row IV & Saints Row: The Third forums
  9. Saints Row Community: SRIV glitches and bugs
  10. Port Report
  11. Steam Community Discussions: Saints Row IV - bugs and technical issues thread
  12. Steam Community Discussions: Saints Row IV - bugs and technical issues thread page 3
  13. Steam Community Discussions: Saints Row IV - bugs and technical issues thread
  14. Steam Community Discussions: Saints Row IV - bugs and technical issues thread page 2
  15. Steam Community Discussions: Saints Row IV - bugs and technical issues thread page 5
  16. Verified by User:Blackbird on 2016-5-14
  17. Stuck at “Kill aliens” in “All Hands On Deck” - Gaming StackExchange