Shadow Warrior (2013)

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Shadow Warrior
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Flying Wild Hog
macOS (OS X) Aaron Melcher
macOS (OS X) Edward Rudd
Linux Aaron Melcher
Linux Edward Rudd
Devolver Digital
Road Hog Engine
Release dates
Windows September 26, 2013
macOS (OS X) March 31, 2015
Linux March 31, 2015
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This page is for the reboot. For the original game, see Shadow Warrior (1997).

Key points

On-foot movement appears jittery (not smooth) if the framerate isn't held consistently at factors of 240 (30, 60, 120). Not everyone will notice it, but it is there. G-Sync/FreeSync users would be the first to notice.[citation needed]

General information

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Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Shadow Warrior\profiles\
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\Shadow Warrior DX11\profiles\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Flying Wild Hog/Shadow Warrior/
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/Flying Wild Hog/Shadow Warrior/
This game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Shadow Warrior\profiles\
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\Shadow Warrior DX11\profiles\
macOS (OS X)
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/Flying Wild Hog/Shadow Warrior/
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/233130/

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
50-90° vertical. For higher values, see Field of view (FOV).
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See Borderless fullscreen windowed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16 samples.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Off, FXAA and FSAA 2x-4x - FSAA only available in "Windows XP Mode" (DX9 Mode).
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
No frame rate cap as of version 1.5.

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Weapon FOV is always locked at 50°.
Set custom FOV in console[citation needed]
  1. Bring up the in-game console by pressing Ctrl+~.
  2. Type in and enter r_fov 100 (replace 100 with desired vertical FOV).

Borderless fullscreen windowed[edit]

Force borderless fullscreen[citation needed]
  1. Install Special K by following the Special K Unofficial Guide.
  2. Start the game and press Ctrl+ Shift+← Backspace to toggle Special K's Control Panel.
  3. Open the Display menu and select "Windowed Mode" and "Force Override".
  4. Set the Window Style to "Borderless" then "Borderless Fullscreen" and close the Control Panel.
  5. Press Ctrl+ Shift+O to toggle Special K's On-Screen Display.

Disable lens flares[edit]

Disables the dirty screen effect[1]
  1. Create an autoexec.cfg file in the installation folder.
  2. Add the following line to the file:
r_draw_lens_flares 0

Disable post-process effects[edit]

Disable post-process[citation needed]
  1. Create an autoexec.cfg file in the installation folder.
  2. Add any of the following lines to the file:
pp_blur_enable 0
pp_ca_enable 0
pp_color_grading_enable 0
pp_dof_enable 0
pp_film_grain_enable 0
pp_glow_enable 0
pp_radial_blur_enable 0
pp_screen_blur_enable 0
pp_sharpen_enable 0
pp_sun_shafts_enable 0
pp_enable 0

Input settings[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse smoothing option in menu. Acceleration is not present.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Alternative layouts for sticks, buttons, and triggers.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback

Toggle crouch and zoom[edit]

Add key bindings[2]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open binds.cfg.
  3. Add the following entries.
    bind +c "crouch_toggle"
    bind +z "zoom_toggle"
    • Replace c and z with any keys you like; use mouse_4 and mouse_5 for side mouse buttons.
  4. Save and close the file.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Game settings.
Game settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Global, music and voice volume sliders.
Surround sound
Auto-detection with option to force stereo.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio CC Notes
Simplified Chinese
Brazilian Portuguese

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Native 3D
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: Shadow Warrior for a minor tweak.
TriDef 3D

Issues fixed[edit]

Frame stuttering[edit]

Enable Triple Buffering in options menu[3]

Check Triple buffering and/or Vsync box in video options menu.

Open the in-game console (Ctrl+~) and use r_draw_decals_skinned 0[citation needed]

Crash on startup (DX11)[edit]

Close Dxtory if it's running[4]

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9, 11
OpenGL 3.2, 4 OS X and Linux only.
Shader Model support 3, 5
64-bit executable


Middleware Notes
Physics Havok Physics
Audio FMOD Ex Sound System
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7, 8 7 SP1 64 bit
Processor (CPU) 2.4 GHz Dual Core Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200
AMD Phenom X4 9950
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 15 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon 3870
Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT
DirectX 9.0c compatible
ATI Radeon 4890
Nvidia GeForce GTX 460
DirectX 11 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.9
Processor (CPU) 2.4 GHz Dual Core Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200
AMD Phenom X4 9950
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 15 GB
Video card (GPU) AMD Radeon HD 5870
Intel HD 4000
Nvidia GeForce 9600/130/Quadro FX 5600
512 MB of VRAM
AMD Radeon HD 6970
Nvidia GeForce GTX 780
1.5 GB of VRAM
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 14.04 Ubuntu 16.04
Processor (CPU) 2.4 GHz Dual core Intel Core 2 Quad 8200
AMD Phenom X4 9950
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 15 GB
Video card (GPU) 512 MB of VRAM
OpenGL 3.2 compatible
1.5 GB of VRAM
OpenGL 4.x compatible


  1. Disable Dirt on Screen - Forum -
  2. Please add an Option to toggle Zoom/Ironsight Mode :: Shadow Warrior General Discussions
  3. visual stutter :: Shadow Warrior General Discussions
  4. Crash on startup :: Shadow Warrior General Discussions