Star Wars: The Force Unleashed – Ultimate Sith Edition

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Star Wars: The Force Unleashed – Ultimate Sith Edition
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed – Ultimate Sith Edition cover
Developers
LucasArts
Windows Aspyr Media
macOS (OS X) Aspyr Media
Publishers
LucasArts
Disney Interactive Studios
Engines
Ronin[1]
Release dates
Windows November 6, 2009
macOS (OS X) November 6, 2009
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed – Ultimate Sith Edition guide at StrategyWiki
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed – Ultimate Sith Edition at Wikipedia
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2009
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II 2010

Key points

Ultimate Sith Edition includes the main game and all DLC (levels and skin packs).
Capped at 30 FPS; see High frame rate to fix.

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Amazon.com
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM v7.40.0009 DRM disc check[2]
Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Mac App Store
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macOS (OS X)
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Skip intro videos[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\FMV\
  2. Delete or rename FMV-GoldGuy-WMV9_HD_STEREO.bik and Aspyr.bik.
  3. Start the game.

Notes

For languages other than English FMV-GoldGuy_XX-WMV9_HD_STEREO.bik (where "XX" is replaced with adequate "FR", "DE", "IT", "PL", "RU" or "ES") also needs to be deleted or renamed.

Patches[edit]

Steam users are already patched to the latest version

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Aspyr\Star Wars The Force Unleashed\
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\aspyr\star wars the force unleashed\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Preferences/com.aspyr.swtfu.steam.plist/

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Aspyr\Star Wars The Force Unleashed\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Star Wars The Force Unleashed/SWTFU.BIN/

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
If an option doesn't appear it can be forced by going to config.xml (See Game data).
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Can be forced in the config.xml file.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See Forcing anisotropic filtering.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See Forcing Anti-Aliasing.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See Forcing Vsync.
60 FPS
Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS; see High frame rate.
120+ FPS
Frame rate is tied to refresh rate if unlimited FPS cap fix is used; see High frame rate.

High frame rate[edit]

Use Patched EXE[citation needed]

Use the FPS cap fix. Available options are 40 FPS, 50 FPS, 60 FPS, and unlimited.

Notes

Some force-gripped objects and enemies will constantly move upwards when using the 50 and 60 FPS exes;[3][4][5][6] if this happens, use the 40 FPS exe.
All cutscenes, both pre-rendered and rendered in-engine, will continue to run at 30fps.
May cause occasional crashes.[citation needed]

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Doesn't change on-screen prompts.
Mouse acceleration
Reverse mouse acceleration, can't be disabled.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Both axes can be inverted independently.
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Launcher requires at least one mouse click or key press.
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Both axii can be inverted independently.
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Input Device needs to be set to Xbox 360 Controller in launcher before being visible in-game.
Haptic feedback

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Game is advertised as supporting surround sound; however, surround sound support is heavily broken and results in background music only playing out of the front-left speaker.[7][8]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio CC Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Polish
Also available in Steam version; see enabling unsupported languages.
Russian
Also available in Steam version; see enabling unsupported languages.
Spanish

Enable unsupported languages in the Steam version[edit]

Steam version of game includes Polish and Russian languages in game files disabled by default and without option to be enabled from Steam properties menu.
Enable Polish or Russian language in the Steam version of game (Windows)[9]
  1. Open Registry Editor.
  2. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\aspyr\star wars the force unleashed\.
  3. Set language value to pl for Polish or ru for Russian.
  4. Right-click the star wars the force unleashed key and select Permissions.
  5. Click Advanced and then click Add.
  6. In the Enter the object names to select field type Everyone and then click OK.
  7. In the next window click the checkbox in the Deny column for Write Owner.
  8. Click OK in each of the three opened windows.
  9. Close the Registry Editor and start the game.

Issues fixed[edit]

Cloth simulation inactive[edit]

Cloth simulation is not active by default, leading to some visual bugs.
Set ClothLevel[citation needed]
  1. Go to %LOCALAPPDATA%\Aspyr\Star Wars The Force Unleashed
  2. Edit Config.xml.
  3. Change <s id="ClothLevel">0</s> to <s id="ClothLevel">1</s>
  4. Save your changes. The game now runs with cloth physics activated.

Missing Sounds in Raxus Prime and Death Star levels[edit]

The Steam version of The Force Unleashed is missing sounds for the Raxus Prime and Death Star levels.
Replace Missing Sounds[10]
  1. Download the missing sounds fix.
  2. Decompress with 7-Zip.
  3. Extract files to <path-to-game>\LevelPacks\
  4. Overwrite all files when prompted.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
Shader Model support 3.0
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics Havok Also uses Digital Molecular Matter (DMM) for destructible environments.[1]
Audio Miles Sound System
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3, Vista SP2 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
AMD Athlon X2 5200+
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8 GHz
AMD Athlon X2 6000+
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 30 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon 2600
Nvidia GeForce 8600
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 3.0 support
Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT
512 MB of VRAM
Sound (audio device) Directx 9.0c compatible
Controller Microsoft Xbox 360 Wired Controller
Other Windows XP/Windows Vista compatible mouse and keyboard, 8X DVD-ROM drive
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.5.8, 10.6.2, 10.7, 10.8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 25 GB + 1 GB Swap File
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon HD 2600
Nvidia GeForce 8600
256 MB of VRAM

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 GDC '08: LucasArts prioritizing PS3 dev, unleashing Force - GameSpot
  2. SecuROM v7.40.0009 confirmed - last accessed on 2017-04-29
  3. Verified by User:Mars icecream on 2016-12
    Happens with the majority of objects.
  4. https://steamcommunity.com/app/32430/discussions/0/627456486206668585/
  5. https://steamcommunity.com/app/32430/discussions/0/540744936086401184/
  6. https://steamcommunity.com/app/32430/discussions/0/620712364023089395/
  7. Music in front-left speaker only. - Steam Users' Forums (retrieved)
  8. near-muted in-game sounds - Steam Users' Forums (retrieved)
  9. Verified by User:Reton on 2017-04-29
  10. Possible fix for missing sounds on Raxus Prime and Death Star - Steam Users' Forums (retrieved)