This War of Mine

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This War of Mine
This War of Mine cover
11 bit studios
Release dates
Windows November 14, 2014
macOS (OS X) November 14, 2014
Linux November 14, 2014
This War of Mine at Wikipedia

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Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
The Little Ones
macOS (OS X)
War Child Charity Collection of street art pieces - 100% of 11bit's proceeds from this DLC go to the charity War Child Charity.
macOS (OS X)
Stories - Father's Promise
macOS (OS X)
Linux and Steam copies include Soundtrack as a bonus.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\11bitstudios\This War Of Mine\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/This War of Mine/
Linux ~/.This War of Mine/
This game does not follow the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.
Configuration files are encrypted.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\11bitstudios\This War Of Mine\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/This War of Mine/
Linux ~/.This War of Mine/
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/282070/remote/

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Game settings.
Game settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See the WSGF entry.
See the WSGF entry.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Forcing multisampling anti-aliasing breaks the menus.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Always enabled for fullscreen mode.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
See Run the game at screen refresh rate.

Input settings[edit]

Gamepad controls.
Gamepad controls.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
No option to disable it.


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Brazilian Portuguese
Fan translation, download.

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: This War of Mine.

Issues fixed[edit]

Black screen / monitor can't handle the resolution[edit]

This issue should be resolved in version 1.1.0.[citation needed]
Disable custom resolutions / downsampling[1]
  • If you're using custom resolution and/or downsampling, disable it.
Replace a config file[1]
  1. Download and extract this config file.
  2. Replace your current config file with a newly downloaded one (See configuration file location).
  3. Do not enable the fullscreen mode, instead use Borderless Gaming.

Can't see menus / overlays[edit]

Disable anti-aliasing[citation needed]
  • If you're forcing anti-aliasing from graphics card control panel - disable it.
Copy the font files to your account[2]
This issue was introduced in version 2.0.
  • If the game was installed as a different user than the one used to run it then the font files installed in the user folder of the user that installed the game need to be copied to the user folder of the user that is running it. To do that, copy %USERPROFILE%\Documents\This War of Mine\ of the user that installed the game to the %USERPROFILE%\Documents\ folder of the user that is running the game.

Run the game at screen refresh rate[edit]

Fullscreen mode defaults to 60 Hz, even if the screen refresh rate is set higher than that.
Set screen refresh rate[citation needed]
  1. Install Special K by following the Special K Unofficial Guide.
  2. Start the game once and close it immediately to allow the configuration file of Special K to be created.
  3. Open <path-to-game>\d3d9.ini or %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Mods\SpecialK\Profiles\This War of Mine.exe\SpecialK.ini depending on the installation method you used.
  4. Change RefreshRate=-1 to RefreshRate=0 under [Render.FrameRate].

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3, Vista
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
AMD Athlon X2 2.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 9600 GS
AMD Radeon HD4000
512 MB of VRAM
Shader model 3.0 support