Demonizer: Configuration Guide (Settings & Tweaks)

A collection of settings and tweaks for the game.


The Options Menu
These options are stored in the file prefs.cfg in the game save folder:

  • Windows: %HOMEPATH%\AppData\Roaming\Demonizer\
  • Linux: $HOME/.local/share/Demonizer/
  • Mac: (when it’s added) $HOME/Library/Application Support/Demonizer/

It is not saved to the cloud as different settings may work better for different machines. For example, you may be able to rotate your screen on one machine, but not another, so you’ll want Rotation enabled on the first machine and disabled on the second.

  • Difficulty – NORMAL, HARD, or DEMONIC. Affects
    • most enemies’ fire rates
    • most bullet speeds
    • various bonus point values
  • Dialogue – characters have conversation before and/or after boss fights
  • Resolution – game canvas resolution (not screen resolution)
    • LOW is true to classic arcade/console systems
    • HIGH smooths sub-pixel movement and sharpens rotated sprites
  • Integer Scale – ON keeps pixels evenly sized, OFF lets the canvas reach the edges of the screen
  • Soft Scale – bilinear filtering to soften upscaled game canvas; recommended when Integer Scale is OFF
  • Top&bottom HUD – HUD inside the game canvas, for vertical screen
    • AUTO – game enables it in vertical and disables it in horizontal
    • Screen narrower than 4:3 is considered vertical; 4:3 or wider is considered horizontal
  • Side HUD – HUD outside the game canvas, for horizontal screen
    • AUTO – game enables it in horizontal and disables it in vertical
  • Background Style – BLACK, GRADIENT, or ART surrounding the game canvas
  • Music Volume – 0.0 to 1.0
  • Sound Volume – 0.0 to 1.0

You must plug in your controller to access this menu.

  • Controller Type – XBOX, PS4, PS1/2/3, or SWITCH button naming scheme
  • Analog Deadzone – analog stick presses below this magnitude are ignored
  • Move Analog – locked to Left Stick
  • Move 8-Way – locked to D-Pad
  • Fire – primary attack button
  • Focus Fire – secondary attack button
  • Bomb – throw bomb button
  • Pause – pause and show menu
  • Left – move left
  • Right – move right
  • Up – move up
  • Down – move down
  • Fire – primary attack key
  • Focus Fire – secondary attack key
  • Bomb – throw bomb key
  • Pause – pause and show menu – locked to Esc
  • Rotation – degrees to rotate the game clockwise
  • Fullscreen – ON for fullscreen, OFF for windowed
  • Vsync – ON eliminates screen tearing, OFF improves input responsiveness

By Iori Branford

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