Demonizer Configuration Guide


For Demonizer players, this is guide is a collection of settings and tweaks for the game. If you have any problems with the game, this might help you.


The Options Menu

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

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


  • Difficulty – NORMAL, HARD, or DEMONIC. Affects
    • most enemies’ fire rates
    • most bullet speeds
    • various bonus point values
  • Dialogue – characters speak to each other or not


  • 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

That’s all we are sharing today in Demonizer Configuration Guide, if there are anything you want to add please feel free to leave a comment below

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