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Boxed games bought from a store

If you have a problem with a boxed version of the game, please consult Firefly Studios Support at


Games downloaded from Steam

Steam will happily issue a refund for a game for any reason if the request meets the following criteria:


1) the request is made within 14 days of purchase


2) the title has been played for less than 2 hours


For more information visit

To request a refund visit

The following resolutions are supported by Stronghold HD & Crusader HD

These resolutions will only be available providing your graphics card and monitor can support them.


If you own a monitor with G-Sync functions and experience crashes with Stronghold. Please switch off the G-Sync function.

You can do this by following these instructions -

1. Open Nvidia Control Panel
2. Click on the + to expand the Display section
3. Select "Set up G-SYNC"
4. Uncheck this box to disable G-Sync.

Stronghold Crusader HD stores user maps, saves and settings in the Documents\Stronghold Crusader folder. If you have upgraded to Stronghold Crusader HD from an old version of Stronghold Crusader you will need to copy the maps, saves and settings from the Program Files\Firefly Studios\Stronghold Crusader folder (default location) to the Documents\Stronghold Crusader folder.

Savegames (.sav files)

Old Location: Program Files\Firefly Studios\Stronghold Crusader\saves
New Location: Documents\Stronghold Crusader\saves

Maps (custom .map files)

Old Location: Program Files\Firefly Studios\Stronghold Crusader\maps
New Location: Documents\Stronghold Crusader\maps

Settings (crusader.cfg)

Old Location: Program Files\Firefly Studios\Stronghold Crusader
New Location: Documents\Stronghold Crusader

Skirmish Trail (skmasters.dat)

Old Location: Program Files\Firefly Studios\Stronghold Crusader
New Location: Documents\Stronghold Crusader

NOTE: If you are using 64 bit Windows the default installation location is Program Files (x86)\Firefly Studios\Stronghold Crusader

To enable cheat mode hold [ctrl] TRIBLADE2002 at the main menu. Enter one of the codes below during gameplay to achieve the desired effect:

All missions unlocked [alt] + C
No resources required to build [alt] + K
100 popularity and gold [alt] + X

Yes. This was created by Bradygames; unfortunately they no longer list this on their website. But you can purchase it from Amazon from the following locations:

United Kingdom -
United States -
Japan -
Germany -
France -
Canada -

You can download the Stronghold Crusader music in MP3 format from here.



This fan site may help to solve your problems it contains loads of walkthroughs: (then click on Walkthroughs)

The following walkthrough from our fan site ( may help you with the 50 skirmish mission trail in Stronghold Crusader.

You can find help with map editing at the following user created website, sometimes they have guides already created to help you, otherwise visit the forums, if you have a question:

Stronghold Knights -

Heavengames -

If you are unable use chickens in the trail and/or the 2nd trial crashes. There is a workaround this problem to do this do the following -

1. In Steam disable Cloud saving - Settings, Cloud, Enable Steam Cloud synchronization for applications which support it
Restart Steam

Save your last missions played and exit the game.

3. Delete the crusader.cfg and crusaderExtreme.cfg files

4. Run the game and load in the save game.