EVE Online

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EVE Online
EVE Online cover
CCP Games
Release dates
Windows May 6, 2003
OS X November 6, 2007
Linux November 6, 2007
EVE Online 2003
EVE: Valkyrie 2015

Key points

This is a subscription based game, monthly payment is required in order to continue playing.[1] Alternatively you can spend in-game currency to extend your game time.[2]
Large and active community with over 500,000 subscribers as of February 2013.[3]

General information

Official Forums
Unofficial Wiki
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Official website
All versions require an EVE Online account.


There is a 14-day free trial available from their official website.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\CCP\EVE\c_program_files_(x86)_ccp_eve_tranquility\settings\
On Windows c_program_files_(x86)_ccp_eve_tranquility can differ depending on the Eve Online installation location.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Minimum screen resolution is 1024x768.
Use "Fixed Window" under "Windowed or Fullscreen" to unlock Multi-Monitor Resolutions like 3840x1080.
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Set Display > Present Interval to "Interval immediate" in settings to unlock the frame rate.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Enabled using "Inactive Client Muting".


Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Online play

Connection types

Type Native Notes


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP (outbound) 3724, 26000
UPNP support status is unknown.

Issues fixed[edit]

Sound loop after closing game client using Asus sound cards[edit]

You must deactivate the GX Button in the driver software.

White flickering when clicking in space (Nvidia Cards Only)[edit]

You must disable FXAA in Nvidia Control Panel.

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP2, Vista, 7, 8 7, 8
Processor (CPU) Intel Dual Core @ 2.0 GHz, AMD Dual Core @ 2.0 GHz Intel Pentium i7 Series or AMD X4 @ 2.0 GHz or greater
System memory (RAM) 1 GB (XP SP2); 2 GB (Vista, 7, 8) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 20 GB
Video card (GPU) AMD Radeon 2600 XT
NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS
256 MB of VRAM
Shader model 3 support
AMD Radeon 6790
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560
1 GB of VRAM
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.6.7
Processor (CPU) Intel Dual Core @ 2.0 GHz Intel i7 Series @ 3.0 GHz or greater
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 20 GB
Video card (GPU) NVIDIA GeForce 320m
Intel HD 3000
256 MB of VRAM
Shader model 3 support
NVIDIA GeForce 675mx
1 GB of VRAM


  1. Paying for EVE - FAQ - EVE Online
  2. 30 Day Pilot's License Extension - EVElopedia
  3. EVE Online passes 500,000 subs