I Am Alive

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I Am Alive
I Am Alive cover
Ubisoft Shanghai
Release dates
Windows September 6, 2012

Key points

User settings are saved in profile.sav which is encrypted.[1]
The game is not well optimized and has performance issues.

General information

Official Forum - not PC-specific.
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GamersGate DRM: Other DRM.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete/rename video files
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\data\Videos
  2. Delete or rename Logo_ESRB.bik, Logo-Ubisoft.bik and Unreal_TechLogo.bik

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\IAmAlive\Save\IAA_Profile\profile.sav

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\IAmAlive\Save\
Some settings are stored in UserSettings.ini

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Anamorphic 16:9; see Widescreen resolution.
Field of view (FOV)
Use Flawless Widescreen.
Can also be changed by changing StartupFullscreen value to False.[2]
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16 samples.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 8x MSAA and up to 16x CSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Disabled by default.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 60 FPS.

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Resolution may need to be set manually if it can't be set in-game.
Set FullscreenViewportX/Y
  1. Go to src\SYSTEM in the installation folder.
  2. Open UserSettings.ini
  3. Go to [UserVideoOptions.IAAPlayer]
  4. Change FullscreenViewportX and FullscreenViewportY to your resolution.
  5. Set MonitorAspect<?code> to <code>1.777777
  6. Save your changes.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Mouse acceleration
Off by default, can't be turned on.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
XInput controllers only; highly preferred over keyboard and mouse.[3]
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Music, SFX, Voice
Surround sound
Auto configures up to 5.0 output[4]
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

VR support[edit]

Issues unresolved[edit]

Mouse Movement Stutters[edit]

When the game is loading additional world data in the background it stops responding to mouse movement. Currently there isn't a fix available.

Issues fixed[edit]

Menu Lag And Low Performance[edit]

Frequent freezing every few seconds.
Disable HID Devices
Fix may disable some 'human interface devices'.

Disable all HID Compliant devices in the Device Manager (every device starting with HID Compliant under Human Interface section).[5][6]

Checking Systems And iamalive_game.exe Not Working[edit]

Appears to be caused by a startup validation process which can be disabled.[7]
Can also be caused by running on an unsupported operating system.[8]

Open UserSettings.ini and change the RunValidation value to false. [9]


System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS) XP SP3, Vista SP1 and 7
Processor (CPU) AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ / Intel Pentium 4 630
System memory (RAM) 1 GB (XP), 2 GB (Vista or 7)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT / ATI Radeon HD 2600XT


  1. http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showpost.php?p=32712772&postcount=117
  2. http://steamcommunity.com/app/214250/discussions/0/864945401059953218/
  3. http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/713141-More-or-less-unplayable-on-PC%28using-KB-amp-M%29
  4. PC Gaming Surround Sound Round-up
  5. http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/713080-PC-Graphics-Issue
  6. http://steamcommunity.com/app/214250/discussions/0/864945276452100225/#p2
  7. http://steamcommunity.com/app/214250/discussions/0/864945309941360825/
  8. http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2914543
  9. http://steamcommunity.com/app/214250/discussions/0/864945309941360825/