I Am Alive

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I Am Alive
I Am Alive cover.jpg
Release dates
September 6, 2012
I Am Alive at SteamDB
 I Am Alive at Wikipedia

Key points

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

General information

More information Official Forum - not PC-specific.
More information Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys
GamersGate DRM details are not known DRM: Other DRM.
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Uplay Availability Table Icons - Uplay.svg

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Fix 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]

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

Save game data location[edit]

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

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud Impossible
Uplay Unknown

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution Native Anamorphic 16:9; see Widescreen resolution.
Multi-monitor Unknown
Field of view (FOV) Hackable Use Flawless Widescreen.
Windowed Native Can also be changed by changing StartupFullscreen value to False.[2]
Borderless fullscreen windowed Impossible
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Native Up to 16 samples.
Anti-aliasing (AA) Native 2x MSAA, 4x MSAA, 8x MSAA, 8x CSAA or 16x CSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync) Native Disabled by default.
High frame rate Impossible Frame rate is capped at 60 FPS.

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Information Resolution may need to be set manually if it can't be set in-game.

Fix 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
Remapping Native
Mouse acceleration Impossible Off by default, can't be turned on.
Mouse input in menus Native
Mouse Y-axis inversion Native
Controller support Native XInput controllers only; highly preferred over keyboard and mouse.[3]
Full controller support Impossible
Controller remapping Impossible
Controller Y-axis inversion Native

Audio settings[edit]

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

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Native 3D Unknown
Nvidia 3D Vision Hackable See Helix Mod: I Am Alive and Helix Mod: I am Alive (Alternative).
TriDef 3D Unknown
iZ3D Unknown

Issues unresolved[edit]

Mouse Movement Stutters[edit]

Disadvantage 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]

Disadvantage Frequent freezing every few seconds.

Fix Disable HID Devices

Disadvantage 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]

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

Fix SystemValidation

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/