State of Decay

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State of Decay
State of Decay - cover.jpg
Release dates
November 5, 2013
State of Decay at SteamDB
 State of Decay at Wikipedia
State of Decay
State of Decay 2013
State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition 2015

This page is for the original release. For the re-release, see State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition.

General information

Information Known issues
More information Official forum
More information Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg
Green Man Gaming Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg
Humble Store Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg
Steam Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg Only DLC is available.
Information All versions require Steam.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Breakdown Windows
Lifeline Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Fix Make empty video files[1]

  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Game\libs\ui - if the folders beyond Game do not exist then create them.
  2. Create two new empty files, one labeled intromovies.usm and another intromovies_noesrb.usm

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

Windows <path-to-game>\Engine\config.pak
Information config.pak contains multiple configuration files; see Extract config

Save game data location[edit]

Windows <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\241540\local

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud No native support

Video settings[edit]

Graphical settings.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution Native support Some resolutions not listed; see Widescreen resolution.
Multi-monitor Native support
Field of view (FOV) No native support
Windowed Native support Press Alt+ Enter to toggle windowed mode.
Borderless fullscreen windowed Hackable Switch to windowed mode then use one of the borderless fullscreen windowed methods. Tested using Windowed Borderless Gaming.[2]
Anisotropic filtering (AF) No native support Can be forced through video driver.
Anti-aliasing (AA) No native support See Anti-aliasing (AA).
Vertical sync (Vsync) Native support
60 FPS Native support
120+ FPS Native support No frame rate or refresh rate cap.
Information Graphics settings are limited to presets (Min, Medium, Maximum, and Ultra).

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Fix Instructions[3]

  1. Right-click on the game in your Steam library and select Properties.
  2. Click Set Launch Options.. then add: -fullscreen and click OK.


Information It will set the game to use whatever the desktop resolution is set to.

Fix Instructions[1]

  1. Follow the instructions to Extract data and Extract gamedata otherwise this will not work.
  2. Go to the installation folder.
  3. Create a new file called user.cfg and open it with your text editor of choice.
  4. At the top of the file add and change to your desired resolution:


Information This method will allow you to manually select whichever resolution you desire.

Anti-aliasing (AA)[edit]


  1. Open State of Decay driver profile via NVIDIA Inspector.
  2. Change Antialiasing compatibility to 0x000012C1[4]
  3. Change Antialiasing - Mode to Override any application setting
  4. Change Antialiasing - Setting to 4x [4x Multisampling] or 8xQ [8x Multisampling]
  5. Change Antialiasing - Transparency Supersampling to 4x Sparse Grid Supersampling or 8x Sparse Grid Supersampling
  6. Apply changes.
Information This method is very performance demanding and may decrease your general performance.



Input settings[edit]

Game settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Native support
Mouse acceleration No native support Hard-coded negative mouse acceleration and dead zone (moving the mouse at a low speed results in no camera movement).
Mouse input in menus Native support
Mouse Y-axis inversion Native support
Controller support Native support
Full controller support Native support
Controller remapping No native support
Controller Y-axis inversion Native support

Audio settings[edit]

Sound settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Native support
Surround sound Native support
Subtitles Native support
Closed captions No native support
Mute on focus lost Native support

Other information[edit]

Extract data[edit]

Fix Instructions[1]

  1. Download SoDET.
  2. Save the file to your desktop and run the application SoDET.exe

Extract gamedata[edit]

Information Extracting gamedata.pak will enable you to modify key bindings and other settings.

Fix Instructions

  1. Click Open Pak and select gamedata.pak located in <path-to-game>\Game\
  2. Move the extracted folders entities, fonts, languages, libs, and scripts to the Game folder.

Extract config[edit]

Information Extracting config.pak will enable you to modify various configuration settings.

Fix Instructions

  1. Click Open Pak and select config.pak located in <path-to-game>\Engine\
  2. Move the extracted folder config to the Engine folder.
  3. Go to config and rename console.cfg to system.cfg

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3 7
Processor (CPU) Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz (E6600) or Athlon X64 3400 Intel Core i5 series or equivalent
System memory (RAM)
2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
3 GB
Video card (GPU) Radeon HD 2600 XT
GeForce 9600 GSO
Intel HD 3000
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Radeon HD 4750
GeForce GT 240
Intel HD 4000


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 How To: Change your keybindings and other graphical settings - Official forum
  2. Tested by Pridit
  3. Use -fullscreen for 2560x1440, 3840x2160, all "unsupported" resolutions - Steam Community Discussions
  4. Forums - View Single Post - NVidia Anti-Aliasing Guide (updated)