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Contagion cover
Monochrome LLC
Release dates
Windows April 11, 2014
Contagion at Wikipedia
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Contagion 2014
Contagion VR: Outbreak TBA

General information

Official site
Kickstarter project
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Humble Store
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Four pack available.
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All versions require Steam DRM.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Contagion OST Soundtrack

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete or rename video files[2]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\contagion\media
  2. Delete or rename contagion.bik and gameservers.bik

Game data[edit]

Cloud settings.
Cloud settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\contagion\cfg\
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\238430\remote\cfg\config.cfg
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/238430/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Keyboard, mouse, controller and multiplayer settings are synced.

Video settings[edit]

Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.
Advanced graphics settings.
Advanced graphics settings.

Lens flare[edit]

This mod allows you to disable lens flares while still keeping the other post-processing effects.

Input settings[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.
Keyboard rebinding.
Keyboard rebinding.
Controller settings.
Controller settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Regular, ironsights and scope.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
XInput and DirectInput.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
4 available presets. Renders most DirectInput controllers unuseable, use XInput wrapper to bypass.
Controller sensitivity
Regular X and Y, ironsights and scope.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Game, music and effects.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Splitscreen settings.
Splitscreen settings.
Network settings.
Network settings.

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Co-op, Versus
LAN play
8 Co-op, Versus
Online play
8 Co-op, Versus

Connection types

Issues fixed[edit]

Spinning camera[edit]

Disable controller from settings[citation needed]
For more information or if playing with controller, see controller article.

Could not load library client[edit]

Install the Visual C++ 2005/2010/2012 redistributables.
They can be found in <path-to-game>\_CommonRedist\vcredist\.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 2.0, 3.0
64-bit executable


Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Audio Wwise
Cutscenes Bink

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7 XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) 2.4 GHz Intel Dual Core 2.4 GHz Intel Dual Core
System memory (RAM) 4 GB 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 7 GB 7 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon X800
Nvidia GeForce 6600
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 2.0 support
ATI Radeon X1600
Nvidia GeForce 7600
512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 3.0 support
64-bit recommended.


  1. File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/238430/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (238430) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.