Contraption Maker

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Contraption Maker
Contraption Maker cover
Developers
Spotkin
Release dates
Windows July 7, 2014
macOS (OS X) July 7, 2014
Linux April 7, 2015
Contraption Maker at Wikipedia

Key points

Features build in video renderer, which renders with selected resolution and frame rate as VP8 webm into <path-to-game>\movies\.
Console can be opened with §.

General information

Official site
Official blog
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Developer website Requires a Spotkin account.[1]
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Humble Store
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Copies bought or activated on Steam, gives additional copy of the game to Steam inventory.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\data\cmprefs.data
<path-to-game>\data\layout.data
macOS (OS X) ~/Documents/contraptionmaker/cmprefs.data
~/Documents/contraptionmaker/layout.data
Linux
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\data\puzzles.data
macOS (OS X) ~/Documents/contraptionmaker/data/puzzles.data
Linux ~/.config/spotkincm/contraptionmaker/data/puzzles.data
Rendered videos can be found at <path-to-game>\movies\, created levels are stored at <path-to-game>\levels\.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Even though Steam Cloud is enabled, game doesn't use it at all.[2][3]

Video settings[edit]

General settings. Please note that middle section is for video recording settings, not graphical settings.
General settings. Please note that middle section is for video recording settings, not graphical settings.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Fullscreen always uses desktop resolution.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Mouse scroll can be used to zoom.
Windowed
Set in Settings or toggle with Alt+ Enter. Freely resizeable.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
In-game recording feature and Vsync caps FPS to 60 while in use.[4]
Some objects are locked to 60 FPS.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Mouse driven game, ability to assign keyboard shortcuts for actions.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Volume, Music Volume.
Surround sound
Subtitles
No speech.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
8 Co-op
Use direct IP with console.
Online play
8 Co-op
Same as creation mode, but more people can use it at the same time.

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Self-hosting
Direct IP
Use console.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
64-bit executable
Unknown for OS X and Linux.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) 1.7 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 300 MB
Video card (GPU) 512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.7
Processor (CPU) 1.7 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 300 MB
Video card (GPU) 512 MB of VRAM
Linux
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit
Processor (CPU) 1.7 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 300 MB
Video card (GPU) 512 MB of VRAM
OpenGL 2.0 compatible

References