DARQ

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DARQ
DARQ cover
Developers
Unfold Games
Engines
Unity 5[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows August 15, 2019

Not to be confused with Dark.

General information

Official website
Official Discord server
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Steam
Icon overlay.png
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Unfold Games\DARQ\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/433550/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\Unfold Games\DARQ\save.drq
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/433550/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.
Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
16:10 resolutions are scaled Hor- compared to 16:9.[2]
A 16:9 aspect ratio is highly recommended.[3]
Multi-monitor
See Ultra-widescreen for Hor+ scaling.[4]
Ultra-widescreen
See Ultra-widescreen for Hor+ scaling.[5]
4K Ultra HD
[6]
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Toggle with Alt+ Enter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Used in place of exclusive fullscreen.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Anti-aliasing is affected by the GRAPHIC QUALITY setting.[7]
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Color blind mode
Graphics are monochrome.

Ultra-widescreen[edit]

Gameplay relies on FOV. Ultra-wide aspect ratios will affect some puzzles and surprises.[8]
Modify save file resolution[9][10]
  1. Download DARQ Ultrawide Resolution Editor.
  2. Launch the editor. It should find the DARQ save file automatically.
    • If it fails to find the save file, drag the save file directly onto the editor icon in Windows Explorer.
  3. Follow the editor instructions and enter the desired resolution width and height. The editor will automatically make a backup of the existing save.
  4. Close the editor window when the message Done! Your new resolution is: [WIDTH]x[HEIGHT] appears.
  5. Launch the game.
  6. If Steam warns of a Cloud Sync Conflict, choose LOCAL FILES.

Input settings[edit]

Default keyboard control scheme.
Default keyboard control scheme.
Alternative keyboard control scheme.
Alternative keyboard control scheme.
Gamepad controls.
Gamepad controls.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Stereo[13]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Dutch
French
German
Greek
Hungarian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Norwegian
Polish
Portuguese
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Swedish
Turkish
Ukrainian

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: DARQ.

Issues unresolved[edit]

Electricity puzzle becomes stuck / does not reset[edit]

Reducing the resolution or graphic quality may resolve the issue.[14]

Magnet puzzle becomes stuck[edit]

May be due to running the game on a PC below minimum system requirements.[15]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 8, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-530
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 260
ATI Radeon HD 4870
A 64-bit system is required.

Notes

  1. Unity engine build: 5.3.6f1[1]
  2. 2.0 2.1 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>/433550/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (433550) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2019-08-17
  2. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2019-08-18
    Tested at 2560x1600 and 2560x1440 resolutions.
  3. 32:9 3840x1080 :: DARQ General Discussions - last accessed on 2019-08-17
    "16:9 aspect ratio is highly reccomended for DARQ."
  4. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2019-08-23
    Tested at 2560x480 custom resolution.
  5. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2019-08-23
    Tested at 2560x1080 custom resolution.
  6. Set resolution to 3840x2160? :: DARQ Bug Reports / Suggestions - last accessed on 2019-08-17
    "I always played the game in 4K myself, it should work fine."
  7. Graphic Quality setting :: DARQ General Discussions - last accessed on 2019-08-18
    "Graphic settings affect a few more things than general Unity presets. Apart from texture resolution and lighting, it affects anti-alliasing, volumetric light / fog quality, reflections, bloom, shadow resolution, and a few other things."
  8. No ultrawide Support? :: DARQ General Discussions - last accessed on 2019-08-17
    "A lot of the gameplay relies on field of view and having ultrawide support would affect certain surprises / puzzles."
  9. GitHub - Nicnl/darq_ultrawide_resolution_editor - last accessed on 2019-08-23
  10. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2019-08-23
  11. DARQ: 1.1 Update - last accessed on 2019-08-26
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Control problem - Darq :: DARQ Bug Reports / Suggestions - last accessed on 2019-08-17
    "The game supports X Box Controller only"
  13. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2019-08-18
    Tested with Special K.
  14. Bugs in train chapter :: DARQ Bug Reports / Suggestions - last accessed on 2019-08-18
  15. BUG? Stuck at Magnets :: DARQ Bug Reports / Suggestions - last accessed on 2019-08-18