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Distance cover
Refract Studios
Unity 5[1]
Release dates
Windows September 18, 2018
macOS (OS X) September 18, 2018
Linux September 18, 2018

For the spiritual predecessor, see Nitronic Rush.

General information

Official site
Official forums
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Humble Store
Also available for purchase through the Humble Widget on the Distance website.
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macOS (OS X)
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macOS (OS X)

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Distance\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Refract/Distance/
Linux ~/.config/refract/Distance
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 %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Distance\Profiles
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Refract/Distance/Profiles
Linux ~/.config/refract/Distance/Profiles

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Any resolution supported by the GPU is selectable.
As long as you can create a resolution spanning all your monitors, it will work.
See widescreen note.
4K Ultra HD
See widescreen note.
Field of view (FOV)
FOV already varies with speed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Add -popupwindow to launch options and switch to windowed mode.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
1x and 2x supported
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Color blind mode

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Car, Environmental, Obstacles, Menu Sound Effects, Music, Announcer.
Surround sound
Available in Audio settings.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
4 Split-screen. Other players must use controllers.[2] No combined local/online play.
LAN play
12 Must use direct IP connection if no internet, though using the server browser will not route traffic through the internet if LAN connection is possible; see below for note on player count.
Online play
12 Can be modified to accommodate virtually unlimited players, although spawning with more than 12 players can drastically increase server strain.

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Fan-written dedicated server possibly in development.
Currently the only way to play networked multiplayer.
Direct IP


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 45671
This game supports Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) for automatic port configuration.

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: Distance.
Headsets Native Notes
HTC Vive
Support added in The Ghost Update.[3]
Oculus Rift
Windows Mixed Reality
This game might be playable with the Revive Compatibility Layer (compatibility list).
Devices Native Notes
Tracked motion controllers
Traditional controller Full support See Input settings for details.
Tobii Eye Tracking
Use Tobii Game Hub. Supports head tracking.
Play area Native Notes

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.3 GHz
AMD Athlon X2 2.5 GHz
Intel Core i5 2.5 GHz
AMD FX 4.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8800GT
AMD Radeon HD 3830
Nvidia GeForce GTX 560
AMD Radeon HD 7750
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.7 10.10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5 2.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 640M
ATI Radeon HD 3870
Nvidia GeForce GTX 775M
ATI Radeon HD 5870
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 12.04 Ubuntu 14.04
Processor (CPU) Intel Dual-Core 2.3 GHz
AMD Dual-Core Athlon 2.5 GHz
Intel Core i5 2.5 GHz
AMD FX 4.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8800GT
AMD Radeon HD 3830
Nvidia GeForce GTX 560
AMD Radeon HD 7750