I Am Alive

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I Am Alive
I Am Alive cover
Ubisoft Shanghai
Unreal Engine 2
Release dates
Windows September 6, 2012
I Am Alive at Wikipedia

Key points

Controller highly recommended due to mouse movement stutters.

General information

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Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Requires online activation
TAGES Solidshield DRM.
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Humble Store
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Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete/rename video files[1]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\data\Videos
  2. Delete or rename Logo_ESRB.bik, Logo-Ubisoft.bik and Unreal_TechLogo.bik

Disable shaders[edit]

Use Peixoto's patch[1]
  • Use Peixoto's patch to disable the depth of field, film grain, or black and white shaders.

Increased view distance[edit]

Use Flawless Widescreen[1]
  • Use Flawless Widescreen and enable View Distance fix in the game's profile (this will significantly impact performance).

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\IAmAlive\Save\IAA_Profile\profile.sav
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/214250/pfx/[Note 1]
Some user settings are saved in profile.sav which is encrypted.[2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\IAmAlive\Save\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/214250/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
Game settings.
Game settings.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Anamorphic 16:9
Use Flawless Widescreen.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Use Flawless Widescreen.
Can also be changed by changing StartupFullscreen value to False.[3]
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16x, but it is not applied to all surfaces, force in the GPU control panel instead.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 8x MSAA and up to 16x CSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 60 FPS.

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Resolution may need to be set manually if it can't be set in-game.
Set FullscreenViewportX/Y[citation needed]
  1. Go to src\SYSTEM in the installation folder.
  2. Open UserSettings.ini.
  3. Go to [UserVideoOptions.IAAPlayer].
  4. Change FullscreenViewportX and FullscreenViewportY to your resolution.
  5. Set MonitorAspect to 1.777777.
  6. Save your changes.

Input settings[edit]

Control settings.
Control settings.
Key mapping.
Key mapping.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Enter cannot be bound.
Mouse acceleration
On by default, can't be turned off.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
XInput controllers only; highly preferred over keyboard and mouse due to mouse movement stuttering.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Tracked motion controllers
Generic/other controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, sound FX and voice.
Surround sound
Auto configures up to 5.0 output.[4]
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

VR support[edit]

Issues unresolved[edit]

Mouse movement stutters[edit]

Camera movement is stuttering very badly when using the mouse, while it is smooth when using a controller.
When the game is loading additional world data in the background it stops responding to mouse movement. Currently there isn't a fix available.

Issues fixed[edit]

Menu lag and low performance[edit]

Frequent freezing every few seconds.
Disable HID Devices[citation needed]
  1. Disable all HID Compliant devices in the Device Manager (every device starting with HID Compliant under Human Interface section).[5]


Fix may disable the mouse and keyboard.

Checking systems and iamalive_game.exe not working[edit]

Appears to be caused by a startup validation process which can be disabled.[6]
Can also be caused by running on an unsupported operating system.[7]
SystemValidation[citation needed]
  1. Open UserSettings.ini and change the RunValidation value to false.[8]

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS) XP SP3, Vista SP1, 7
Processor (CPU) AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ / Intel Pentium 4 630
System memory (RAM) 1 GB (XP), 2 GB (Vista or 7)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT
ATI Radeon HD 2600XT


  1. 1.0 1.1 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>/214250/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (214250) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.