I Am Alive

From PCGamingWiki, the wiki about fixing PC games
I Am Alive
I Am Alive cover
Ubisoft Shanghai
Release dates
Windows September 6, 2012

Key points

User settings are saved in profile.sav which is encrypted.[1]

General information

Official Forum - not PC-specific.
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS

Essential improvements[edit]

Disable shaders[edit]

Use Peixoto's patch[citation needed]
  • Use Peixoto's patch to disable the blur, film grain, or black & white shaders.

Skip intro videos[edit]

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

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\IAmAlive\Save\IAA_Profile\profile.sav

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\IAmAlive\Save\
Some settings are stored in UserSettings.ini

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Anamorphic 16:9; see Widescreen resolution.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Use Flawless Widescreen.
Can also be changed by changing StartupFullscreen value to False.[2]
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16 samples.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 8x MSAA and up to 16x CSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Disabled by default.
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<?code> to <code>1.777777
  6. Save your changes.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Mouse acceleration
Off by default, can't be turned on.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
XInput controllers only; highly preferred over keyboard and mouse.[3]
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Music, SFX, Voice
Surround sound
Auto configures up to 5.0 output[4]
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

VR support[edit]

Issues unresolved[edit]

Mouse Movement Stutters[edit]

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]
Fix may disable some 'human interface devices'.

Disable all HID Compliant devices in the Device Manager (every device starting with HID Compliant under Human Interface section).[5][6]

Checking Systems And iamalive_game.exe Not Working[edit]

Appears to be caused by a startup validation process which can be disabled.[7]
Can also be caused by running on an unsupported operating system.[8]
SystemValidation[citation needed]

Open UserSettings.ini and change the RunValidation value to false. [9]


Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
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. I am Alive PC - Page 8 - Steam Users' Forums (retrieved)
  2. http://steamcommunity.com/app/214250/discussions/0/864945401059953218/
  3. http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/713141-More-or-less-unplayable-on-PC%28using-KB-amp-M%29
  4. PC Gaming Surround Sound Round-up
  5. http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/713080-PC-Graphics-Issue
  6. http://steamcommunity.com/app/214250/discussions/0/864945276452100225/#p2
  7. http://steamcommunity.com/app/214250/discussions/0/864945309941360825/
  8. I am Alive PC - Steam Users' Forums (retrieved)
  9. http://steamcommunity.com/app/214250/discussions/0/864945309941360825/