Insurgency: Sandstorm

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Insurgency: Sandstorm
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Developers
New World Interactive
Publishers
Focus Home Interactive
Engines
Unreal Engine 4
Release dates
Windows December 12, 2018
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General information

Steam Community Discussions
Official forums
Official website
Technical FAQ

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GamersGate
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
All versions require Steam DRM.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Rename movie files[1]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Insurgency\Content\Movies.
  2. Delete or rename files:
    1. FOCUS_BLUE_MASTER_UE4_OPTIMIZED.mp4
    2. NWI_1088p_60.mp4
    3. UE_Startup_Still_1080_30.mp4

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Insurgency\Saved\Config\WindowsClient\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/581320/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Insurgency\Saved\SaveGames\Profile\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/581320/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.

Input settings[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, music and VOiP
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
French
German
Italian
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Self-hosting
Not available as of yet.
Direct IP

Issues fixed[edit]

Poor performance[edit]

Use -USEALLAVAILABLECORES command line argument[3]
Whilst widely shared,[2] this is potentially a placebo.
Use -NOTEXTURESTREAMING command line argument[3]
This command loads all texures into memory. As such, high VRAM (8 GB) and system memory (16 GB) is recommended.[3]

Fix/reduce stuttering[edit]

Lower the Texture Streaming Pool Size[4]
Turn down Dynamic Shadow Resolution[4]
Turn down Cascaded Shadow Map Resolution[4]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
64-bit executable
Requires a 64-bit operating system.

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX
Multiplayer Steamworks
Anti-cheat Easy Anti-Cheat

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD)
64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  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>/581320/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (581320) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References