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
Insurgency: Sandstorm at Wikipedia

Warnings

This game requires a constant internet connection for all game modes.
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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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Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Windows
Humble Store
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Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Windows
Steam
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Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Windows
All versions require Steam DRM and a constant internet connection for all game modes.

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.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Separated between three aiming modes: normal, scope and focusing as well are different sensitivity multiplier for 7 different scope levels.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Cannot navigate on some menu items (e.g. matchmaking cancel button, matchmaking preferences...)
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Common setting with mouse.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Tracked motion controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Hook input (legacy mode)
Official controller preset(s)
Steam Controller button prompts
Cursor detection

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
Shader Model support 5
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 Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 8, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-4440 (3.10 GHz)
AMD FX-6300 (3.50 GHz)
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 40 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 760
AMD Radeon HD 7970
DirectX 11 compatible
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