Observer

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Developers
Bloober Team
Publishers
Aspyr Media
Engines
Unreal Engine 4
Release dates
Windows August 15, 2017
macOS (OS X) August 15, 2017
Linux August 15, 2017
Observer at Wikipedia

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Steam
Icon overlay.png
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete or rename startup videos[1]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\TheObserver\Content\Movies\.
  2. Delete or rename LoadingScreen.mp4, LoadingScreen.ogv, LoadingLoop.mp4 and LoadingLoop.ogv.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\TheObserver\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\
macOS (OS X)
Linux
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 %LOCALAPPDATA%\TheObserver\Saved\SaveGames\
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Ultra-widescreen[edit]

Hex edit executable[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\TheObserver\Binaries\Win64\
  2. Back up TheObserver-Win64-Shipping.exe.
  3. Edit TheObserver-Win64-Shipping.exe with a hex editor.
  4. Go to offset 398EE33F, change to 26B41740 (2560x1080).
  5. Go to offset 398EE33F, change to 8EE31840 (3440x1440).
  6. Save TheObserver-Win64-Shipping.exe.

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Increase the FOV[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Engine.ini.
  3. Add the following and save.
[/Script/Engine.LocalPlayer]
AspectRatioAxisConstraint=AspectRatio_MaintainYFOV

High frame rate[edit]

Unlock frame rate[2]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open GameUserSettings.ini.
  3. Change FrameRateLimit=0.000000 to the desired frame rate cap, e.g. FrameRateLimit=120.000000.

Chromatic aberration[edit]

Disable chromatic aberration[3]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Scalability.ini.
  3. Add the following and save.
[PostProcessQuality@3]
r.SceneColorFringeQuality=0
r.SceneColorFringe.Max=0

Notes

You need to have video quality settings on high or custom.

Depth of field[edit]

Disable depth of field[3]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Scalability.ini.
  3. Add the following and save.
[PostProcessQuality@3]
r.DepthOfFieldQuality=0

Notes

You need to have video quality settings on high or custom.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio CC Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish

VR support[edit]

Save Game[edit]

Template:Save Game

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3 (3.4 GHz) / AMD A8-6700 (3.1 GHz)
System memory (RAM) 8 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 10 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 660
AMD R9 270
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.12
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5 3.2 GHz (4 Cores)
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 10 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 660
AMD R9 270
Linux
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 16.04 17.04, SteamOS 2.0
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3 (3.4 GHz) / AMD A8-6700 (3.1 GHz)
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 10 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 660
AMD R9 270

References

  1. Observer PC Error - 21:9 Ultra Wide Support, Change FOV, Uncap FrameRate, Skip Intro And More
  2. Steam Community :: Guide :: Uncap fps, change FOV, skip Intro Guide
  3. 3.0 3.1 Steam Community :: Guide :: Way to remove chromatic aberration and depth of field