Observer

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Developers
Bloober Team
Publishers
Aspyr Media
Engines
Unreal Engine 4
Release dates
Windows August 15, 2017
macOS (OS X) October 24, 2017[1]
Linux October 24, 2017[1]
Observer at Wikipedia

General information

Official Website
Official Wiki
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Special Edition released in Poland
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Amazon.com
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
GamersGate
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete or rename startup videos[2]
  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]

In-game gameplay settings
In-game gameplay settings

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\TheObserver\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\
macOS (OS X)
Linux $HOME/.config/Epic/TheObserver/Saved/Config/LinuxNoEditor/
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 ~/.config/Epic/TheObserver/Saved/Config/LinuxNoEditor/

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game basic video settings
In-game basic video settings
In-game advanced video settings
In-game advanced video settings
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
See Ultra-widescreen.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See Field of view (FOV).
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Disable fullscreen in video settings and select native desktop resolution.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Scales with texture quality preset. To set manually see Anisotropic filtering (AF).
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA, TXAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
See High frame rate.

Ultra-widescreen[edit]

Hex edit executable[3]
  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.
The Field of view fix should also be applied.

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

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

Anisotropic filtering (AF)[edit]

Set AF sample rate manually[4]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Engine.ini.
  3. Add the following and save.
[SystemSettings]
r.MaxAnisotropy=16

High frame rate[edit]

Unlock frame rate[5]
  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[4]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Engine.ini.
  3. Add the following and save.
[SystemSettings]
r.SceneColorFringeQuality=0

Depth of field[edit]

Disable depth of field[4]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Engine.ini.
  3. Add the following and save.
[SystemSettings]
r.DepthOfFieldQuality=0

Input settings[edit]

In-game controls settings
In-game controls settings
In-game controller layout menu
In-game controller layout menu
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Uses negative mouse acceleration. Can't be disabled.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Steam version uses a launcher which doesn't support controller input.
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings
In-game audio settings
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

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

VR support[edit]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Shader Model support 5.0
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX
Audio Fmod

System requirements[edit]

A 64-bit OS is required.
Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 7
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 GTX 660
AMD Radeon R9 270
DirectX 11 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.12 10.13
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5 3.2 GHz (4 Cores)
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 20 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 680
AMD Radeon R9 M290
2 GB of VRAM
Other Intel graphics are not supported
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 GTX 680
AMD R9 270
2 GB of VRAM
Other Intel and AMD graphics are not supported

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Steam Community :: Group Announcements :: Observer - last accessed on 2017-10-29
  2. Observer PC Error - 21:9 Ultra Wide Support, Change FOV, Uncap FrameRate, Skip Intro And More
  3. 3.0 3.1 wsgf.org - View topic - Observer (>observer_) - last accessed on 2017-11-05
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Verified by User:Waschbär on 2017-11-05
  5. Steam Community :: Guide :: Uncap fps, change FOV, skip Intro Guide