Outer Wilds

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Outer Wilds
Outer Wilds cover
Developers
Mobius Digital
Publishers
Annapurna Interactive
Engines
Unity 2017
Release dates
Windows May 30, 2019
Outer Wilds at Wikipedia

Not to be confused with The Outer Worlds.

General information

Official forums
Official wiki
Outer Wilds subreddit
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
DRM-free after installation through Epic Games Launcher client (see notes)
DRM-free when launched from the executable.[1]
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Mobius Digital\Outer Wilds\
%USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\Mobius Digital\Outer Wilds\Saves\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/753640/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\Mobius Digital\Outer Wilds\Saves\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/753640/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.
Gameplay settings.
Gameplay settings.
Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
No option to select a multimonitor resolution. See Ultra-widescreen for workarounds.
Ultra-widescreen
No option to select a 21:9 resolution. See Ultra-widescreen for workarounds.
4K Ultra HD
[2]
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
[2]
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Full Screen Mode is borderless fullscreen. To make it exclusive, see Exclusive fullscreen.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
[Note 2]
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA and SMAA with adjustable quality.[2]
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
FPS counters show over 120 FPS but the game is locked to 60.[3]
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Ultra-widescreen[edit]

Use the Outer Wilds resolutions unlocker[4]
  1. Download the patch.
  2. Copy and paste it over the original file found in <path-to-game>\OuterWilds_Data\
Unlocks the 21:9 aspect ratio, all applicable and other resolutions, including 2560x1080, 3840x1080, 5120x2160 and 5760x1080.
Results in Hor+ FOV and no pillarboxing at most of the resolutions.
5760x1080 is somewhat pillarboxed, and the settings menus are impossible to navigate.
Some of the Input settings elements will overlap. Temporarily switching back to 1920x1080 allows to modify them.
Enable wider screen support by adding 3840x2160 as a custom resolution.[5]
This results in Hor+ FOV at 2560x1080, 3440x1440 and 3840x1080. 5120x2160 and 5760x1080 will be pillarboxed.
Some of the Input settings elements will overlap. Temporarily switching back to 1920x1080 allows to modify them.

For Nvidia users:

  1. Go to the NVIDIA Control Panel by right-clicking the desktop wallpaper and selecting it, or by other means.
  2. On the sidebar, under Display, select Change resolution.
  3. Click on Customize...
  4. Click on Create Custom Resolution...
  5. Enter 3840, 2160 and 60 as Horizontal pixels, Vertical lines and Refresh rate respectively.
  6. Click on Test, choosing Yes at the prompt.
  7. Close the panel without actually selecting the new resolution.
  8. Launch the game and select 3840x2160 under 16:9 if necessary.

For AMD Radeon users:

  1. Go to the AMD Radeon Settings by right-clicking the desktop wallpaper and selecting the option, or by other means.
  2. Click on the Display tab.
  3. Click on Create next to Custom Resolutions, selecting the desired display.
  4. Enter 3840, 2160 and 60 as Horizontal, Vertical resolutions and Refresh Rate respectively.
  5. Click on Save.
  6. Switch back to your native monitor resolution if changed.
  7. Launch the game and select 3840x2160 under 16:9 if necessary.

Exclusive fullscreen[edit]

Use the -window-mode exclusive command line argument.
Always fills the screen, preventing the custom resolution workaround for wider resolutions from working.[2]

Input settings[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.
Controls and rebinding.
Controls and rebinding.
Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Rebind Controls only shows up in the main menu.[6]
Mouse acceleration
[2]
Mouse sensitivity
Look and Flight Look sliders, each with 11 positions.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Labeled Invert Player Look and Invert Ship Look.
Controller
Controller support
The game intro suggests using a gamepad.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Rebind Controls only shows up in the main menu.[6]
Controller sensitivity
Look and Flight Look sliders, each with 11 positions.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Labeled Invert Player Look and Invert Ship Look.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
[7]
Xbox button prompts
[7]
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
[8]
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes unknown
Tracked motion controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
[7]
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
[7]

Audio settings[edit]

Text and Audio settings.
Text and Audio settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master and music.
Surround sound
[9]
Subtitles
All conversations are text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Pauses on focus lost.[2]

Localizations

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

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-2300
AMD FX-4350
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 560
AMD Radeon HD 6870
Controller

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>/753640/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (753640) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  2. The contents of one of the game files, and the game engine being Unity suggest that anisotropic textures are enabled by default. Nevertheless, they are not part of the visible graphics settings.[2]

References

  1. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-05-30
    Closed the launcher, removed its folder and launched the game without issues.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Verified by User:Rose on 2019-05-30
  3. [1] - last accessed on May 31, 2019
  4. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-05-31
    Created it and tried multiple resolutions in the game.
  5. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-05-30
    Tested on an Nvidia GPU, at 2560x1080 being the native resolution. The AMD instructions were found online. Tested every other listed resolution by creating custom resolutions.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Verified by User:Rose on 2019-05-31
    Keyboard and Xbox gamepad buttons are remappable.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Verified by User:Rose on 2019-05-30
    Tested with an Xbox 360 Razer Onza controller.
  8. Can you play this game with a ps4 controller instead of a Xbox one controller? - last accessed on 2019-06-05
  9. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-05-30
    Tested with a 5.1 setup, and the rear speakers were used.