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Risk of Rain

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Risk of Rain
Risk of Rain cover
Developers
Hopoo Games
Publishers
Chucklefish Games
Engines
GameMaker
Release dates
Windows November 8, 2013
macOS (OS X) October 28, 2014
Linux October 28, 2014
Risk of Rain at Wikipedia
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General information

Official forums
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions
Unofficial wiki

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Official website
DRM-free
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Humble Store
DRM-free
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/com.riskofrain.riskofrain/
Linux ~/.config/Risk_of_Rain/
This game does not follow the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.
Prefs.ini stores the configuration.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/com.riskofrain.riskofrain/
Linux ~/.config/Risk_of_Rain/
Save.ini stores the save data. Save_backup.ini stores a backup of the data.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use Borderless Gaming. In-game and desktop resolutions must match.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
60 FPS cap. Physics tied to frame rate.

Input settings[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.

DualShock 4[edit]

DualShock 4 mapping[1]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Open Prefs.ini.
  3. Replace everything in the [Joystick] section with the following:
[Joystick]
joy_setting[1,0]=1
joy_setting[1,1]=0
joy_setting[1,2]=-1
joy[1]=Stick 1 Left
joy_setting[2,0]=1
joy_setting[2,1]=0
joy_setting[2,2]=1
joy[2]=Stick 1 Right
joy_setting[3,0]=1
joy_setting[3,1]=1
joy_setting[3,2]=-1
joy[3]=Stick 1 Up
joy_setting[4,0]=1
joy_setting[4,1]=1
joy_setting[4,2]=1
joy[4]=Stick 1 Down
joy_setting[5,0]=0
joy_setting[5,1]=1
joy_setting[5,2]=-1
joy[5]=X (DS4)
joy_setting[6,0]=0
joy_setting[6,1]=7
joy_setting[6,2]=-1
joy[6]=R2 (DS4)
joy_setting[7,0]=0
joy_setting[7,1]=6
joy_setting[7,2]=-1
joy[7]=L2 (DS4)
joy_setting[8,0]=0
joy_setting[8,1]=4
joy_setting[8,2]=-1
joy[8]=L1 (DS4)
joy_setting[9,0]=0
joy_setting[9,1]=5
joy_setting[9,2]=-1
joy[9]=R1 (DS4)
joy_setting[10,0]=0
joy_setting[10,1]=2
joy_setting[10,2]=-1
joy[10]=Circle (DS4)
joy_setting[11,0]=0
joy_setting[11,1]=0
joy_setting[11,2]=-1
joy[11]=Square (DS4)
joy_setting[12,0]=0
joy_setting[12,1]=9
joy_setting[12,2]=-1
joy[12]=Start (DS4)
joy_setting[13,0]=0
joy_setting[13,1]=3
joy_setting[13,2]=-1
joy[13]=Triangle (DS4)
joystick_on=1

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Over-all volume and music.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Spanish
Fan translation, download.
Russian
Fan translation, available here.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
4 Co-op
LAN play
4 Co-op
See Player limit.
Online play
4 Co-op
See Player limit.

Player limit[edit]

Raise the player limit in ini file[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file location.
  2. Open Prefs.ini.
  3. Find the line max_players_online and change it to the desired number.

Notes

Increasing the number of max players can cause latency issues.

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Self-hosting
Direct IP
There is no official server browser, so direct IP connection is the only option.

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
UDP 11100
This game does not support Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) for automatic port configuration.
You can set the port yourself when creating a server.

Issues unresolved[edit]

Frame rate drops when unplugging controller[edit]

If you plug in a controller and then later unplug it, the game will run much, much slower. This is due to the engine and cannot be resolved.[2] Temporary solution listed below.
Common solutions to frame rate drops[2]
  • Plug controller back in.
  • Restart your computer.

Steam overlay sizing[edit]

If you are playing with scaling above 1x you may notice the Steam overlay is not positioned correctly and will sometimes display two notifications, one being an extra large render and the other being the standard size notification.
Common solutions to Steam overlay problems[citation needed]
  • Open prefs.ini in the installation folder and experiment with the scale option under [Video Options]. For example if your screen resolution is 1600x900 try 2.5
  • Disable Steam overlay
  • Play with 1x scaling

Issues fixed[edit]

Audio doesn't work, error defining external function[edit]

Reinstall Visual C++[2]
  1. Reinstall Visual C++ 2012 (also available in redist in the installation folder)
  2. Restart your computer.
Set compatibility mode with Windows 7[2]
This only applies if you are running Windows 8 and later.
  1. Right-click on the main game application and select Properties.
  2. Select the Compatibility tab and tick Run this program in compatibility mode for:
  3. From the drop-down menu select Windows 7.
  4. Click Apply then 'OK to save your changes and close the window.

"The file is being accessed by another process" or any other Windows errors on startup[edit]

Common solutions to startup errors[2]
Make sure to run the game outside of Dropbox.
Disable anti-virus programs or whitelist the game if they are interfering with the installation folder.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
OpenGL 2.1 dedicated GPU with 128 MB of RAM recommended
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) 2.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 130 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 9.0c compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.6
Processor (CPU) 2.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 130 MB
Video card (GPU) OpenGL 2.1 compatible 128 MB of VRAM
Linux
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 12.04
Processor (CPU) 2.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 130 MB
Video card (GPU) OpenGL 2.1 compatible 128 MB of VRAM

References