Rust

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Rust
Rust cover
Developers
Facepunch Studios
Engines
Unity 2018[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows February 8, 2018[2]
macOS (OS X) February 8, 2018[2]
Linux February 8, 2018[2]
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General information

Official forum
Unofficial wiki
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Green Man Gaming
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Humble Store
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Steam
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All versions require Steam DRM.
Linux version is no longer sold due to the issues appearing on Unity Engine 2018.1.4 build, however the game will still be updated.[3]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\cfg\client.cfg[Note 2]
macOS (OS X) <path-to-game>/cfg/client.cfg
Linux <path-to-game>/cfg/client.cfg
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/252490/pfx/[Note 3]
This game does not follow the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Unity configuration window.
Unity configuration window.
Graphical options.
Graphical options.
Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Doesn't centre HUD
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
70-90° in Gameplay options or custom with graphics.fov 90 command in console (press F1 in-game to open console).
Windowed
Cannot select full monitor resolution in windowed mode.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Enable windowed mode and use the -popupwindow parameter.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA, SMAA and TSSAA
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
An optimization guide can be found here.

Input settings[edit]

Control options.
Control options.
Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Slider in Input options (0.1 increments), or Input.sensitivity command in console (Press F1 in-game to open).
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Use unoffical script in GlovePie
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Sound options.
Sound options.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, voices, and game sounds.
Surround sound
Dolby Pro Logic, 4 speaker surround, 5 speaker surround, 5.1 surround, 7.1 surround
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Russian
Spanish
An up-to date page of all supported languages can be found here

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play
300

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Self-hosting
Direct IP
Via console command client.connect ip:port

Issues fixed[edit]

Trouble entering the game[edit]

Add launch option[4]
  1. Right-click on the game in your Steam library and select Properties.
  2. Select Set Launch Options and enter: -force-d3d11.

Notes

This applies to those using Windows 8.1.

Artifacts on textures[edit]

Execute console command[5]
  1. Open the console (F1 by default)
  2. Enter gfx.all false and press Enter

Server browser and crafting menus are invisible (Linux)[edit]

Run the game in windowed mode[6]
  1. Start the game from Steam and choose Play Rust to bring up the configuration window
  2. In the Graphics tab activate the Windowed tickbox

Game crashes when joining a server on NVIDIA 396 driver (Linux)[edit]

Disable OpenGL's Collapsed Arrays for Rust[7]

Open PreferencesSet Launch Options... and add the following line

__GL_GlslUseCollapsedArrays=0 %command%

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Anti-cheat Easy Anti-Cheat

Disable censorship[edit]

Remove censorship (genitals will no longer be pixelated)[citation needed]
  1. Open the console (F1 by default).
  2. Enter censor.nudity false and press Enter.

Play music on the guitar[edit]

For windows you can use the Unofficial Rust Guitar Tool, and for linux use Rust Guitar. Note that they use different formats for playable songs, with Rust Guitar using basic MIDI files.

Though not a cheat and designed to be transparent to the game, could potentially trigger Easy Anti-Cheat. Use at your own risk!

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i7-3770
AMD FX-9590
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 20 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 670
AMD Radeon R9 280
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i7-3770
AMD FX-9590
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 20 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 670
AMD Radeon R9 280
2 GB of VRAM
Linux
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i7-3770
AMD FX-9590
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 10 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 670
AMD Radeon R9 280
2 GB of VRAM

Notes

  1. Unity engine build: 2018.3.3f1[1]
  2. When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).
  3. 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>/252490/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (252490) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References