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Shadowgrounds: Survivor

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Shadowgrounds: Survivor
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Developers
Frozenbyte
macOS (OS X) Alternative Games
Linux Alternative Games
Publishers
Frozenbyte
Linux Linux Game Publishing
Release dates
Windows November 14, 2007
macOS (OS X) April 12, 2011
Linux September 18, 2009
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Key points

Game progress is only saved in-between levels. It's due to a technical limitation in the game engine.[1]

General information

Official Forum
General series tech support (Windows)
General series tech support (OS X & Linux)
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Polish copies use StarForce 5 DRM.
Windows
Developer website
DRM-free
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Amazon.com
DRM details are not known
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Humble Store
DRM-free
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)

Game data[edit]

In-game options menu.
In-game options menu.
External audio settings.
External audio settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Config\
macOS (OS X)
Linux ~/.frozenbyte/survivor/
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/11200/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Profiles\
macOS (OS X)
Linux ~/.frozenbyte/survivor/
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/11200/pfx/[Note 1]
This game does not follow the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

External general settings.
External general settings.
External advanced graphics settings.
External advanced graphics settings.
External physics settings.
External physics settings.

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Set custom resolution[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration files location.
  2. Open options.txt.
  3. Change screen_height = and screen_width = to the desired resolution.

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Set custom FOV[3]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Open Data1.fbz with 7-Zip.
  3. Go into Data\Misc.
  4. Extract default_game_options.txt to any folder.
  5. Open default_game_options.txt.
  6. Change camera_default_fov = 120 to the desired FOV.
  7. Save the changes and replace the original file in the archive.

Borderless fullscreen windowed[edit]

Enable borderless fullscreen[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open options.txt.
  3. Change the following values as noted.
    • maximize_window = 1
    • window_titlebar = 0
    • windowed = 1
  4. Save the changes.

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 Sub Notes
English
French
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
4 Co-op
Shared-screen. Other players must use controllers.
LAN play
Online play

Issues unresolved[edit]

Game crashes after loading a level[edit]

Most commonly happens on the levels Backups Missing, Inferno, Dead Colony and Keep Your Claws Off.
Devs are unable to determine what causes the problem.
Download a save file[citation needed]
  1. Check your save file by going to \profiles\<user-id>\save\, it should be named save_xx.dhs with xx being a number.
  2. Download a save file here that is above your current number (i.e. if your current save file is save_8.dhs you would need to download save_9.dhs).
  3. Place the save file you just downloaded in the same folder you found the original save file in.
Use a script file[citation needed]

Download this script file and extract it to the installation folder.

Issues fixed[edit]

Water-rendering bug in Chapter 5: Sewers[edit]

According to a Frozenbyte developer, it is not likely they will fix this bug.[4]
Use console command[citation needed]

Press F8 to bring down the console and enter /render_distortion 0

Disable anti-aliasing[citation needed]

Disable anti-aliasing in the setup dialog and the reflection should be fixed.

Crash after loading, save files and script from above don't help[edit]

Install PhysX Legacy[citation needed]

Download and install NVIDIA PhysX Legacy System Software

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP Vista
Processor (CPU) 1.5 GHz 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.1 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce FX 5500
ATI Radeon 9200
128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
512 MB of VRAM
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.6.5
Processor (CPU) Intel Mac
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.08 GB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM
OpenGL 2.0 compatible
OS X 10.9 or newer is not supported
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 10.10
Processor (CPU) 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.08 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 6800
AMD Radeon HD 2800
OpenGL 2.0 compatible
Shader model 3.0 support
Intel integrated graphic chipsets are not supported

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>/11200/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (11200) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References