Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion

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Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion
Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion cover
Ironclad Games
Stardock Corporation
Iron Engine
Release dates
Windows June 12, 2012
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General information

Official website
Official manual Community Discussions Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Developer website
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Humble Store
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Ultimate Edition also available.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Ironclad Games\Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/204880/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Ironclad Games\Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/204880/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud
Approx. 100 MB available.

Video settings[edit]

Video Options.
Video Options.
Effects Options.
Effects Options.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
UI does not scale with resolution and is extremely small in 4K. However, with patch 1.90, interface scaling option was added to the game.
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use Windowed Borderless Gaming.[2]
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16 samples.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 8 samples.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Enabled by default.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Key Bindings.
Key Bindings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Everything is rebindable.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Can be toggled in sound options.


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play

Issues fixed[edit]

Mouse cursor not restricted[edit]

The game does not restrict the mouse cursor, meaning that on multi-monitor configurations instead of moving the camera, the mouse will go onto the other screen, effectively crippling the ability to effectively move the camera in that direction.
Lock cursor with Special K[citation needed]
  1. Install Special K by following the Special K Unofficial Guide.
  2. Start the game and press Ctrl+ Shift+← Backspace to toggle Special K's Control Panel.
  3. Expand "Window Management" and "Input/Output Behavior".
  4. Set "Cursor Boundaries" to "Keep Inside Window" and close the Control Panel.
  5. Press Ctrl+ Shift+O to toggle Special K's On-Screen Display.
Lock cursor with Cursor Lock (Steam)[citation needed]
  1. Download Cursor Lock
  2. Open Cursor Lock Setup.
  3. Select "Open Program" and then find the path to the Steam executable (usually %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Steam\Steam.exe)
  4. Select "Open Program Args" and put in -applaunch 204880.
  5. Select "Lock Program" and then find the path to the game's main executable in the installation folder.
  6. Click the "Create Shortcut" button to create a permanent shortcut to the game with Cursor Lock.
Lock cursor (temporary fix)[citation needed]
  1. Open video settings and deselect use full screen and press apply
  2. When you are asked to accept changes press no
  3. Game will go back to full screen. The cursor will now be captured to that window. Alt tabbing will not break this fix, but if you restart you will need to do this each time

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 3.0
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista SP2
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 3.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 6800
ATI Radeon X1650
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 3.0 support


  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>/204880/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (204880) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.