Star Citizen

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Star Citizen
Star Citizen cover
Cloud Imperium Games
Behaviour Interactive
Cloud Imperium Games
Amazon Lumberyard
Release dates
Windows TBA
Linux TBA[2]
Star Citizen at Wikipedia

Key points

Graphics options are limited to four presets.

General information

List of known bugs
RSI Community Forums


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Official website Uses a separate launcher.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\StarCitizen\Public\system.cfg[citation needed][Note 1]
Additional settings can be placed in <path-to-game>\StarCitizen\Public\user.cfg
User settings are stored in <path-to-game>\StarCitizen\Public\Data\game.cfg
Launcher settings are stored in <path-to-game>\Patcher\_TorrentSettings and <path-to-game>\StarCitizen\Public\loginData.json
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location

Video settings[edit]

Graphical settings.
Graphical settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Some resolutions not listed in-game; see Widescreen resolution.
Main menu HUD is stretched. There is also a bug with the FOV resulting in the minimum FOV being 140. See Field of view (FOV).
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See Field of view (FOV).
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See Borderless fullscreen windowed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Set resolution[citation needed]
  1. Go to the user configuration location.
  2. Open game.cfg with your text editor of choice.
  3. Add the variables and modify the values with your desired resolution:
r_Width = 1280
r_Height = 800

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

In Ultrawide resulutions the FOV slider in-game has a minimum value of 140. This causes a bad case of the 'fish eye' effect and causes several important HUD elements to not display properly, if at all.

To fix:

Change the game resolution to a 16:9 resolution. Save the settings and exit the game.

Restart the game. The FOV slider will now allow you to change the FOV below 140, up to a maximum of 95.

Apply the change in FOV, then change back to your desired resolution and save.


Once back in Ultra-wide, changing the FOV slider will cause it to revert to a minimum of 140

Borderless fullscreen windowed[edit]

Enable Borderless/Fullscreen Window[citation needed]
  1. Go to the system configuration location.
  2. Open system.cfg with your text editor of choice.
  3. Add the command below and save.
    r_FullscreenWindow = 1
  4. Set the in-game option "Fullscreen" to "No".

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Not currently available, but planned for final release.[citation needed]
Online play

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Launcher uses P2P for downloading and updating the game (can be disabled). Game itself doesn't use P2P connections.
Currently CIG servers only.
Not currently available, but planned for final release.
Direct IP


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 8000-8005
UDP 64090, 64092
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Issues fixed[edit]

Unable to download manifest[edit]

Run as admin[citation needed]
  1. Right-click on the application and select Run as administrator.

No users logged in[edit]

Instructions[citation needed]
  1. Run the launcher and log in but do not launch it.
  2. Go to to <path-to-game>\CitizenClient\Bin64\
  3. Right-click on StarCitizen.exe and select Run as administrator.

A newer version of Microsoft Visual 2010 has been installed during installation[edit]

Instructions[citation needed]
  1. Click close window red X in the upper right hand corner. The installation will continue.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11 Exclusive Vulkan usage is planned[3]
64-bit executable
64-bit Only

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 SP1 64-bit
Processor (CPU) Quad Core Intel Core i5-1700
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 50 GB
Video card (GPU) AMD Radeon HD7970
Nvidia GeForce GTX 680
4 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
These are estimated system requirements and may change for the final release of the game.
Minimum System Requirements for Star Citizen, as of March 16, 2016


  1. When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).