Star Citizen

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Star Citizen
Star Citizen cover
Developers
Cloud Imperium Games
Behaviour Interactive
IllFonic[1]
Publishers
Cloud Imperium Games
Engines
Amazon Lumberyard
Release dates
Windows TBA
Linux TBA[2]
Star Citizen at Wikipedia

Key points

Extremely-limited graphics options.
Limited resolution options, though this can be worked around.

General information

List of known bugs
RSI Community Forums

Availability[edit]

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

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\StarCitizen\Public\system.cfg
Linux
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
Windows
Linux

Video settings[edit]

Graphical settings.
Graphical settings.

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]

This game uses vertical FOV. See FOV Calculator for help.
Modify field of view[3]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Create and edit user.cfg.
  3. Add con_restricted = 0 at the top of the text file.
  4. Add these variables and modify the values with your desired FOV.
cl_FOV = 74
r_DrawNearFOV = 74
pl_movement.power_sprint_target_FOV = 74

Notes

UI elements rendered in front of the character will be weird now, and putting on a helmet will severely reduce your FOV.

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
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

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

Connection types

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

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP (outbound) 8000-8005
UDP (outbound) 64090, 64092

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]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11 Exclusive Vulkan usage is planned[4]
64-bit executable
64-bit Only

System requirements[edit]

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
Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 SP1 64-bit 7, 8, 10
Processor (CPU) Quad Core Intel Core i5-1700 Quad Core Intel Core i7-4770K
System memory (RAM) 8 GB 16 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 50 GB 200 GB SSD
Video card (GPU) AMD Radeon HD7970
Nvidia GeForce GTX 680
4 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
AMD Radeon R9 390
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980
6 GB of VRAM

References

  1. Cloud Imperium bringing more Star Citizen development internal - last accessed on 2016-8-20
  2. PC gaming: Not just still alive, but still dominant, says PAX East panel - last accessed on November 14, 2016
  3. Working FOV adjustment tweaking for hangar module and possible others. - RSI Community Forums
  4. CIG Forum post explaining DX11 removal