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

Graphics options are limited to four presets.

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[citation needed]
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 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]

API[edit]

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

System requirements[edit]

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
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

References