Star Control: Origins

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Star Control: Origins
Star Control: Origins cover
Developers
Stardock Entertainment
Engines
Nitrous
Release dates
Windows September 20, 2018
Star Control: Origins on Wikipedia
Star Control
Star Control 1990
Star Control II 1992
Star Control 3 1996
The Ur-Quan Masters 2002
Star Control: Origins 2018

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Developer website
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Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Steam
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Windows

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Earth Rising Expansion Also known as Earth Rising Season Pass
Windows
Reinforcements Free content.
Windows
Multiverse Free content.
Windows
Original Soundtrack
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Star Control\settings.ini
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/271260/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Star Control\Saves
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/271260/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video and audio settings.
Video and audio settings.
Gameplay settings.
Gameplay settings.
Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Hor+ scaling for gameplay, Vert- scaling for dialogues. HUD spans the screen. Some scenes are pillarboxed 16:9.[1]
Ultra-widescreen
Referred to as "SuperWide" in-game.[1]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
2x-8x MSAA
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Framerate limited to 144 FPS while game windows is active and 30 FPS when in the background. See #Change frame rate cap to change these.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Change frame rate cap[edit]

Modify the config file[2]
  1. Open the configuration file.
  2. Change the line FramerateLimit = 144 to whatever value you desire, such as FramerateLimit = 120.
  3. Change the line BackgroundFramerateLimit = 30 to whatever value you desire, such as BackgroundFramerateLimit = 60.
  4. Save and close the configuration file.

Input settings[edit]

Control settings.
Control settings.
Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Fully supported in most menus in gameplay.
Without a keyboard and mouse, the default name for the captain and ship cannot be changed.
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Triggers are referred to as "L2" and "R2", despite using Xbox prompts.
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Tracked motion controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
SFX, Music, UI, Speech
Surround sound
Subtitles
No option to disable.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Danish
Dutch
Finnish
French
German
Italian
Norwegian
Polish
Portuguese
Brazilian Portuguese
Spanish
Swedish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Versus
LAN play
Online play
2 Versus

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Peer-to-peer

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Quad-core Intel or AMD processor
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 12 GB
Video card (GPU) 1 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit system is required.

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>/271260/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (271260) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Verified by User:Cptmold on 2019-06-30
    Tested at fullscreen resolutions 1920x1080 and 5760x1080, as well as a 2560xyyyy window.
  2. Verified by User:Expack3 on 2019-06-18