State of Decay

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State of Decay
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Undead Labs
Microsoft Studios
CryEngine 3
Release dates
Windows November 5, 2013
State of Decay at Wikipedia
State of Decay
State of Decay 2013
State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition 2015
State of Decay 2 2017

This page is for the original release. For the re-release, see State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition.

General information

Known issues
Official forum
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Humble Store
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Only DLC is available.
All versions require Steam DRM.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Make empty video files[1]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Game\libs\ui - if the folders beyond Game do not exist then create them.
  2. Create two new empty files, one labeled intromovies.usm and another intromovies_noesrb.usm

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Engine\config.pak
config.pak contains multiple configuration files; see Extract config

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\241540\local

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphical settings.
Graphical settings.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Some resolutions not listed; see Widescreen resolution.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Launch the game with -windowed command line argument or press Alt+ Enter to toggle windowed mode.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Switch to windowed mode then use one of the borderless fullscreen windowed methods. Tested using Windowed Borderless Gaming.[2]
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Can be forced through video driver.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See Anti-aliasing (AA).
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
No frame rate or refresh rate cap.
Graphics settings are limited to presets (Min, Medium, Maximum, and Ultra).

Widescreen resolution[edit]

  1. Right-click on the game in your Steam library and select Properties.
  2. Click Set Launch Options.. then add: -fullscreen and click OK.


It will set the game to use whatever the desktop resolution is set to.
  1. Follow the instructions to Extract data and Extract gamedata otherwise this will not work.
  2. Go to the installation folder.
  3. Create a new file called user.cfg and open it with your text editor of choice.
  4. At the top of the file add and change to your desired resolution:


This method will allow you to manually select whichever resolution you desire.

Anti-aliasing (AA)[edit]

SGSSAA[citation needed]
  1. Open State of Decay driver profile via NVIDIA Profile Inspector.
  2. Change Antialiasing compatibility to 0x000012C1[4]
  3. Change Antialiasing - Mode to Override any application setting
  4. Change Antialiasing - Setting to 4x [4x Multisampling] or 8xQ [8x Multisampling]
  5. Change Antialiasing - Transparency Supersampling to 4x Sparse Grid Supersampling or 8x Sparse Grid Supersampling
  6. Apply changes.
This method is very performance demanding and may decrease your general performance.
FXAA[citation needed]
SMAA[citation needed]

Input settings[edit]

Game settings.
Game settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Mouse acceleration
Hard-coded negative mouse acceleration and dead zone (moving the mouse at a low speed results in no camera movement).
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback

Audio settings[edit]

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

Other information[edit]

Extract data[edit]

  1. Download SoDET.
  2. Save the file to your desktop and run the application SoDET.exe

Extract gamedata[edit]

Extracting gamedata.pak will enable you to modify key bindings and other settings.
Instructions[citation needed]
  1. Click Open Pak and select gamedata.pak located in <path-to-game>\Game\
  2. Move the extracted folders entities, fonts, languages, libs, and scripts to the Game folder.
  3. If extracting only creates an empty folder see Solution

Extract config[edit]

Extracting config.pak will enable you to modify various configuration settings.
Instructions[citation needed]
  1. Click Open Pak and select config.pak located in <path-to-game>\Engine\
  2. Move the extracted folder config to the Engine folder.
  3. Go to config and rename console.cfg to system.cfg

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz (E6600) or AMD Athlon X64 3400 Intel Core i5 series or equivalent
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) AMD Radeon HD 2600 XT
Nvidia GeForce 9600 GSO
Intel HD 3000
DirectX 9.0c compatible
AMD Radeon HD 4750
Nvidia GeForce GT 240
Intel HD 4000


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 How To: Change your keybindings and other graphical settings - Official forum
  2. Tested by Pridit
  3. Use -fullscreen for 2560x1440, 3840x2160, all "unsupported" resolutions - Steam Community Discussions
  4. Forums - View Single Post - NVidia Anti-Aliasing Guide (updated)