State of Decay

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State of Decay
State of Decay cover
Developers
Undead Labs
Publishers
Microsoft Studios
Engines
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 2018

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

Availability[edit]

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

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Breakdown
Windows
Lifeline
Windows

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[Note 1]
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/241540/pfx/[Note 2]
config.pak contains multiple configuration files; see Extract config

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\241540\local
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/241540/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphical settings.
Graphical settings.
Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Some resolutions not listed; see Widescreen resolution.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
See Widescreen resolution.
4K Ultra HD
See Widescreen resolution.[2]
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
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.[3]
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Can be forced through video driver.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See Anti-aliasing (AA).
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
No frame rate or refresh rate cap.
Graphics settings are limited to presets (Min, Medium, Maximum, and Ultra).

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Instructions[4]
  1. Right-click on the game in your Steam library and select Properties.
  2. Click Set Launch Options.. then add: -fullscreen and click OK.

Notes

It will set the game to use whatever the desktop resolution is set to.
Instructions[1]
  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:
r_Fullscreen=1
r_Width=800
r_Height=600

Notes

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

Anti-aliasing (AA)[edit]

SGSSAA[6]
  1. Open State of Decay driver profile via Nvidia Profile Inspector.
  2. Change Antialiasing compatibility to 0x000012C1[5]
  3. Change Antialiasing - Mode to Override any application setting
  4. Change Antialiasing - Setting to 2x [2x Multisampling], 4x [4x Multisampling] or 8xQ [8x Multisampling]
  5. Change Antialiasing - Transparency Supersampling to 2x Sparse Grid Supersampling, 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 State Notes
Remapping
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
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Sound settings.
Sound settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Russian
Spanish

Other information[edit]

Extract data[edit]

Instructions[1]
  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]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz (E6600) or AMD Athlon X64 3400
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

Notes

  1. When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).
  2. 2.0 2.1 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>/241540/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (241540) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References