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Stellaris

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Stellaris
Stellaris cover
Developers
Paradox Development Studio
Publishers
Paradox Interactive
Engines
Clausewitz
Release dates
Windows May 9, 2016
macOS (OS X) May 9, 2016
Linux May 9, 2016
Stellaris at Wikipedia

General information

Official website
Official forum
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions
Stellaris Wiki

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Publisher website
DRM-free
Nova Edition and Galaxy Edition available. Grants Steam version by linking accounts.
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
GOG.com
DRM-free
Nova Edition and Galaxy Edition available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Green Man Gaming
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Nova Edition and Galaxy Edition available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Humble Store
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Nova Edition and Galaxy Edition available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
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Nova Edition and Galaxy Edition available. Grants Paradox version by linking accounts.
Download
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
DRM-free version is downloaded through the Paradox Launcher; post-download the game is entirely DRM-free.
All versions require a Paradox Account for multiplayer.

Version differences[edit]

Standard Edition[edit]

The complete game. Premium editions only add cosmetic content.

Nova Edition[edit]

  • Digital Original Soundtrack
  • Nova forum icon

Galaxy Edition[edit]

  • Digital Original Soundtrack
  • Galaxy forum icon
  • Digital Collector's Book (e-book)
  • Stellaris: Infinite Frontiers novel (e-book)
  • Forum avatar
  • Signed wallpaper

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Paradox Interactive\Stellaris\
macOS (OS X) ~/Documents/Paradox Interactive/Stellaris/
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/Paradox Interactive/Stellaris/
This game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Paradox Interactive\Stellaris\
macOS (OS X) ~/Documents/Paradox Interactive/Stellaris/
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/Paradox Interactive/Stellaris/

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud
Must be active for Ironman Mode

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Use Triple monitors UI fix 5760x1080 (see Guide for other resolutions).
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
UI does not scale with resolution and is extremely small in 4K. However game have experimental (with some issues) option of UI scaling.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Configurable by changing "maxanisotropy=16" in settings.txt
Anti-aliasing (AA)
MSAA Only - Levels: 0/2/4/8
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Configurable in settings.txt
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Configurable in settings.txt "mouse_speed=50.000000" (default)
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play
Hotjoin possible

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
server browser available, but no automated matchmaking
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Self-hosting
Direct IP

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
Shader Model support 3.0
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Processor (CPU) AMD Athlon II X4 640 3.0 GHz
Intel Core 2 Quad 9400 2.66 GHz
AMD Phenom II X4 850 3.3 GHz
Intel Core i3 2100 3.1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 GB
Video card (GPU) AMD Radeon HD 5770
Nvidia GeForce GTX 460
1 GB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
AMD Radeon HD 6850
Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0c compatible
64-bit OS recommended but not required.
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.8.5 10.11
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 2.9 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon HD 6750
Nvidia GeForce 320
1 GB of VRAM
AMD Radeon R9 390M
Nvidia GeForce GTX 750M
64-bit OS recommended but not required.
Linux
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 14.04 Ubuntu 14.04
Processor (CPU) AMD Athlon II X4 640 3.0 GHz
Intel Core 2 Quad 9400 2.66 GHz
AMD Phenom II X4 850 3.3 GHz
Intel Core i3 2100 3.1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 GB
Video card (GPU) AMD Radeon HD 5770
Nvidia GeForce GTX 460
1 GB of VRAM
AMD Radeon HD 6850
Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti
64-bit OS recommended but not required.

References