The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

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The Bureau: XCOM Declassified
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Developers
2K Marin
2K Australia
macOS (OS X) TransGaming Inc.
Publishers
2K Games
Engines
Unreal Engine 3
Release dates
Windows August 20, 2013
macOS (OS X) December 3, 2013
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified at Wikipedia
X-COM
X-COM: UFO Defense 1994
X-COM: Terror from the Deep 1995
X-COM: Apocalypse 1997
X-COM: Interceptor 1998
X-COM: Email games 1999
X-COM: Enforcer 2001
XCOM: Enemy Unknown 2012
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified 2013
XCOM 2 2016

General information

Port Report
Official game site
Official forums
UFOpaedia - A huge wiki for the XCOM series
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Mac App Store
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macOS (OS X)
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Use the -nostartupmovies parameter[1]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\XGame\Config\
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/65930/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
macOS (OS X)
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/65930/
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/65930/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics settings. Tesselation only shows with DX11 enabled, HUD size adjust and brightness available as separate menus.
Graphics settings. Tesselation only shows with DX11 enabled, HUD size adjust and brightness available as separate menus.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Use Widescreen Fixer with this plugin to fix HUD and menus.
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
65-100°. For additional tweaking, see Field of view (FOV).
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16 samples
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Supports 30, 60 and 120 FPS smoothing. See High frame rate for disabling and other values.

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Custom FOV values[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\XGame\Config\
  2. Open XEngine.ini.
  3. Locate line DefaultFOV=xxx in section [SystemSettings].
  4. Change it to the desired FOV value.
Aiming FOV cannot be changed and will always remain at 60°.

High frame rate[edit]

Change frame rate smoothing[2]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open XEngine.ini.
  3. Search and change bSmoothFrameRate to FALSE or raise MaxSmoothedFrameRate value.
  4. Save file.
For more information, see the Unreal Engine 3 page.
Changing value in game resets the changes.

Input settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.
Key rebinding.
Key rebinding.
Controller settings.
Controller settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
If mapped to movement controls, the left and right arrow keys do not function correctly in the Hangar 6 R&D DLC.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse smoothing option is available under Gameplay Settings. No option for mouse acceleration.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
XInput only.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Couple placement change options.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Combined with mouse.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Tracked motion controllers
Generic/other controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Rapidly changes button prompts

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, SoundFX, Music and Voice Over.
Surround sound
No setting available, support up to 5.1.
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Russian
Spanish

VR support[edit]

Issues fixed[edit]

Low frame rate[edit]

Disable "Screen space reflections"
Run in DX9 mode

Game won't start in DX11 mode[edit]

Run in DirectX 9 mode

Large frame rate drop when aiming[edit]

Disable VSync

Crashing during the first mission in the room with the plane suspended from the ceiling[edit]

Replace the game's version of PhysXCore.dll with a newer version
  1. Either find the newest version of PhysXCore.dll on your computer or just download it from Nvidia: https://www.nvidia.com/object/physx-9.17.0524-driver.html - it's just a .zip so unzip it. At the time of writing the latest version is 2.8.4.11. Right click > properties > details tab > file version to get version number.
  2. Copy the newer .dll to \steamapps\common\The Bureau\Binaries\Win32 and overwrite. Make note of the size, in bytes, of the new dll.
  3. Now open PCConsoleTOC.txt in \steamapps\common\The Bureau\XGame.
  4. Search for "\Binaries\Win32\PhysXCore.dll", should be line 23.
  5. Replace the first number on the line with the new dll's size in bytes, excluding commas. So if your new .dll is (9,919,032 bytes) the replacement number should be 9919032.
  6. Save PCConsoleTOC.txt. Make note of what the txt's new size is, then edit that in PCConsoleTOC.txt too. It should be the very last line or line 3099.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9, 11 Selectable when launching the game. Tessellation exclusive to DX11.
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX
Audio Wwise
Interface Autodesk
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista SP2 32-bit 7 SP1 64-bit
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
AMD Athlon X2 2.7 GHz
Quad Core
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 12 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon HD 3870
Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT
DirectX 9 compatible
AMD Radeon HD 6950
Nvidia GeForce GTX 560
DirectX 11 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX Compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Mountain Lion 10.7.5 or higher Lion 10.9 or higher
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i series
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 15 GB
Video card (GPU) AMD Radeon HD 4870
Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT
Intel Iris Graphics
AMD Radeon HD 5870
Nvidia GeForce GT 650M

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>/65930/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (65930) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Verified by User:Marioysikax on July 29, 2016
    Launh parameter works absolutely fine, removed file renaming and config editing methods.
  2. Verified by User:Marioysikax on July 29, 2016