The Talos Principle

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The Talos Principle
The Talos Principle cover
Developers
Croteam
Publishers
Devolver Digital
Engines
Serious Engine 4
Release dates
Windows December 11, 2014
macOS (OS X) December 11, 2014
Linux December 11, 2014
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General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GamersGate
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Humble Store
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
All versions require Steam DRM.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Road to Gehenna
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Serious DLC
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Bonus Content
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Prototype DLC
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Soundtrack Soundtrack files can be found in <path-to-game>/The Talos Principle - Soundtrack_<file-extension>/
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Game data[edit]

General settings.
General settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/257510/local/Talos.ini
This game does not follow the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

A backup of the save is stored in the same folder, called PlayerProfile.dat.bkp.
System Location
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/257510/remote/PlayerProfile.dat

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Only the player profile and progression is synced.

Video settings[edit]

Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.
Advanced settings.
Advanced settings.
Performance settings.
Performance settings.
Custom CPU settings.
Custom CPU settings.
Custom GPU settings.
Custom GPU settings.
Custom VRAM settings.
Custom VRAM settings.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse settings.
Keyboard and mouse settings.
Keyboard rebinding.
Keyboard rebinding.
Controller settings.
Controller settings.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, effects, music and voice.
Surround sound
Up to 7.1 using the XAudio option.[2]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9, 11
OpenGL 2.1
Vulkan 1.0 Added in Update 258375[3] for 64-bit version and Update 260924[4] for 32-bit version
Shader Model support 3, 5
64-bit executable
Separate executable. Launching the game through Steam lets you choose between 32-bit or 64-bit executables.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3 7
Processor (CPU) 2.0 GHz Dual-Core 3.0 GHz Quad-Core
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8600 series
ATI Radeon HD 3600 series
Intel HD 4000 series
512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 10 compatible
Nvidia GeForce GTX 480
ATI Radeon HD 5870
1 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0c compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.5.8, 10.6.3 10.6.3
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz Intel Quad Core 3.2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT/GT 320M
ATI Radeon HD 4670
512 MB of VRAM
Nvidia GeForce GTX 480
ATI Radeon HD 5870
1 GB of VRAM
Intel integrated GPUs are not supported.
Linux
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 12.04
Processor (CPU) 2.2 GHz Dual-Core 3.2 GHz Quad-Core
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8600/9600GT
ATI Radeon HD 2600/3600
512 MB of VRAM
OpenGL 2.1 compatible
Nvidia GeForce GTX 480
ATI Radeon HD 5870
1 GB of VRAM
Sound (audio device) OpenAL compatible

References