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The Void

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The Void
The Void cover
Developers
Ice-Pick Lodge
Publishers
BitComposer Games
Engines
Ice-Peak Engine
Release dates
Windows April 17, 2008
The Void guide at StrategyWiki
The Void at Wikipedia

Key points

Originally known as Тургор (Tension) in Russia and Poland. Later released in English and German and re-released in Russia with changes titled Тургор. Голос Цвета (Tension: Voice of Color).[1][2]

General information

Official website
Bonus-content torrent – Comlete OST, artwork and concepts, 6 trailers including the earliest gameplay trailer, 2 videos from KRI (Russian GDC) and a Game Music Video from Pathologic by Halfgild Wynac.
Official forum - English
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Polish version is based on Tension release (can be converted to the first russian edition with this). Russian version is based on The Void release.
Windows
Steam
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Polish version is based on Tension release (can be converted to the first russian edition with this). Russian version is based on The Void release.
Windows


Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\data\settings.xml
%PROGRAMDATA%\Ice-pick Lodge\Void\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/37000/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %PUBLIC%\Documents\My Games\Void\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/37000/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Configuration tool graphics options.
Configuration tool graphics options.
In-game graphics options.
In-game graphics options.
Game uses executable named Game.exe, which makes it difficult to tweak settings through GPU control panel.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Config app supports only resolutions multiples of 4. See Widescreen resolution.
Multi-monitor
Stretched videos. See Widescreen resolution.
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Use The Void - motion sickness mod.
Windowed
See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
If mouse smoothing is set to zero, causes uneven mouse movement which causes stuttering. Increase mouse smoothing to decrease the effect significantly.[3]
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Rendered image uses SDR color space. HDR option refers only to HDR Rendering.
Color blind mode

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Custom resolutions[4]
  1. Create file <path-to-game>\Data\rcfg.xml.
  2. Paste following content into the file.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<Renderer>
  <Width>1680</Width>
  <Height>1050</Height>
  <Antialiasing>3</Antialiasing>
  <Anisotropy>16</Anisotropy>
  <TextureQuality>0</TextureQuality>
  <LightmapQuality>0</LightmapQuality>
  <NoTwoSidedStencil />
  <HDR/>
</Renderer> 

Notes

You can customize graphics settings as you like.
If your resolution fails loading, try lowering antialiasing level

Windowed[edit]

Edit config.xml[5]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\data\
  2. Open config.xml with a text editor.
  3. Find <Fullscreen /> and delete it.
  4. Save and close the file.

Input settings[edit]

In-game input options.
In-game input options.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Option for mouse smoothing.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Configuration tool audio settings.
Configuration tool audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
In-game 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
With Tension, subtitles can be patched. Usage of russian dubbing is recommended, because of timings.
German
The Void only.
Polish
Tension only.
Russian
Both Tension and The Void versions.
Spanish
Fan translation, download.

Issues fixed[edit]

Video settings detection failure[edit]

Attempting to start the game or the configuration utility results in the error message: Failed to choose the optimal settings preset for your video card. Minimum settings were selected.
  1. Locate the game executable <path-to-game>\bin\win32\Game.exe.
  2. Right-click, select Properties
  3. On the Compatibility tab, set the Windows version to Windows XP

Crash on start-up[edit]

The Void requires PhysX v2.5.2 which is not included in Nvidia's PhysX installers.
Download missing DLLs[citation needed]
  1. Install the NVIDIA PhysX System Software.
  2. Install the NVIDIA PhysX Legacy System Software.
  3. Install the AGEIA PhysX Engine v2.5.2.
  4. The game should now start up and play.

Reveal nude characters[edit]

The game isn't "censored", the characters are eventually fully exposed.[6][7]
Modify game files[8]
  1. Create the file girl.xml in <path-to-game>\data\Properties\World.
  1. Paste the following into the file:
<Girls>
  <Category Name="echo">
    <property name="MaxLimfa" value="2000" />
    <property name="Limfa" value="0" />
    <property name="GoodColor1" value="4" />
    <property name="GoodColor2" value="0" />
    <property name="BadColor1" value="3" />
    <property name="BadColor2" value="1" />
    <property name="Location" value="-1" />
    <property name="ButterflyEnabled" value="0" />
    <property name="ButterflyPS" value="ps_echobutterfly.ps" />
    <property name="ButterflyFixedPS" value="ps_echobutterfly_fixed.ps" />
    <property name="Brother" value="hunter_08_hole" />
  </Category>
  <Category Name="aya">
    <property name="MaxLimfa" value="2000" />
    <property name="Limfa" value="0" />
    <property name="GoodColor1" value="1" />
    <property name="GoodColor2" value="2" />
    <property name="BadColor1" value="6" />
    <property name="BadColor2" value="0" />
    <property name="Location" value="-1" />
    <property name="ButterflyEnabled" value="0" />
    <property name="ButterflyPS" value="ps_ayabutterfly.ps" />
    <property name="ButterflyFixedPS" value="ps_ayabutterfly_fixed.ps" />
    <property name="Brother" value="hunter_06_driller" />
  </Category>
  <Category Name="ava">
    <property name="MaxLimfa" value="1600" />
    <property name="Limfa" value="0" />
    <property name="GoodColor1" value="2" />
    <property name="GoodColor2" value="4" />
    <property name="BadColor1" value="6" />
    <property name="BadColor2" value="3" />
    <property name="Location" value="10" />
    <property name="ButterflyEnabled" value="0" />
    <property name="ButterflyPS" value="ps_avabutterfly.ps" />
    <property name="ButterflyFixedPS" value="ps_avabutterfly_fixed.ps" />
    <property name="Brother" value="hunter_05_whaler" />
  </Category>
  <Category Name="eli">
    <property name="MaxLimfa" value="2000" />
    <property name="Limfa" value="0" />
    <property name="GoodColor1" value="0" />
    <property name="GoodColor2" value="1" />
    <property name="BadColor1" value="4" />
    <property name="BadColor2" value="6" />
    <property name="Location" value="19" />
    <property name="ButterflyEnabled" value="0" />
    <property name="ButterflyPS" value="ps_elibutterfly.ps" />
    <property name="ButterflyFixedPS" value="ps_elibutterfly_fixed.ps" />
    <property name="Brother" value="hunter_02_ironclad" />
  </Category>
  <Category Name="ima">
    <property name="MaxLimfa" value="2000" />
    <property name="Limfa" value="0" />
    <property name="GoodColor1" value="3" />
    <property name="GoodColor2" value="5" />
    <property name="BadColor1" value="4" />
    <property name="BadColor2" value="2" />
    <property name="Location" value="21" />
    <property name="ButterflyEnabled" value="0" />
    <property name="ButterflyPS" value="ps_imabutterfly.ps" />
    <property name="ButterflyFixedPS" value="ps_imabutterfly_fixed.ps" />
    <property name="Brother" value="hunter_07_caterpillar" />
  </Category>
  <Category Name="ire">
    <property name="MaxLimfa" value="2000" />
    <property name="Limfa" value="0" />
    <property name="GoodColor1" value="6" />
    <property name="GoodColor2" value="2" />
    <property name="BadColor1" value="5" />
    <property name="BadColor2" value="0" />
    <property name="Location" value="18" />
    <property name="ButterflyEnabled" value="0" />
    <property name="ButterflyPS" value="ps_irebutterfly.ps" />
    <property name="ButterflyFixedPS" value="ps_irebutterfly_fixed.ps" />
    <property name="Brother" value="hunter_09_piper" />
  </Category>
  <Category Name="ole">
    <property name="MaxLimfa" value="3000" />
    <property name="Limfa" value="0" />
    <property name="GoodColor1" value="4" />
    <property name="GoodColor2" value="6" />
    <property name="BadColor1" value="3" />
    <property name="BadColor2" value="1" />
    <property name="Location" value="28" />
    <property name="ButterflyEnabled" value="0" />
    <property name="ButterflyPS" value="ps_olebutterfly.ps" />
    <property name="ButterflyFixedPS" value="ps_olebutterfly_fixed.ps" />
    <property name="Brother" value="hunter_04_mongolfier" />
  </Category>
  <Category Name="sister">
    <property name="MaxLimfa" value="2275" />
    <property name="Limfa" value="0" />
    <property name="GoodColor1" value="5" />
    <property name="GoodColor2" value="6" />
    <property name="BadColor1" value="-1" />
    <property name="BadColor2" value="-1" />
    <property name="Location" value="2" />
    <property name="ButterflyEnabled" value="0" />
    <property name="ButterflyPS" value="ps_sisterbutterfly.ps" />
    <property name="ButterflyFixedPS" value="" />  <!-- ps_sisterbutterfly_fixed.ps" -->
    <property name="Brother" value="hunter_11_doppleganger" />

    <property name="SisterStage1Limit" value="150" />
    <property name="SisterStage2Limit" value="250" />
    <property name="SisterStage3Limit" value="500" />
    <property name="SisterStage4Limit" value="1000" />
  </Category>
  <Category Name="una">
    <property name="MaxLimfa" value="2000" />
    <property name="Limfa" value="0" />
    <property name="GoodColor1" value="3" />
    <property name="GoodColor2" value="1" />
    <property name="BadColor1" value="6" />
    <property name="BadColor2" value="4" />
    <property name="Location" value="16" />
    <property name="ButterflyEnabled" value="0" />
    <property name="ButterflyPS" value="ps_unabutterfly.ps" />
    <property name="ButterflyFixedPS" value="ps_unabutterfly_fixed.ps" />
    <property name="Brother" value="hunter_01_kolesnik" />
  </Category>
  <Category Name="uta">
    <property name="MaxLimfa" value="1200" />
    <property name="Limfa" value="0" />
    <property name="GoodColor1" value="5" />
    <property name="GoodColor2" value="0" />
    <property name="BadColor1" value="1" />
    <property name="BadColor2" value="2" />
    <property name="Location" value="9" />
    <property name="ButterflyEnabled" value="0" />
    <property name="ButterflyPS" value="ps_uta_butterfly.ps" />
    <property name="ButterflyFixedPS" value="ps_utabutterfly_fixed.ps" />
    <property name="Brother" value="hunter_03_stiltman" />
  </Category>
  <Category Name="yani">
    <property name="MaxLimfa" value="3000" />
    <property name="Limfa" value="0" />
    <property name="GoodColor1" value="3" />
    <property name="GoodColor2" value="4" />
    <property name="BadColor1" value="5" />
    <property name="BadColor2" value="2" />
    <property name="Location" value="25" />
    <property name="ButterflyEnabled" value="0" />
    <property name="ButterflyPS" value="ps_yanibutterfly.ps" />
    <property name="ButterflyFixedPS" value="ps_yanibutterfly_fixedB.ps" />
    <property name="Brother" value="hunter_10_lattice" />
  </Category>
</Girls>

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX
Audio OpenAL

Console commands[edit]

See the complete list of commands on the Ice-Pick Lodge forums
Enabling the console[citation needed]
  1. Open <path-to-game>\data\config.xml
  2. Add <Console/> and save
  3. Press ~ in the game to open the console

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP2
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 2 GHz
AMD Athlon 2000+
Dual core
System memory (RAM) 512 MB 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 6 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce FX 5600
AMD Radeon 9600
128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Nvidia GeForce 7600
AMD Radeon X800
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Other 8X DVD-Rom

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>/37000/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (37000) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References