Transistor

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Transistor
Transistor cover
Developers
Supergiant Games
macOS (OS X) Ethan Lee
Linux Ethan Lee
Engines
MonoGame
FNA
Release dates
Windows May 20, 2014
OS X October 30, 2014
Linux October 30, 2014

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions
Technical Support FAQ

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GOG.com
Mac App Store
Steam Does not require the Steam client to run.[1]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file and save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Saved Games\Transistor\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Transistor/
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/Transistor/
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/237930/
This game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.
Resolution options.
Resolution options.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Native support until 1920x1080. See the WSGF entry.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
See the WSGF entry.
4K Ultra HD
See the WSGF entry.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Launch with /noborder.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Launch with /nofixedstep. Some glitches such as getting stuck to wall with Jaunt() skill.[2][3]

Input settings[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Mouse 4 is used to undo, but can't be rebound or disabled.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
XInput and DirectInput. Hotpluggable. Under Windows all XInput devices have to be unplugged to use DualShock 4.[4]
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Other
Touchscreen optimised
Windows 8 and later only.
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
DualShock 4 light bar support
Linux only. See DualShock 4 light bar support.[5]

DualShock 4 light bar support[edit]

Transistor for Linux supports the DualShock 4 light bar. The light bar will sync with the transistor's speech. To access this feature, refer to the FNA user documentation.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, SFX and voice.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Localization settings.
Localization settings.
Language UI Audio CC Notes
English
Brazilian Portuguese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Launch with /lang=ja.
Polish
Russian
Spanish

Issues fixed[edit]

The Transistor Technical Support FAQ includes fixes for a few issues with the game.
Many crashes can be fixed by updating your display drivers, make sure to do so if other solutions don't work.
On Linux issue with FMOD Studio may also lead to crashes on startup if it selects wrong audio interface. See OS X/Linux audio missing

Game won't start or crashes on launch[edit]

Verify your game cache[citation needed]
  1. Find the game in your library, right-click it, go to Properties > Local Files.
  2. Click on Verify Integrity of Game Cache...
  3. After it finishes, click OK and launch the game.

Notes

Game files may have been corrupted when downloading or through other means, causing the game to crash. If this is the case, this should fix the issue.

Other crash/stability issues[edit]

Disable the Steam Overlay[citation needed]
In some cases, this may be caused by the Steam Overlay. Disabling it may fix the issues.
  1. Find the effected game in your Steam Library
  2. Right-click the game name
  3. Select Properties
  4. Uncheck the "Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game" box in the "General" tab
  5. Press OK
  6. Launch the game
AllowPackageSwap[6]
This can, in some cases, fix issues for users experiencing crashes in Performance Tests.
  1. Find Transistor in your Steam Library
  2. Right-click the game's title
  3. Select Properties
  4. Select Set Launch Options...
  5. Input /AllowPackageSwap=false
  6. Press OK
  7. Launch the game

Garbled text[edit]

OnlyFancyText[6]
  1. Find Transistor in your Steam Library
  2. Right-click the game's title
  3. Select Properties
  4. Select Set Launch Options...
  5. Input /OnlyFancyText=true
  6. Press OK
  7. Launch the game

OS X/Linux audio missing[edit]

The FMOD Studio runtime may not pick the right audio device for sound playback.
Change used audio device[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file and save game data location.
  2. Open FMODDriver.txt and enter the index of the sound card you wish to use. This is generally a single digit - the list of sound cards and their respective index is printed to the terminal at the start of the application.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
OpenGL 3.0
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD
Input SDL2
Cutscenes Bink

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Dual core, 2.6 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) Intel HD 3000
AMD HD 5450
Nvidia 9400 GT
1 GB of VRAM
Windows XP and Vista are not officially supported but the developer has updated the game to work better with these versions.[7]
OS X
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.7
Processor (CPU) Dual core, 2.6 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) 1 GB of VRAM
OpenGL 3.0 compatible (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS) glibc 2.15+
Processor (CPU) Dual core, 2.6 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) 1 GB of VRAM
OpenGL 3.0 compatible (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)

References

  1. Transistor - DRM-free? :: Transistor General Discussions
  2. A warning to those using /nofixedstep! :: Transistor PC Tech Support
  3. Transistor - /nofixedstep by Mikko Valorinta
  4. Verified by User:Marioysikax on 2015-07-13
  5. Verified by User:Soeb on 2015-12-01
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Transistor -- Patch Notes [latest v1.26058]" - Steam Community Discussions
  7. Transistor -- Patch Notes [latest v1.27825] :: Transistor General Discussions