X: Beyond the Frontier

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X: Beyond the Frontier
X: Beyond the Frontier cover
Developers
Egosoft
Publishers
THQ
EU SouthPeak Interactive
Engines
X Engine
Release dates
Windows July 1, 1999
X: Beyond the Frontier at Wikipedia
X
X: Beyond the Frontier 1999
X-Tension 2000
X2: The Threat 2003
X3: Reunion 2005
X3: Terran Conflict 2008
X Rebirth 2013
X Rebirth VR Edition 2017
X4: Foundations 2018

General information

Official website
Official forums
Argonopedia - A wiki for the X series
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Includes X-Tension.
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
Two demos versions available on the developer website

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Can be found on the developer website

Game data[edit]

Launcher options menu.
Launcher options menu.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/2840/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\*.sav[Note 2]
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/2840/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud
[1]

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Top/bottom cropped. This includes portions of the cockpit HUD, making parts of the UI unreadable and the game much tougher to play.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

In-game key/button map settings.
In-game key/button map settings.
In-game control settings.
In-game control settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Cannot remap every function.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Cannot navigate main menu with mouse.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Cannot remap every function.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

In-game general audio settings.
In-game general audio settings.
In-game advanced audio settings.
In-game advanced audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
[2]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
A3D 1.0[2]

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
German

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7
Software renderer
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 200 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 275 MB
Video card (GPU) 4 MB of VRAM
DirectX 7 compatible

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>/2840/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (2840) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  2. When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).

References