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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
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
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.

References