X Rebirth

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X Rebirth
X Rebirth cover
Deep Silver
Tri Synergy
Release dates
Windows November 15, 2013
macOS (OS X) Early access[1]
Linux Early access[2]
X Rebirth at Wikipedia
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

This page is for the original release. For the VR Edition, see X Rebirth VR Edition.

Key points

Several known bugs; technical and gameplay issues.[3][4]
Poor SLI/Crossfire support, recommended to disable to increase performance.[5]
Incompatible with Windows' built-in color calibration feature. Calibrated screens will have ill in-game colors.[citation needed]

General information

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


Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
The Teladi Outpost
macOS (OS X)
Home of Light
macOS (OS X)

Game data[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Egosoft\X Rebirth\<user-id>\config.xml
macOS (OS X)
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Egosoft\X Rebirth\<user-id>\save\
macOS (OS X)
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/.config/EgoSoft/X Rebirth/<user-id>/save/

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.

Input settings[edit]

In-game key/button map settings.
In-game key/button map settings.
In-game control settings.
In-game control settings.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese

VR support[edit]

Issues fixed[edit]

Crashing on launch[edit]

Set sound quality to 24 bit, 48000 Hz[7]

See Sound problems (cracking, delays, missing music/effects, etc.)

Run in compatibility mode[citation needed]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Right-click on XRebirth.exe and select Properties.
  3. Click the Compatibility tab and tick Run this program in compatibility mode for:
  4. Select Windows 7 from the drop-down menu.
  5. Click Apply and OK.


This only applies to Windows 8+.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
OpenGL 4.2 Linux only.
Shader Model support 3
64-bit executable


Middleware Notes
Physics Bullet Physics Library
Audio OpenAL Linux only.[citation needed]

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP2 Vista SP2, 7 SP1, 8, 8.1
Processor (CPU) Intel i-Series 2.0 GHz Intel Core i5 (Quad) 2.5 GHz
Intel Core i7 2.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 GB 12 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GT 400
ATI Radeon HD 4870
512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Nvidia GeForce GT 500
ATI Radeon HD 5870
1 GB of VRAM
64-bit only.
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) SteamOS, Ubuntu 14.04
Processor (CPU) Intel i-Series 2.0 GHz Intel Core i5 (Quad) 2.5 GHz
Intel Core i7 2.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 8 GB 12 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 GB 12 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GT 500
ATI Radeon HD 5870
1 GB of VRAM
OpenGL 4.2 compatible
Nvidia GeForce GT 600
AMD Radeon HD 6850
64-bit only.