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Yooka-Laylee

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Yooka-Laylee
Yooka-Laylee cover
Developers
Playtonic Games
Publishers
Team17
Engines
Unity 5[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows April 11, 2017[2]
macOS (OS X) April 11, 2017[2]
Linux April 11, 2017[2]
Yooka-Laylee guide at StrategyWiki
Yooka-Laylee at Wikipedia

Key points

The PC version is developed in-house by Playtonic.[3]
A controller is strongly recommended to play this game.[4]

General information

Official site
Kickstarter campaign
Yooka-Laylee Wiki
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GamersGate
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Humble Store
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Windows
Steam
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Digital Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Version differences[edit]

The Digital Deluxe Edition also includes a digital artbook and soundtrack.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Skip intro videos[6]
  1. Download Yooka-Laylee Skip Intro.
  2. Extract Assembly-CSharp.dll to <path-to-game>\YookaLaylee64_Data\Managed\.
  3. Replace the original file when prompted.

Notes

Only works with the release version 1.0 of the game.[5]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Playtonic Ltd\Yooka-Laylee\
Microsoft Store
macOS (OS X)
Linux $HOME/.config/unity3d/Playtonic Ltd/Yooka-Laylee/
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%\AppData\LocalLow\Playtonic Ltd\Yooka-Laylee\
Microsoft Store
macOS (OS X)
Linux <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/360830/remote/

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Unity launcher, accessed by pressing ⇧ Shift when launching the game. Input tab is using placeholders only.
Unity launcher, accessed by pressing Shift when launching the game. Input tab is using placeholders only.
Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See Field of view (FOV).
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Enabled by default. See Force exclusive fullscreen.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Post-process AA is always enabled. See Post-processing.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Physics are locked at low framerate. Stutter may appear above 60 fps.

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Change FOV with hex edit[citation needed]
  1. Open YookaLaylee64.exe with a hex editor such as HxD.
  2. Go to offset 0x24DEE6.
  3. Replace bytes F3 41 0F 5E C8 with E9 E1 29 D3 00
  4. Go to offset 0xF808CC and paste write the bytes C7 44 24 58 00 00 80 3F F3 0F 59 4C 24 58 F3 41 0F 5E C8 F3 0F 10 7B 14 F3 0F 59 7C 24 58 F3 0F 11 7B 14 E9 F7 D5 2C FF.
  5. Change the multiplier at 0xF808D0 from 00 00 80 3F to a value representing your float value multiplier (default multiplier is 1.0). Remember to invert the byte order to Little Endian.

Notes

Only works with the release version 1.0 of the game.[5]
Use this online float to hex converter.
Alternatively, you can download the attachment with codes already injected into the executable. Thus, step five will be the only step to adjust the FOV for the game.

Post-processing[edit]

Disabling depth of field makes the graphics appear sharper and more detailed.[7]
Toggle post-process effects[8]
  1. Download Yooka-Laylee 3D Vision Fix.
  2. Extract the contents to the installation folder.
  3. Start the game.
  4. Press F3 to toggle the bloom effect.
  5. Press F4 to toggle the depth of field blur.
  6. Press F5 to toggle the post-process anti-aliasing.

Notes

By default the game effects aren't modified. You can change the default state in the [Constants] section of d3dx.ini.
Users with AMD GPUs need to delete the file nvapi64.dll.
If no change occurs when using the hotkeys, download the current release of 3Dmigoto and use its d3d11.dll file instead.[5]

Force exclusive fullscreen[edit]

For the Steam version, select "exclusive" when starting the game to get exclusive fullscreen.
Force exclusive fullscreen (GOG.com)[8]
  1. Create a shortcut to <path-to-game>\YookaLaylee64.exe.
  2. Add the -window-mode exclusive command line argument to the shortcut.
  3. Launch the game using the shortcut.

Notes

Using Alt+Tab to switch to desktop may not work properly anymore.

Input settings[edit]

Control settings.
Control settings.
Camera settings.
Camera settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
No acceleration present however mouse smoothing can't be disabled.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
XInput, DualShock 4 and at least known DirectInput controllers.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Use Playstation button prompts mod.
Light bar support
Static cyan.
Connection modes V1, V2. Wired.
Wireless adaptor and bluetooth untested.
Tracked motion controllers
Generic/other controllers
Button prompts
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Restart required to hotplug or change first players controller.
True for multiplayer, all hotplugged controllers are assinged for additional players.
Haptic feedback
XInput and DualShock 4.
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Only if the main menu is accessed with a controller (controller button prompts will be shown), otherwise the controller is used for co-op.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, effects, and voices.
Surround sound
Up to 7.0[9]
Subtitles
All speech is mumble, which is always subtitled.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language settings.
Language settings.
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Russian
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
4 Versus, Co-op
If first player wants to use keyboard and mouse, hotplug additional controllers only after starting the game.
LAN play
Online play

VR support[edit]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
OpenGL
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio Wwise

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-2500 3.3 GHz
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 9 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTS 450
AMD Radeon HD 6850
DirectX 11 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible
Other A Controller is STRONGLY recommended to play this game.
A 64-bit system is required.
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.11
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-3470 3.2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 9 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 675MX
AMD Radeon R9 M380
Other A Controller is STRONGLY recommended to play this game.
A 64-bit system is required.
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 14.04, SteamOS
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-2500 3.3 GHz
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 9 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTS 450
AMD Radeon HD 6850
Other A Controller is STRONGLY recommended to play this game.
A 64-bit system is required.

Notes

  1. Unity engine build: 5.4.3p3[1]

References