Z (2012)

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Z
Z cover
Developers
The Bitmap Brothers
macOS (OS X) TickTock Games
Windows TickTock Games
Publishers
KISS ltd
Kavcom
Release dates
macOS (OS X) March 25, 2012
Windows July 4, 2014
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Key points

Updated version of Z originally released for mobile devices.
No multiplayer.
Also sold as Z The Game on GOG.com

General information

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

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
Mac App Store
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macOS (OS X)
Steam
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Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\prefdata
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/275530/pfx/[Note 1]
Language settings are stored in <path-to-game>\language on Windows.
Video settings are stored in <path-to-game>\display on Windows.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/275530/pfx/[Note 1]
Each save is a numbered pair of savedata-* and saveinfo-* files.
The last save slot used is also stored as autodata and autoinfo

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Unusable (gameplay is zoomed in too far).
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Added in Update 2. Toggle in settings.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 17 FPS.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
On/off only.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Spanish

Issues unresolved[edit]

Windowed mode unusable in low resolutions[edit]

Windowed mode is unusable at some low desktop resolutions such as 1024x768 (see Stuck in unusable windowed mode).

Issues fixed[edit]

Stuck in unusable windowed mode[edit]

Windowed mode is unusable at some low desktop resolutions such as 1024x768.
Delete display file[1]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Delete display. Fullscreen mode will now be used.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP SP3, Vista SP1, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) Intel P4 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 400 MB
Video card (GPU) Intel GMA 950 GeForce 7 Series Radeon X1000 series
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.6.6
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 333 MB

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>/275530/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (275530) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Verified by User:Garrett on 2014-07-18