Difference between revisions of "Assassin's Creed Origins"

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|hdr                        = true
 
|hdr                        = true
 
|hdr notes                  = Added in Patch 1.1.0<ref>[https://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/1804406-Assassin-s-Creed-Origins-1-1-0-Patch-Notes Assassin's Creed Origins - 1.1.0 Patch Notes]</ref>
 
|hdr notes                  = Added in Patch 1.1.0<ref>[https://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/1804406-Assassin-s-Creed-Origins-1-1-0-Patch-Notes Assassin's Creed Origins - 1.1.0 Patch Notes]</ref>
|color blind                = unknown
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|color blind                = false
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|color blind notes          = No accessibility options ingame
 
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|full controller          = true
 
|full controller          = true
 
|full controller notes    =  
 
|full controller notes    =  
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|controller remap          = limited
|controller remap notes    =  
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|controller remap notes    = Controller remapping limited to two preconfigured modes; "Default" & "Alternative"
 
|controller sensitivity    = true
 
|controller sensitivity    = true
 
|controller sensitivity notes=  
 
|controller sensitivity notes=  
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|light bar support        = true
 
|light bar support        = true
 
|light bar support notes  =  
 
|light bar support notes  =  
|dualshock 4 modes        = unknown
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|dualshock 4 modes        = Bluetooth/USB
 
|dualshock 4 modes notes  =  
 
|dualshock 4 modes notes  =  
 
|tracked motion controllers= false
 
|tracked motion controllers= false
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|tracked motion prompts    = false
 
|tracked motion prompts    = false
 
|tracked motion prompts notes =  
 
|tracked motion prompts notes =  
|other controllers        = unknown
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|other controllers        = DualSense 5
|other controllers notes  =  
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|other controllers notes  = DualSense 5 users will need to use DS4Windows, or SteamInput. Users can set in game mapping to display DaulShock 4 Prompts, but pad & adaptive triggers will not function unless configured mnaually.
|other button prompts      = unknown
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|other button prompts      = Xbox
|other button prompts notes=  
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|other button prompts notes= Defaults to Xbox, but user can manually set DualShock prompts in game.
 
|controller hotplug        = true
 
|controller hotplug        = true
|controller hotplug notes  =  
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|controller hotplug notes  = Game may soft-lock for a moment during hotplug.
 
|haptic feedback          = true
 
|haptic feedback          = true
 
|haptic feedback notes    =  
 
|haptic feedback notes    =  
 
|simultaneous input        = false
 
|simultaneous input        = false
 
|simultaneous input notes  = Controller takes priority, cancelling out other input devices.
 
|simultaneous input notes  = Controller takes priority, cancelling out other input devices.
|steam input api          = unknown
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|steam input api          = true
 
|steam input api notes    =  
 
|steam input api notes    =  
 
|steam hook input          = unknown
 
|steam hook input          = unknown
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|separate volume notes    =  
 
|separate volume notes    =  
 
|surround sound          = true
 
|surround sound          = true
|surround sound notes    = No options, defaults to computer's settings.
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|surround sound notes    = No options, defaults to computer's settings, and uses dynamic range options in game.
 
|subtitles                = true
 
|subtitles                = true
 
|subtitles notes          =  
 
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|mute on focus lost      = true
 
|mute on focus lost      = true
 
|mute on focus lost notes =  
 
|mute on focus lost notes =  
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|eax support              = true
|eax support notes        = Dolby Atmos removed with 1.05 update<ref>[https://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/1792225-WTF-Ubisoft-Dolby-Atmos-support-is-gone-Forums WTF Ubisoft? Dolby Atmos support is gone | Forums]</ref>
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|eax support notes        = Dolby Atmos seemingly fixed since patch 1.05
 
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{{Fixbox|description=Install the game on SSD (for stuttering)|ref=<ref>https://www.purepc.pl/rozrywka/wkrotce_beta_gears_of_war_5_znamy_wymagania_sprzetowe_na_pc#comment-586023</ref>|fix=
 
{{Fixbox|description=Install the game on SSD (for stuttering)|ref=<ref>https://www.purepc.pl/rozrywka/wkrotce_beta_gears_of_war_5_znamy_wymagania_sprzetowe_na_pc#comment-586023</ref>|fix=
 
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{{Fixbox|description=Force Single GPU for SLI PCs (For Stuttering)
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===Random Freezing for a few seconds===
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{{--}} The game freezes randomly for a few seconds until resuming on NVIDIA GeForce cards
  
===Game freezes for several seconds with nvidia 451 drivers===
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{{Fixbox|description=Downgrade to version 446.14 of the nvidia drivers<ref>https://steamcommunity.com/app/582160/discussions/0/2782612683734204706/</ref><ref>http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/451.67/451.67-win10-win8-win7-release-notes.pdf</ref>|fix=
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Upgrade to Nvidia driver version 452.06 or later.}}
Download the 446.14 drivers from nvidias website: https://www.nvidia.com/Download/Find.aspx
 
}}
 
  
 
===Graphics quality decrease since 1.04/1.05 patch===
 
===Graphics quality decrease since 1.04/1.05 patch===
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===Stuttering on high end configurations with 60 FPS and more===
 
===Stuttering on high end configurations with 60 FPS and more===
 
{{Fixbox|description=Set borderless window in options and turn off antialiasing|ref={{cn|date=November 2017}}}}
 
{{Fixbox|description=Set borderless window in options and turn off antialiasing|ref={{cn|date=November 2017}}}}
{{Fixbox|description=Use [https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk dxvk] to dramatically improve frametimes on all GPUs, especially on Radeon ones (tested on RX 5700 and Vega 64).  
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{{Fixbox|description=Use [https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk/releases dxvk] to dramatically improve frametimes/framerate on all GPUs, especially on Radeon cards (tested on RX 5700 and Vega 64)|fix=
[https://forums.guru3d.com/threads/rx-vega-owners-thread-tests-mods-bios-tweaks-cont.426001/page-64#post-5812389 Results with a Vega 64]     [https://www.reddit.com/r/pcgaming/comments/hirdfp/dxvk_is_amazing_on_windows/fwhzp1l?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x Installation guide] (dead link) }}
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Copy/paste the <code>x64</code> ''d3d11.dll'' and ''dxgi.dll'' into <code>{{P|game}}</code>.
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[https://forums.guru3d.com/threads/rx-vega-owners-thread-tests-mods-bios-tweaks-cont.426001/page-64#post-5812389 Results with a Vega 64]   }}
  
 
===Very low FPS on SLI configurations===
 
===Very low FPS on SLI configurations===
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===Random Freezing for a few seconds===
 
{{--}} The game freezes randomly for a few seconds until resuming on NVIDIA GeForce cards
 
 
{{Fixbox|description=This is a Nvidia Driver bug in driver versions 451.48 and 451.67 that was fixed in version 452.06.<ref>[http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/452.06/452.06-win10-win8-win7-release-notes.pdf#G6.864522 Release 450 Driver for Windows, Version 452.06 Release Notes]</ref>|fix=
 
Upgrade to Nvidia driver version 452.06 or later.}}
 
  
 
==Other information==
 
==Other information==
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{{ii}} Despite the official system requirements stating a CPU with support for [https://support.ubi.com/en-us/Faqs/000031268/System-Requirements-of-Assassin-s-Creed-Origins-ACO SSE4.1] instructions being required, in reality the game requires support for [[Wikipedia:SSE4|POPCNT and SSE4.2]] instructions.<ref>[https://www.playground.ru/assassins_creed_origins/codex_polnostyu_vyrezali_denuvo_iz_assassinc_creed_origins-515578#comment-18535501 Codex полностью вырезали Denuvo из Assassin'c Creed: Origins - Посты]</ref>. [https://cs.rin.ru/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=80546&start=3975#p2064810 Fixes] [https://www.playground.ru/files/assassins_creed_origins_fiks_instruktsij_sse4_2-200017/ exist].  
 
{{ii}} Despite the official system requirements stating a CPU with support for [https://support.ubi.com/en-us/Faqs/000031268/System-Requirements-of-Assassin-s-Creed-Origins-ACO SSE4.1] instructions being required, in reality the game requires support for [[Wikipedia:SSE4|POPCNT and SSE4.2]] instructions.<ref>[https://www.playground.ru/assassins_creed_origins/codex_polnostyu_vyrezali_denuvo_iz_assassinc_creed_origins-515578#comment-18535501 Codex полностью вырезали Denuvo из Assassin'c Creed: Origins - Посты]</ref>. [https://cs.rin.ru/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=80546&start=3975#p2064810 Fixes] [https://www.playground.ru/files/assassins_creed_origins_fiks_instruktsij_sse4_2-200017/ exist].  
 
}}
 
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Revision as of 10:27, 6 May 2021

Assassin's Creed Origins
Assassin's Creed Origins cover
Developers
Ubisoft Montreal
Publishers
Ubisoft
Engines
AnvilNext 2.0
Release dates
Windows October 27, 2017
Reception
Metacritic 84
OpenCritic 85
IGDB 86
Taxonomy
Monetization DLC
Microtransactions Boost, Cosmetic, Currency, Infinite spend, Unlock
Modes Singleplayer
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Open world, Stealth
Themes Egypt, Historical
Series Assassin's Creed
Assassin's Creed Origins on HowLongToBeat
Assassin's Creed Origins on IGDB
Assassin's Creed Origins guide on StrategyWiki
Assassin's Creed Origins on MobyGames
Assassin's Creed Origins on Wikipedia
Assassin's Creed 2008
Assassin's Creed II 2010
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood 2011
Assassin's Creed: Revelations 2011
Assassin's Creed III 2012
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag 2013
Assassin's Creed: Liberation HD 2014
Assassin's Creed: Freedom Cry 2014
Assassin's Creed: Pirates 2014
Assassin's Creed Unity 2014
Assassin's Creed Rogue 2015
Assassin's Creed Chronicles (series)
Assassin's Creed Syndicate 2015
Assassin's Creed Origins 2017
Discovery Tour by Assassin's Creed: Ancient Egypt 2018
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 2018
Assassin's Creed III Remastered 2019
Assassin's Creed III: Liberation Remastered 2019
Discovery Tour: Ancient Greece by Ubisoft 2019
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 2020

Key points

Includes benchmark and captures performance metrics for the last 30 seconds of gameplay.
Players may see low performance in cities, even with high-end configuration — especially when using AMD Radeon GPUs. Using DXVK to wrap the Direct3D calls to Vulkan can alleviate the issue, see Stuttering on high end configurations with 60 FPS and more.

General information

Ubisoft Forums
Steam Community Discussions
Ubisoft Support Page

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Comes with 5 DVDs.
Windows
Amazon.com
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Windows
Epic Games Store
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Deluxe and Gold Editions also available.
Windows
GamersGate
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Deluxe Edition, Gold Edition
Windows
Gamesplanet
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Deluxe Edition, Gold Edition
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Deluxe Edition, Gold Edition
Windows
Origin
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Deluxe and Gold Editions also available.
Windows
Steam
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Windows
Ubisoft Store
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Deluxe Edition, Gold Edition also available.
Gold Edition included with Ubisoft+.
Windows
All versions require Ubisoft Connect, Denuvo Anti-Tamper, and VMProtect DRM.[1]

Version differences

The Deluxe Edition includes a map (physical copies only), the Deluxe Pack (exclusive mission and Desert Cobra item pack) and the soundtrack.
The Gold Edition includes the Deluxe Pack and the season pass.

Monetization

DLC and expansion packs

Some DLC items (e.g. weapons and outfits) are only available for purchase through in-game micro-transactions (not listed below).
Name Notes
Season Pass
Windows
The Curse of the Pharaohs
Windows
Deluxe Pack
Windows
Discovery Tour: Ancient Egypt Free. Added in February 20, 2018 patch.
A standalone version is also available for purchase.
Windows
The Hidden Ones
Windows
Horus Pack
Windows
Roman Centurion Pack
Windows

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Delete or rename video files[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\videos
  2. Delete or rename UbisoftLogo.bk2.
  3. Go to <path-to-game>videos\en or whichever language you use.
  4. Delete or rename Epilepsy.bk2, pc_warningSaving.bk2 and warning_disclaimer.bk2.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Assassin's Creed Origins\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/582160/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <Ubisoft-Connect-folder>\savegames\<user-id>\3539\
Steam <Ubisoft-Connect-folder>\savegames\<user-id>\4923\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/582160/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

Video

Display Options
Display Options
Graphics Options
Graphics Options
Graphics Options Continued
Graphics Options Continued

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Windowboxed in a number of cutscenes.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
85 - 115 (edit ACO.ini in /Documents/Assassin's Creed Origins/ to manually change FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Tied to Texture Detail setting, no individual option.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
TAA, and SSAA via Resolution Modifier setting.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Uncapped.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Added in Patch 1.1.0[2]
Color blind mode
No accessibility options ingame

Input

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller remapping limited to two preconfigured modes; "Default" & "Alternative"
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes Bluetooth/USB
Generic/other controllers
DualSense 5 users will need to use DS4Windows, or SteamInput. Users can set in game mapping to display DaulShock 4 Prompts, but pad & adaptive triggers will not function unless configured mnaually.
Button prompts
Defaults to Xbox, but user can manually set DualShock prompts in game.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Game may soft-lock for a moment during hotplug.
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Controller takes priority, cancelling out other input devices.
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Official controller preset(s)
Steam Controller button prompts

Audio

Sound Options
Sound Options

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
No options, defaults to computer's settings, and uses dynamic range options in game.
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
Dolby Atmos seemingly fixed since patch 1.05

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Czech
Dutch
French
German
Hungarian
Fan translation.
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish

VR support

3D modes Native Notes
vorpX
Z3D, DirectVR
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.
Devices Native Notes
Tobii Eye Tracking
Supports: Aim at Gaze, Dynamic Light, Enemy Tagging, Extended View - Eye & Head Tracking, Lock Target at Gaze, Pick up at Gaze, Sun Effects.

Issues fixed

Game fails to launch if installed on a Storage Spaces drive

The game will fail to launch if installed on a Storage Spaces drive. This will either cause the ACOrigins.exe process to get stuck on the splash screen or in the background.
Storage Spaces is Microsoft's new software-based RAID solution for Windows 10, allowing users to create and make use of virtual disk drive(s) that spans across multiple physical drives in a desired RAID configuration.
Move the installation folder to a regular non-Storage Spaces drive[3]
  1. Copy the <path-to-game> folder over to a new appropriate location on a non-Storage Spaces drive.
  2. When the game folder have been copied over completely, open Uplay and select the game.
  3. Click on Properties and then on Uninstall to remove the existing game install folder.
  4. After the uninstall have been completed, click on Locate installed game below the Download button.
  5. Browse to and select the new <path-to-game> folder, then click on OK.
  6. The game will be playable again after Uplay have verified that all game files are present.

High CPU usage and stuttering on 2/4t

Set frame rate limit[citation needed]

Option can be found in game settings. Sometimes also helps (when both clients are running) going into offline mode on Steam and Uplay, then launching the game.

Disable "Control Flow Guard" in Windows Defender[4]

Use this instruction and choose executable. Don't turn off CFG globally - it's a major security breach.

If you use another AV software, then you would naturally assume everything Defender related is disabled, and you would be wrong. If you use Defender, you will be brought to the Windows Defender Security Center straight away, but if you don't, you will end up on a Settings page saying that Windows Defender is not available because it's turned off. Click "Turn on Windows Defender Antivirus" - don't worry, your AV software will disable it again straight away.
Use InSpectre
May lower stuttering and FPS issues on configurations with low RAM and weak CPU.[5]
Restart needed after changes.
Your system will be vulnerable for Spectre and Meltdown.
Install the game on SSD (for stuttering)[6]

Random Freezing for a few seconds

The game freezes randomly for a few seconds until resuming on NVIDIA GeForce cards
This is a Nvidia Driver bug in driver versions 451.48 and 451.67 that was fixed in version 452.06.[7]

Upgrade to Nvidia driver version 452.06 or later.

Graphics quality decrease since 1.04/1.05 patch

Downgrade to 1.03 patch[citation needed]

See here for instruction.

Works only for Uplay version.
Incompatible with all DLC released after patch 1.03.
Causes problems with invisible saves for some users.
Since 1.04 patch introduces some optimizations for 4 core CPUs, it may decrease the performance on such units.

Poor performance on AMD FX CPUs

Disable the Cool and Quiet feature in BIOS settings and set the Power Plan to High Performance[citation needed]

Players who are using AMD FX Series processors may experience FPS drops and freezes, especially with the FX-8350 model. Please note that a good cooling solution is also recommended in order to avoid overheating issues, should you implement this workaround.

Stuttering on high end configurations with 60 FPS and more

Set borderless window in options and turn off antialiasing[citation needed]
Use dxvk to dramatically improve frametimes/framerate on all GPUs, especially on Radeon cards (tested on RX 5700 and Vega 64)

Copy/paste the x64 d3d11.dll and dxgi.dll into <path-to-game>.

Results with a Vega 64

Very low FPS on SLI configurations

Instruction[8]
  1. Disable SLI at the system level, even if it's disabled on the game's profile. The game tries to use it which severely hits the performance.
  2. Make sure the card for PhysX is the same card that's rendering the game (GPU #1).
  • DO NOT dedicate the second card to PhysX.
  • DO NOT use the second card or the CPU for PhysX.
  • Both of these will either cause massive performance hits, FPS drops, or stuttering.

If you've done both of the above and still have 5-7 FPS make sure to disable these overlays (in this order, depending on what you have installed):

  1. RivaTuner Statistics Server (makes FPS go down to 5-7)
  2. Discord overlay (may crash the game on certain hardware)
  3. Twitch overlay (same as Discord)
  4. UPlay overlay (stupid I know... but it crashes or causes performance hits in some of Ubisoft's own games...)
  5. Steam overlay (if disabling all of the above doesn't work)

If you still need a boost in performance, set process priority to High in the task manager.


Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 SP1
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-2400S 2.5 GHz
AMD FX-6350 3.9 GHz
System memory (RAM) 6 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 45 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
AMD Radeon R9 270
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Shader model 5 support
A 64-bit system is required.
Minimum requirements target 30 FPS at 720p, while recommended targets 1080p.[9]
Despite the official system requirements stating a CPU with support for SSE4.1 instructions being required, in reality the game requires support for POPCNT and SSE4.2 instructions.[10]. Fixes exist.

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>/582160/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (582160) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References