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Revision as of 15:17, 28 October 2021

Not to be confused with Dark.

DARQ
DARQ cover
Developers
Unfold Games
Engines
Unity 5[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows August 15, 2019
Reception
Metacritic 70
OpenCritic 73
Taxonomy
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Perspectives Scrolling, Side view
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Puzzle, Stealth
Art styles Stylized
Themes Fantasy, Horror
DARQ on HowLongToBeat
DARQ on IGDB
DARQ on MobyGames

General information

Official Discord server
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Steam
Icon overlay.png
Windows
Epic Games Store
DRM details are not known
Windows

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
The Tower Free.
Windows
The Crypt Free.
Windows

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Unfold Games\DARQ\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/433550/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\Unfold Games\DARQ\save.drq
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/433550/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

Video

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

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
16:10 resolutions are scaled Hor- compared to 16:9.[2]
A 16:9 aspect ratio is highly recommended.[3]
Multi-monitor
See Ultra-widescreen for Hor+ scaling.[4]
Ultra-widescreen
See Ultra-widescreen for Hor+ scaling.[5]
4K Ultra HD
[6]
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Toggle with Alt+ Enter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Used in place of exclusive fullscreen.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Anti-aliasing is affected by the GRAPHIC QUALITY setting.[7]
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Color blind mode
Graphics are monochrome.

Ultra-widescreen

Gameplay relies on FOV. Ultra-wide aspect ratios will affect some puzzles and surprises.[8]
Modify save file resolution[9][10]
  1. Download DARQ Ultrawide Resolution Editor.
  2. Launch the editor. It should find the DARQ save file automatically.
    • If it fails to find the save file, drag the save file directly onto the editor icon in Windows Explorer.
  3. Follow the editor instructions and enter the desired resolution width and height. The editor will automatically make a backup of the existing save.
  4. Close the editor window when the message Done! Your new resolution is: [WIDTH]x[HEIGHT] appears.
  5. Launch the game.
  6. If Steam warns of a Cloud Sync Conflict, choose LOCAL FILES.

Input

Default keyboard control scheme.
Default keyboard control scheme.
Alternative keyboard control scheme.
Alternative keyboard control scheme.
Gamepad controls.
Gamepad controls.

Audio

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Stereo[13]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Danish
Dutch
French
German
Greek
Hungarian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Norwegian
Polish
Portuguese
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Swedish
Turkish
Ukrainian

VR support

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: DARQ.

Issues unresolved

Electricity puzzle becomes stuck / does not reset

Reducing the resolution or graphic quality may resolve the issue.[14]

Magnet puzzle becomes stuck

May be due to running the game on a PC below minimum system requirements.[15]

Other information

API

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

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 8, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-530
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 260
ATI Radeon HD 4870
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  1. Unity engine build: 5.3.6f1[1]
  2. 2.0 2.1 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>/433550/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (433550) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2019-08-17
  2. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2019-08-18
    Tested at 2560x1600 and 2560x1440 resolutions.
  3. 32:9 3840x1080 :: DARQ General Discussions - last accessed on 2019-08-17
    "16:9 aspect ratio is highly reccomended for DARQ."
  4. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2019-08-23
    Tested at 2560x480 custom resolution.
  5. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2019-08-23
    Tested at 2560x1080 custom resolution.
  6. Set resolution to 3840x2160? :: DARQ Bug Reports / Suggestions - last accessed on 2019-08-17
    "I always played the game in 4K myself, it should work fine."
  7. Graphic Quality setting :: DARQ General Discussions - last accessed on 2019-08-18
    "Graphic settings affect a few more things than general Unity presets. Apart from texture resolution and lighting, it affects anti-alliasing, volumetric light / fog quality, reflections, bloom, shadow resolution, and a few other things."
  8. No ultrawide Support? :: DARQ General Discussions - last accessed on 2019-08-17
    "A lot of the gameplay relies on field of view and having ultrawide support would affect certain surprises / puzzles."
  9. GitHub - Nicnl/darq_ultrawide_resolution_editor - last accessed on 2019-08-23
  10. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2019-08-23
  11. DARQ: 1.1 Update - last accessed on 2019-08-26
  12. Steam :: DARQ :: 1.2 Update is here (required to play DLC) - last accessed on 2020-03-05
    "PS4 controller support - now the game supports Steam Controller, all X-Box controllers as well as PS4 Controller."
  13. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2019-08-18
    Tested with Special K.
  14. Bugs in train chapter :: DARQ Bug Reports / Suggestions - last accessed on 2019-08-18
  15. BUG? Stuck at Magnets :: DARQ Bug Reports / Suggestions - last accessed on 2019-08-18