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'''Key points'''
 
'''Key points'''
 
{{ii}} Game will be purposefully buggy for the sake of humor; bugs causing the game to crash are not intentional, and fixes for them should be included here.
 
{{ii}} Game will be purposefully buggy for the sake of humor; bugs causing the game to crash are not intentional, and fixes for them should be included here.

Revision as of 01:36, 8 December 2023

Goat Simulator
Goat Simulator cover
Developers
Gone North Games
macOS (OS X) Ryan C. Gordon
Linux Ryan C. Gordon
Publishers
Coffee Stain Studios
Engines
Unreal Engine 3
Release dates
Windows April 1, 2014
macOS (OS X) June 27, 2014
Linux June 27, 2014
Reception
Metacritic 62
OpenCritic 60
IGDB 52
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase, DLC
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Simulation, Tricks, Open world
Art styles Stylized
Themes Contemporary, Comedy, Fantasy
Series Goat Simulator
Goat Simulator on HowLongToBeat
Goat Simulator on IGDB
Goat Simulator guide on StrategyWiki
Goat Simulator on MobyGames
Goat Simulator on Wikipedia
Goat Simulator
Goat Simulator 2014
Goat Simulator 3 2022

Key points

Game will be purposefully buggy for the sake of humor; bugs causing the game to crash are not intentional, and fixes for them should be included here.
Missing GoatVille High from the mobile version.

General information

Official wiki
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Official website
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
GamersGate
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Green Man Gaming
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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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GOATY Edition also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Amazon.com (unavailable)
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Monetization

Type Notes
DLC Additional game content.
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.

Microtransactions

Type Notes
No microtransactions Game does not contain microtransactions.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Goat MMO Simulator Available for free as part of the base game.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
GoatZ Included in the GOATY Edition
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
PAYDAY Included in the GOATY Edition
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Waste of Space Included in the GOATY Edition
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\GoatSim\GoatGame\Config\*\
<path-to-game>\Engine\Config\*\[Note 1]
Microsoft Store
macOS (OS X) $HOME/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/GoatSimulator/GoatSimulator.app/Contents/Resources/GoatGame/Config/*/
Linux $HOME/.steam/steam/steamapps/common/GoatSimulator/GoatGame/Config/*/
* represents a DLC folder name, which may include Zombie, Space, Heist, MMO, Vanilla, and Common. The folder name for configuration files depends on which DLC are owned.
This game does not follow the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location

System Location
Microsoft Store
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/265930/remote/goatprogression

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Approx. 600 MB available.
Xbox Cloud

Video

In-game options menu.
In-game options menu.
In-game advanced video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
See the WSGF entry.
Ultra-widescreen
See the WSGF entry.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Game has a built-in FOV slider.
Windowed
Windowed is default, can be changed to fullscreen.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
16x by default. Accessible through goatsystemsettings.ini
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 8x MSAA. Anti-aliasing not available on Linux.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
62 FPS default cap; see High frame rate.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

High frame rate

Change FPS cap[1]
  1. Go to the configuration files location.
  2. Open GoatEngine.ini.
  3. Change MaxSmoothedFrameRate= to the frame rate cap you want.
  4. Save your changes.

Input

In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.

Audio

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, sound and voice.
Surround sound
5.1
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Arabic
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Hungarian
Fan translation, download.
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
There are some translation errors.[citation needed]
Russian
Spanish
Turkish

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
4 Split-screen.
LAN play
Online play

VR support

3D modes State Notes
vorpX
G3D, Z3D
User created game profile, see vorpx forum profile introduction.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
OpenGL 2.0 OS X and Linux only.
Shader Model support 3.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
Some mods require the 64-bit executable, which can be manually copied from the Development Kit.[3]
macOS (OS X)
[4]
Linux

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX
Interface Scaleform

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista
Processor (CPU) Dual Core 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 3.0 support
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0c compatible, 16-bit
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5 1.4 GHz
Dual Core 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) Intel HD Graphics 4000
256 MB of VRAM
Shader model 3.0 support
Other
Linux
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Processor (CPU) Dual Core 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM
Shader model 3.0 support
Other


Notes

  1. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).

References

  1. HERE IS THE FIX FOR ALL LAGS who got Win64bit !!!! :: Goat Simulator General Discussions - last accessed on May 2023
  2. Verified by User:SargeCassidy on 2021-07-23
    Tested with a keyboard and a wired Xbox One controller (model 1708). The game allows only the input which responded to the start screen prompt. Pressing the corresponding button on the controller only allowed the controller input in the game and the same follows for the keyboard.
  3. GUIDE: How to install 64-bit version! :: Goat Simulator Support/Bug Reports - last accessed on 2017-05-24
  4. Catalina 64-bit Compatibility - Google Docs - last accessed on 5 May 2023