Surviving Mars

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Surviving Mars
Surviving Mars cover
Developers
Haemimont Games
Publishers
Paradox Interactive
Release dates
Windows March 15, 2018
macOS (OS X) March 15, 2018
Linux March 15, 2018
Surviving Mars on MobyGames
Surviving Mars on Wikipedia
Surviving
Surviving Mars 2018
Surviving the Aftermath 2020

General information

Surviving Mars - Paradox Interactive Forums
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Windows
Publisher website
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Epic Games Store
DRM-free after installation through Epic Games Launcher (see notes)
DRM-free when launched directly from executable.[1]
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Gamesplanet
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
GOG.com
DRM-free
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
Mac App Store
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macOS (OS X)
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Xbox Game Pass for PC
Windows
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Version differences[edit]

Surviving Mars: Digital Deluxe Edition includes: the Base Game and Deluxe Upgrade Pack.
Surviving Mars: First Colony Edition includes: the Base Game, Space Race, Green Planet, Project Laika, Marsvision Song Contest, Deluxe Upgrade Pack and Colony Design Set.
Surviving Mars: Season Pass includes: the Base Game, Space Race, Green Planet, Project Laika, Marsvision Song Contest and Colony Design Set.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Space Race Expansion
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Green Planet Expansion
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Mysteries Resupply Pack Content pack, free
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Project Laika Content pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Marsvision Song Contest Music pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Deluxe Upgrade Pack Cosmetic pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Stellaris Dome Set Cosmetic pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Colony Design Set Cosmetic pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Install the Startup Skip Logos mod.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Surviving Mars\
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\ParadoxInteractive.SurvivingMars_zfnrdv2de78ny\LocalCache\Roaming\Surviving Mars\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Surviving Mars/
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/Surviving Mars/
This game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Surviving Mars\Save\
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\ParadoxInteractive.SurvivingMars_zfnrdv2de78ny\LocalCache\Roaming\Surviving Mars\Save\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Surviving Mars/Save/
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/Surviving Mars/Save/
This game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Epic Games Store
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud
Cross-platform sync not available
Xbox Cloud
Also available through Paradox Launcher

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
Advanced video settings.
Advanced video settings.

Input settings[edit]

Press Ctrl+F1 in-game to report bugs directly to the developers.
Gameplay options.
Gameplay options.
Control options.
Control options.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Scroll speed only
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
The cursor is unlocked during gameplay and cannot be inverted. Scrolling and zooming functions can be individually inverted.
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller support may need to be enabled from the Controls menu. After this, the game offers 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
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options.
Audio options.

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish

Issues fixed[edit]

Audio stuttering[edit]

Workaround

Disabling the radio can greatly improve audio performance.[2]

Issues unresolved[edit]

Resolution resetting to default between game sessions[edit]

No known fix.
Despite this issue, the resolution can still be set in the options menu as expected.[3]

Extreme performance drops near water (macOS)[edit]

Mac OS X players have reported severe framerate drops around melted water (temperature >25%).[4]
Reduce graphics settings in Options
For now, these performance issues can at least be worked around by reducing all graphics settings that affect water quality.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11 Windows only.
OpenGL 4.1, 4.5 OS X and Linux only.
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) 4th Generation Intel Core i3
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 6 GB
Video card (GPU) Intel HD 4600
Nvidia GeForce GT 620
AMD Radeon HD 6450
1 GB of VRAM
A 64-bit system is required.
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.11
Processor (CPU) 4th Generation Intel Core i3
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 6 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 600 Series
ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series
1 GB of VRAM
A 64-bit system is required.
Linux
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 14
Processor (CPU) 4th Generation Intel Core i3
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 6 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 600 Series
AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series
1 GB of VRAM
A 64-bit system is required.

References