The Forest

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The Forest
The Forest cover
Developers
Endnight Games
Engines
Unity 5[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows April 30, 2018[3]
Reception
Metacritic 83
OpenCritic 81
IGDB 86
Taxonomy
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Survival horror
Art styles Realistic
Themes Contemporary, Horror, Zombies
Series The Forest
The Forest on HowLongToBeat
The Forest on IGDB
The Forest on MobyGames
The Forest on Wikipedia
The Forest
The Forest 2018
Sons of the Forest 2021

General information

Official wiki
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
All versions require Steam DRM.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SKS\TheForest\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/242760/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\SKS\TheForest\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/242760/pfx/[Note 2]
Five manual save slots available.

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video

Graphic settings.
Graphic settings.

Input

Input settings.
Input settings.

Audio

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound Effects and Music
Surround sound
[4]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Russian

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
8 Co-op
Use Nucleus Coop & Unofficial mod.
LAN play
Online play
8 Co-op

Connection types

VR support

3D modes Native Notes
Native 3D
Nvidia 3D Vision
Use Helix Mod: The Forest.
Headsets Native Notes
HTC Vive
Oculus Rift
OSVR
Windows Mixed Reality
This game might be playable with the Revive Compatibility Layer (compatibility list).
Devices Native Notes
Tracked motion controllers
See Input for details.
Traditional controller
See Input for details.
Keyboard/Mouse
Tobii Eye Tracking
Use Tobii Game Hub. Supports head tracking.

Issues fixed

Key binding screen is unresponsive

The keybinding screen may be unresponsive at lower frame rates (~40-50 fps or lower).
Decrease graphical settings to increase frame rate

Temporarily lowering graphical settings to bring frame rate up should solve the issue.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9, 11 Use the -force-d3d9 command line to force DX9.
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Dual Core 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT
DirectX 9.0 compatible

Notes

  1. Unity engine build: 5.6.5f1[1][2]
  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>/242760/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (242760) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. v0.16 - The Forest Unity 5 update! - Steam Community :: Group Announcements :: The Forest
  2. Verified by User:Vetle on 2018-05-09
  3. The Forest :: V1.0 - last accessed on 2018-05-01
  4. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-02-19
    The sub and the rear speakers were used.