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AI: The Somnium Files - nirvanA Initiative

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AI: The Somnium Files - nirvanA Initiative
AI: The Somnium Files - nirvanA Initiative cover
Spike Chunsoft
Unity 2020[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows June 24, 2022
Metacritic 88
OpenCritic 86
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person, Third-person
Controls Direct control, Point and select
Genres Puzzle, Visual novel
Art styles Anime
Themes Cyberpunk, Detective/mystery, Japan, Sci-fi
Series AI: The Somnium Files
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AI: The Somnium Files - nirvanA Initiative is a singleplayer first-person and third-person puzzle and visual novel game in the AI: The Somnium Files series.

The PC port suffers from a lack of graphics quality adjustment options and antialiasing. The Somnium intro and outro animation videos are also significantly more compressed, compared to the equivalents used in the console versions.

General information

Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Xbox Play Anywhere.
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Essential improvements


Allows using custom ultra-widescreen resolutions without letterboxing, improved SMAA, and hides mouse cursor while in-game.
Mod can be configured via the Mods\AISomnium2Fix.cfg config file, generated after first launch with the mod in place.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\SpikeChunsoft\AI Nirvana Initiative\launcher.ini
Microsoft Store
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1449200/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\SpikeChunsoft\AI Nirvana Initiative\Auto.dat
%LOCALAPPDATA%\SpikeChunsoft\AI Nirvana Initiative\Manual.dat
%LOCALAPPDATA%\SpikeChunsoft\AI Nirvana Initiative\System.dat
Microsoft Store
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1449200/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud


Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
16:9 only
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
On/off toggle.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Low-quality SMAA in certain scenes, no settings to change this. Can be forced to high-quality with AISomniumFiles2Fix for a small improvement. See Downsampling for SSAA with better results.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Ray tracing (RT)
The game engine may allow for manual configuration of the game via its variables. See the Unity page for more details.


Downsampling can be used to help with the extreme aliasing in the game, and make up for the lacking antialiasing it uses, at a large cost to performance.
Your desktop resolution must be at or above the target virtual resolution before game will run at the resolution properly, Nvidia users can change to the DSR resolution via Nvidia Control Panels "Change resolution" menu.



Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese

Other information


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Cutscenes AVProVideo

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i7-3770 3.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 20 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 460
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.


  1. Unity engine build: 2020.3.30f1[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>/1449200/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1449200) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2023-03-12