Aperture Desk Job

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Aperture Desk Job
Aperture Desk Job cover
Developers
Valve Corporation
Engines
Source 2
Release dates
Windows March 1, 2022
Linux March 1, 2022
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control, Gestures, Voice control
Art styles Stylized
Series Portal
Aperture Desk Job on HowLongToBeat
Subseries of Half-Life
Portal 2007
Portal 2 2011
Portal 2 Sixense Perceptual Pack 2013
Aperture Tag: The Paint Gun Testing Initiative (unofficial mod) 2014
Portal Stories (series)
The Lab 2016
Bridge Constructor Portal 2017
Moondust 2018
Aperture Hand Lab 2019
Aperture Desk Job 2022

Aperture Desk Job is an interactive tech demo for the Steam Deck set in the Portal universe.

General information

Steam Community Discussions
Aperture Desk Job required a controller in order to play, keyboard and mouse are not supported.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Steam
Icon overlay.png
Windows
Linux

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\game\steampal\cfg\video.txt[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\game\steampal\cfg\machine_convars.vcfg[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Letterboxed or Vert- if narrower or wider than 16:10, respectively.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
4x MSAA
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.
Ray tracing

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse, touch State Notes
Remapping
Keyboard is not supported.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Only for Menu Navigation.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Touchscreen optimised
Controller
Controller support
While it's designed for Steam Deck in mind, it'd still work with Any Controller types.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller remapping can be done through Steam Input's Controller Layout page.
Controller sensitivity
You can only change the Camera Sensitivity for Mouse-like Camera actions (such as [Gyro Aim Turret] and [Right Trackball]) on Steam Input's Controller Layoutpage.[1]
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes unknown
Generic/other controllers
Button prompts
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Official controller preset(s)
Steam Deck, DualShock 4, Xbox One Controller, Nintendo Switch Pro Controller and Steam Controller
Steam Controller button prompts

Audio[edit]

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Bulgarian
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Czech
Danish
Dutch
Finnish
French
German
Greek
Hungarian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Portuguese
Brazilian Portuguese
Romanian
Russian
Spanish
Latin American Spanish
Swedish
Thai
Turkish
Ukrainian
Vietnamese

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Vulkan
Accessible through Windows when using the command line -vulkan
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
Linux

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio Steam Audio
Interface Qt
Input SDL

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-7500
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
System memory (RAM) 12 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060
AMD Radeon RX 580
6 GB of VRAM
Other
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Linux
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) SteamOS
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-7500
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
System memory (RAM) 12 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060
AMD Radeon RX 580
6 GB of VRAM
Other
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 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. Verified by User:Al2009man on 2022-03-17
    Increased the Camera Sensitivity in Chapter 5-onwards and rebinds [Aim Turret] to [Right Trackball] camera, which also doubles as a Camera for the Turret section