Aperture Hand Lab

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Aperture Hand Lab
Aperture Hand Lab cover
Cloudhead Games
Valve Corporation
Unity 2018[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows June 25, 2019
Monetization Freeware
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control, Gestures
Genres Adventure
Art styles Realistic
Themes Comedy, Sci-fi
Series Portal
Aperture Hand Lab on MobyGames
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


This game requires a virtual reality headset (see VR support for details).

Key points

Shows off the functionality of the Valve Index controllers.

General information

Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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All versions require Steam DRM.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Knux_Data\settings.json[Note 2]
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Cloudhead Games, Ltd.\Knux\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/868020/pfx/[Note 3]
Game does not have any save game data.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

This game requires a virtual reality headset (see VR support for details).
Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Up to 180° per eye
True for Spectator Mode
Borderless fullscreen windowed
True for mirrored view
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller types
Tracked motion controllers
Valve Index Controllers only.
Button/gesture prompts
Additional information
Haptic feedback
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Official controller preset(s)
Steam Controller button prompts

Audio settings[edit]

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


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

VR support[edit]

This game requires a virtual reality headset.
Headsets Native Notes
HTC Vive
Oculus Rift
Windows Mixed Reality
Devices Native Notes
Tracked motion controllers
Valve Index Controllers only.
See Input settings for details.
Traditional controller
Play area Native Notes

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-4590K
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 600 MB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 970
A 64-bit operating system is required.


  1. Unity engine build: 2018.2.10f1[1]
  2. 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).
  3. 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>/868020/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (868020) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. Verified by User:Marioysikax on 2019-09-24