Bee Simulator

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Bee Simulator
Bee Simulator cover
Developers
Varsav Game Studios
Publishers
Bigben Interactive
Engines
Unreal Engine 4
Release dates
Windows November 14, 2019[1]
Reception
Metacritic 58
OpenCritic 58
IGDB 55
Taxonomy
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Open world
Themes Contemporary
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General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Official website
Epic Games Launcher
Physical edition also available.
Windows
Epic Games Store
DRM-free after installation through Epic Games Launcher (see notes)
[2]
Windows
Gamesplanet
Epic Games Launcher
Windows
Green Man Gaming
Epic Games Launcher
Windows
Humble Store
Epic Games Launcher
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\BeBee\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/914750/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\BeBee\Saved\SaveGames\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/914750/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Epic Games Store
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Screen settings.
Screen settings.
Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Vert- gameplay, spanned HUD, stretched loading screens and FMVs.[3]
Ultra-widescreen
Vert- gameplay, stretched loading screens and FMVs.[Note 2][3]
4K Ultra HD
[5]
Field of view (FOV)
See Field of view (FOV).
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Scales with Texture Quality.[6]
Anti-aliasing (AA)
TAA with multiple quality settings. See Anti-aliasing (AA) for sharpening.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Limited to 62. See High frame rate for more.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Quick FOV adjustment in real time.
All FOV changes get reset upon closing the game.
Use the Universal Unreal Engine 4 Console Unlocker[7]
  1. Follow the instructions to enable the developer console in the game.
  2. Enter FOV X where X is the desired value.
Using the unlocker prevents the game from getting paused on menu access.
Right-click any location in the menu to pause the game.
All FOV changes get reset upon closing the game.
Increase FOV by setting its value to vertical in a config file[7]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Engine.ini in a text editor.
  3. Add the following lines:
[/Script/Engine.LocalPlayer]
AspectRatioAxisConstraint=AspectRatio_MaintainYFOV
Results in a significant FOV increase outside of split screen.

Anti-aliasing (AA)[edit]

Enable AA sharpening through a config file[7]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Engine.ini in a text editor.
  3. Add the following lines:
[SystemSettings]
r.Tonemapper.Sharpen=1

High frame rate[edit]

Increase FPS by setting a custom limit in a config file[8]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open GameUserSettings.ini in a text editor.
  3. Locate FrameRateLimit=0.000000 and set the value to the desired FPS cap.

Chromatic aberration[edit]

Flying at high speed may result in visible chromatic aberration on High and Ultra Post Process Quality settings.[4]
Disable chromatic aberration through a config file[4]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Engine.ini in a text editor.
  3. Add the following lines:
[SystemSettings]
r.SceneColorFringeQuality=0

Depth of field[edit]

Disable depth of field through a config file[4]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Engine.ini in a text editor.
  3. Add the following lines:
[SystemSettings]
r.DepthOfFieldQuality=0
By default, depth of field quality scales with the Post Process Quality setting.

Motion blur[edit]

Disable motion blur through a config file[7]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Engine.ini in a text editor.
  3. Add the following lines:
[SystemSettings]
r.MotionBlurQuality=0
By default, motion blur quality scales with the Post Process Quality setting.

Input[edit]

Controls settings.
Controls settings.
Controller controls.
Controller controls.

Audio[edit]

Sound settings.
Sound settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, music, SFX, voice, buzz.
Surround sound
[11]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
General settings.
General settings.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Czech
Dutch
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
4 Co-op, Versus
Split screen achieved through Vert- scaling.[Note 3]
A controller is required for each additional player.
LAN play
Online play

Issues unresolved[edit]

View distance quality resets[edit]

The View Distance Quality setting may get reset after each game launch.[12]

Wild Boar untextured in 3D view[edit]

Unlocking the Wild Boar (Sus Scrofa) in the glossary may result in its body being untextured in 3D view.[13]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

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

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-2300
AMD FX-4350
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 10 GB
Video card (GPU) GeForce GTX 550 Ti
ATI Radeon HD 5770
1 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 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>/914750/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (914750) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  2. Additionally, there are 19 rare and mostly optional spider web challenges, each culminating in a pillarboxed 2 seconds outro, making the total pillarboxed screen time approximately 38 seconds for completionists.[4]
  3. Side by side for two players; spanned top and separated bottom for three; matching the screen aspect ratio for each of four.

References

  1. [1] - last accessed on 2019-10-11
  2. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-12-05
    Closed the Epic Games Launcher and renamed its folders, then launched the game from the executable without issues.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Verified by User:Rose on 2019-12-06
    Many screenshots taken at 2560x1080 (native), 1920x1080, 3840x2160, 3840x1080, 5760x1080 (all custom) on a single monitor and compared. Additionally compared to a third-party 1920x1080 video paused at the same scene.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Verified by User:Rose on 2019-12-07
  5. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-12-06
    Running the game at a custom 3840x2160 resolution resulted in significantly less FPS and taken screenshots' resolution being 3840x2160.
  6. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-12-06
    r.MaxAnisotropy gets set from 0 to 8 depending on the quality setting, as seen in the console.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Verified by User:Rose on 2019-12-06
  8. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-12-06
    Set the value to 501.000000, which resulted in over 140 FPS.
  9. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-12-06
    Added the game executable to the Steam Big Picture mode, used it to launch the game, went through every game option without touching the keyboard, then briefly played the game with the Xbox 360 controller.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 Verified by User:Rose on 2019-12-06
    Tested with an Xbox 360 Razer Onza controller.
  11. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-12-06
    The rear speakers of the 5.1 surround sound system produced positional audio.
  12. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-12-08
    Experienced multiple times in over 7 hours of gameplay and many launches.
  13. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-12-10
    This occurred consistently, regardless of graphics settings and config files modifications. Image demonstration.