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Child of Light

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Child of Light
Child of Light cover
Ubisoft Montreal
UbiArt Framework
Release dates
Windows April 30, 2014
Metacritic 77
OpenCritic 83
Monetization DLC
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time, Turn-based
Perspectives Side view, Scrolling
Genres Platform, RPG
Art styles Stylized
Themes Fantasy
Child of Light on HowLongToBeat
Child of Light on IGDB
Child of Light on MobyGames
Child of Light on Wikipedia

General information

Steam Community Discussions
Ubisoft Support


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
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Ultimate Edition.
Green Man Gaming
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Standard Edition.
Ubisoft Store
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Standard Edition. Included with Ubisoft+.
GamersGate (unavailable)
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Humble Store (unavailable)
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All versions require Ubisoft Connect DRM.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Dark Aurora Pack Cosmetic with battle buff
Faceted Oculi Pack Boost
Light Aurora Pack Cosmetic with battle buff
Rough Oculi Pack Boost
Stardust Pack Boost
The Golem's Plight Pack Adds a side quest with an exclusive teammate
Tumbled Oculi Pack Boost
All DLC is already included in Ultimate Edition.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Child of Light\<user-id>\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/256290/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Ubisoft Connect <Ubisoft-Connect-folder>\savegames\<user-id>\609\
Windows %PROGRAMDATA%\Orbit\611\[Note 2]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/256290/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing




Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music and SFX.
Surround sound
5.1 (side speakers)
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Traditional Chinese
Fan translation by IGTC Team (Indonesia Game Translator Community)
Fan translation by goliat and karhorus. Can be downloaded from here.
Brazilian Portuguese
Official translation by «Logrus». Steam only. Patch for other digital versions here.
Latin American Spanish
Mexican Spanish. Latin American dialect also available.

Spanish (Latin America)

The game also includes a Latin American Spanish localization, although this is not exposed as an option.
Steam version: Enable Spanish (Latin America)[1]
  1. Exit Steam and ensure it is not running in the background.
  2. Go to <Steam-folder>\steamapps.
  3. Open appmanifest_256290.acf.
  4. Change the language to latamspanish:
  5. 	"UserConfig"
    		"language"		"latamspanish"
  6. Save and close the file.
  7. Start Steam and launch the game. It will now run in the Latin American Spanish localization.


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Co-op
LAN play
Online play

Issues fixed

"Your CPU is Outdated" error

The game checks for some SSE4 instructions and if it fails, it shows an error message and refuses to run. The game doesn't use those instructions beyond that test, so bypassing is quite safe.
Bypass CPU check[citation needed]

Infinite loading screen upon the game start without having to full system cap CPU thread count

On a system with more than 16 processing CPU threads system to run game 1-time configuration and no full system cap[2]

From the above guide and comments, I was able to fix the game crash after some trial-and-error. I have a new hybrid-core 12th gen cpu so I also set the "ProcessorCountLieForHybridCPU" to 16.

For the tool: Search the web for adk-install (direct links might give old versions), look for "Download and install the Windows ADK", select the correct version for your operating system (Windows 10/11), ignore the PE download. Run the program and ONLY install the application compatibility toolkit.

To apply the fix:

  1. Open the new app "Compatibility Administrator (32-bit)"
  2. Right-click the current database under "Custom Databases" and rename it to something like "Game compatibility fixes"
  3. With that database highlighted, click "Fix"
  4. Fill in the fields of name and vendor (not important if incorrect), and then browse for the game
  5. Click Next twice (ignore the first Compatibility Modes screen)
  6. Scroll down and click the checkbox next to ProcessorCountLie
  7. Click Parameters while ProcessorCountLie is highlighted
  8. enter 16 into the "Command Line" field and click OK

- Repeat the above 2 steps for ProcessorCountLieForHybridCPU if you have different types of processor cores (like Intel's E and P cores on 12th gen processors)

  1. Click Next
  2. Click Finish (optionally click "Auto-Generate" first.. it adds uplay_r1_loader.dll to it.. not sure if that makes a difference)

(*If any mistakes were made, simply go back to the entry under Applications for Child of Light, right-click ChildOfLight.exe and "Edit application fix") - SAVE the database - either using the Max Payne guide's suggestions, or just save it as whatever and name it whatever you like. - Right-click the database you renamed earlier, and click INSTALL

Now the game should run.

As noted in the guide, the compatibility layer will be in the registry at: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Custom

NOTE: An expanded explanation for dumbs for this operation can be found here[3].

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Audio Wwise
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista SP2
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 2.66 GHz
AMD Athlon II X2 240 2.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT
ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT
512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 10 compatible
Shader model 4.0 support
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible
Supported ATI Radeon chipsets: HD 2900 XT/HD 3000/HD 4000/HD 5000/HD 6000/HD 7000/R7/R9 series.
Supported Nvidia GeForce chipsets: 8800 GT/9/200/400/500/600/700 series.
Laptop versions of these cards are not officially supported.


  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>/256290/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (256290) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  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).