Close to the Sun

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Close to the Sun
Close to the Sun cover
Developers
Storm in a Teacup
Publishers
Wired Productions
Engines
Unreal Engine 4
Release dates
Windows May 2, 2019
Reception
Metacritic 65
OpenCritic 64
IGDB 61
Taxonomy
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Adventure
Art styles Realistic
Themes Detective/mystery, Steampunk
Close to the Sun on HowLongToBeat
Close to the Sun on IGDB
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Close to the Sun on Wikipedia

Key points

Frame rate issues reported in multiple critics and user reviews.

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
DRM-free after installation through Epic Games Launcher (notes may include more details)
Can be run DRM-free when launched directly from the executable.
Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
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Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Remove the video files[1]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\WindowsNoEditor\ctts\Content\Movies\
  2. Delete or rename every file with Logo in its name.
A game update may cause the files to be re-downloaded.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\ctts\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/968870/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\ctts\Saved\SaveGames\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/968870/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

Video[edit]

Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Vert- gameplay, pillarboxed menu, stretched and letterboxed intro cutscene.[2]
See Field of view (FOV) for extra gameplay FOV.
Ultra-widescreen
Vert- gameplay, pillarboxed menu, stretched and letterboxed intro cutscene.[3]
For a workaround, see Ultra-widescreen.
4K Ultra HD
[4]
Field of view (FOV)
See Field of view (FOV).
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Enabled by matching the desktop and in-game resolutions and setting Full Screen off.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Scales with Texture Quality.[5]
Anti-aliasing (AA)
None, 2x, 4x, 6x, and up to 200% through Resolution Scale.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Enabled irrespective of the setting state. See Vertical sync (Vsync) to disable.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
The game engine may allow for manual configuration of the game via its variables. See the Unreal Engine 4 page for more details.

Ultra-widescreen[edit]

Use a patcher to modify the game executable[3]
  1. Download the mod.
  2. Unpack the archive and target the game executable in <path-to-game>\WindowsNoEditor\ctts\Binaries\Win64\

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Increase FOV by setting it to vertical in a config file[3]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Engine.ini.
  3. Add the following lines:
[/Script/Engine.LocalPlayer]
AspectRatioAxisConstraint=AspectRatio_MaintainYFOV
A significant increase from the default 16:9 value.
Adjust FOV in real time with a tool[3]
  1. Download the Close to the Sun FOV changer.
  2. Launch the game and wait for it to load.
  3. Run the tool and press the shown keys to enable FOV adjustment, then increase or decrease FOV.

Vertical sync (Vsync)[edit]

Disable Vsync[3]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Engine.ini.
  3. Add the following:
[SystemSettings]
r.VSync=0

Bloom[edit]

Disable bloom through the config file[6]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Engine.ini.
  3. Add the following and save the file.
[SystemSettings]
r.BloomQuality=0

Depth of field[edit]

Disable depth of field through the config file[7]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Engine.ini.
  3. Add the following and save the file.
[SystemSettings]
r.DepthOfFieldQuality=0

Input[edit]

General settings.
General settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
The game utilizes WSAD, Esc, Shift, Space , Tab , LMB and RMB.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
0.7 to 1.4 in increments of 0.1
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Labeled Invert Up Axis.
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
4 presets are available.
Controller sensitivity
0.7 to 1.4 in increments of 0.1
Controller Y-axis inversion
Labeled Invert Up Axis.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
[8]
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Controller vibration toggle.
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Effects, music, voices.
Surround sound
[9]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Arabic
Fan translation by AR Team, download.
Simplified Chinese
French
German
Hungarian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Russian
Spanish

VR support[edit]

Issues unresolved[edit]

Antialiasing settings reverted[edit]

Each chapter causes the user-selected antialiasing setting to be reverted to its default value of 6x.[10]

Frame rate drops[edit]

Multiple reviews mention FPS drops on high-end hardware exceeding the recommended system requirements.[10][11][12][13][14][15][16]

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) 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5
AMD FX 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 50 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX series 7
AMD Radeon R9
3 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 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>/968870/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (968870) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-05-03
    It works and causes no delay.
  2. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-05-03
    Tested by creating a custom desktop resolution of 3840x1080
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Verified by User:Rose on 2019-05-03
  4. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-05-03
    Tested by creating a custom desktop resolution of 3840x2160
  5. Verified by User:Rose on 2020-04-11
    r.maxanisotropy gets set from 0 to 8 depending on the setting, as seen in the console.
  6. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-05-03
    Two screenshots of the same spot taken and compared.
  7. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-05-03
    Two screenshots of a cutscene taken and compared.
  8. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-05-03
    Tested with a Razer Onza Xbox 360 controller.
  9. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-05-03
    Sound was coming from the rear speakers during the cutscenes and in the rain.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Close to the Sun Review - last accessed on May 8, 2019
  11. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-05-04
    With everything set to Very High, AA to 4x, resolution at 100%, there are FPS drops below 60 when looking at the sources of light and during the running scenes on the GTX 1070, i5 6600K and 16 GB of DDR4 RAM
  12. Close to the Sun Review - last accessed on May 4, 2019
  13. Close to the Sun review - last accessed on May 4, 2019
  14. Troppo vicini al sole - last accessed on May 4, 2019
  15. PC Review - 'Close to the Sun' - last accessed on May 5, 2019
  16. Close to the Sun Review – Bio-shockingly Close to the Sun - last accessed on May 6, 2019