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Contagion cover
Monochrome LLC
Release dates
Windows April 11, 2014
Contagion on Wikipedia
Zombie Panic! (series)
Contagion 2014
Contagion VR: Outbreak TBA

General information

Official site
Kickstarter project
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Humble Store
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Four pack available.
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All versions require Steam DRM.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Contagion OST Soundtrack

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Use -novid command line argument[1]
Delete or rename video files[2]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\contagion\media
  2. Delete or rename contagion.bik and gameservers.bik

Game data[edit]

Cloud settings.
Cloud settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\contagion\cfg\[Note 1]
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\238430\remote\cfg\config.cfg
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/238430/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Keyboard, mouse, controller and multiplayer settings are synced.

Video settings[edit]

Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.
Advanced graphics settings.
Advanced graphics settings.

Lens flare[edit]

This mod allows you to disable lens flares while still keeping the other post-processing effects.

Input settings[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.
Keyboard rebinding.
Keyboard rebinding.
Controller settings.
Controller settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Regular, ironsights and scope.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
XInput and DirectInput.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
4 available presets. Renders most DirectInput controllers unuseable, use XInput wrapper to bypass.
Controller sensitivity
Regular X and Y, ironsights and scope.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Game, music and effects.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
G3D, Z3D, DirectVR
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.


Splitscreen settings.
Splitscreen settings.
Network settings.
Network settings.

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Co-op, Versus
For 8 player sessions use Nucleus Coop & Unofficial mod.
LAN play
8 Co-op, Versus
Online play
8 Co-op, Versus

Connection types

Issues fixed[edit]

Spinning camera[edit]

Disable controller from settings[citation needed]
For more information or if playing with controller, see controller article.

Could not load library client[edit]

Install the Visual C++ 2005/2010/2012 redistributables.
They can be found in <Steam-folder>\steamapps\common\Steamworks Shared\_CommonRedist\vcredist\.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 2.0, 3.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Audio Wwise
Cutscenes Bink

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) 2.4 GHz Intel Dual Core
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 7 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon X800
Nvidia GeForce 6600
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 2.0 support
64-bit recommended.


  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).
  2. 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>/238430/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (238430) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.