Distant Worlds: Universe

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Distant Worlds: Universe
Distant Worlds: Universe cover
Developers
Code Force
Publishers
Slitherine
Release dates
Windows May 23, 2014
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Key points

Highly moddable.

General information

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

Availability[edit]

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Disable intro movie in Startup.ini[1]
  1. Navigate to <path-to-game> and open Startup.ini with a text editor.
  2. Find playmovie and change the value from 1 to 0.
  3. Save the document before closing.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Distant Worlds Universe
<path-to-game>\Startup.ini
[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/261470/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Distant Worlds Universe\SavedGames
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/261470/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Display settings.
Display settings.
Advanced display settings.
Advanced display settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Hor+ scaling. UI elements span the screen. Menu may appear stretched.
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Top-down 2D perspective.
Windowed
See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Used in place of exclusive fullscreen.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Windowed[edit]

Enable windowed mode through the external INI file[1]
  1. Navigate to <path-to-game> and open Startup.ini with a text editor.
  2. Find SCREENWIDTH and SCREENHEIGHT. Delete the ' in front of this text, then change the width and height as desired.
  3. Save the document before closing.

Notes

Windowed mode requires a minimum resolution of 1024x768.

Input settings[edit]

General gameplay settings.[Note 3]
General gameplay settings.[Note 3]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music and Effects.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

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

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 @ 1.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 GB
Video card (GPU) 1024x768 resolution, 32 bit
DirectX 9.0c compatible

Notes

  1. When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).
  2. 2.0 2.1 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>/261470/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (261470) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  3. Image has been edited for a more website-friendly aspect ratio.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Verified by User:Cptmold on 2019-07-19
    Tested with GOG release.