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ELEX cover
Piranha Bytes
THQ Nordic
Release dates
Windows October 17, 2017
Metacritic 67
OpenCritic 61
Modes Singleplayer
Genres RPG
Themes Sci-fi, Fantasy
Series ELEX
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ELEX on MobyGames
ELEX on Wikipedia
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ELEX is a singleplayer RPG game in the ELEX series.

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Skip intro videos[1]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\data\extern\videos\.
  2. Delete or rename logo_pb.bik and logo_thqnordic.bik.

Game data[edit]

In-game gameplay settings.
In-game gameplay settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/411300/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\ELEX\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/411300/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]


In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.
In-game graphics settings.
In-game graphics settings.

High frame rate[edit]

Remove frame rate cap[2]
  1. Open ELEX.exe with a hex editor such as HxD.
  2. Find bytes 2B 43 48 3B C8 76 08.
  3. Change to 2B 43 48 3B C8 EB 08.


Change only the first found byte sequence.


In-game keyboard and mouse settings.
In-game keyboard and mouse settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Several keys (Z, X, T, Space Bar, and 1-9 keys) are locked from editing. To change them, use ELEX KeyBinder
Mouse acceleration
No acceleration.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
X-axis inversion available as well.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Can be disabled.
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
HUD automatically switches based on last input, causing HUD flickering if both controller and KB/M are used at the same time.


In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Main, Voice, Environment, Effects, and Music.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese

Change language[edit]

Using Steam or GOG Galaxy, the language can be changed via the game properties.
When not using GOG Galaxy, or if voices and subtitles should be in a different language, see the fix below.
Change voice and subtitle language[3]
  1. First, right-click the game in your library, go to Properties and then Language.
  2. Switch language to the desired option, for instance German in this case.
  3. Wait until the voice pack is downloaded, then go to <path-to-game>\data\packed\ and make copies ofc_1_de.pak and c_0_de.pak in the same folder (or similarly named files in other languages).
  4. Switch back to English or other desired language in the properties window again. Remember to rename the copied language files to their original names.
  5. Go to <path-to-game>\data\ini\.
  6. Open ConfigDefault.xml with an editor like Notepad.
  7. Change VoiceLanguage="English" and/or SubtitleLanguage="English" to a supported language.
You will need the above mentioned files first, otherwise the game will default to the original voices and strings for the menus will be missing if the subtitle language is changed.

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See ELEX 3DV-Ready Fix by MX-2 V1.20.
G3D, Z3D
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.

Issues fixed[edit]

Can't save or load games[edit]

Fix savegame bug[4]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\data\ini\.
  2. Open mount_packed.xml.
  3. Change PhysicalPath="$(savedgames)/ELEX/SaveGames" to PhysicalPath="$(localappdata)/ELEX/SaveGames".
  4. Go to %LOCALAPPDATA%\ELEX\ and create a SaveGames folder there.

Other information[edit]


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


Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX
Audio Fmod
Interface Iggy
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-3570
AMD FX-6350
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 35 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
AMD Radeon HD 7850
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.


  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>/411300/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (411300) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.