Eco

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Eco
Eco cover
Developers
Strange Loop Games
Engines
Unity 2020[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows Early access
macOS (OS X) Early access
Linux Early access
Taxonomy
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time, Persistent
Perspectives First-person, Third-person
Controls Direct control, Menu-based
Genres Building, Educational, Open world, Sandbox, Simulation
Art styles Stylized
Themes Contemporary, Sci-fi
Eco on HowLongToBeat
Eco on IGDB
Eco on MobyGames
Eco on Wikipedia

General information

Official Discord server
Eco subreddit
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Developer website 2 and 4 packs available at reduced prices. Can link Eco account to Steam, will add game to Steam library.
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
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Windows

Version Differences[edit]

A Developer and Wolf tier are also available from the developer's website, that both offer 4 licences of the game, the source code and art assets and allows submitting changes for possible integration, while the Wolf specifically offers a few special and exclusive in-game items.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\Strange Loop Games\Eco
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Strange Loop Games\Eco
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/382310/pfx/[Note 2]
Some settings are stored in the registry, such as Graphics, UI settings, Account information including session data.
Keybindings and favorite servers are stored in %USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Eco_Data\Server\Configs[Note 3]
<path-to-game>\Eco_Data\Server\Storage[Note 3]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/382310/pfx/[Note 2]
The dedicated server stores its saves in <path-to-game>\Configs and <path-to-game>\Storage

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
20–120° for first person, 50–75° for third person.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA, SMAA (Low, Medium, High)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Set Target Frame Rate to 0 for uncapped framerate.[2]
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
0.5–20.0. Scroll sensitivity also offered.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Not supported.[3]

Audio[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, SFX, UI, Ambience, Voice
Surround sound
[citation needed]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Korean
Polish
Russian
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Dedicated
Self-hosting

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 3001 web server
UDP 3000 game server
This game does not support Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) for automatic port configuration.

UPNP planned for return (with other network improvements!) after 0.8 released.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Metal support
[6]
Vulkan
[6]
Shader Model support 5
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
32-bit version only available directly from developer.[4]
macOS (OS X)
Only available direct from developer.[4][5]
Linux
Only available direct from developer.[4][5]

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio Wwise

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Quad-Core i5-6500 3.2 GHz
AMD Quad-Core Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 GB
Video card (GPU) AMD Radeon R9 290
Nvidia GeForce GT 970
Intel HD Graphics 540
4 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU) Intel Dual-Core 2.4 GHz
AMD Dual-Core Athlon 2.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GT 440
AMD Radeon HD 5850
Intel HD Graphics 4000
512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Linux
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU) Intel Dual-Core 2.4 GHz
AMD Dual-Core Athlon 2.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GT 440
AMD Radeon HD 5850
Intel HD Graphics 4000
512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  1. Unity engine build: 2020.3.31f1[1]
  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>/382310/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (382310) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  3. 3.0 3.1 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).

References

  1. Verified by User:Demianwright on 2022-07-19
  2. Verified by User:Expack3 on 2020-09-13
  3. [PC] Xbox One Controller support · Issue #23 · StrangeLoopGames/EcoIssues · GitHub
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Verified by User:Expack3 on 2020-09-17
    The Steam version, the only other version of the game available, does not have any 32-bit branch, nor does it have a non-Windows branch.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Verified by User:Expack3 on 2020-09-17
    Verified using GNU Win32 port of file command.
  6. 6.0 6.1 9.0 Linux and MacOS builds * Issue #18081 * StrangeLoopGames/EcoIssues * GitHub - last accessed on 2020-09-17
    "Aura 2 needs update to work with vulcan/metal"