EVE Online

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EVE Online
EVE Online cover
CCP Games
Release dates
Windows May 6, 2003
macOS (OS X) (Cider) November 6, 2007
Linux November 6, 2007
EVE Online guide on StrategyWiki
EVE Online on Wikipedia
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Key points

This is a subscription based game, monthly payment is required in order to access higher level content.[1][2] Alternatively in-game currency can be spent to extend game time.[3]
As of November 2016, the game is free to play using the 'Alpha clone state', with access to limited skills and ships. Paid accounts are in the 'Omega clone state' and have access to the full game.[4]
Large and active community with over 500,000 subscribers as of February 2013.[5]

General information

Official Site
Official Forums
Unofficial Wiki
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
macOS (OS X)
macOS (OS X)
Official website
macOS (OS X)
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macOS (OS X)
All versions require an EVE Online account.
The game is free to play in the 'Alpha clone state', with restrictions on availability of skills and ships.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\CCP\EVE\c_eve_sharedcache_tq_tranquility\settings_Default\
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/8500/pfx/[Note 1]
On Windows c_eve_sharedcache_tq_tranquility can differ depending on the EVE Online installation folder.
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings (August 2013).
Video settings (August 2013).

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Minimum screen resolution is 1024x768.
Use "Fixed Window" under "Windowed or Fullscreen" to unlock Multi-Monitor Resolutions like 3840x1080.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Set Display > Present Interval to "Interval immediate" in settings to unlock the frame rate.

Input settings[edit]

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

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings (September 2014).
Audio settings (September 2014).

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Not specified in audio settings but uses the operating system's surround sound settings if present.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Enabled using "Inactive Client Muting".


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play

Connection types


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 3724, 26000
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Issues fixed[edit]

Sound loop after closing game client using Asus sound cards[edit]

You must deactivate the GX Button in the driver software.

White flickering when clicking in space (Nvidia Cards Only)[edit]

You must disable FXAA in Nvidia Control Panel.

Other information[edit]


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 8.1, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Dual Core @ 2.0 GHz, AMD Dual Core @ 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB (XP SP2); 2 GB (Vista, 7, 8.1, 10)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 GB
Video card (GPU) AMD Radeon 2600 XT
Nvidia GeForce 8600 GTS
256 MB of VRAM
Shader model 3 support
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.9, 10.10, 10.11
Processor (CPU) Intel Dual Core @ 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 320m
Intel HD 3000
256 MB of VRAM
Shader model 3 support


  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>/8500/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (8500) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.