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EVE Online

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EVE Online
EVE Online cover
CCP Games
2003 Simon & Schuster Interactive
2009 Atari
Release dates
Windows May 6, 2003
macOS (OS X) (Cider) November 6, 2007
Linux November 6, 2007
Metacritic 69
Monetization Free-to-play, Subscription
Modes Multiplayer
Genres MMO
Series EVE
EVE Online on HowLongToBeat
EVE Online on IGDB
EVE Online guide on StrategyWiki
EVE Online on MobyGames
EVE Online on Wikipedia
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EVE Online is a multiplayer MMO game in the EVE series.

The game has a large and active community with over 500,000 subscribers as of February 2013.[1]

General information

Official Forums
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
macOS (OS X)
Official website
macOS (OS X)
macOS (OS X)
Epic Games Store
DRM details are not known
macOS (OS X)
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macOS (OS X)
All versions require an EVE Online account.


Type Notes
Free-to-play 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.[2]
Subscription Monthly payment is required in order to access higher level content.[3][4] Alternatively in-game currency can be spent to extend game time.[5]

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\CCP\EVE\c_eve_sharedcache_tq_tranquility\settings_Default\
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-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

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher
Steam Cloud


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)
High-fidelity upscaling
FSR 1.0
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Set Display > Present Interval to "Interval immediate" in settings to unlock the frame rate.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.
Supports FidelityFX Super Resolution.



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".
Royalty free audio


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

Sound loop after closing game client using Asus sound cards

You must deactivate the GX Button in the driver software.

White flickering when clicking in space (Nvidia Cards Only)

You must disable FXAA in Nvidia Control Panel.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11, 12
Executable 32-bit 64-bitARM Notes
macOS (OS X)

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 SP1
Processor (CPU) Intel Dual Core 2.0 GHz
AMD Dual Core 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 23 GB
Video card (GPU) AMD Radeon 5450
NVIDIA GeForce 420
1 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Shader model 3 support
The game's original system requirements were as follows: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP, a Pentium III 450 MHz processor, 128 MB RAM (256 MB for Windows 2000/XP), a DirectSound compatible sound card, a GeForce 2 or ATI Radeon graphics card, DirectX 9, and a 56k modem.
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.14
Processor (CPU) Intel i5 @ 2.5 GHz
Apple M1
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 23 GB
Video card (GPU) Intel HD 4000
Shader model 3 support
The original system requirements were as follows: OS X 10.4.9, an Intel 1.8 GHz processor, 1 GB RAM, 6 GB hard disk space, a 56k modem, and a 128 MB ATI X1600 or NVidia 7300 GT graphics card.
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 7.04, Linspire 6, Open SuSE 10.2
Processor (CPU) 1.1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 6 GB
Video card (GPU) GeForce FX
64 MB of VRAM
The following system requirements are for the original 2007 port. EVE online no longer supports Linux.


  1. Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data:


  1. EVE Online passes 500,000 subs - last accessed on May 2023
  2. Alpha and Omega Clones - EVE Online - last accessed on May 2023
  3. Subscription Costs - EVE Online - last accessed on May 2023
  4. FAQ - EVE Online - last accessed on May 2023
  5. 30 Day Pilot License Extension (PLEX) - EVE Online - last accessed on May 2023
  6. Steam Community :: Group :: /r/ultrawidemasterrace Group - last accessed on May 2023
  7. 'EVE Online' finally runs natively on the Mac - last accessed on 2021-11-04