Heaven's Vault

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Heaven's Vault
Heaven's Vault cover
Developers
inkle
Engines
Unity 2017[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows April 16, 2019
Reception
Metacritic 76
OpenCritic 75
IGDB 82
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General information

Developer Discord server
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Steam
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (notes may include more details)
DRM-free in creating a steam_appid.txt file containing its Steam App ID number 774201 in <path-to-game>[2]
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Inkle Ltd\Heaven's Vault
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/774201/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\Inkle Ltd\Heaven's Vault\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/774201/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

In-game settings.
In-game settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Hor+ gameplay and Vert- UI scaling. Menus, timeline, and translations are clipped at 21:9 and impossible to navigate at 32:9. In 32:9, resolution setting is not drawn on the screen and any resolution/frame rate changes must be made by modifying the configuration file.[3]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Called Fullscreen in-game.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Frame rates above 60 fps can only be set using the in-game settings menu.[3]
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input[edit]

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Speech, Music, UI, SFX
Surround sound
Stereo[4]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Cannot be disabled.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Issues fixed[edit]

Aggressive object culling[edit]

In-game objects tends to be aggressively-culled from the scene, resulting in distracting "pop-in" - especially towards the end of the game.[5][6]
Edit registry[7][8]
  1. To open the Registry Editor press Win+R, type regedit and press Enter.
  2. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software, and locate the folder Inkle Ltd\Heaven's Vault
  3. Double click UnityGraphicQuality_h1669003810, change base to Decimal and set the value to 100.
  4. Close the Registry Editor and launch the game.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Shader Model support 5
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Input InControl

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) SSE2 instruction set support
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
AMD Radeon HD 7850
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 10 compatible

Notes

  1. Unity engine build: 2017.4.30f1[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>/774201/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (774201) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2020-03-13
  2. Verified by User:Akuburanir on 2021-09-18
  3. 3.0 3.1 Verified by User:Thadius856 on 2020-03-19
  4. Verified by User:Expack3 on 2020-03-15
    Checked using Special K 0.10.x
  5. Verified by User:Expack3 on 2020-03-16
  6. Steam Community Discussion - Overly aggressive culling and LOD - last accessed on 2020-03-16
  7. Steam Community Discussion - Overly aggressive culling and LOD, reply #8 - last accessed on 2021-09-02
    "You can change default quality settings by regedit: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Inkle Ltd\Heaven's Vault UnityGraphicQuality_h1669003810 = 100 (decimal) LOD and effects become max!"
  8. Verified by User:Expack3 on 2021-09-02
    Played through the entire game, ensuring the following settings are kept. Pop-in experienced before, especially in the end-game, are eliminated.