Journey

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Not to be confused with The Journey.

Journey
Journey cover
Developers
thatgamecompany
SCE Santa Monica Studio
Windows Inline Assembly[1]
Publishers
Annapurna Interactive
Engines
PhyreEngine
Release dates
Windows June 6, 2019[2]
Reception
OpenCritic 93
IGDB 94
Taxonomy
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Adventure
Journey on HowLongToBeat
Journey on IGDB
Journey guide on StrategyWiki
Journey on MobyGames
Journey on Wikipedia

General information

Official publisher support email address for the PC version
Community subreddit
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
Epic Games Launcher
Epic Games Launcher is required for saving progress between launches and for the multiplayer functionality.[3][4][5][6]
Windows
Steam
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Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro logos[edit]

Modify the game executable[7]
  1. Open Journey.exe in a hex editor such as HxD.
  2. Find the text string Data/Resources/OpeningTitles.lua
  3. Replace it with 00000000000000000000000000000000 or any other 32 characters.
  4. Save the changes.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Annapurna Interactive\Journey\Steam\Journey.cfg
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/638230/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Annapurna Interactive\Journey\Steam\SAVE.BIN
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/638230/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.

Input[edit]

Keyboard controls settings.
Keyboard controls settings.
Mouse controls settings.
Mouse controls settings.
Gamepad controls settings.
Gamepad controls settings.

Keyboard and mouse, touch State Notes
Remapping
Presets are available.
Mouse acceleration
[12]
Mouse sensitivity
0-10 in increments of 1.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Touchscreen optimised
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Use left and right to switch between the presets for each button when an action is selected in the settings. For more in-depth remapping, a third-party controller remapping tool is necessary.
Controller sensitivity
[13]
Controller Y-axis inversion
[13]
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
[13]
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Static yellow during gameplay, static white during cutscenes and dark areas
Connection modes wireless, wired
V2 tested. Bluetooth did not work.
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
[13]
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
[13]

Audio[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
SFX, Music.
Surround sound
Subtitles
No spoken or written dialogue.[14]
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Options menu.
Options menu.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Arabic
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Dutch
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Portuguese
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Latin American Spanish
Swedish
Thai
Turkish

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
vorpX
G3D, Z3D, DirectVR
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
[15]
Online play
2 Co-op
Drop-in connectivity with no player choice or ability to invite a friend.
See this PS video guide for tips on increasing the likelihood of getting matched with a friend.

Connection types

Issues unresolved[edit]

Saved progress lost[edit]

The Epic Games Store version of the game has had its save data location changed following the release on Steam, resulting in being unable to load existing save files from before the update.[16][17][18]

Issues fixed[edit]

Game failing to launch[edit]

Part of the official minimum system requirements listed on the Epic Games Store page is a CPU supporting the AVX instruction set. Meeting the requirement should solve the issue.[19] Reportedly, the game has been updated to remove the AVX requirement.[20]

Game freezes[edit]

The game may stutter attempting to establish an online connection.[21][22][23] Update 1.35 appears to have fixed this issue.[24]
Launch the game directly from <path-to-game>\Journey.exe, disabling online connectivity.[25]
Block all network connections from the game[10]
  1. Go to the Control Panel, click on System and Security, then Windows Defender Firewall.
  2. On the sidebar, click on Advanced settings.
  3. On the sidebar, click on Outbound rules.
  4. Under Actions, click on New Rule...
  5. Select Program, click on Browse... and select <path-to-game>\Journey.exe, then Block the connection. Check every box on the next page, enter a name for the rule, click on Finish.
Right-click the rule and select Disable Rule when it's no longer needed.
Disconnect from the internet[10]
  1. Go to the Control Panel, click on Network and Internet, then Network and Sharing Center.
  2. On the sidebar, click on Change adapter settings.
  3. Right-click the adapter used to connect to the internet and select Disable.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

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

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD
Multiplayer Epic Online Services

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-2120
AMD FX-4350
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTS 450
AMD Radeon HD 5750
1 GB of VRAM
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  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>/638230/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (638230) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-06-07
    "Conversion Development by Inline Assembly Ltd." is in the game credits
  2. Journey for PC launches June 6 - last accessed on May 28, 2019
  3. Verified by User:Future-proof on 2020-07-30
    The Epic Games Store version no longer allows to save progress as of the most recent available version (last checked on 2020-07-30) unless the game is launched through the Epic Launcher.
  4. Epic Store games you can play without the Epic Launcher - last accessed on 2020-08-03
  5. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-06-06
    Closed the launcher, removed its folder and launched the game without issues.
  6. SOLUTION FOR LAG SPIKES ON PC! (INTERNET CONNECTION IS STILL ACTIVE) - last accessed on 2019-06-08
  7. Verified by User:Rose on 2020-06-14
    Followed the steps - working as described
  8. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-06-06
    Used a custom resolution of 5760x1080 on a single monitor to notice the extra horizontal FOV.
  9. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-06-06
    Tested at the native monitor resolution of 2560x1080
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Verified by User:Rose on 2019-06-07
  11. Journey Releases Next Week on the Epic Game Store, Supports 4K (Pre-Order Available Now at $5 through the EpicMega Sale) - last accessed on 2019-06-08
  12. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-06-06
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 Verified by User:Rose on 2019-06-06
    Tested with an Xbox 360 Razer Onza controller.
  14. No Dialogue - last accessed on 2019-06-06
  15. 15.0 15.1 Verified by User:Rose on 2019-06-07
    Resource Monitor showed multiple connections to Amazon servers, followed by connections to Russian, Polish and Japanese IPs across multiple sessions, megabytes of data transferred as we moved.
  16. Epic Store version doesn't save or load anymore - last accessed on 2020-07-30
  17. Verified by User:Future-proof on 2020-07-30
    Last checked on 2020-07-30
  18. Verified by User:Rose on 2020-07-30
    Moving the contents of %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Journey\ to %LOCALAPPDATA%\Annapurna Interactive\Journey\Steam\ and starting the game through Epic Games Launcher did not result in the game displaying Continue in the menu.
  19. Journey.exe just stops - last accessed on 2019-06-08
  20. Some Good News for People Who Don't Have an AVX CPU - last accessed on 2019-08-04
  21. Twitter - @kupixun - June 7, 2019 - last accessed on 2019-06-07
  22. Twitter - @FPlaythroughs - June 7, 2019 - last accessed on 2019-06-07
  23. Twitter - @A_i - last accessed on 2019-06-07
  24. First Journey PC Patch! - last accessed on 2019-06-12
  25. SOLUTION FOR LAG SPIKES ON PC! (INTERNET CONNECTION IS STILL ACTIVE) - last accessed on 2019-06-08