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]
Journey guide on StrategyWiki
Journey on MobyGames
Journey on Wikipedia

General information

Official game page
Official publisher support mail address for the PC version
Community wiki
Community subreddit

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
DRM-free after installation through Epic Games Launcher (see notes)
DRM-free when launched directly from the executable, although multiplayer will be unavailable.[3][4]
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro logos[edit]

Modify the game executable[5]
  1. Open Journey.exe with a hex editor such as HxD.
  2. Find the text string OpeningTitles.lua.
  3. Replace it with DISABLESTARTLOGOS or any other 17 characters.
  4. Save the changes.
On game launch the dune textures from the menu background will show for a split second before the loading animation appears.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Journey\Journey.cfg

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Journey\SAVE.BIN

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Epic Games Store

Video settings[edit]

Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.

Input settings[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
[10]
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
[11]
Controller Y-axis inversion
[11]
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
[11]
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.
Tracked motion controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
[11]
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
[11]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
SFX, Music.
Surround sound
Subtitles
No spoken or written dialogue.[12]
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Options menu.
Options menu.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
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
[13]
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 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.[14]. A patch has been provided to remove AVX requirement[15].

Game freezes[edit]

The game may stutter attempting to establish an online connection.[16][17][18] Update 1.35 appears to have fixed this issue.[19]
Launch the game directly from <path-to-game>\Journey.exe, disabling online connectivity.[20]
Block all network connections from the game[8]
  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[8]
  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.

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:Rose on 2019-06-06
    Closed the launcher, removed its folder and launched the game without issues.
  4. SOLUTION FOR LAG SPIKES ON PC! (INTERNET CONNECTION IS STILL ACTIVE) - last accessed on 2019-06-08
  5. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-06-10
    Followed the steps - working as described
  6. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-06-06
    Used a custom resolution of 5760x1080 on a single monitor to notice the extra horizontal FOV.
  7. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-06-06
    Tested at the native monitor resolution of 2560x1080
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Verified by User:Rose on 2019-06-07
  9. 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
  10. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-06-06
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 Verified by User:Rose on 2019-06-06
    Tested with an Xbox 360 Razer Onza controller.
  12. No Dialogue - last accessed on 2019-06-06
  13. 13.0 13.1 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.
  14. Journey.exe just stops - last accessed on 2019-06-08
  15. Some Good News for People Who Don't Have an AVX CPU - last accessed on 2019-08-04
  16. Twitter - @kupixun - June 7, 2019 - last accessed on 2019-06-07
  17. Twitter - @FPlaythroughs - June 7, 2019 - last accessed on 2019-06-07
  18. Twitter - @A_i - last accessed on 2019-06-07
  19. First Journey PC Patch! - last accessed on 2019-06-12
  20. SOLUTION FOR LAG SPIKES ON PC! (INTERNET CONNECTION IS STILL ACTIVE) - last accessed on 2019-06-08