Limbo

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LIMBO
LIMBO cover
Developers
Playdead
Linux Ryan C. Gordon
Publishers
Playdead
Release dates
Windows August 2, 2011
macOS (OS X) December 21, 2011
Linux May 31, 2012
Limbo guide on StrategyWiki
Limbo on Wikipedia

General information

Official game page
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM-free
Special Edition
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Epic Games Store
DRM-free after installation through Epic Games Launcher (see notes)
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Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Humble Store
DRM-free
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
itch.io
DRM-free
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Mac App Store
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macOS (OS X)
Origin
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Included with Origin Access Basic.
Windows
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\settings.txt[Note 1]
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Limbo/
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/PlayDead/Limbo/
This game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>[Note 1]
<path-to-game>\save_game\savegame.txt
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Limbo/
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/PlayDead/Limbo/
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/48000/remote/

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.

Widescreen resolution[edit]

The game is always letterboxed to 16:9 resolutions. Aspect ratio is hackable by replacing 39 8E E3 3F in Limbo.exe with the desired aspect ratio value according to here.
Game always uses desktop's resolution, but by default uses 1280x720 rendering resolution. It's possible to force higher rendering resolution, but game intentionally uses blurring and other image filtering methods combined with assets made for 720p resolution, thus impact on graphical quality is negligible.
Change the game resolution using the configuration file[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open settings.txt.
  3. Find and change backbufferheight = 720 to the desired vertical resolution.

Windowed[edit]

Switch to windowed mode using the configuration file[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open settings.txt.
  3. Change the line windowedmode = false to windowedmode = true.

Borderless fullscreen windowed[edit]

Force borderless fullscreen[citation needed]
  1. Install Special K by following the Special K Unofficial Guide. Manual local installation may work better.
  2. Start the game and press Ctrl+ Shift+← Backspace to toggle Special K's Control Panel.
  3. Open the Display menu and select "Windowed Mode" and "Force Override".
  4. Set Window Style to "Borderless" then "Borderless Fullscreen" and close the Control Panel.
  5. Press Ctrl+ Shift+O to toggle Special K's On-Screen Display.

Input settings[edit]

Control layout.
Control layout.

Remapping[edit]

Remap the keys using the configuration file[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open settings.txt.
  3. Change the up, down, left, right, action, and jump fields.

Haptic feedback[edit]

Disable vibration[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open settings.txt.
  3. Change vibration field to false.

Audio settings[edit]

External language settings (GOG.com version).
External language settings (GOG.com version).
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
No volume control.
Surround sound
Stereo output only.
Subtitles
No speech
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Portuguese
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Turkish

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native GG3D Notes
Native 3D
Red-cyan anaglyph, activate with Shift+3+D and disable with Shift+2+D.
Nvidia 3D Vision
vorpX
G3D
User created game profile, see vorpx forum profile introduction.

Issues fixed[edit]

Run the game at screen refresh rate[edit]

Fullscreen mode defaults to 60 Hz, even if the screen refresh rate is set higher than that.
Set screen refresh rate[citation needed]
  1. Install Special K by following the Special K Unofficial Guide. Manual local installation may work better.
  2. Start the game once and close it immediately to allow the configuration file of Special K to be created.
  3. Open <path-to-game>\d3d9.ini or %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Mods\SpecialK\Profiles\limbo.exe\SpecialK.ini depending on the installation method you used.
  4. Change RefreshRate=-1 to RefreshRate=0 under [Render.FrameRate].

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
OpenGL 2.0 OS X/Linux only.
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Input SDL2 Linux only. Handles input and windowing.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 150 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 3.0 support
Integrated graphics and very low budget cards may not work.
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.6
Processor (CPU) Intel
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 150 MB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM
OpenGL 2.0 compatible
Shader model 3.0 support
Integrated graphics and very low budget cards may not work.
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS) Linux
Processor (CPU) 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 185 MB
Video card (GPU) Shader model 3.0 support
Integrated graphics and very low budget cards may not work.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).

References

  1. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-07-20
    The game can be launched from the .exe even after closing the Epic Games Launcher and renaming its main and AppData folders.