Lords of the Black Sun

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Lords of the Black Sun
Lords of the Black Sun cover
Developers
Arkavi Studios
Publishers
Iceberg Interactive
Release dates
Windows September 12, 2014
Lords of the Black Sun on Wikipedia

Key points

Originally titled Star Lords during development.[1]

General information

Official wiki
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GamersGate
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Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
All versions require Steam DRM.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Arkavi Studios\Lords of the Black Sun\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/246940/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\basegame\savegames\[Note 2]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/246940/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.
Graphics options.
Graphics options.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
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 rate is uncapped.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options.
Audio options.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Sound Effects
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
See Issues unresolved.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Steam Lobby matchmaking in development.[2]
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Self-hosting
Direct IP

Issues unresolved[edit]

Crashes[edit]

If you experience any of the below issues, please contact mikedomingues@arkavistudios.com with details and, if possible, a savegame suffering from the problem, to be included in testing of experimental patches aimed at correcting these issues.

Game crashes after 10-15 minutes of play[edit]

The game will simply crash after 10 to 15 minutes of gameplay.[3][4]

Game crashes when opening Trade Routes list[edit]

This is known to occur after 30 minutes of gameplay or after loading a game.[5]

Game crashes when scout ship arrives in adjacent system[edit]

This is a known issue.[6]

Game crashes after first battle[edit]

This is a known issue.[7]

Miscellaneous[edit]

Ships won't fire during combat[edit]

During some battles, your ships will be unable to fire upon enemy ships, even though the attack icon appears.[8]

Game window will not lose focus[edit]

The game window, whether fullscreen or windowed, remains in-focus, even if you move to a window on another monitor, Alt+Tab , etc. This is a known issue.[9]

Left-Clicking and Dragging not working after reloading saved game[edit]

Enable v-sync[10]

Issues fixed[edit]

Dismissing bugged general deletes all ships from all planets[edit]

During the game, you will get a new event where you will be asked to dismiss or remove a general. There is a chance the named general will be bugged and have nothing but 0's in his name. If you dismiss this general, all your ships on all your planets will be permanently deleted.[11]

Move bugged general off stationed planet[citation needed]
  1. When the "Dismiss a General, or Refuse" event occurs with a bugged general, refuse to replace him.
  2. Find the planet where the bugged general is stationed, then fly him off the planet.
  3. The general may now be replaced.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1
Processor (CPU) Dual Core 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1150 MB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible

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>/246940/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (246940) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  2. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).

References