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Lords of the Black Sun

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Lords of the Black Sun
Lords of the Black Sun cover
Arkavi Studios
Iceberg Interactive
Release dates
Windows September 12, 2014
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Multiplayer
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Key points

Originally titled Star Lords during development.[1]

General information

Official wiki
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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All versions require Steam DRM.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

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

Save game data location

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

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud


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

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
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.


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


Audio options.
Audio options.

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


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Steam Lobby matchmaking in development.[2]
Direct IP

Issues unresolved


If you experience any of the below issues, please contact 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

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

Game crashes when opening Trade Routes list

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

This is a known issue.[6]

Game crashes after first battle

This is a known issue.[7]


Ships won't fire during combat

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

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

Enable v-sync[10]

Issues fixed

Dismissing bugged general deletes all ships from all planets

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


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1
Processor (CPU) 2.0 GHz Dual Core
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.15 GB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible


  1. 1.0 1.1 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data:
  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).